Mass.'s Berkshires getting another microbrewery
The Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts are getting another microbrewery, with the announcement that the Cold River Brewing Co. will be setting up shop in the old mill city of North Adams.
The facility will only make beer, unlike the nearby Barrington Brewery and Pittsfield Brew Works which also offer food on site. Cold River will produce craft beers, made with 100% barley or wheat malt. Plans call for initial production two days a week during its first year, with a 7,500-barrel output.
Christopher Post, of Becket, MA, and partners Allan Duvall, Chris Cuzme and Alex Hall, all of New York City, submitted the application for a 15-barrel microbrewery to be located in a 4,000-square-foot space once occupied by the Delftree Mushroom Factory's sanitation and packaging facility. Their proposal is scheduled to go before the city planning board on March 12.
Post, a native of the United Kingdom who was an investment banker, became a brewmaster in 2005 and worked at the Chelsea Brewing Co. in Manhattan and the Greenpoint Beer Works in Brooklyn, where Duvall was the brewmaster.
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