Somerville Brewing, a Massachusetts-based maker of Slumbrew beers, has unveiled plans to establish a new brewery, retail store and taproom at the Boynton Yards area in Somerville.

The brewery, which currently produces its beers at Mercury Brewing in Ipswich, Massachusetts, has finalised a property at 15 Ward Street for its brewery.

The brewing facility and 1,500ft² taproom, which is pending federal, state and local permit, will open in around five to six months, claims the company.

The new brewery will add around 2,500 barrels of beer to its existing production capacity.

Somerville’s full line of 13 packaged Slumbrew beers consists of four core brands, variety of seasonal and special releases.

In addition to beers produced at Mercury, the new brewery will offer a wide range of limited styles that will be available through the taproom and key accounts.

Some of its beers include Flagraiser IPA, Happy Sol blood orange hefeweizen, Porter Square Porter, Trekker Trippel and others.

Somerville Brewing co-founder and head brewer Jeff Leiter said their partnership with Mercury Brewing is still strong and successful, but their new brewery provides tremendous creative freedom to explore a range of projects on smaller scales.

"Most importantly though, we gain the ability to interact directly with our customers on a consistent basis. The taproom is a vital way to share our story with beer drinkers," Leiter added.

The Slumbrew brands are distributed by a consortium of distributors including Burke and Merrimack Valley Distributing in the areas surrounding Somerville.

Beyond Massachusetts, Slumbrew brands are distributed in surrounding states including Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Vermont and Maine.

Image: Somerville Brewing will develop new brewery and taproom in Somerville. Photo: courtesy of Somerville Brewing Company Inc.