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Friday, September 16, 2005


Northampton, MA - In 1986 after visiting the Front Street Brewpub in Santa Cruz, CA, brother and sister, Janet and Peter Egelston decided to be brewpub owners. In 1987 they opened the Northampton Brewpub, the second one in the region behind the Commonwealth Brewing Company in Boston. Presently, the Northampton Brewery is the oldest operating brewpub in New England.
The Northampton Brewery is in a restored carriage house, circa 1894. It is located on Brewster Court, a street named after the Brewster family. It is a fun coincidence that "Brewster" is the old English term for a female brewer.

The also started the Portsmouth Brewery and Smuttynose Brewing Company in New Hampshire. After buying each other out, Janet owns the Northampton Brewing Company and Peter owns the other two.

Info: www.thenorthamptonbrewery.com

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At 12:10 AM, Blogger Frank said...

Great place, the Northampton Brewery. Go 1/2 hour north to Greenfield and try the People's Pint... then go further north to Wendell, MA and try the new Deja-Brew...


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