ABOUT


ARMSBY ABBEY


Armsby Abbey was brought to life by husband and wife team, Alec Lopez & Sherri Sadowski. Aiming to fill a void within the culinary scene in Worcester, MA, in 2008, Sherri & Alec departed on the journey to what would eventually become Armsby Abbey.

Alec who was born on a vineyard in Argentina grew up in a host of family operated small businesses that strived to serve comforting food utilizing local, seasonal ingredients. Sherri was born and raised on a small farm in Rhode Island where her first Summer job was that of a farm stand selling the fruits & vegetables she helped grow with her grandparents. For Sherri & Alec, Armsby Abbey was a way to go back to where they began and move forward in a way they envision themselves enjoying seasonal, handcrafted food & drink today.

Through hard work and dedication, Armsby Abbey has become one of the top craft beer destinations in the world since opening its doors on July 31, 2008. This gastropub offers a seasonal farmhouse menu showcasing Chef, Sean Dacey’s, New American cuisine via products sourced from area farms and greenhouses. A celebration of the conscientious SLOW Food ideals and the artisan craftsmanship of food and beverage, Armsby Abbey has been recognized by its peers internationally as a craft beer mecca.

Sherri & Alec reside with their son here in Worcester, Massachusetts. When not working or carting their son to one activity or another they can be found tending to their own gardens, traversing the globe in the name of food & drink, or relaxing by the ocean.

In addition to Armsby Abbey, they also own the renowned Dive Bar in the Canal District, opened the artisan bakery, Crust, at 118 Main Street in 2014 (sold in 2017), and are in the process of opening a Mexican inspired restaurant, Cónico, in Hudson, Massachusetts (opening 2019).


Upcoming Events

Sep
28
Sat
Armeno Coffee Brunch 9/28 & 9/29 @ Armsby Abbey
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Armeno Coffee Brunch 9/28 & 9/29 @ Armsby Abbey

National Coffee Day is Sunday, September 29th; join us and Armeno Coffee Roasters of Northboro, MA, to celebrate our favorite morning pick-me-up. We’ll be featuring Armeno Coffee in/on the brunch menu items and be serving up plenty of coffee-based cocktails! Reservations are available beginning at 10AM both Saturday & Sunday via the app RESY.

Zwanze Day 9/28 @ Armsby Abbey
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Zwanze Day 9/28 @ Armsby Abbey

We at Armsby Abbey are elated to again be hand-picked by Cantillon’s Jean van Roy as one of only 28 locations in the USA (71 locations worldwide) to pour Zwanze 2019! Once again, Armsby Abbey will be hosting a ticketed, tented event within the adjacent parking lot. If you attended any previous Zwanze events, then you already know what is in store! If you missed out, here is your chance to get in! Only those who purchase a ticket in advance have access to this tent.

Tickets will go on sale via Eventbrite only, Tuesday evening, September 10th at 7PM sharp. Mark your calendars; past Zwanze events have sold out in minutes!

 

Sep
29
Sun
Armeno Coffee Brunch 9/28 & 9/29 @ Armsby Abbey
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Armeno Coffee Brunch 9/28 & 9/29 @ Armsby Abbey

National Coffee Day is Sunday, September 29th; join us and Armeno Coffee Roasters of Northboro, MA, to celebrate our favorite morning pick-me-up. We’ll be featuring Armeno Coffee in/on the brunch menu items and be serving up plenty of coffee-based cocktails! Reservations are available beginning at 10AM both Saturday & Sunday via the app RESY.

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