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Seven Saws

7 Saws was created in 2017 by four friends with the shared goal of creating great beer and a vibrant community space in Holden, MA.

The name 7 Saws hails from the historic mills and villages we have to thank today for the existence of our hometown. An abundance of ponds, streams, and rivers provided the necessary source of power for mill villages such as Chaffinville, Dawsonville, Jeffersonville, Quinapoxet, North Woods, Springdale, and Unionville to flourish. Per one of the oldest known maps of Holden from 1795, “There are in the Town of Holden…Seven Saw Mills.” So as you explore our beautiful town, look for these village names and the legacy the historic mills still leave behind for us to enjoy. Cheers to a town built on hard-work and 7 Saws!

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Soul Purpose

Soul Purpose Brewing is the taproom-exclusive brand operating out of Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company. Located

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Rhinegeist

Our name, Rhinegeist, translates to “Ghost of the Rhine” and refers to our place in the historic Over-the-Rhine Brewery District in Cincinnati. Built within the skeleton of the old Moerlein bottling plant (1895), we brew batches of beer that sing with flavor.

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Hitchcock

HBC, named after ancient Glacial Lake Hitchcock, is a 10-barrel farm brewery located in Whately, MA amidst views of Sugarloaf Mountain, Hitchcock Hopyard, historic tobacco barns and acres and acres of active farmland.

The brewery opened in May 2016 as the culmination of a 30-year vision for the husband and wife team of Rich & Geneva Pedersen who own and operate the brewery and hopyard by themselves. After working for 30 years in their respective professions, Rich in the IT field and Geneva in the medical field, they decided to retire and follow their dreams.

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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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Spencer Trappist

spencer trappist logoTrappist communities observe the counsel of the Rule of St. Benedict, a 6th century guide for monastic life, that stresses the importance of ora et labora or “pray and work.” Monks are encouraged to be self-supportive and offer charitable assistance to others by producing and selling goods to the public.

The bell tower rising skyward above the abbey church is one of the defining architectural features of our Spencer Abbey. Simple, solid, striking, beautiful, the tower guides many a wayfarer to their spiritual home.
The font used in our Spencer logo is derived from the calligraphy inscribed upon the limestone end panels of the high altar of the abbey church, which was created by Br. David Holly, a monk and artist of Spencer at the time of its foundation in 1950.

Our brewery project is one of necessity. For over 60 years, we have cooked and packed jams and jellies at our monastery under the Trappist Preserves label. This business has allowed us to support ourselves, while providing wholesome monastic work and charitable assistance to the poorer communities and persons in need. However, when we look to the future, as our community grows and ages, we see our need for an additional enterprise that supports our community and charities in the years to come.

In our community, each monk’s work is assigned after matching up community need and the individual’s interests and abilities. A few years ago, one of our brothers expressed interest in brewing and even did some training at a local craft brewery. Over time, his passion for brewing affected some other monks, who recognized that brewing was a very traditional monastic enterprise. Thus, when the time came to re-chart the economic path for the monastery’s future, the idea of a brewery gained traction. However, before we could come to a decision, we had to develop the brewery idea into a realistic plan.

With the blessing of the abbot, we embarked upon a two-year data-gathering mission. We visited each Trappist brewery to learn everything we could from our European brothers. Beginning at the Abbey of Westmalle, we slowly made our way around Belgium, staying at the monasteries and making friends, receiving good advice and drinking some of the world’s best beer. The final stop of our first trip was the Abbey of Sint Sixtus, brewer of the acclaimed Westvleteren ales; by the end of our second trip and more detailed discussions, we were confident that we had put together a realistic plan for a new brewery. Following monastic tradition, the monks voted and confirmed the project by an overwhelming majority – we would build America’s first Trappist brewery.

Observing Trappist tradition we have named the brewery, and the beer, Spencer after our beloved town of Spencer, MA.

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Broad Brook

Broad Brook Brewing CoFounded in September 2010, Broad Brook Brewing is a new micro-brewery located in East Windsor, Connecticut. By hand crafting our beer, using the finest ingredients available, we produce well balanced, high quality ales with a focus on drinkability.

Along with our award-winning lineup, we continue to develop new recipes on our 15 barrel system.

     

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Captain Lawrence

Captain Lawrence BrewingThe Captain Lawrence Brewing Company journey began humbly, with five- gallon batches of beer brewed on a kitchen stovetop in November, 1995. Today you can find our beers across all of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Come enjoy up to 12 different ales on tap here in our Elmsford, NY tasting room with great local food provided by Gleason’s/Birdsall House of Peekskill, NY. We also host private parties and special events. It’s the ideal location to throw a party, no matter what you’re celebrating – the aroma when you walk in the doors is enough to put you in the mood to relax and enjoy our great beer with friends and family. Local beer just tastes better.