Western Mass Beer Week kicks off in Hadley

Hampshire County

The Tap Room in Hadley released a brand new beer benefiting the Habitat for Humanity Friday.

Dozens came out to try the House that Beer Built pale ale. Guests also enjoyed live music from The Pioneer Valley String Band.

“People who are in need of a home, a place to raise their family,” said Joe Eckerly. “That’s what Habitat for Humanity is all about. To be part of raising money for that, to be able to put a family in a home. That’s one of the reasons that were here tonight.”

The mission of Western Mass Beer Week is to promote the breweries in all four counties of Western Massachusetts and establish the region as a stronger beer destination.

22News spoke with one Southampton brewery on the importance on what the event is really about. 

“I think the beauty of the whole craft beer business is making people happy and getting people involved,” said Sam Dibble, owner of New City Brewery. “So Western Mass Beer Week is an area wide thing where all things beer, whether it be beer bars, home brew stores, we’re all hosting different things.”

Western Mass Beer Week begins Saturday, June 9 and will go on until Saturday, June 16.

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