Jack’s Abby Brewing Is Building a Massive New Brewery
Today, Jack’s Abby Brewing in Framingham announced plans to build a significantly larger brewery at 100 Clinton Street in downtown Framingham. The expansion will allow the brewery to increase production capacity to meet rising demand in Massachusetts, as well in new territories such as Connecticut, New York, and Vermont.
The new brewery will be almost six times as large as their current facility, a 12,000 square foot space. Jack’s Abby’s massive 67,000 square foot space will feature state-of-the-art brewing equipment, a canning line, and a 60-barrel brew house that will start off brewing 50,000 barrels a year, with the opportunity to ramp up to 125,000 barrels annually.
“We’ve developed a great relationship with the town of Framingham over the past three years and couldn’t be happier that we found a location for the brewery that meets our needs and is central to downtown,” says head brewer and co-owner Jack Hendler in a press release. “Not only are we able to increase our capacity but we are will also able to offer 12-packs of bottles and cans. These are projects that we have wanted to do, but just don’t have the room for in our current space.”
The new brewery will feature a 5,000 square foot tasting room and restaurant. There are no specifics yet on the restaurant’s menu, but diners can expect a full selection of plated entrees as well as traditional snacks such as hot pretzels.
Jack’s Abby will break ground on construction this spring and is targeting a late 2015 opening. The brewery will look to hire an additional 30 to 40 employees by the end of 2016 to adequately staff the increased capacity and tasting room.