A Newton-based brewpub where guests can test their chemistry chops and brew their own beer plans to open another location in one of the up-and-coming development centers of Boston, according to Boston Magazine. Hopsters has its sights set on the Fan Pier area of the waterfront, and while it hasn't announced an exact address yet, photos of the area popped up on its Facebook page this week.
This new location will span 6,000 square feet — plenty of room for all the necessary brewing equipment that fuels the Hopsters operation. In its post, Hopsters said it will reach an agreement for the space soon.
The brewery first hinted at its desire to expand last April, as previously reported, and it noted that extra space for customers to brew would be a benefit of an additional location. (A few months later, Hopsters debuted a 1,000-square-foot retail space called Hopsters Alley inside of Boston Public Market, where the company sells local beers, hard ciders, and liquors.)
Boston Magazine reported that Hopsters plans to grow its recently introduced "crowler" side of the business — where beer gets packaged in a 32-ounce can/growler hybrid — at this new Fort Point location. Hopsters also serves pub food, including snacks, charcuterie boards, and flatbreads. Expect to see the new Hopsters in February 2017.