With its earthy, industrial vibe, Notch Brewing caters to those who want a classic session beer (under 4 or 5 % alcohol by volume) to savor at the TV-free bar or outside in the beer garden.
283R Derby St., Salem, 978-238-9060, notchbrewing.com
True North Ale Company
The full pours and flights from the 20 taps at True North Ale Company draw beer lovers to the well-lit taproom with a long wooden bar or outside to one of the three tented patios.
116 County Rd., Ipswich, 978-312-6948, truenorthales.com