The Beer Garden
Photos © Beth Swan and Rob Hall
This summer the Bit Bar patio is transformed into a classic beer garden featuring a new local brewery pop-up each month! The Beer Garden @ Bit Bar will be open seven days a week, weather permitting, from June 1 - October 31. Hours of operation are
Monday - Thursday (5pm–10pm)
Friday (5pm– 11pm)
Saturday (12pm– 11pm)
Sunday (12pm– 10pm)
June - Allagash
Kicking off the season is Allagash Brewing Co. from Portland, ME. On tap will be some classic accessible favorites, as well as limited release, hard to find , and deep-stock offerings. Allagash will also co-host some fun and unique events throughout the month including a pinball tournament on June 11th, and a beer and cheese tasting with The Cheese Shop of Salem on June 17th. Come on down and get the summer started right!
Aug Weeks 2 & 3 - Old Planters
The second half of August brings us Old Planters, another boutique 'nano brewery' from Beverly MA that specializes in small batch hop forward ales. The brewery takes it's name after the founding fathers of Beverly, the "Old Planters", and the brewers work hard to instill a truly local flavor into all of their excellent beers. Come beat the heat with a pint of something locally awesome.
July - Night Shift
Rolling into July are Everett favorite sons, Night Shift Brewing. Founded in 2012 by a trio of friends with a shared passion for nocturnal home brewing, Night Shift has been serving up their innovative and inspired recipes to a fast growing fan base throughout the region. Fun fact: The founders of Bit Bar ran a series of wildly popular pop-up arcade 'Bit Fests' out of Night Shifts brewery, and this ultimately inspired them to start Bit Bar!
September - Jack's Abby
Framingham native and award winning Jack’s Abby, brews lagers, and only lagers. Don't let that single-minded commitment to a single style fool you though: on tap will be a range of colors and taste profiles that will never let you think of a 'lager' the same way again.
Aug Week 1 & 2 - Gentile
August features two new and excellent 'nano breweries' from Beverly, MA, and kicks off with Gentile Brewing Company. This family-owned and operated craft brewery specializes in traditional English-style brewing methods and ingredients. Their product line includes four year-round low ABV beers that- in the words of the brewers - allow you to enjoy more than one without feeling like you were hit by a truck the next day.
October - Two Roads
Ringing in Halloween Haunted Happenings is Two Roads Brewing Company out of Stratford CT. Two Roads fosters a “road less traveled” philosophy in their beers and how they make them. Come drink in some crisp Autumn air along with a pint of this most philosophical beer and help us close out the Beer Garden season!