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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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Greater Good

We’re obsessed: all that we think about, all that we dream about, all that we build are high-end ales and lagers which strictly range within the Imperial classification of alcohol from 8% to 14%. We’re committed to the production of Greater tasting beers, hand-crafted with Greater ingredients. We are defining the next level of Imperial brews.

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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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Vanished Valley

Vanished Valley Brewing Company is a fast growing small-batch brewery that took flight in 2016 out of a desire to share our passion for exciting craft beer with others in good company and spirit.

We believe in brewing only the beer that we love through precision and a commitment to the highest quality. Through our vocation we believe in stretching limits and challenging the status quo of certain beer styles, aiming higher and creating something more than we thought possible.

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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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New England Brewing

New England Brewing Company is a small craft brewery located in Woodbridge CT right on the border of New Haven. NEBCO is proud to be brewing carefully crafted beers for local consumption. NEBCO is one of the pioneers of putting quality craft beer in cans and has an ever growing line up of beers that offer both traditional ales and lagers as well more unique takes on existing styles. The brewing team brings passion for flavor and quality into the brewery in order to produce craft beers that they hope will be among the first choice of craft beer enthusiasts and newcomers alike. New England Brewing Company was listed as one of the top 20 breweries in the country by BeerAdvocate.com in both 2009 and 2010.

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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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Berkshire Brewing Co

Berkshire Brewing Company logoEstablished in 1994 in South Deerfield, MA, Berkshire Brewing Company is New England’s premier regional craft brewery. We keep it simple: brewing our ales and lagers fresh in small batches. We keep it real: all of our beers are unfiltered, unpasteurized, and contain no chemical additives or preservatives. And we keep it creative: producing a broad range of year-round and seasonal ales and lagers, and frequent brewer’s specials. Just good beer.

We believe in staying relaxed, down-to-earth, and enjoying an abundance of great beer. There are no secrets here. We share our process, our culture, and of course, the final product – because that’s the way we believe a craft brewery should be.

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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.