Somerville's newest brewery wants help with its final push to complete construction. Winter Hill Brewing Company has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $40,000 to finish the buildout of its space at 328 Broadway in Somerville.
Within the 2,800-square-foot space, friends Jeff Rowe (head brewer) and Bert Holdredge (general manager) will turn their five-year plan for a brewery into a multi-functional space. They have plans for a morning coffee bar, serving "high-end, ethically sourced coffee and espresso," plus on-the-go items for commuters and space to sit down and stay.
For the afternoon switch from coffee to beer, WHBC will offer five year-round tap options and some seasonal rotations, along with an "array of sandwiches, wraps, salads, cheese and charcuterie." There will be 58 seats inside the brewery with another 30 patio seats, dependent on weather.
According to a recent update, the WHBC team is mid-buildout, with space marked out for the bar and the patio. With plumbing, electrical, and HVAC work ongoing, Rowe and Holdredge are asking for some more support.
"We've racked our brains and tried to come up with rewards to entice our neighbors, friends, family and future customers to help us get over the final fund raising hump. We are thrilled to one day soon see you all walk through our doors, and we know that our dreams would not be possible without you," the pair wrote on their website, announcing the GoFundMe page.