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Harpoon Opens New Outdoor Beer Hall in Boston's Seaport

Outdoors @ Harpoon opened Wednesday at the company's Boston brewery

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Harpoon Brewery is taking its beer hall outdoors.

Outdoors @ Harpoon opened Wednesday at the company's Seaport facility. The new space features picnic tables, tents, converted shipping containers that will serve as bars and food stations and a fence constructed of kegs.

The new beer hall will be open Monday through Wednesday, from 3 to 7 p.m., and Thursday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

All five of Mass. Bay Brewing Company's Brands will be served, including Harpoon, Arctic Summer, City Roots, UFO and Clown Shoes.

Non-alcoholic beverages, homemade pretzels and pizza will also be sold, and Harpoon plans to partner with restaurants to offer pop-ups throughout the summer.

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“We have hosted outdoor beer festivals every year for three decades, so enjoying friends and great beer outdoors is in our DNA," said Dan Kenary, CEO and co-founder of Harpoon Brewery. "Creating an outdoor concept is something we have wanted to do for a long time. With the state moving to open outdoor hospitality, now felt like the right time to offer our fans a new, safe way to enjoy delicious craft beer, cider, hard seltzer and great food outdoors more often."

Restaurants were allowed to reopen this week for outdoor dining as part of Phase 2 of the state's coronavirus recovery plan. Indoor dining will come at a later date.

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