A new cooperative brewery could land in Downtown Crossing sometime this fall. Co-founders Jason Taggart and James Razsa are working to finalize a lease for the forthcoming Democracy Brewing Company with a target opening date in November, as BostInno reported.
Taggart and Razsa launched a crowdfunding campaign for their project last July, as previously reported, and they have spent the last 10 months finding an appropriate space for the brewery. They are reportedly close to signing a lease in Downtown Crossing and have drawn up construction plans for a buildout of the space, which will accommodate 100 people, with room for an additional 45 in an event and meeting space. The brewery will have a communal beer hall and a full kitchen with shareable foods and pairing suggestions for Democracy beers, Razsa told BostInno.
For beers, Democracy will brew a golden ale called Workers Pint, which will go for $5 a pour. There will also be an Irish stout, assorted seasonal IPAs, a pale ale, and a saison. Additionally, the brewery will have a full cider license, and the founders plan to serve cask and barrel-aged beers.
Democracy Brewing Company plans to operate as a cooperatively-owned company, where employees have a stake in how the business is run. "The people making the decisions are the people that are going to be working every day," Taggart said in a video on the brewery’s fundraising page.