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Jack's Abby to move, expand, start canning, will have a restaurant

Discussion in 'New England' started by dphalpin, Dec 16, 2014.

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  1. dphalpin

    dphalpin Initiate (93) Jul 3, 2012 Virginia

    Congrats to Jack's Abby, this is great news for them! Really excited to see the new space and what comes next.

    FRAMINGHAM – In less than four years and after numerous expansions, Jack’s Abby Brewing has maxed out its space at its Morton Street brewery.On Tuesday, the owners of the Framingham brewery – brothers Jack, Eric and Sam Hendler – announced they have leased 67,000 square feet in the Dennison Building downtown and will be moving their fast-growing brewery there.

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  2. jeff_mc33

    jeff_mc33 Initiate (141) May 17, 2013 Massachusetts

    Love a good success story. Congrats to the team at Jack's Abby!
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  3. bizkat

    bizkat Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2013 Massachusetts

    Cans at a cheaper price. Oh yeah! Hopefully quality doesn't slip.
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  4. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,134) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    Wow, congrats to the JA crew. Serve German food!
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  5. emannths

    emannths Aspirant (225) Sep 21, 2007 Massachusetts

    This could have been an April Fools headline 18 months ago. Pretty amazing.

    I guess we're going to see 12pks at Sierra Nevada/SA/Smuttynose prices? You can already get 2x6pks for as low as $16, so there's not a ton of wiggle room on the downward side of prices...
  6. JrGtr

    JrGtr Disciple (386) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    Amazing to see how far they've come in such a short amount of time.
    Can't wait for the new place - it'll be even closer trip when I come home on the train...
  7. grahuba

    grahuba Crusader (761) Feb 14, 2011 Connecticut

    Awesome news. Great brewery !!!
  8. JacksAbbyBrewing

    JacksAbbyBrewing Initiate (70) Jul 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    Thank you! We are still going over several different concepts for the food, but we will try to work at least sausages and hot pretzels into whatever we do.
  9. LiquidCourage

    LiquidCourage Initiate (168) Nov 1, 2012 Rhode Island

    Beer cheese soup????
  10. godshammgod

    godshammgod Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2014 Massachusetts

    You are five minutes from my house. I will be by for daily pretzels.
  11. HighLowJack

    HighLowJack Disciple (371) Jun 5, 2013 Massachusetts

    Will you guys run the restaurant or will that be largely outsourced? Seems like a big undertaking
  12. MVP09

    MVP09 Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts

    Hoponious and Mass Rising in cans sounds great. I would imagine this is at least Summer 2015?
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  13. JacksAbbyBrewing

    JacksAbbyBrewing Initiate (70) Jul 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    Best case scenario is fall 2015, more likely over the winter before the brewery is fully operational. We are going to attempt to get the tasting room in the fall even if the production is not ready yet. We have not started build out at all yet, so it is very possible for timelines to change.
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  14. Gunboat82

    Gunboat82 Initiate (137) Jul 3, 2012 Massachusetts

    I fully support your decision to move to a facility that will accommodate Barrel-aged Framinghammer 6-packs.
  15. ErrandWolfe

    ErrandWolfe Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2011 Maine

    Congrats to Jack's Abby!
  16. HeavyDandtheGirls

    HeavyDandtheGirls Aspirant (205) Mar 7, 2014 Massachusetts

    Thus is great. Hope they do well in the new digs. A true brewpub in the area will be nice.
  17. Justin42

    Justin42 Aspirant (210) Apr 3, 2013 Massachusetts

    Make them 16 ounce cans and I will be a very happy guy!
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  18. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Disciple (396) Jun 5, 2014 Massachusetts

    Fantastic Idea. While I wish it was closer still to Rt 9, it's a much better location and I look forward to visiting.
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  19. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Defender (651) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    Congrats guys, great news.
  20. AshlandNacho

    AshlandNacho Initiate (167) Apr 14, 2013 Massachusetts

    @JacksAbbyBrewing hope you guys got some nice outdoor space too! Envision Framingham's version of Oktoberfest!!! Just passed out thinking about it.
  21. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,134) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    Let’s see if J.A. can open their restaurant before Ipswich does
  22. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,169) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts

    FRAMINGHAM, MA: Today, Jack, Eric and Sam Hendler, co-founders and owners of Jack’s Abby Brewing, 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, warranted by a rise in demand for the beer in its home state, as well as expanded territories such as Connecticut, upstate NY and Vermont. The 67,000 sq. foot space (up from the current brewery’s 12,000) will feature state-of-the-art brewing equipment including a canning line and a 60 bbl brew house for initial brewing capacity of 50,000 bbls annually, with opportunity to scale up to 125,000 bbls.

    “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,” said Jack Hendler, Owner and Head Brewer. “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 sq. foot tasting room and restaurant. Specifics on the food are yet to be finalized, but diners should expect a full menu as well as traditional snacks such as hot pretzels. Jack’s Abby will also further its commitment to quality control with an expanded QA/QC laboratory.

    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 30-40 employees by the end of 2016 in order to staff for the increased capacity, larger tasting room and QA/QC laboratory.

    About Jack’s Abby Brewing, LLC
    Jack's Abby Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery in Framingham, MA founded by three brothers, Jack, Eric, and Sam Hendler. They are known for focusing entirely on craft lagers, using traditional German brewing techniques to create new, boundary pushing lagers. Jack’s Abby Brewing’s flagship lager, Hoponius Union, is an India Pale Lager. This new style combines cold fermentation and extended lagering times with a bold west coast hop profile to create a huge tropical fruit and citrusy hop aroma with a dry, crisp finish.


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  23. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (324) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts

    Awesome news. Congrats on seeing your hard work and quality beer creating growth.
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  24. Aaron58

    Aaron58 Initiate (172) Dec 16, 2007 Massachusetts

    I dont think I could stock enough Hoponious 12pk cans.
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  25. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (1,990) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Mmmm...more kiwi rising, cocoanut porter, lager ness, bride maker, baby maker......great news. I do hope you add German food to the menu like brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia. Check out Hartmann sausages in upstate New York. They make authentic craft sausages and would pair great with your beers

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