Legal Sea Foods Restaurant Group, the New England-based restaurant brand with over 20 locations along the East Coast, announces today their exclusive beer partnership with Night Shift Brewing called Freddie and the Owl. The two iconic brands will launch their partnership with Legally Hazy IPA, an exclusive draft beer available only at Legal Sea Foods locations.

“It has been a fun and rewarding experience to partner with the team at Night Shift Brewing to develop a unique New England style IPA that appeals to our audience and aligns with our seafood-centric menu. The collaborative effort involved many tastings, and a very hands on approach from both partners and we can’t wait to hear the feedback from our guests,” says Christian Gianaris, National Beverage Director, PPX Hospitality Brands.

The two Boston-based businesses came together over their shared ideals of a focused commitment to quality and a seasoned passion for New England. Working together, the partners wanted to create an exclusive beer that represents both brands, and felt that the hazy New England style IPA was the perfect choice. 

“We crafted the Legally Hazy IPA recipe from kettle to keg. It’s bold, juicy, and citrusy without overpowering. It can stand up to the classic fish & chips or wash down a delicate, freshly shucked oyster. It features two really special hops – New Zealand Cascade and Simcoe Cryo – giving it some beautiful flavors of orange peel and grapefruit. Much like the partnership between our two brands, the beer itself is a perfect balance of great things.” said Michael Oxton, Co-Founder of Night Shift Brewing.

The new draft beer will be the official brew for Legal Sea Foods Oyster Festival in October 2022, and it will remain on tap at all Legal Sea Foods restaurants nationwide. Oyster Festival is a month-long celebration that will feature several new oyster appetizers, sandwiches & entrees, along with an expanded raw oyster selection from all over the East Coast – available for both lunch & dinner at all locations. And for a limited time, Legal Sea Foods Happy Oyster Hour will run daily from 2-5 PM – featuring $2 Oysters on the half shell.

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