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Beer and Ice Cream: not just for breakfast anymore

Several Boston-area brewers have worked out a sweet deal with a local dairy farm. Maple Valley Creamery trades their delious ice cream for spent grain from aMortonDesign clients Night Shift Brewing and Idle  Hands Craft Ales among others. The cows eat the grain, the brewers eat the  ice cream, and the public gets great beer. Everybody wins.

Night Shift Brewing’s Mike Oxton taking an ice cream break.

Brewer’s Row fermenting in Everett

Permit and Construction drawings are complete for Night Shift Brewing, a Somerville-based and Everett-bound microbrewer. Although the space is still raw the installation of tenant walls and doors is underway and the floor has been cleared since photos in early August.

See more recent images and read commentary by Night Shift at their own site. Drawings were handed off yesterday and then we went next door to toast this milestone with the lastest brew from Idle Hands. This new libation is the only form of Patriarchy that I would consider refreshing and is well-worth a trip out to 3 Charlton Street for the weekly growler fill.

Someday soon it will be possible to hit the walls at Metro Rock and then head over to Brewer’s Row in Everett to sample and buy some great up and coming Boston area brews. If you are really smart you’ll move into the Charleston Lofts and not even have to designate a driver for the evening.

Somehow when we weren’t paying attention, Everett, MA became hip and happening.

 

 

Idle Hands Craft Ales photos

For those of you who aren’t able to link to the Facebook album posted by Idle Hands. Thanks to Chris and Grace for being so great to work with on this project. I look forward to raising my glass of Idle Hands Brew to you and your success.