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Two New Breweries Bubble to Life in Amesbury This Weekend

Openings for both BareWolf and Brewery Silvaticus

Brewery Silvaticus
Brewery Silvaticus

A North Shore city welcomes two new breweries this weekend: BareWolf Brewing holds a grand opening celebration on Saturday, September 9, from noon to 8 p.m. at 12 Oakland St. in Amesbury, while Brewery Silvaticus opens Friday at 5 p.m. less than half a mile away at 9 Water St.

BareWolf held an event for friends and family last month and will now share its tasting room and core selection of beers with the public. The beer menu includes a Belgian-style ale, a pale ale, a brown ale, an IPA, and a double IPA. BareWolf’s founders are father-and-son team Paul and Stevie Bareford, who are working with their friend, Matt Neff, to brew the beers and run the operation.

“We eat, sleep and breathe beer, and we want to share it with you,” the BareWolf website reads. “For us beer is life. We live to share our hard work with you and make every day better with our black magic concoctions.”

For those who can’t make it out to Amesbury, BareWolf’s beers will be available around Massachusetts, including at locations in the Boston area, like Sunset Grill & Tap in Allston, Bukowski Tavern in Cambridge, and Casa Verde in Jamaica Plain, among others.

As for Brewery Silvaticus, doors open Friday, September 8 at 5 p.m. within the Carriage Mills complex downtown, as previously reported. The taproom will offer full pints of beer and crowlers to go. Silvaticus focuses on Belgian farmhouse ales and German-style lagers.

The brewery is situated on the Powwow River and takes advantage of that setting with an outdoor beer garden. The brewery has four founders: Jay Bullen, who oversees brewhouse operations; Mark Zappasodi, who does sales and brewing; Caroline Becker Zappasodi, who’s responsible for marketing and outreach; and Michelle Riaz, who manages the taproom. The Zappasodis also own Tamarack Farmstead in Merrimacport, which produces hops used in the Silvaticus beers. The grand opening will run until 9 p.m.

Boston Beer News [EBOS]

Brewery Silvaticus

9 Water St., Amesbury, MA 01913 (978) 504-BEER Visit Website

BareWolf Brewing

12 Oakland St., Amesbury, MA 01913 (617) 755-7067 Visit Website