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, Kenny Smith'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 owned the renowned Dive Bar (closed in 2019) in the Canal District and opened the artisan bakery, Crust,
at 118 Main Street in 2014 (sold in 2017).


Upcoming Events

Sep
25
Sat
Oktoberfest Brunch @ Armsby Abbey
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Oktoberfest Brunch @ Armsby Abbey

Willkommen zu Armsby Abbey Oktoberfest speisekarte!

On September 18-19 & 25-26, from 10am-3pm each day, Armsby Abbey is paying homage to Oktoberfest with an all out German inspired brunch menu! Bratwurst, Jaeger Schnitzel, Strudel, and Beer Pretzels  pair wonderfully with the German Helles or Marzen lagers on tap! Table reservations begin at 10am via RESY or you can give us a call at 508-795-1012. Danke schön!

To view our full brunch menu, please click here.

Sep
26
Sun
Oktoberfest Brunch @ Armsby Abbey
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Oktoberfest Brunch @ Armsby Abbey

Willkommen zu Armsby Abbey Oktoberfest speisekarte!

On September 18-19 & 25-26, from 10am-3pm each day, Armsby Abbey is paying homage to Oktoberfest with an all out German inspired brunch menu! Bratwurst, Jaeger Schnitzel, Strudel, and Beer Pretzels  pair wonderfully with the German Helles or Marzen lagers on tap! Table reservations begin at 10am via RESY or you can give us a call at 508-795-1012. Danke schön!

To view our full brunch menu, please click here.

Sep
27
Mon
Zwanze Celebration 2021 @ Armsby Abbey
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Zwanze Celebration 2021 @ Armsby Abbey

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this years Zwanze celebration at Armsby Abbey will be held on MONDAY, September 27, 2021 from 6pm-10pm. We know most of the world will be celebrating on the Saturday prior, but with Covid protocols in place and the city mask mandate in Worcester we had to think outside the box. We hope you understand.

On this day we will celebrate the highly anticipated release of Cantillon Zwanze 2021 “Parasol” at Armsby Abbey. Arguably the most anticipated release in the World of beer, Zwanze is ONLY available on tap at select locations worldwide. We at Armsby Abbey are elated to again be hand-picked by Cantillon’s Jean van Roy for the 10th year in a row as one of only 28 locations in the USA (82 locations worldwide) to pour Zwanze 2021.

If you have attended any of our previous Zwanze events at Armsby Abbey, then you already know what is in store! If you missed out, here is your chance to get in!

Armsby Abbey is closed to the public on this evening. Only those who purchase a ticket in advance will have access to this event.

Tickets go on sale via Eventbrite, Monday evening, September 20th at 7PM; please click here to purchase tickets.

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