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What’s Brewin’ – Night Shift Whirlpool

Three friends who shared a love of home brewing opened Night Shift Brewing in 2012 in a very small space in Somerville, MA out of a desire to create, as they put it, an “energetic, inspired, world-class culture.” The three ‘desk workers” described their initial endeavors as “the night shift,” and it became far more than that. They sampled their beers against commercial brews, comparing them by style, brand and region.

Today, in their two-year-old 30,000 sq. ft. brewery which they built in  Everett, MA, they’ve come a long way, working today with restaurant partners and others and hoping to sell their beers in other states by next year. Whirlpool is 4.5% ABV American pale ale with notes of ripe fruits – think citrus and peach, creating a hoppy experience for buyers.

We liked Whirlpool for it’s creativity and look forward to doing a tour of the brewery one day this Spring. Tours are offered in the afternoon and Night Shift requests you bring a non-perishable food item or dollar donation to be donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank.

What’s Brewin’ – Night Shift Brewing, Viva Habanera

Brewed in Everett, MA, Night Shift Brewing’s Viva Habanera will make you stand up and shout Olé! This is a rye ale, created with rye malts, agave nectar from Mexico, aged with fresh habanero peppers that are added after fermentation. It is, as the brewers point out, “fiery,” but the Belgian house yeast helps temper that. Spicy, zesty, with a peppery kick, you can pair it with smoky ribs, tacos and more. The brewers are three friends who loved to brew at night, which led to opening their own nanobrewery. Memorable craft beers are their mission. This offering comes in draft and bottled beer. Visit http://www.nightshiftbrewing.com.