The Grog, Newburyport
Standout qualities: 32 rotating taps and 25-30 bottles on their list, from international to hyper-local, featuring a wide variety of hops, yeasts, fruits, and herbs.
Fun Fact: The beer list is printed on paper, because it sometimes changes multiple times in a day to accommodate limited-production brews.
Insider tip: What you loved today may not be there tomorrow—trust the bartenders to help you find your next favorite brew.
13 Middle St., Newburyport, 978-465-8008, thegrog.com
Yard House, Lynnfield
Insider tip: Check out the Chalkboard Series, a rotating selection of unique and complex draft beers offered in limited quantities monthly.
340 Market St., Lynnfield, 781-334-6400, yardhouse.com