Night Shift Brewing officially signed a lease for a massive warehouse in Chelsea, adding 30,000 square feet of space to its operation. The brewery’s facility in Everett is also 30,000 square feet, and Night Shift has expansion plans in that department as well, including the addition of a second bar and a special events space.
"The lease, which begins in October, will allow the Everett location to focus on making beer and adding tank space, while the Chelsea location will serve in a supportive role, storing raw ingredients and finished product," the brewery said in a release, adding that the Chelsea facility will accommodate both cold and dry storage as well as office space. In Everett, Night Shift plans to create a temperature-controlled barrel room and add cold storage space.
Night Shift recently received a $3 million loan to help increase its overall production volume in the next year and it has already added another canning system to its operation.
Meanwhile, Framingham’s Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company has its canning line up and running. The brewery, which is the work of veteran brewery Matthew Steinberg, took over the former Jack’s Abby facility and made it its own, bringing in some new equipment and running a canning test this week.
Exhibit ‘A’ received its brewing license at the end of June and could open to the public at some point in August. The brewery will be teaming up with Barrington Coffee Roasters for some collaborative brews, including a porter and possibly a blonde ale.
Finally, Cambridge’s Lamplighter Brewing Company continues to make progress on its buildout, finishing up the gas pipes and finalizing everything to kick off its first brew day tomorrow, July 22.
Lamplighter also posted "potential" beer and food menus on its website, which include fermented beers, assorted ales, IPAs, and even a cold brew Berliner weisse. For food, there’s a lineup of hot dogs and tater tots, plus some sides.
As previously reported, the brewery has teamed up with Longfellows to bring a coffee concept to the space during the morning hours. Alisha Fowler (the brains behind the coffee) has a morning menu planned for Lamplighter that features espresso drinks, cold brew, pastries, homemade sodas, and Belgian liège-style waffles.
Lamplighter also has a mug club in the works and will continue to provide progress updates on its social media.
Update 7/21, 12:30 p.m.: Lamplighter co-founder Cayla Marvil said the brewery's gas inspection was moved, so the first official brew date will be Monday, July 25.