Redbrook Hosts Second Wind Brewing Beer Garden

Kenny Semcken, a Second Wind owner and the brewery’s general manager

PLYMOUTH, Massachusetts – Looking for a beautiful outdoor venue to enjoy one of Plymouth’s top new local breweries? Second Wind Brewing has introduced a beer garden on the Village Green at Redbrook on Friday evenings.

The Second Wind-Redbrook partnership was a match made not in heaven, but on Facebook.

Alerted that Second Wind was looking for a new location for an outdoor beer garden and that numerous Facebook users had recommended Redbrook as a new site, the Redbrook team worked quickly to make it happen. The town’s Select Board approved licensing on June 20, and the first beer garden was open just 10 days later, on a Green packed with residents from Redbrook and beyond.

“This is a great amenity for the whole region, but it’s extra special for Redbrook residents, who can walk here from their homes,” said Dan Gorczyca, vice president and Redbrook project executive for the A.D. Makepeace Company.  “For us, it’s like a neighborhood get-together.”

The beer garden attracts everyone from families with young children, to couples on date night, senior citizens, and plenty of well-behaved dogs. Jennifer Maynard, Redbrook’s director of resident services, arranges for a DJ, lawn games, and food trucks to augment offerings from the locals: TrailsEnd Bistro, Black Lantern Tavern, and Cranberry Coffee Corner.

And the beer? Top quality, with something for everyone, even people who don’t care for beer.

“We never wanted to be monochromatic,” said Kenny Semcken, a Second Wind owner and the brewery’s general manager, of the company’s wide variety.

At the Howland Street taproom as well as the beer garden, Second Wind employees are not shy about guiding customers to a beer they’ll love. Like Blue Moon? Then check out “Howland at the Moon,” a nod to both the Molson-Coors product at Second Wind’s downtown Plymouth address.

The Second Wind team even takes into consideration that you might prefer another brewer’s offerings or a hard cider, both of which were on “guest taps” at the Redbrook beer garden.

Semcken envisions Plymouth as a “beer town,” and cheerfully greeted other brewers at the beer garden. “We want all of us to be successful,” he said.

The Redbrook Beer Garden is free and open to the public on Fridays from 3 to 8 p.m. through fall. Parking is available behind the Redbrook YMCA and behind the Beth Israel-Deaconess Plymouth building, both a short stroll from the Green. In the event of inclement weather, rescheduling is posted on the Redbrook Plymouth and Second Wind Facebook pages. Wine, non-alcoholic and a gluten free option are available.

About that Facebook matchmaking: Semcken posted on “All Things Plymouth” that the brewery had outgrown its Bramhall garden and was looking for a new site. After the first Redbrook event on June 30, he wrote, “Quick note of gratitude to the ATP community. In between anonymous posts about beach stickers and foggy fireworks, we’ve created something awesome on Friday nights stemming from member feedback here. The vibe on the Green has been great and we are excited for the weeks ahead.”

 Upcoming Redbrook Events

Saturday, August 19th – 5-9pm – Live Music with John and Amanda of Date Nite

Friday, August 25th – Movie Night on The Green: Turning Red

Friday, September 22nd – Redbrook’s Block Party Kicks Off with Movie Night on The Green: Rudy

Saturday, September 23rd – Fresh Cranberry Picking (residents only)

Sunday, September 24th – Fall Frolic 5K and Fun Run (visit to register)

Sunday, September 24th – Redbrook Motor Cruisers (RMC) car show, 9am – noon

Sunday, September 24th – Chili Fest

Saturday, October 7th – Redbrook’s Annual Yard Sale

Friday, October 27th – Trunk or Treat with the YMCA

Friday, October 27th – Halloween Movie Night on The Green: Hotel Transylvania