3 Beer Graphics Everyone Should See

November 28, 2011
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I’ve recently come across a lot of beer-related infographics, charts and other visuals. Some are less useful, but others are actually quite compelling or thought-provoking. I wanted to point out three today and provide some interesting perspectives on beer and the beer industry. 1. The Very Many Varieties of Beer I’m a brewer, and I’ve experimented […]

Posted in: Beer Industry

Night Shift Brewing System Arrives

November 22, 2011
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It only makes sense that a truly epic event for NSB would occur on the epically palindromic date of 11/22/11. It had been foreseen… Total nonsense, but a big day for Night Shift Brewing nonetheless. Arriving at our brewery around 11am this morning was an 18-wheel truck carrying an 800 lb, 11 ft long crate. Inside: Shaquille O’Neal’s corpse…No. […]

Posted in: Brewery Buildout

New NSB Founders Photos

November 19, 2011
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A few weeks ago, my father, David Oxton, did a photo shoot of us Night Shift Brewing founders. Of course, we had to go with a night shoot. For location, we chose the patio above the Tufts’ library, which has an amazing view that overlooks all of Somerville, Cambridge, Boston and beyond. As expected, the photos came […]

4 Awesome Sites for Brand Design

November 16, 2011
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As I work on the development of our own brand, Night Shift Brewing, I find myself coming back to a few sites over and over again. These are design-oriented sites that I consistently rely on for guidance, suggestions, or, quite often, aimless perusing while I try and soak up whatever what I come across. They’re kind […]

Posted in: Fun and Random

Experiments with "Indie Hops" hops, and corks!

November 9, 2011
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Our Night Shift Brewing test kitchen has seen a number of experimentations happen over the last few weeks. One recent project centered around a box of hops samples that Jim Solberg at Indie Hops recently sent our way. If you haven’t heard of them yet, Inide Hops is a hops supplier, based out of Oregon’s Willamette […]

From Mash Tun…to Jockey Box

October 27, 2011
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Not long ago, near the beginning of a test kitchen brew session, our one-year-old, 20-gallon mash tun began leaking water. Not just a few drops, but serious amounts of this-will-flood-our-house water. Upon closer inspection, we discovered that many, many brews had worn the drain opening’s plastic beyond repair. Thus ended the life our blue mash […]

Night Shift Cooking – Wheat Wine Pork Chops

October 14, 2011
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Last night, I continued what’s become almost a tradition in our household: cooking with Night Shift beers. Of course, we always emphasize the pairing of Night Shift beer with one’s meal, but often neglected is the addition of beer into a recipe itself. There are many ways to do it, and though I’ve found multiple […]

Posted in: Night Shift Cooking