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  • Photo of Leadfoot Brewery: A Commitment to the Quality of Tradition

    Leadfoot Brewery: A Commitment to the Quality of Tradition

    My GPS guided me over a bridge to cross the Connecticut River before alerting me that I was moving to the wrong side of the river. After turning around and going through an underpass, I took a slight left and was promptly informed I missed the turn again. “What turn are you talking about? You want me to go on…

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  • Photo of Plenty of Surprises at The People’s Pint

    Plenty of Surprises at The People’s Pint

    When I pulled around the corner to the restaurant-pub my GPS directed me to, I knew there was a different story waiting for me here. I only worried that it was a story of a disappointing variety. The building seemed too small to house a brewery of any significance. Still, I also knew that The People’s Pint in Greenfield, Massachusetts…

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  • Photo of Standing Out in a Town of Breweries

    Standing Out in a Town of Breweries

    Easthampton, Massachusetts, is a town of breweries if ever there was one. The small town is host to three breweries with a population of only 16,000 people in the space of only 16.3 square miles. With this much beer in a small area, let’s hope residents of Easthampton are making responsible decisions in their consumption despite the array of options.…

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  • Photo of Vanished Valley Among Breweries Helping Western Mass Reappear

    Vanished Valley Among Breweries Helping Western Mass Reappear

    The beloved city of Boston bustles with livelihood, character, excitement, energy, sport, and, of course, beer. With its history, Boston personifies a piece of what it is to be an American. As the capital city embedded with the roots of the nation itself, it deserves the attention it gets and the reputation it has. With that powerful reputation, it becomes…

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  • Photo of Bringing An Abandoned Building Back to Life

    Bringing An Abandoned Building Back to Life

    Through a homebrewing project in Philadelphia, the foundation for Abandoned Building Brewery formed. Matt Tarlecki made a hobby of brewing and sharing his homebrews with friends. Being the hit they were, he tried his hand at a homebrewing competition. The prize was the chance to brew the beer in the brewpub of the company holding the contest, McKenzie Brew House. …

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  • Photo of New England Brewery Tour Series: Massachusetts Breweries (Pt 3. Western Mass)

    New England Brewery Tour Series: Massachusetts Breweries (Pt 3. Western Mass)

    New England is replete with brewing states, many of them boasting some of the most sought after brews in the country. Since the rise in popularity of the craft brew, beer artisans have aimed to gain notoriety through their concoctions. Massachusetts has made its mark as a state that can consistently deliver a high-quality beverage.  Detailing each of these breweries…

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