PRESS RELEASE / April 20, 2017 — After a successful first year, breweries in western Massachusetts and the publicans and retailers who support them will come together again to celebrate Western Mass Beer Week June 10-17, 2017.

Last year 35 businesses participated in the region’s inaugural Beer Week. To date for 2017, there are more than 50 participating businesses representing each of the four counties of western Massachusetts. Confirmed participants so far include:

 

Breweries:

Abandoned Building Brewery, Amherst Brewing, Arcpoint Brewing Company, Artifact Cider Project, Artisan Beverage Co-op, Berkshire Brewing Company, Bear & Bramble Brewing, Big Elm Brewing, BLDG 8 Brewing, Brew Practitioners, Brewmaster Jack, Brick & Feather brewery, Bright Ideas Brewing, Element brewing Company, Hitchcock Brewing Company, Honest Weight Artisan Beer, Iron Duke Brewing, Lefty’s Brewing Company, New City Brewery, Northampton Brewery, The People’s Pint, Stoneman Brewery, Two Weeks Notice Brewing, Vanished Valley Brewing, White Lion Brewing

Bars and Restaurants:

Bistro 63, The Dirty Truth, District Kitchen + Bar, Europa, Five Eyed Fox, The Foundry, Gateway City Arts, Hope and Olive, Lady Killigrew, Lattitude Restaurant, Moe’s Tavern, Plan B Burger Bar, Public eat+drink, seven strong, Seymour Pub, The Sierra Grille, Smith’s Billiards, Skyline Trading Company, Student Prince Cafe and Fort Restaurant, Taphouse Grille, The Quarters

Retailers, Importers & More:

Beerology, Four Seasons, Provisions, Ryan and Casey, Shelton Brothers, Spirit Haus, The Beer Shop

 

While many events are still in the planning stage, a few have already been announced. The People’s Pint will host the brand new Pints in the Park event at Energy Park in downtown Greenfield on Saturday June 10. Additionally to kick off Beer Week on June 10, BLDG8 Brewing will host an open house where guests will be treated to tasty snacks, entertainment and the ability to purchase and enjoy pints on site for the day. Western Mass Beer Week again coincides and culminates with the Pedals2Pints spring ride and The Worthy Brewfest.

Those familiar with last year’s events might remember the “C_lvin IPA,” a collaboraon brew by Abandoned Building and Brewmaster Jack’s. While that collaboraon release was exclusive to 2016, several other collaboration beers are already in the works for this year. Some collaborations announced so far include a beer brewed by newcomers Vanished Valley and Two Weeks Notice and Abandoned Building’s two separate releases with Lefty’s Brewing and Beerology, Northampton’s new homebrew supply store and ‘beerducation’ center.

Registrations for Western Mass Beer Week are till be accepted on a rolling basis. Please visit www.westernmassbeerweek.org or contact westernmassbeerweek@gmail.com for more informaon.

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About Western Mass Beer Week

Western Mass Beer Week is a coordinated week of events mid-June at breweries, bars, retailers and restaurants in western Massachuses celebrating the beer brewed in the region. Its mission is to call attention to western Massachusetts as a beer destination and to develop a stronger synergy between the breweries, beer venues and all of the exciting things happening in the region’s beer scene. For more informaon, visit www.WesternMassBeerWeek.org.

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