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Notch Brewing Biergartens

Beer garden

Trustees & Notch Brewing Biergartens There is a distinct pleasure to be found in having a drink and a bite to eat out of doors. After a long New England winter, the warm months feel especially balm-filled and precious, and our desire to spend as much time outside feels both urgent and medicinal. In that spirit, The Trustees and Salem-based craft brewery Notch Brewing are pleased to announce a new partnership to bring a series of family-friendly, outdoor ‘biergarten’ experiences to some of our parks, farms, and cultural sites this year.

Each biergarten presents family-friendly activities, food, refreshments, and entertainment, and highlights each location’s unique character, history, and natural wonders. The weekends feature locally crafted session (low alcohol) beer by Notch, which malt locally in Hadley, MA. The gardens are modeled after European-style, outdoor beer gardens growing in popularity both nationally and internationally as more and more people look for ways to enjoy leisure time together with family and friends.

Founded in 2010 and influenced by German and Czech biergartens that serve as community hubs for all ages, Notch Brewery is known for its popular session beer and its recently opened, family-friendly tap room and biergarten located in downtown Historic Salem. The first brewing company in the U.S. to focus exclusively on session beer, Notch Brewery is community-focused and supports the local food movement by sourcing its barley and malt from Hadley, MA. 

2019 Biergartens

May 30 - June 2
The Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover

June 7 - 9
Chestnut Hill Farm, Southborough

June 15-16
Francis William Bird Park, Walpole

June 23
Castle Hill at the Crane Estate

June 28 - 30
Appleton Farms, Ipswich

August 11
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich

August 17 - 18
Francis William Bird Park, Walpole

September 12 - 15
The Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover

September 20 - 21
Minton Stables Community Garden, Jamaica Plain

September 29
Castle Hill at the Crane Estate

October 4 - 6
Appleton Farms, Ipswich