News, Events & Beer Releases

Cabin in the Pines Double IPA. Amherst Brewing x Blaze Brewing

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Bingo and Brews

Join us for BINGO & BREWS every fourth Thursday of the month. Win prizes, enjoy a cold beer or two, and bring the fam and friends for a chance to win some cool prizes. Family friendly & free! In the Amherst Brewing Taproom(located inside The Hangar Pub and Grill of Amherst)

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Please Support Local Craft Beer and Your Community

Please consider filling this petition out if you live in the state of Massachusetts. By supporting this bill this session (H.401), it that would allow Amherst Brewing, a brewpub license holder, to self-distribute a limited amount of beer to our beloved neighbors and community! 

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SAVE THE DATE -> SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2022 in theAmherst Brewing Taproom

Amherst Brewing x Artifact Cider Project x Atkins Farms Country Market

We're at it again on September 22nd to bring you our second annual Fall Flight Night, for special prefixed flights featuring our fall beers and Artifact’s latest Feels Like Home ciders, Snakebites(pint of half cider, half beer), and cider donuts from Atkins Farms Market.

Open to the public! Fun starts at 5pm.

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SHATTER #1 is out now on draft at The Hangar Pub and Grill of Amherst

It’s a New England style IPA with botanically extracted terpenes. Combined with a generous Citra dry hop, we’ve created an IPA thats both very tropical and drinkable, but with a very dank bitterness you have to try for yourself to believe.

SHATTER #2 is out now on draft at The Hangar Pub and Grill of Amherst as well.

This batch was brewed with terpenes specifically formulated to mimic the dank profile of the very popular Pineapple Express flavor

Stay tuned for more DANK inspired

**DRAFT ONLY, no cans at this time.

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Honey Pilsner

Honey Pilsner

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Say Hello to JESS, our Flagship IPA

There’s a reason why Jess is our flagship beer. A hazy New England IPA brewed with oats and hopped with Mosaic, Simcoe and Citra.

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Pistachio Creme Pie is BACK!

Our notorious Pistachio Creme Pie is back. If you haven't had the pleasure of tasting this sweet treat, get ready for the ultimate summer dessert beer your tastebuds have ever indulged in.

RELEASE JULY 13th 4pm at the Amherst Brewing Taproom

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Layback lager, Theory Skate x Amherst Brewing

Theory Skate x Amherst Brewing. 

Layback Lager dropping next Friday, July 7th. Cheers to our pals at Theory Skate Shop who are celebrating their 25th year anniversary this summer. They have deep roots in Western Mass, pioneering the local skate and snowboard scene since ’98. We wanted to brew something special in collaboration with them to enjoy during those hot summer days at the Skate Park.

Thanks to Theory for having us. We brewed a lime lager. Stay tuned. 

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The Range, A Crisp, Refreshing, and Local Lager

The Range, an extremely drinkable, thirst quenching, crisp lager as fresh as the Holyoke Mountain Range.

This 4% lager brewed with local ingredients from Valley Malt and Four Star Farms is the perfect all day, any occasion, time of year beer.

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The Hangar Pub and Grill, home of award winning wings, Amherst Brewing, and some of the best staff and cusomers in Western Mass is currently hiring and looking to fill a few positions at a handful of our locations.

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HANGAR OPEN 2023 - Sign Up Now!

Join the Hangar Pub and Grill for our annual Hangar Golf Tournament! Taking place on Monday September 25, 2023, at The Ledges in South Hadley.

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Orange Creamsicle Juice Life

🍊 Orange Creamsicle Juice Life 🍊One of our favorite beers in the Juice Life series is back and is bringing along some serious summer vibes. This sour is packed with orange and vanilla  and a hint of lactose to round it all out.

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Gone Postal IPA is Making Its Way Back

Gone Postal IPA is Making Its Way Back

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"I Can Buy Myself Lagers" is a dark lager coming in at 4.5%abv and is malty and smooth with notes of baked bread, chocolate, and coffee.

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Amherst Brewing x @neverdeadbeer FAULT AND FRACTURE DOUBLE IPA OUT NOW

Amherst Brewing x @neverdeadbeer FAULT AND FRACTURE DOUBLE IPA OUT NOW🍻💀

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Amherst Brewing's Single Hopped IPA Series

Our EFFECT series features the most freshest and dankest single hopped IPA's.

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Pistachio Creme Pie Ale

Dropping soon! 

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We gave our very talented brewers a little project. Introducing Amherst Brewing's "BREWER'S FACEOFF". We came up with an amazing porter base and gave Caleb, Aidan, Jeff, Avarie, and Matt a project to make it their own. These beers will come out one at a time, ONLY ON DRAFT in our Taproom and select Hangar locations.

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Cold Foam Coffee Stout brewed in Collaboration with Lost Shoes Brewing Coming Out Soon

Join us for the release of our Mass Beer Week Beer made in collaboration with Lost Shoe Brewing and Roasting Company. Stay tuned for Cold Foam Coffee Stout.

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We’ve got some dope neighbors.

In addition to our weekly Wednesday night trivia in our Taproom, we’ll be shaking some things up with fun prizes, speciality cocktails, samples, etc from our neighbors.

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Westfield Hangar Now Booking Private Parties

Westfield Hangar now booking private parties!

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Photographer Colin McGahan Artwork Showcase in the Amherst Brewing Taproom

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Up to Snow Good Winter Warmer

A new winter favorite is here...

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Massachusetts Lager

Amherst Brewing x Massachusetts Athletics

Proudly introducing Massachusetts Lager, a crushable lager brewed with local Valley Malt Pilsner and lightly dry-hopped with mosaic, 4.5%abv.

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At Amherst Brewing, we pride ourselves of being advocates for supporting local. From using locally sourced ingredients to collaborating with our neighbors, we're always looking for new and fun ways to involve our community. With our new taproom open and the holiday season around the corner, we thought this would be a great opportunity to bring artists together for a day of shopping, sipping, and supporting one another.

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We're excited to partner with Soldier On again this year and offer a new batch of Charlie Mike, Charlie Mike V.

$1 from every pint sold of Charlie Mike will be donated directly to Soldier On, a local non-profit organization founded in 1994 that works to put an end to Veteran homelessness. Read more about what they do here:

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Bright Ideas x Amherst Brewing Collab: Phantastic Tag Team

A grand team up for the ages, Bright Ideas x Amherst Brewing.

PHANTASTIC TAG TEAM, a pretty beer-nerd centric 8% double IPA.

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Think you know all the answers to your favorite classic horror movies?! Think again. Come join us on Wednesday, October 26th at 7:30pm for a special rendition of our Taproom Trivia! Enjoy speciality cocktails, costume contests for a chance to win some prizes, and much more.

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It's officially Bourbon Barrel Stout Season, and we're all here for it. A lot of steps, time, and skill goes into creating a well rounded Bourbon Barrel Stout, like our latest one, "The Path That Leads Before You." Come indulge in a special night of bourbon, beers, and learning about the barrel aging process.

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Lost City of Space Potatoes IPA Available Now

What do you get when you mix Idaho 7, Strata, and El Dorado hops? “THE LOST CITY OF SPACE POTATOES” coming in at 7% abv, you get all the tropical fruit you’d expect from this far out lineup.

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Amherst Brewing Taproom - Private Events

Come Party With Us! Looking to host a day or night of celebrating birthdays, retirements, office outings, etc?! Look no further, we've got the perfect space for you accompanied by Hangar Pub and Grill food.

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New Series of Bourbon Barrel Stouts Are Here for Fall

New Series of Bourbon Barrel Stouts Are Here For Fall

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Join the Hangar Pub and Grill for our annual Hangar Golf Tournament! Taking place on October 10, 2022, at The Ledges in South Hadley. $150 per person or $500 for a foursome. Raising proceeds for CHD and families in need during the holiday season.

11:30AM:  TEE OFF
12:30PM: LUNCH

Includes 18-holes of golf, riding cart, lunch, Amherst Brewing and Altitude Seltzers, dinner, + more

All proceeds directly benefit CHD and families in need during the holiday season. For more information & registration form or to sponsor a hole, please contact

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Anyone else dreaming of those perfectly crisp, cozy fall evenings? Add an Amherst Brewing Lewmeister Oktoberfest to make it the perfect fall night. An amber, full-bodied lager made in traditional style with German hops. COMING IN AT 5.3% ABV. Cans and drafts are available in the Amherst Brewing Taproom.

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We're So Pumped for Pumpkin Season, our Pumpkin Ale is Back

Our classic Pumpkin Ale is back. After decades of perfecting the recipe, this beer will for sure be your fall favorite. Coming in at 5.3% brewed with pumpkin and lightly spiced with brown sugar, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and ginger. Try it with a cinnamon and sugar rim.

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August 27th, we're heading back up to New Hampshire for Munchie Madness. Our pals over at Branch and Blade are hosting this insane beer festival. They'll have 50+ of the best breweries and meaderies from across the country, insanely delicious food trucks and a killer dj here for a day of fun festivities. Come by to sample some of the best beer the country has to offer. This event is 21+ with no exceptions. Well behaved dogs on leashes are allowed.


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Celebrating 25 Years - Cascade IPA is Back!

25 YEARS of Amherst Brewing Beer // 8.19.22When you think of Amherst Brewing what comes to mind? For us, it's a collection of all the moments we've gathered with you, the time spent collaborating with local breweries & friends, always inventing and inspiring and working hard to make great beer, and having the opportunity to give back when we can.Our Anniversary is a celebration of these memories and we couldn't be more stoked to celebrate them with you! After all, you are what makes Amherst Brewing so special.Join us Friday, August 19th, in the Amherst Brewing Taproom(located inside the Hangar of Amherst) for these fun things:- 25th Anniversary Cascade IPA RE-release, $3 Pints-$10 Growler Cascade IPA Fills- Raffles- Vinyl DJs- Hangar Food- & More.

Founder and retired Master Brewer, John Korpita, spent a day with us in July to help us brew a special and very classic beer for our 25th Anniversary. Releasing August 19th. John invited a few fellow craft beer colleagues who’ve spent their careers mastering the craft of brewing for decades here in #NewEngland.

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Solstice Dry Hopped Blonde Ale

The ultimate summer beer, Solstice Dry Hopped Blonde Ale 5%. Brewed in collaboration with our pals from @blazebrewingco, this  perfect go to summer ale is packed with lasting flavors of fresh crushed citrus dry hopped with Motueka and local @fourstarbeer cascade hops.

Join us on Friday, June 24th at 4pm in the Taproom for the release of this insanely good beer. Fresh on draft and grab some cans to go. We’ll be giving out some solstice magnets as wellllll.

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TAPROOM TRIVIA - Amherst Brewing


Join us every Wednesday night with Host Leora at 7:30pm. All you need is yourself and your phone, totally free to play and we'll be giving out prizes.

Hangar kitchen will be serving dinner, so get here early to grab some wings.

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Peach of my Heart Double IPA COMING SOON

Peach of my Heart Double IPA COMING SOON

Non Sequitur Brewery Collab, Double IPA with Peach Puree, hopped with Idaho, Strata, and El Dorado

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Summer Slacker Lager

No better feeling than a lazy summer day enjoying a few crisp buds with your friends. Introducing the ultimate crisp refreshing, lightly dry hopped lager to do just that. SUMMER SLACKER, 4.5% ABV is coming to the Amherst Brewing Taproom Thursday, June 30th.

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Order Amherst Brewing Cans to Go 7 Days a Week

We made enjoying your favorite beers THAT MUCH easier. You can now order and pickup Amherst Brewing cans to go 7 days a week.

Just order your cans through the following link: Amherst Brewing Cans to Go

Pickup times Monday/Tuesday: 12pm - 3:30pm

Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 8pm

Saturday/Sunday: 12pm - 8pm

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Summer in a can, Mango Bellini Higher Seltzer


Summer in a can, introducing Mango Bellini, a Higher Altitude Seltzer. Sip the real fruit taste with a mouthful of juicy mango. Perfect for these hot spring days.

Grab cans of it up at the Amherst Hangar Pub and Grill and enjoy it at participating Hangar locations.

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We’ve got big things happening this year, starting off with the opening of the Amherst Brewing Taproom located next to The Hangar Pub and Grill of Amherst. Come party with us this Wednesday with an exclusive pre release of…

THE NELSON EFFECT, 6% IPA that’s 100% hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops. Come try it in the taproom and be one of the first 50 people through the door to receive an Amherst Brewing pint glass.

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This 6% New England Style IPA, is 100% Nelson Sauvin hopped with notes of extreme fruitiness, white wine, and honeydew melon. Try it this Wednesday for an early release on draft or grab some cans this Friday at the Amherst Brewing Taproom!

In honor of the Amherst Brewing Taproom opening, we're releasing it fresh on draft this Wednesday, May 11th. Come try it in the taproom and be one of the first 50 people through the door to receive an Amherst Brewing pint glass.

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Mini Kegs Available to Go

Event and party season is around the corner and we have mini kegs to go by request! What better way to enjoy a party than with your favorite Amherst Beers.

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Come Be A Part of the Hangar Team!

Our busy season is upon us and we're looking fill a few positions at our South Hadley, Greenfield, Pittsfield, and Amherst locations! Think you could contribute to the Hangar team?

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Amherst Brewing Mug Club, a #WesternMass MUST

The Mug Club is a year-long membership for Amherst Brewing lovers, complete with beer, perks, private events, news updates, and, of course, your very own mug. Speak to your favorite @thehangaramherst bartenders to join.

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Two breweries get together and brew a collaboration beer called Breakfast in Bed

We had the pleasure of hosting our very creative and talented friends, King Wolf Creative, to film behind the scenes making of our latest collaboration beer, Breakfast in Bed. WATCH THE FULL VIDEO HERE.

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Breakfast is Served With this Sweet and Tart Brunch Sour

Drizzled with Vermont Maple Syrup, full of blueberries and blackberries, dusted with cinnamon, packed with graham crackers, and maybe even a few waffles, this beer was MADE for breakfast.

Introducing Breakfast in Bed, crafted alongside Color Blind Artisanal Ales Coming in at 7%, this perfect brunch sour is being released this Friday, with cans available to go and on draft at The Hangar Pub and Grill.

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New Can Collars

We're excited to introduce our new can collars that are 90% less plastic than the leading plastic 4-pack holder. Going into the future we look forward to finding new sustainable approaches.

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Jitterbug Espresso Martini Stout

We teamed up with the crew at Wachusett Brewing to celebrate Mass Beer Week with an espresso martini inspired stout .This 10% stout will have cacao, Tahitian vanilla beans and a ton of Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters Espresso roast.

Dropping this on Friday March 11th to wrap up Mass Beer Week! Cans will be available for purchase at the Hangar Amherst as well as on draft at participating Hangar locations.

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Cheesecake Life

In collaboration with our pals from Branch and Blade Brewing Company, we’re excited to introduce Cheesecake Life, a raspberry, blackberry, cherry, almond, and cheesecake pastry sour. This whimsical and delightful sour will let you have your cake and drink it too.

It’s 7%ABV and cans can be purchased at Amherst Hangar and will be on draft at various Hangar locations throughout Western Mass.

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