Coming soon from Jack’s Abby Brewing in Framingham: the Springdale Barrel Room, a new facility right next door to the current operation that will be dedicated to growing the five-year-old brewery’s existing sour beer program and expanding the scope of its experimental brews.
The new taproom is on track to open this winter with 12 rotating taps, as Boston Magazine reported. In addition to the sour beers, Springdale will focus on IPAs, Belgian-style saisons, cask beers, and what’s projected to be the largest barrel-aging program in New England. The facility at 102 Clinton St., adjacent to the current Jack’s Abby beer hall at 100 Clinton St., will be 30,000 square feet, with 5,000 dedicated to the new taproom.
Brothers and co-founders Eric, Sam, and Jack Hendler also plan to showcase "live blending" sessions at Springdale, so beer fans can see what goes into barrel aging. In addition to the beers on tap, they will have packaged beers available. The new project takes its name from the ice company run by the founders’ grandfather, Richard.
Expect to see around 100 seats in the new beer hall, along with games like cornhole, ping pong, and more, as the MetroWest Daily News reported. There will be no Jack’s Abby on tap, either — only Springdale.
This time last year, Jack's Abby moved into its Clinton St. space, which is five times larger than its original home and includes a beer hall that serves wood-fired pizza and some other food.