The Salem News has reported that Notch Brewery and Tap Room in Salem is on tap to begin operating soon: http://www.salemnews.com/news/a-new-permit-is-brewing-in-peabody/article_9ee16daa-bfcf-55d3-816c-66e14eba0464.html.
The article mentions that Peabody is working on allowing craft breweries to specifically apply for a special permit — the characterization of craft breweries can be unclear under many zoning and permitting by-laws.
For a very handy list of breweries, searchable by state and other categories, see this link maintained by the Brewers Association: https://www.brewersassociation.org/directories/breweries/. Consider adding the link to your “travel” folder!
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