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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 will present family-friendly activities, food, refreshments, and entertainment, and will highlight each location’s unique character, history, and natural wonders. The weekends will 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.



The outdoor celebrations kick off in May at The Stevens–Coolidge Place in North Andover, and will be held on weekends at Trustees properties through October, including Bird Park, Powisset Farm, Fruitlands Museum, and more.

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.



Upcoming Beirgartens?


Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover, May 17–20

Thursday, May 17 | 4-9 PM

Friday, May 18 | 4-9 PM

Saturday, May 19 | 4-8 PM

Sunday, May 20 | Noon-6 PM


Powisset Farm, Dover, June 15–17

Friday, June 15 | 4-9 PM

Saturday, June 16 | Noon-7 PM

 Sunday, June 17 | 1-6 PM


Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich, July 8

Sunday, July 8 | Noon-6 PM


Appleton Farms, Hamilton & Ipswich, July 13-15

Friday, July 13 | 4-9 PM

Saturday, July 14 |  Noon-7 PM


Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, Canton, July 21-22

Saturday, July 21 | Noon-7 PM

Sunday, July 22 |  Noon-6 PM


Rocky Woods, Medfield, July 27-29

Friday, July 27 | 4-9 PM

Saturday, July 28 | Noon-9 PM

Sunday, July 29 | Noon-6 PM


Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich, August 19

Sunday, August 19 | Noon-6 PM


Francis William Bird Park, Walpole, August 24-26

Friday, August 24 | 4-9 PM

Saturday, August 25 | Noon-7 PM


Powisset Farm, Dover, September 7-9

Friday, September 7 | 4-9 PM

Saturday, September 8 | Noon-7 PM

Sunday, September 9 | Noon-6 PM


Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover, September 13-16

Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover

Thursday, September 13 | 4-9PM

Friday, September 14 | 4-9PM

Saturday, September 15 | Noon-9PM

Sunday, September 16 | Noon-6 PM


Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, September 22-23

Saturday, September 22 | Noon-9 PM

Sunday, September 23 | Noon-6 PM


Chestnut Hill Farm, Southborough, October 5-7

Friday, October 5 | 4-9 PM

Saturday, October 6 | Noon-9 PM

Sunday, October 7 | Noon-6 PM


Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich, November 3-4

Saturday, November 3 | Noon-5 PM

Sunday, November 4 | Noon-5 PM