John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House in Cambridge is closed this week as crews remove brewing equipment from the premises, according to Boston Magazine. The brewpub (33 Dunster St.) has other locations in Framingham, Providence, and more, and it reportedly ceased brewing on-site in Harvard Square within the last few months.
The restaurant first opened its original Cambridge location in 1992, drawing upon tales of John Harvard, an apparent friendship with William Shakespeare, and an alleged beer recipe. John Harvard's serves its own range of craft beer, plus pub-style food like pizza, appetizers, soups, burgers, sandwiches, and more.
The general manager of John Harvard's, Ashley Tart, told Boston Magazine that the decision to stop brewing related to maintenance expenses. A cooling system and kegs from other breweries will apparently replace the brewing tanks, and John Harvard's will contract-brew its beers locally.
Updates on the restaurant's status will be shared on Facebook.