It’s time for another Lushy Lists! This time, we head to the North Shore and Merrimack River Valley to look at some of our favorite breweries. I created the “Lushy List” to help fellow beer and wine enthusiasts find their local drinking spots.
The North Shore is beautiful, and we’ve all been to Salem in October, but have you really taken the time to explore all it has to offer? And by that, I do mean all the amazing Breweries and Wineries. We’ve all driven up the 95 and seen the big white letters that say “Alfalfa Farm” between twin grain silos, but did you know that’s actually a winery?
It’s time to sit back, pop open a bottle of your favorite Pinot Grigio, and plan your next trip to the North Shore and Merrimack Valley! And hey, if you’re going up that way you might as well treat yourself to some tax free shopping in New Hampshire!
Breweries: Where “Hoppy” Isn’t Just an Emotion
In the North Shore and Merrimack Valley you’ll find inventive brews that challenge your palate. Perfect for those who walk on the wild side… or just along the river. If you’re a session beer lover, you’ll find plenty of selections. There are a ton of local breweries that take pride in making beers for their local community. Masny of them offer full food menus, trivia events, live music and patios that allow dogs.
Two Wineries: Because Variety is the Spice of Life
There are two wineries on this list. One located in Topsfield and one located in Rowley. These wineries offer a variety of reds, whites, and even fruit wines!
Next time you’re thirsty set your sails towards the North Shore and Merrimack Valley. Whether you find yourself amidst the bubbling fermenters of a brewery or the tranquil barrels of a winery, remember to sip responsibly. After all, with so many places to explore, you’ll want to remember each delightful drop!