After months of working and waiting, Idle Hands Craft Ales is finally ready to open its new brewery in Malden. The brewery underwent construction as its founders Grace and Christopher Tkach made plans and brewed beer in preparation for reopening.
Idle Hands was forced to close down its Everett operation last summer in preparation for the Wynn Resorts Casino development. Now, a year later (during which the team tenant-brewed at Night Shift), Idle Hands will kick off the opening of its new space with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. on July 7, the day after a soft opening, which will be from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on July 6.
The brewery’s new space is at 89 Commercial St. in Malden, close to the Malden Center MBTA stop. The brewery announced its plans to open there back in September, and the Tkaches were pleased to announce that the new space would have bathrooms. Idle Hands had to move its equipment and secure new licenses, but everything is finally ready to go.