This past weekend we visited the Massachusetts north shore for our nephew’s 7th birthday party. The celebration was at Roller Palace>, a roller skating joint. Melissa and I strapped on skates, held hands, and skated like we were 15 again. Tons of fun.
After the party, we hit up Notch Brewery and Taproom. I’ve been meaning to visit them since they opened up earlier this year. The spot they have is in a great location, in the heart of downtown Salem. Parking is super easy, as they have a free lot outside the brewery. The taproom has a beer garden feeling, with picnic table seating. There were 6-8 beers on tap. They have outdoor and indoor seating. If you love session beer, I highly recommend stopping by Notch and getting a liter!
After leaving Notch, we swung by Far from The Tree Cider, also located very close to Salem’s downtown area. This was our second trip, however during our first trip two years ago, the place looked MUCH different.
The updated space is awesome! There is plenty of outdoor seating, with bar and high-top seating inside. There were six ciders on tap, including everything from FFTT’s flagship ciders to some of their more recent/unique creations. There is a good sized swag-shop on site too. If you like cider, FFTT makes some of the best and excited cider in New England, and I recommend visiting them.
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