Brewery Moves – Night Shift Lovejoy Wharf, Maine Beer’s New Tasting Room And A Legend Closes

Image credit: Night Shift Brewing

In spite of the more than 7000 breweries currently online in the US, we continue to receive new brewery announcements almost daily.

And here’s just some of what’s happening around the country…

Night Shift’s New Boston Brewery, Restaurant & Café Opens In March

Everett, Massachusetts-based Night Shift Brewing has announced that its latest expansion will open its doors to the public on March 20.

Located in Boston’s burgeoning West End neighborhood, not that far fromthe city’s iconic Bunker Hill Bridge, Night Shift Lovejoy Wharf is designed as an innovation brewery which will further explore Night Shift’s brewing directions according to Boston.com.

Night Shift Lovejoy Wharf will also house a restaurant and a café for those non-beer hours. And the 30 tap lines at its innovation brewery will feature a selection of Night Shift staples including Nite Lite, Whirlpool, and The 87, as well as Lovejoy exclusives like Lovejoy House IPA.

The mezzanine at Maine Beer Co. in Freeport, Maine. –Maine Beer Company

Maine Beer’s New Taproom Opens This Month

Freeport, Maine’s  Maine Beer Company is also debuting its expansive new taproom this month and the northeaster craft beer community is beyond psyched.

“The new tasting room takes over the former production space (which was relocated to a big barn-like structure to the side of the building), and is about six times as large as before,” according to Boston.com.

The Maine Beer Company’s newly expanded tasting room features 20 draft lines, and includes limited and brewery-only releases that will ensure its craft beer destination status.

Iconic Pacific Northwest Brewery Ends 35 Year Run

One of Portland, Oregon’s oldest breweries, BridgePort Brewing, which opened in 1984, served up its last beers over the weekend, the victim of a considerably changed craft beer environment and a lost vitality that can accompany age.

“When BridgePort opened in the mid-80s…there were maybe five breweries in Portland,” Oregon Brewers Guild Co-Executive Director Tony Robert told KATU. “Now, there are over 75 in Portland, 120 in the Portland-metro area and 280-plus across the state.”

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