Night Shift Brewing (87 Santilli Hwy., Everett) has signed a lease to open a brewery and taproom in Boston proper later this year. The brewery will be located near TD Garden and North Station, according to the Boston Business Journal, and Brewbound reports that it will occupy space within 1 Lovejoy Wharf, the same site as the Converse headquarters.
“We’re basically trying to create another connection point for our customers like we do in Everett,” said Night Shift co-founder Michael Oxton. “We’ve been really thinking about what we wanted and we finally found a place that checked all the boxes.”
The team had been looking for a location in Boston for about two years, Oxton said. They eventually found the 12,000-square-foot space near the border of the North End and West End, which will include a taproom, a large kitchen, and a 10-barrel brewing system that can produce around 2,000 barrels per year. The new brewery could open by the end of 2018, with a variety of beers on tap brewed in both Everett and Boston.
Night Shift’s expansion comes alongside serious growth and development for the neighborhoods surrounding TD Garden. The area has several new mixed-use development projects with restaurant and retail space on the ground floors. Tasty Burger opened within the Avalon North Station development on Nashua Street earlier this year, and Beverly’s A&B Burgers will expand with a location in the Beverly development nearby. Additionally, Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli is opening a restaurant called Alcove this spring, which will be located near the forthcoming Night Shift outpost at Lovejoy Wharf.
Oxton and co-founders Mike O’Mara and Rob Burns started Night Shift while brewing beer in their spare time, opening their first brewing space at 3 Charlton St. in Everett in 2012. Eventually, they outgrew that space and relocated operations to the current 87 Santilli Hwy. headquarters, where they’ve continued to expand over the last several years. Night Shift also launched its own distribution company in 2016, and continues to grow the scope of that operation as well.
“We try not to get too caught up in feeling too good about ourselves or reveling in our glory — I think that’s just silly,” Oxton said. “We sort of have a collective mindset here that our next best project is ahead of us.”
Stay tuned for more details on the Boston proper Night Shift taproom and brewery.
• Night Shift Brewing Coverage on Eater [EBOS]
• This Brewery Is Slated to Open Next to TD Garden Later This Year [BBJ]
• Night Shift to Open Brewery, Taproom Inside Converse World Headquarters Building [BB]