A forthcoming brewpub serving grilled cheese galore took steps this week to secure a future home, and while nothing is finalized yet, Boston can expect to see more of Brato Brewhouse & Kitchen as its founders work towards opening.
Business partners Jonathan Gilman and Alex Corona first shared plans about their brewpub in March of this year, and now they’re making moves on a potential permanent space in Brighton near Boston Landing, as Boston Magazine reported.
Their proposal was on the agenda of the Brighton Allston Improvement Association this week, but further details aren’t yet available as the deal is not finalized, Gilman told Eater.
Both Gilman and Corona come to this project having worked at Cambridge Brewing Company, Corona as head brewer and Gilman as a chef, and they’ve developed the idea for a venue that brings beer and food together in complementary ways, from shared ingredients to beer and grilled cheese flights.
While they work to finalize a location for the forthcoming brewpub, Corona and Gilman will continue to run pop-ups where people can get a taste of the kind of food they’ll eventually find at Brato. The next pop-up at Night Shift Brewing takes place October 10 and puts corn front and center: There will be a smoked corn schwarzbier available alongside a menu that “infuses and elevates corn in every item.”
Stay tuned for more details on whether Brighton will be the final location for Brato, and look out for more pop-ups in the meantime.