In celebration of Pride month, we’re hosting the Night Shift Virtual Pride Market to support some of our favorite local makers, creators, and business owners! Learn more about each business below. Additionally, a portion of sales from our Proud. beer and Proud Roast coffee releases will be donated to the It Gets Better Project, a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. Growing up isn’t easy, especially when you are trying to affirm and assert your sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It can be a challenging and isolating process – but, the good news is, no one has to do it alone.
American Vinegar Works makes award-winning, small-batch vinegars that elevate cooking and cocktails. We ferment our vinegars from select American alcohols using a unique process from the 1800s to produce a depth of flavor that is recognized by professional chefs and home cooks alike. All of our vinegars are fermented, aged, and bottled raw at our vinegar works.
American Vinegar Works is creating craft vinegars that are being recognized in blind taste-test competitions, by professional chefs and home cooks alike, and in publications ranging from the New York Times to America’s Test Kitchen and even Vogue. We’re excited to be part of New England’s burgeoning craft food movement and to be a leading voice nationally for well-made, uniquely American vinegars.
Ruff Translating is a trans and queer owned dog training business led by owner and training specialist Ejay Eisen. RT specializes in behavior modification programs and service dog training, with a particular emphasis on psychiatric service dogs. We use comprehensive relationship building and as the foundation of all of our training programs, and offer a unique opportunity for our community to learn with services tailored to be both fun and beneficial. Check us out for group classes, private lessons, the occasional dog dance recital, and our flagship programs: The Adventure Club, and Muttessori Academy.
Nuttin Ordinary founder Josh, grew up in a vegan/vegetarian household in the 80’s and experienced first hand the healthy power of eating plant-based. Josh and now Co-Founder Adam met, and quickly realized they both had a passion for healthy lifestyles resulting from incorporating plant-based foods into everyday living. Both suffering from a lactose intolerance, Josh & Adam discovered they could “beat the bloat”, the tired, heavy feeling that came from dairy options with plant-based options. Soon, they began to cultivate ideas for their passion and desire to share plant-based foods with the community. Could plant-based protein sources be cultured with probiotics just like dairy cheese? It was a question that had to be answered. Shortly after, the idea of creating a quality, clean & simple ingredient, plant-based, nutritious, & uncompromisingly DELICIOUS cheese was born.
Rhode Island Spirits is the home of Rhodium brand premium gins, vodkas, and liqueurs, and the only LGBTQ+ – owned spirits brand in New England. The company is the brainchild and full time occupation of Cathy Plourde & Kara Larson, who are the founders, owners, and distillers.
We believe in offering unique flavors and distinctive spirits. Our commitment to gluten free, organic, and kosher products is rooted in a belief that everyone should be able to enjoy premium spirits that work with their needs. We forage botanical ingredients and partner with local small farms because we value the uniqueness of Rhode Island and the Blackstone Valley. We seek to make spirits here that could be made nowhere else.
Workforce is the creation of John Robb & Jeff Diaz-partners in life and business. Started in Provincetown, the Brand was born from the desire to create unique, rugged men’s shorts, pants, shirts and accessories inspired by the American heritage of Military and Industrial clothing. Being made in Massachusetts–contributing to job growth where they live and work, while donating a portion of sales each year to causes that affect people– remains a driving part of their mission statement. Today they are shipping their product all over the US and the Globe.
7ate9 Bakery is a small bakery/cafe located in Somerville that is the hub for all things cheesecake. After a 3 year quest to create the perfect cheesecake, founder Sarah Chester started selling on the farmers market circuit in 2010, and a brick & mortar storefront was established in 2015. 7ate9’s cheesecakes have since been named Best in Boston, Best in Massachusetts, and featured on the Food Network as one of 11 great cheesecakes across the country.
Gilded Studio is a Queer focused Boston pole dance and fitness space on a mission to make movement more empowering, educational, and enjoyable for all bodies. Founded by Jessica Chernicki, a genderfluid personal trainer, drag king, and professional pole dancer, Gilded provides weight neutral group and private sessions that cater to all fitness levels, abilities, and gender identities, especially trans and gender non-conforming folks. Gilded is also committed to increasing access to movement and fitness and offers low-cost facility rentals as well as sliding scale fitness and dance sessions to those with a financial need.
Due to Covid restrictions, Gilded operated at less than 20% of capacity last year. Being such a new business has made it very difficult to qualify for loans and grants so Gilded has been almost entirely self-funded. Thanks to the support of amazing clients, Gilded is on the verge of climbing out of the Covid-19 hole but still need a bit of help. The studio has been able to raise enough to buy the equipment to start group classes but is still short of its goal.
Molly Walter (she/her) is a queer artist, illustrator, and designer based in Somerville. She is self-taught and used the pandemic as a time to completely reprioritize her life, quitting her corporate job and launching her illustration business Molly Rose Creative full-time. She specializes in minimalist portraits and has a dark humor mental-health destigmatizing greeting card line with her sister. She also works with clients on branding & website work as well as highly customized event designs & invitations. Follow her on Instagram at @mollyrose.creative and @gallowshumorgreetings and check out her website & portfolio at mollywalter.com.
SIP IT PROUDLY
From our staff, to our drafts, to each and every person that enjoys our products – all styles are always welcome. In celebration of Pride, we share Proud., a double dry-hopped pale ale with you. Proud. pours a pale yellow color with an opaque haze and white head. The aroma is heavy on the citrus with a sweet stone fruit undertone with notes of freshly squeezed orange juice, limoncello, and ripe peach. The taste follows the aroma but with a sweeter citrus note with notes of clementine and nectarines. A delightfully aromatic and delicious cause-driven beer. What could be better?!
A portion of the proceeds from Proud., Proud Roast, and our All Styles Welcome t-shirts will be donated to It Gets Better – which is on a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth around the globe through story telling and building communities.
6.0% ABV. Available in Everett, Lovejoy Wharf, and Owl’s Nest locations.
Our proud roast is a medium roast single origin coffee with notes of cherry, strawberry, raspberry and chocolate. Available as whole bean or ground.
This pride month (and ALL the other months) you can rock a pride tee – “All Styles Welcome” on the front and rainbow cans on the back.