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Armsby Abbey taps into taste for craft beers

By Rich Garven WORCESTER — When Armsby Abbey opened in the summer of 2008, there was no sign at 144 Main St. identifying the new establishment housed in this old brick building. Combined with its nondescript exterior and shadowy interior, inviting it was not. The approach went against good business sense, but it wasn’t a [...]

Brewpublic on The Armsby Abbey

Last summer my brother Mario reported on a spectacular New England destination known as Armsby Abbey. Located in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts, the Abbey features 22 taps of some of the finest beers on the planet. A nice mix of Northeastern and international taps, as well as nearly 200 bottle choices, it’s easy to understand why the Abbey [...]

Thank You for Voting us Best of Worcester!

Thank You for Voting us Best of Worcester!

When we opened the doors to the Armsby Abbey July 31, 2008, we knew we had created something special. We knew the passion and soul put into the development of the Armsby Abbey would make us a success; we just didn’t know how big a success it would be! THANK YOU!!! To all who voted [...]

Craft Brewers Conference Comes to Boston

Craft Brewers Conference Comes to Boston

An excerpt from the drinkcraftbeer.com coverage of the Craft Brewers Conference, in Boston MA. Alec Lopez followed Kevin… Which is good, because Alec would prove hard to follow in describing his Armsby Abbey. When he opened Armsby Abbey on July 31, 2008 all of his staff had undergone four weeks of training on beer, food, [...]

The Craft Beer Revolution Starts Here …

The Craft Beer Revolution Starts Here …

by Matt Webster on telegram.com Wake up Worcester!!! Craft beer is the fastest growing segment of the adult beverage market. But who in Worcester knows about it? Ummm … ummm … ummm. Who in Worcester cares what the American public is so adamantly demanding? Echo … echo … echo … There is one man. No [...]

Yankee Brew News, Feb/Mar 2009

Yankee Brew News, Feb/Mar 2009

The Ale House By Jamie Magee Yankee Brew News February/March 2009 Not since the tornado of 1953 has Worcester felt an impact like the one made to its craft brew scene by Armsby Abbey’s owner Alec Lopez over the past few years. When Lopez evolved the tap line up at the Dive Bar, the Green [...]

The Pulse Magazine, November 2008

The Pulse Magazine, November 2008

Armsby Abbey A Religious [Gastronomic] Experience By Matt Shaw at Pulse Magazine (November 2008) If Heaven made pizza, it would have ham and pear on it. Okay, fine, I’ll explain. This month, your favorite gastronaut visited Main Street’s Armsby Abbey, the second bar-cum-beer-geek-hangout founded by the Dive Bar’s Alec Lopez. The Abbey, which in the [...]

WoMag November, 2008

WoMag November, 2008

Armsby Abbey is a religious experience By Zeke Williams Worcester Magazine Tuesday, 25 November 2008 4 1/2 Stars The new kid on Worcester’s main block may just be the next big thing to happen to the big city. Armsby Abbey, the latest Alec Lopez venture, focuses on quality upscale comfort food, featuring a farmhouse-style menu [...]

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