Vince Tursi is a brewer at Night Shift Brewing, a young but incredibly fast growing brewery from Everett, Massachusetts. Known for their creative, culinary inspired beers, Night Shift is quickly becoming known as a premiere sour producer and experts at producing incredibly well-balanced barrel aged beers and juicy IPA's. Staying true to their philosophy of thinking outside of the box, Night Shift is poised to become a mainstay in the American brewing scene and has already become one of the American craft beer scene's leaders in expanding what most people perceive to be capable with regards to beer.
In the case of Vince and his personal philosophy on brewing, it seems like his joining Night Shift as brewer was a perfect match. A philosophy based on originality and creativity all while producing beers that are true to style, is responsible for the growth and popularity of the brand and will continue to propel their growth in the future. As he correctly calls it, brewing is an art, and Vince doesn't take that lightly. Try Night Shift beers like El Lechedor, a horchata inspired Mexican Milk Stout, and Farmer's Duel, a saison blended with beer aged in red wine and white wine barrels each fermented on separate yeast strains, and you'll see the artist he truly is.
Most important of all is how nice of a guy he is! All of the Night Shift employees seem to carry a nice gene and only one visit to the brewery will show you what I mean. On our visit to the brewery earlier this year, employees filled the space on a Saturday to answer questions about their beers, interact with patrons, and get honest reactions to what they were producing. Vince welcomes this honest criticism as he is always seeking to make a better beer with every batch. After all, as he puts it, nothing is ever perfect.
Check out our conversation with Vince and learn about the brewery's expansion in to their new 16,000 square foot space, learn about their ingredient selection process, their current and future beers, their former brewery's bathroom, and Vince's history with regards to brewing and the Boston beer scene. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed talking to Vince, and we can't wait to see what more Night Shift has up their sleeves. To one of our favorite breweries and now one of our favorite brewers, we wish you nothing but success in the future and can't wait to revisit this conversation when your brewery grows again!