Somerville's spring openings covered a wide variety of neighborhoods and genres, from a brewery/taproom/cafe in Winter Hill to fast-casual pizza in Davis Square and hot pot in Union. Are we missing a spring Somerville restaurant opening? Let us know. Want to learn about spring openings in Boston, Cambridge, and other nearby areas? Head right this way.Originally published on March 14, 2016. Most recent date of update appears above.
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- Winter Hill Brewing Company general manager Bert Holdredge is a carpenter by trade and built much of the taproom, including the bar top, tables, and deep wooden window frames.
- A portion of the wall near the front door features shingles from an old Dutch barn.
- The essentials: coat hooks and outlets.
- There will always be five beers available, including two year-round staples — a cream ale and an IPA. The other three slots will rotate. When the taproom opens, look for an imperial stout, a North American strong ale, and a black IPA.
- The space seats 60 inside and 40 on a patio that will probably open up a few weeks after the taproom.
- From 7 a.m to 1 p.m. (to start), Winter Hill Brewing Company will operate as a "fully functioning cafe" with wifi and the works. It'll change over to a taproom from 4 p.m. to midnight.
- The front window looks onto bustling Broadway. There's a development in the works across the street that will one day include luxury condos and a restaurant.
- You won't find Winter Hill Brewing Company beers outside of this space. In the fashion of old European breweries, this beer is made in-house, for the house.