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For now, Navigation is a part time company for Mercier, a full time land surveyor and part time real estate agent, and Johnson, a railroad purchasing and sales manager. But they're hoping the business will grow.
In beer making, there's a lot of down time, too, so Mercier's young children Johnson's grandkids come in with hockey and lacrosse sticks to play inside the 1,200 square foot warehouse.
Mercier said he is on a mission to offer a unique Lowell beer that locals can proudly claim as their own.
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, every Saturday, hauling in fresh grain picked up from western Massachusetts on a weekly basis. For the rest of the day, they mash, strain, boil, brighten and spice to create their signature product.
Johnson went on to win the 1998 gold medal in the American Home Brewers Association's annual National Homebrew Competition. This past winter, Johnson and Mercier, who plays the role of laborer to Johnson's master chef, took first and second place at Lowell's Winterfest, beating out local favorites, including beers from Sam Adams and Harpoon.
"We really want to be able to offer some more local flavor from Lowell . and we figured beer is a great way to do that," he said.
nearly 13 hours straight.
Navigation took over their current space in the fall from Ben Howe's Enlightenment Ales brewery, which has since closed.
Navigation currently offers four beers a pale ale, an India pale ale (or IPA), a double IPA and a stout for about $8 to $12 per 22 ounce bottle, depending on the type. The company has plans to offer growlers small kegs and seasonal varieties soon, too.
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family's endeavor to come together.
Mercier said the pair had yet to find a location for their brewing in February 2013, but Johnson had been developing beer out of his home since the early 1990s.
Mayor Rodney Elliott will attend a grand opening for the company Thursday. He said he's excited for the possibility of a well known original beer being brewed in the city.
"I think having a Lowell beer would once again put Lowell on the map, and it's another opportunity for us to showcase this city," Elliott said. "I've been seeing a lot of microbreweries and . Slattery is a UMass Lowell graduate from Chelmsford who started pulling permits together for Do Can in 2011.
Mercier, 37, of Dracut, and Johnson, 60, of Tewksbury, moved in last November, and with a grand opening this week, they're hoping to stick around for a while.
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Navigation is a small operation for now, brewing about 60 gallons per batch. It took about two years for the Burberry Marden Backpack
"My wife created a monster," Johnson said with a laugh.
LOWELL At the Navigation Brewing Company, the two person operation spends all week preparing for "brew days" on the weekend.
"People can look at Navigation winning awards and Do Can making all these great beers, and Lowell can be standing by them proudly," Slattery said. "People say, 'I never thought of going into Lowell for (local beer).' But I think that we will draw interest based on our example."
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