Berkshire Brewing Company
  • 12 Railroad St
  • South Deerfield, MA 01373
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Saturday Tours
Our quick take

Before the craft beer boom, Steel Rail was the de facto local draft. Now that craft is huge, brews like InHopNito show BBC is still very much in the game.

Big Elm
  • 65 Silver Street
  • Sheffield, MA 01257
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Tap Room & Tours
Our quick take

There’s a solid IPA in their lineup, and they’re unafraid to ease off the hops with more malt-forward ales too.

Brewmaster Jack
  • Northampton, MA
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In the house
Our quick take

Brewmaster Jack does a lot of interesting “house beers” for local restaurants, and their staple Ambrewsia IPA is a delicious, hazy, quintessential IPA.

Brick and Feather
  • 78 11th St.
  • Turners Falls, MA 01376
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Tasting Room
Our quick take

Both the beers and the tasting room are rustically charming and white-linen luxurious at the same time. Drink bravely.

Building 8
  • 320 Riverside Dr.
  • Florence, MA 01062
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Tasting Room
Our quick take

A relatively new player. For a while their only offering was this delicious IPA. They do a fab Session and DIPA now too.

Fort Hill
  • 30 Fort Hill Rd.
  • Easthampton, MA 01027
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Tasting Room
Our quick take

Always trying new things with their IPAs. Literally. Seems there’s a new one each month and they’re all seriously crushable.

Honest Weight
  • 131 West Main St., Unit 104
  • Orange, MA 01364
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Tasting Room
Our quick take

Another place that makes us think “boutique.” Interesting experiments and a solid core line-up.

Lefty’s
  • 301 Wells St.
  • Greenfield, MA 01301
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Tasting Room
Our quick take

A longstanding Greenfield favorite, Lefty’s does a lot of crazy combinations like Breakfast Stout, but also produces some great Pales.

People’s Pint
  • 24 Federal St.
  • Greenfield, MA 01301
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Restaurant
Our quick take

Hope Street Amber is exceptional for being one of the few traditional ESBs you can find brewed in these parts. It tastes exceptional too.

Spencer
  • Spencer, MA
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Annual Open House
Our quick take

Their flagship ale is remarkable, and this Trappist IPA is equally brilliant.