PLYMOUTH — Mayflower Brewing Company, 12 Resnik Road, will host a grand opening for its new tasting room from noon to 8 p.m. April 22.
The celebration will include live music from local artists Jeff Hilliard and Ian Richardson. Food vendors will include Plymouth Waterfront restaurants, Blue Eyed Crab and Cabby Shack. Beer samples, flights, pints, growler fills and merchandise will be available.
From noon to 6 p.m. April 23, the brewery will continue the celebration with food available from Farms to Forks.
When Mayflower first opened in 2008, tasting rooms in breweries were limited. Breweries were not allowed to pour full pints or samples. Mayflower focused solely on making beer and distributing it locally. While residents could visit the brewery to buy a growler or six pack, on premise consumption wasn’t part of the brewery until about three years ago. In reaction to efforts by Massachusetts Brewers Guild, the state created an additional license that which permitted Farmer-Breweries to pour full pints. Since that time, Mayflower has seen the interest in visiting the tasting room increase dramatically.
Mayflower will continue to support local food vendors and food trucks while still encouraging their customers to visit and support the downtown Plymouth restaurant scene. Mayflower has enjoyed highlighting the chefs behind some of these restaurants by including them in brewery events such as chef throwdowns, open houses and other fundraisers for the community. The tasting room will also be a Community Supported Agriculture pick up location for Plato’s Harvest this summer.
“We’re proud to promote the brewery as a resource for the community when it comes to the farm to table movement. We’re partnering with everyone in the culinary community from the farmers who are able to use our spent grain to the bars and restaurants supporting local and seasonal food and beverages, right down to our customers enjoying farm fresh food from Farms to Forks on Friday nights,” Drew Brosseau, owner of Mayflower Brewing Co., said.
For more information, visit http://mayflowerbrewing.com.