Friday, January 23, 2015

Greg Hill of WAAF Involved in Opening of Restaurant and Brewery in Maynard

It looks like a local radio personality is involved in the opening of a restaurant and brewery west of Boston.

According to an article in Wicked Local, Greg Hill ("The Hillman") of WAAF and his Whole House Group is planning to work on opening a restaurant and brewery in Maynard, with the place being called the Battle Road Brewery. The new establishment--if approved by the town--would have up to 75 seats for dining, while the brewery would have the capacity of making 5,000 barrels of beer per year (the brewery part of the business, which was established in 2012, produced 500 barrels last year). Hill says that the restaurant would be more of an upscale spot than a pub and it would offer such items as pretzels, burgers, steak, and pasta.

Greg Hill's Whole House Group also operates 29 Sudbury in Sudbury and Howl at the Moon in Boston, and he is currently working on opening Flank, The New American Beefsteak in Waltham. [Ed note: Flank is now open.]

[March 13, 2015 update: The Boston Business Journal states that the Battle Road Brewery will be opening within the historic Clock Tower Mill in the center of Maynard and that it is a partnership between Hill's Whole House Group and Jeremy Cross and Scott Houghton, who founded the brewery (they currently operate the contract brewing business within the Ipswich Ale Brewery). According to the article, an outdoor beer garden that overlooks Mill Pond is part of the plans, and the restaurant and brewery could be opening sometime this fall.]

[June 10, 2016 update: A Facebook post from the place indicates that Battle Road Brewery is now brewing beer.]

[November 17, 2016 update: The Boston Business Journal indicates that Battle Road Brewery hopes to open its brew house/restaurant in December, and that much of the space will be used for the restaurant and taproom, while the rest will be for the actual brewery.]

[January 4, 2017 update: According to a job post within the Craigslist site, Battle Road Brewery and Brew House will open its doors on Saturday, January 28.]

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