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BLDG 8

BLDG 8 Brewing is a micro brewery located within the heart of The Baystate Village in Northampton, Ma. We are committed to creating a quality product with a hop forward presence. BLDG 8 Brewing is owned and operated by O’Brian and Meghan Tomalin, along with our Head Brewer Mike Yates.

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Two Weeks Notice

Two Weeks Notice Brewing Company was born out of the desire to not only develop and brew beer we like to drink, but also to bring our little community of friends around to enjoy a day together. Brew days consisted of friends pouring in with food and local craft beers to enjoy, loud music and never ending nights by the fire. We lovingly coined the phrase “Fake Saturday” (we even named a beer after it) for any brew days that happened to fall on a work night. We found a way to not think about the adult consequences we would face at our jobs the next day and focus on enjoyment of the day and the moment. It is an important goal of Two Weeks Notice to never stop these brew days. We want to lease or purchase a brew space that will allow us to invite the community into our world and make them a part of what we do. Beer making is our escape, it’s our creative outlet- and we want our supporters to be a part of that too. Two Weeks Notice was born out of the idea of getting back to what WE think we were put on this earth to do: create lasting memories and good times with our friends and family.

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Baxter

Baxter Brewing Co. is a Maine-based craft brewery which is the first of its kind in New England to can all of its beer. Located in Bates Mill in the up-and-coming community of Lewiston/Auburn, ME, Baxter Brewing Co. currently distributes its flavorful and unique craft beers in ME, MA, NH, VT, NY, RI, & CT both in six-pack and on draught. The brewery features an in-house retail shop and Tap Room where you can purchase our beer and sweet schwag on-site, enjoy tours and tastings as well as regular special events.

Baxter’s story begins with Luke Livingston, whose interest in craft beer was peaked in college (thanks to him, Clark University now has a rule in place banning brewing in the dorms). After graduating, he launched a well-respected beer blog; as he continued to learn and write about craft beer, he recognized a need in the New England market for some creative interpretations of popular beers.

The impetus for committing his ideas to a business plan occurred in 2009, with the passing of his mother. The key components of his plan were to offer creative, approachable beers that would be produced sustainably, that would be inspired but not constrained by tradition, and that, through convenient packaging, could be enjoyed everywhere.

To brew beer of the caliber Luke had in mind, he needed to locate talented brewers that shared his vision for great canned craft beer. To this end, he found Ben Low, a former Latin Literature professor who happened to be in the middle of starting his own brewery.

Ben agreed come on board as the interim head brewer for a few months to get things rolling – but lucky for us, Ben’s few months have turned into years.

He is now the Director of Brewing Operations, and his vision and passion is embodied by Baxter’s assortment of interesting, highly-crafted, and balanced beers.

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Honest Weight Artisan

Honest Weight Artisian BeerHonest Weight Artisan Beer brews tradition-inspired rustic ales and lagers, produced with a modern sensibility and with an eye toward exacting detail. Our brewery is located in the heart of Massachusetts’ North Quabbin region.

Honest Weight produces year-round, and on draft: Fresh, hop-forward American Ales, Earthy and beautiful Grisettes, and Saisons

Also seasonably available Wild and Barrel Aged Beers.

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Maine Beer Co

A small, artisanal brewery dedicated to crafting great beer.maine beer company logo

     

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von Trapp Brewing

von Trapp Brewing logoOur bier is brewed on the grounds of Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, this lager is crafted with the finest traditional ingredients and our pure Vermont spring water.

Inspired by the quality brewing heritage of his ancestral homeland of Austria, Johannes von Trapp has built a world class brewery on the grounds of his family’s lodge in the pristine mountains of Stowe, Vermont. Using traditional Austrian brewing techniques, our master brewer creates pure, clean beer with amazingly complex flavor profiles.

Of course, everyone says they use the finest ingredients and so do we, but few can say they use their own natural resources. We do. You can taste the difference. This beer is brewed on the grounds of the Trapp Family Lodge, using pure Vermont spring water from right here on our own property.

     

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Lefty’s Brewing

Lefty's Brewing Company

At Lefty’s, we use only quality ingredients and take pride in our attention to detail.  It is important to us to provide you with a fresh, locally made brew, showcasing our passion in every pint.  If you are interested in visiting our brewery, free tours & tastings along with growler fills & purchases are available during store hours! Bring friends & family!

Bill “Lefty” Goldfarb earned his nickname during his time as a commercial roofer. He wasn’t the only Bill on the roof, so the two guys were nicknamed by their dominant hands. Even though Lefty is no longer on roofs, his nickname lives on!

Melissa, Bill’s partner in life as well as business, is conveniently also a Lefty.  Melissa’s focus is on all of the marketing and sales.  Together they make a great team, bringing strengths to every aspect of the brewery.

After years of practice as a home brewer, Bill’s passion grew into a profession. With determination, creativity, and a lot of fun along the way, Bill and Melissa opened the doors to Lefty’s Brewing Company in 2010 and have never looked back!

Over the past several years Lefty’s has grown from two people who sold six types of beer, into a small dedicated team that has brewed over thirty five beer flavors. Each team member brings a different set of strengths and skills to the company, along with the excitement and passion for craft beer. We hope you get a chance to come visit our brewery, which we call a second home.