Skyline Trading Company is movin’ and brewin’

Skyline Trading Company in Westfield has been a go-to for anyone who basically loves craft beer, homebrewing, and flatbreads (oh, the flatbreads!). It's been extremely successful in its relatively small storefront on the Whip City's main drag on Elm Street and is now ready for bigger and better things. Co-owners Lisa Pac and Daniel Osella… Continue reading Skyline Trading Company is movin’ and brewin’

In shocking news, Lefty’s announces it’s closing

One of the pioneers and staples of the Western Massachusetts craft beer scene made a shocking announcement on Friday morning, stating that the brewery will close in mid-April. Lefty's Brewing Company said in a Facebook post the brewery was successful and indicated the decision to shutter operations on April 14 was due to personal circumstances,… Continue reading In shocking news, Lefty’s announces it’s closing

White Lion announces beer to celebrate MGM Springfield

Two of the city of Springfield's biggest food and entertainment brands use a lion in their logo, so it should be no real surprise that they've found a way to leverage that. Always ready to jump on board with promotions surrounding the area's biggest events (see The Big E), White Lion Brewing Company recently announced… Continue reading White Lion announces beer to celebrate MGM Springfield

Vanished Valley scales back production but bumps up the fun

Few have experienced a meteoric spike in popularity the way Vanished Valley has, and for good reason. Josh Britton and his team at the tiny brewery in Ludlow have been cranking out the hits with amazing regularity. With popularity comes an amazing level of demand. That's why last year Vanished Valley announced a contract brewing… Continue reading Vanished Valley scales back production but bumps up the fun

Beer: Who’s got the most and who’s got the least?

I read an article in Forbes that reported more than half of the states in this country now have more than 100 breweries. It's truly an amazing time for beer. But then I got to thinking about raw numbers and how they can be deceiving. For example, consider volume stats for a quarterback in football.… Continue reading Beer: Who’s got the most and who’s got the least?

West Side is one step closer to beer

It's officially official. Two Weeks Notice Brewing Co. recently closed on its space on Baldwin Street in West Springfield and has started work on the new facility, including demolition and the rolling in of some equipment. https://www.facebook.com/twoweeksnoticebrewco/posts/866619046872883 There had been some concern raised by city officials regarding whether or not Two Weeks Notice would have… Continue reading West Side is one step closer to beer