This year's First Thursdays at the Loring-Greenough House is going to be different than past years as there will be a beer garden.
The beer garden will be run by Hive, which will be bringing its silver large Airstream trailer starting June 6. Hive is a local business that is a full-service bar for events such as weddings, company meetings, and birthday parties. Hive was created by Lance Davis and Graham McKissock, who met in 2006 while living as neighbors in Jamaica Plain.
The beer garden will be in a designated roped-off area in the front of the lawn with picnic tables and lawn games. People will have to keep their drinks inside the roped-off area, and Amanda Lomax, Private Functions Coordinator for the Loring-Greenough House, said she believes children will be allowed in the roped-off area with their parents.
The drink menu is not known yet, but Hive generally has local craft beers and a selection of wine. No word on whether the drink selections will be chosen based upon their compatibility with the regular food trucks, including Bon Me, Bartleby's Seitan, and Melt. Eloti, a Mexican corn trailer that was at several First Thursdays last year, is also returning. This year Wei Wei Dumplings will also be present and serving Northern Chinese food, said Lomax.
The trailer is also scheduled to be at First Thursday on July 11, August 1 and September 5.
As per usual there will also be music and activities for kids on First Thursdays.