Best beer in the Berkshires?
I go to college in the Berkshires, and I'm trying to branch out from buying Magic Hat all the time. Any recommendations for good local beers in the Berkshires? I love dark beers and have a weakness for seasonal flavors like pumpkin and peach.
I was drinking Opa Opa IPA when I was out there recently. It's not the best, but it's affordable and local. I also like the People's Pint, but that's a little more pricey.
Perhaps without realizing it you stumbled into a mecca for beer lovers.
Berkshire Brewing Company, So. Deerfield MA
Peoples Pint Brewery, Greenfield, MA
Paper City Brewery, Holyoke MA
Pretty Things Beer Project, Holyoke MA
High and Mighty Brewing, Holyoke MA
Opa Opa, Southampton MA
Then of course you have the small brewpub breweries like Northampton Brewery and Amherst Brewery, amazing bars like Moan and Dove, Sierra Grille, the Dirty Truth... and I'm sure I'm missing quite a few others that are further west of me (I'm in the Northampton area).
Every year there is also the Conn River Brewfest held in Holyoke... you should definitely attend!