Earlier this year, Chris Tkach and his wife Grace had announced that Idle Hands Craft Ales would be shutting down their Everett-based brewing operations because of the Steve Wynn Casino projects. Everyone was very upset, their future was uncertain, but they are now excited to let everyone know that they’ve managed to find a new location out in Malden and have signed a new lease to lock it down.
The new location, which is located at 89 Commercial Street, Malden, MA, right next to Kappy’s and just a few hundred yards from the Malden Center T stop on the orange line and commuter rail.
The new location is going to be significantly bigger and they now need to start the process of re-applying for new licences as also need to start moving the equipment over to the new location. Their goal is to hopefully re-open for business in early 2016 and you can read more about this Idle Hands Craft Ales: Blog.
As far as Enlightenment Ales who used to be based out of Idle Hands, we also got word that Ben Howe will not be migrating to the new facility in Malden and has instead decided to move to rural Denmark to join a farmhouse brewery out there as the head brewer. He’s already been there for a few weeks and you can Enlightenment Ales: Blog. Unfortunately this also means the end of the road for Enlightenment Ales.
Stay tuned for more updates on Idle Hands over the course of the next few months as plans come together.