Now there’s a man who knows his way around a chocolate factory.
And if he ever got into the brewing business... it might look something like this:
Here’s your golden ticket to Aeronaut Brewing Company, a 12,000-square-foot beer wonderland in an old envelope factory, opening tonight in Somerville.
The first half is the “Food Hub.”
There’s an espresso counter, a guy making chocolate, a farmers’ market and pizza kits. After all, it’s a food hub.
The other half is “The Brewery.”
We probably didn’t have to put that in quotes. But it’s full of brewing stuff like gigantic beer vats and a big bourbon barrel aging imperial stout.
And in that brewery: “The Taproom.”
Where you’ll find a bar. And lawn chairs tied with balloons hanging from 25-foot-high steel rafters. Typical taproom stuff.
Their inaugural eight brews are on draft.
Grab a fire-engine-red stool at the bar and say words like “hefeweizen” and “saison.” Beer will happen.
They’ll have live music every weekend.
And starting in July, a series called “Original Gravity” that pairs classical music with beer.
And come fall, a 20-seat restaurant-within-a-brewery.
Called the Tasting Counter. It’ll hold ticketed dinners paired with beers brewed just for the occasion.
Other than that, normal brewery.