Building plan for the Somerville beer garden.
Building plan for the Somerville beer garden.
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Somerville Brewing Company’s new beer garden, American Fresh Taproom, was supposed to open on Assembly Row Friday, Aug. 1, but now the company’s founders say they’re looking to late August for its debut. And all because of some late re-purposed shipping containers. (How hipster.)

The 20-foot containers, coming from Boxman Studios of North Carolina, will house retailers and restaurants that surround a beer garden in the mixed-use development’s SomBlox section. But they won’t be able to start their journey north until Aug. 8, arriving in Somerville on the 11th, according to the company’s website.

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At that point we will need to load in all of the kitchen and draught line equipment. Pending approval from the city to open, we are cautiously optimistic about opening later in August.

The makers of the Slumbrew line of beers says the 60-seat beer garden will serve fresh local food in the form of sandwiches, charcuterie plates, and snacks, in addition to its beers.

Sorry guys, looks like you’ll have to find an alternative spot to guzzle craft beer and wear ironic t-shirts in the meantime.