The Untold Truth…. Beer is popular!
The anticipation was building for the grand opening of Untold Brewing in Scituate. Craft Breweries have been a growing business here in New England and it’s great to have a brand new spot here in our back yard.
We arrived to see a large brand new structure for the brewery and tap room. Attached to the front is an original Scituate school house that has been renovated into a beautiful tasting room. There is also a nice outdoor patio seating area.
The beers were excellent. It’s nice to see a new brewery with multiple options and not focusing on one specific type. We tried blonde ales, brown ales and IPA’s. My personal favorite was the straight Pale Ale.
Check out their website for hours. Untold Brewing also has some local restaurants offering food and you can bring in your own, too.
We spoke with one of the partners who grew up in Colorado and he was excited about bringing a wide range of craft brews to Scituate.
Check out Cape Ann!
There is another world beyond the South Shore that many of us may not be aware of. New Year’s Day we headed up to Cape Ann, the North Shore’s answer to our Cape Cod.
I will concede that Cape Ann is smaller and less touristy but it’s a cool spot with tons of history, beauty and charm.
We checked out the Fishermen’s Memorial in Gloucester and read several of the names on the plaques that surround the park where it resides. There are also several beaches and harbors that house the massive fishing fleet.
Up the road is Rockport, which is surprisingly similar to Provincetown on Cape Cod. There are small, tight streets lined with artsy shops and beautiful views of the Atlantic.
We also snapped some photos of Motif #1, one of the most often painted buildings in America. I wish we were able to spend more time there!
Check out Cushing Park…
Cushing State Park
Did you know the there was a Supreme Court Justice from Scituate? And there’s a state park (among other things) named in recognition of him? Or that this park is one of the smallest in the entire United States?
Right off of Neal Gate Street resides the park and burial place of Justice William Cushing and other family members. There is a small parking area, a mulched path and beautiful stone wall that surrounds the grounds.
A local Scout troop did some work here recently and you can watch the video here.
Justice Cushing also has a plaque on a large rock at the Scituate rotary.
Why was he so special? When you read the sign at the park you’ll see this progressive jurist shaped early American ideology and was instrumental in the early opposition to slavery.