Release Party—Habitat Brewing Co.

Joan Miller

Matt Addis

Our relatively new neighbor, Habitat Brewing Co., is soon having a special release party. Habitat opened on Broadway between High Five and Moog; many of us have enjoyed its ambiance and local brews.

Owners Matt Addis and Jonathan Myers have put love and craft into its recycled materials interior, and have been waiting on their brewing license. It finally came through, and they (and they hope we) are celebrating the whole weekend of February 24, with music and food and, of course, Habitat brews. They are looking to showcase a Stout, a Baltic Porter, an IPA, an IRA, and a Bitter. This reader can hardly wait.

See their Facebook page for the weekly and monthly calendar. A newsletter will be out soon, where you can sign up to get the latest calendar of events. Envisioned as a neighborhood commons, as described in Mitch Russell’s July 2016 newsletter article, Habitat has a compelling event calendar. Here’s a taste:

The first Tuesday of each month is Pints with Professors, with a wide variety of topics.

Every Thursday night will be an open mic comedy night, and on various weekends, improv shows and classes. Friday nights, besides beer, you’ll find the Grubbers food truck in the lot for burgers, sandwiches, and vegetarian choices. Sundays you’ll hear acoustic music, and the Shakti Shiva food truck will be parked in the lot for Indian fare.

Matt told me about a development he hadn’t foreseen, and is excited by the possibilities. A few book clubs are already regularly meeting at Habitat now. They’ve been called by several neighbors for large birthday parties (neighbors bring their own cake and treats, and order drinks from the bar). It’s obvious the space would lend itself well to retirement parties and wedding rehearsal dinners.