RiverWalk Brewing Co.
At the end of the Newburyport Rail Trail, a big grassy area dotted with picnic tables invites you to linger over one of Riverwalk’s handcrafted beers. Kid- and pet-friendly (pups outside only please) and complete with cornhole, of course, the brewery offers 12 rotating taps, including some options only available in the taproom. Not feeling a beer? Chill with the Cool Rick Sunrise—mango lemonade, grenadine, and their Cool Rick Brut IPL.
40 Parker St., Newburyport, 978-499-2337 (BEER), riverwalkbrewing.com
Notch Brewing Co.
Watch for harbor seals and striped bass while sipping on a session beer in this biergarten on the South River Basin. It’s open year-round, with heated stand-up tables in the winter.
283 Derby St., Salem, 978-238-9060, notchbrewing.com