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The indoor area of the new Biergarten features a sleek, seated bar that wraps around the room. Courtesy photo.




The Biergarten

Where: Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Brewery, 221 Daniel Webster Hwy.
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Visit: budweisertours.com




Beer and good cheer
Anheuser-Busch adds new Biergarten social space

07/07/16
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



 The Biergarten, a twist on the popular German-style beer gardens, celebrated its grand opening at the Anheuser-Busch Merrimack Brewery and Tour Center last week.

Merrimack is the third Anheuser-Busch Brewery location to open a Biergarten.
“Based on the beer culture in New Hampshire and our presence in the state — we get around 100,000 visitors annually — it seemed like a great way to add an experience for our customers and show them all the passion and craftsmanship that goes into the beers we brew every day,” General Manager Tom Jokerst said.
The indoor and outdoor space has 3,500 square feet and accommodates about 175 visitors. The outdoor area has picnic tables and umbrellas, fire pits and overhead lighting. Inside, there’s a seated, crescent-shaped bar as well as high-top and regular tables throughout the room. 
The decor celebrates Anheuser-Busch’s history and includes the Budweiser creed in copper behind the bar, a large “Cheers” mural and a timeline showcasing the brewery’s milestones, from the introduction of Budweiser in 1876 to the Merrimack Brewery groundbreaking in 1968 and more.
The indoor space will remain open all year long, and the outdoor space will be open as weather permits, including mild winter days when visitors can warm up by the fire pit.
The Biergarten has 14 beers on draft, representing a wide range of Anheuser-Busch beers and including rotating seasonal selections and Budweiser in the Budweiser Signature draft tower. Every day at 3 p.m., guests are invited to participate in a free beer tasting and learn about how the brewmasters taste beer for quality and consistency.
There’s also a food menu with light snacks such as pretzels with Budweiser-infused mustard and sausage and cheese boards. A fuller menu with burgers, bratwurst and other pub favorites will be added in the future.
The Biergarten hosts a weekly event series called Bud Light Thursdays featuring live performances by local musicians, and will host other fun events to be announced.   
Visitors can enjoy the Biergarten anytime as a standalone experience, or they can incorporate it into a brewery tour. Admission is free and open to families and people of all ages.  
“It’s an inviting and relaxing place to come in, grab some light lunch and a beer and enjoy yourself with friends and family,” Jokerst said. 





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