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5 Reasons You Need to Check Out the Beer Garden at Longwood Gardens


If the thought of summer’s end has you clutching your water ice and bikini cover-up, allow us to provide a welcomed respite by way of the Beer Garden at Longwood Gardens. Summer may not last all year, but it doesn’t hurt to pretend, right? Here are five reasons why the Beer Garden at Longwood is sure to satiate your summer-fun fix long into October. 

1. It’s open through October 29th. While most pop-up beer gardens shutter their doors by the time September rolls around, Longwood Gardens’ Beer Garden will remain open through Nightscape’s entire run. Get the scoop on everything new this year for the nighttime experience. here.

2. The draft beer is made with ingredients from Longwood.. Longwood Gardens paired up with Victory Brewing Company to create a line of beer aptly titled Longwood Seasons. On draft from last year is Summer Zest, a saison made with local Longwood lemons and Autumn Harvest, a floral wheat ale with honey harvested from their Gardens. They are also serving two new beers, Longwood Seasons: Grapefruit Solstice and Longwood Seasons: Fruit House Ale.

3. They’re serving up more than just beer, too. In addition to beer, menu items include warm pretzels with Victory Mustard and bacon sour cream dip, and BBQ pork nachos. There are also bratwurst, pulled pork and all-beef frankfurter sandwiches. That way, you can eat up before your Nightscape excursion.

4. You can meet the brewers behind the beer. On September 21st the folks at Longwood and Victory Brewing Company are teaming up to give you “Gardens On Tap: Meet the Brewer”, which is an exclusive inside look to the Longwood Seasons beer. The panel discussion will detail the process of how the ingredients from Longwood are crafted into their newest seasonal brew, Longwood Seasons: Fruit House Ale.

5. Enjoy live music before Nightscape. Spanning a variety of genres, relax at the Beer Garden with family and friends while enjoying some Brazilian-inspired jazz, polka or bluegrass depending on the evening. Taking place from 6pm to 9pm on Thursday evenings, it’s free with a Nightscape ticket or Member reservation. To learn more about the music lineup, click here.

For more information about Longwood Gardens and planning your visit to Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience, click here.