The fires in California have displaced a lot of people. Sierra Nevada brewing started a fund by brewing a special IPA Resilience IPA, with all the proceeds going to the campfire fund. now a thousand plus breweries in the US and abroad, are joining in donating all the proceeds to help these folks. check it out here! I would give it 3 weeks before you start seeing it on shelves. to help these folks out you need to just buy some of this beer which is an IPA and that’s helping and if you don’t like it just give it to your friends. let’s all join in for this cause. #ResilienceIPA #ButteStrong . And here’s a good write up https://bit.ly/2PXE1N3
A great Article about Which States Drink The Most (And Least) Beer In The US! Can be found HERE.
Opa-Opa Steakhouse is up for sale, through Canon Realty in Easthampton, MA. it includes the business, on-site brewery equipment, the building, 1.5 acres of land and the liquor license for an asking price of $799,000.
The bad part about it is their customer base found out and business went down. their next few months till it’s sold is slowing down, and there is no reason for it! They have shortened their hours Monday thru Friday at 4 pm. To compensate, but they still have great food and brews, which are on sale at 50% off on Tuesday & Saturday, check it out on their web page Here.
I promised Steve the owners son-in-law that I would help the best I could, and hopefully they will have a grand farewell, and someone will come alone and take it over and it will start a new chapter all over again. Let’s keep craft brewing alive as long as possible!
The bar Area now last Saturday the 25th
The bar Area now last Saturday the 25th
the good old days
Steve and me when things where good!
Brother and sister Peter and Janet Egelston along with other partners opened Northampton Brewery in the late 80’s which is close to me location. A few years later went to NH and started the Portsmouth Brewery. And everything was looking great till what I would call going overboard with this growing craft beer explosion. Now when march comes Smuttynose will go on auction. Their story of how the built everything can be found here and the auction part here.
Budweiser is no longer one of America’s three most popular beers. The rest can be found Here!
Massachusetts came in at 5th, Vermont at 6th, Maine at 9th place and New York at 11th place. check it out along with breweries Here.
YOUR Favorite PA Beers of 2016 can be found here! according to Breweries in PA.
After reading the latest issue of Yankee Brew News, It had told about two brewers buying a brewery in Williamsburg owned by Opa Opa steakhouse. This is exactly what it says and I hope it doesn’t get me in trouble!
Big Contract Brewing Services
Dennis Bates and Mike Charpentier who bought the 20-barrel brewery behind Brewmaster’s Tavern in Williamsburg in June 2016 (previously owned by the Opa Opa) are looking toward opening a Tasting Room at the same site. There’s plenty of beer to be had, as they are also renting the seven barrel system at the Opa Opa Steakhouse and Brewery in Southampton. “It’s a place for patrons to come in and have a taste and maybe some retail space would be perfect” Mike said. This new venture called Brewmasters Brewing service brew and packages, (read “contract brews”) for over 14 beer labels throughout the country.
Well on two different visits to Opa Opa Steakhouse, I had asked the owner Thamus and then his son-in-law Steve about the story, and they both told me, that it was only renting. So even though there are two different stories, I will believe Thamus and Steve till proven wrong!
Thamus on the right
Steve with hat on check something
Dennis Bates and Mike Charpentier
the page from Yankee Brew News
Sorry for all the missing time, but I was enjoying looking and imbibing rather than writing about my outings. Well I have some news for you to ponder because it’s got me really thinking about it after reading the latest issue of Yankee Brew News stay tuned!