Flying Dreams is the second brewery to open in Marlborough. “We plan on using the Marlborough brewery to brew experimental and pilot beers,” said founder Dave Richardson. “It’s a great thing to be able to do.”
WICKED LOCAL – Freshly brewed beer will be pouring in the city’s downtown on Friday when Flying Dreams Brewing opens its taproom on Main Street.
Flying Dreams plans to open its doors at 277 Main St. at noon with eight beers on tap.
“I think less is more nowadays,” said Dave Richardson, Flying Dreams’ founder and brewer. “Everyone wants beer as fresh as possible today, and if you have too many taps, they can tend to sit.”
The Marlborough location is Flying Dreams’ second location. It also has a brewery at Peppercorn’s Grille & Tavern on Park Avenue in Worcester, where it brews most of its beer.
For now, all beers that will be on tap at Flying Dreams will be brewed in Worcester. The draft list will feature some Flying Dreams favorites such as Never Summer Saison. Richardson said in the near future, they plan to brew small batches of beer on the brewing system in the Marlborough brewery.
“We plan on using the Marlborough brewery to brew experimental and pilot beers,” said Richardson. “It’s a great thing to be able to do.”
Flying Dreams is the second brewery to open in the city. Strange Brewing opened earlier this year at the Strange Brew homebrew shop at 416 Boston Post Road East. Two other breweries, Lost Shoe Brewing and Roasting Company and Tackle Box Brewing Company are expected to open next year.
Walden Woods Brewing Company originally planned to open in the Flying Dreams location. But in June, Walden Woods’ owners announced they would not be able to open, and have not commented why.
Walden Woods left behind a nearly complete brewery for Richardson to move his taproom into. He said they made some minor changes for occupancy, and brought in Worcester artist Kai Griffiths to paint the walls with murals, giving the brewery color and character that was not there when Richardson first leased the spot.
“We like to put our own spin on things,” he said. “It looks awesome in there. We’ve always been a bit more about our art than a lot of breweries, just like our logo is a little more artistic. We are carrying it through in the taproom. Beer is an outlet for people. Art and music are very similar things.”
Although food is not available, patrons can bring their own. Flying Dreams will also sell cans and bottles of beer to go.
The Flying Dreams taproom will be open 4-9 p.m. Wednesday; 3-10 p.m. Thursday; noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.
This article by Norman Miller originally appeared here.