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Abandoned Building Brewery

142 Pleasant Street
413-282-7062

Starting in March of 2013, Matt Tarlecki began transforming a 2,700 square foot space in the old mill building at 142 Pleasant Street, aptly named "The Brickyard". The previous tenant was a plastic bag manufacturer who vacated the space and left it in shambles. Giant rolls of plastic, large pieces of equipment, and tons of odds-and-ends were stacked head-high throughout the space. Once the space was emptied of its contents, he transformed it into his vision of the brewery that stands today.

The majority of the brewery was designed, constructed, and finished entirely by Matt which included painting the 16 foot tall walls and ceiling, assembling the walk-in cooler, refinishing the original hard wood floors, and installing the 15 barrel brewhouse with two 30 barrel fermenters and one 30 barrel bright tank. He performed limited renovations in order to maintain the ambiance of the original mill building. He successfully navigated the permitting side of brewing and was granted a Federal Brewer's Notice in October of 2013, only after enduring the federal government shutdown in October. The State level Farmer-Brewery License was awarded at the end of November that same year.



Reviews

Joe Pasquini

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Friday, Aug. 3, 2018
Always a fun, laid back place to go. Small crowds, most days, local music and art all add to the delicious libations to create a chill vibe. No matter the type of beer you enjoy you'll definitely find a cold pint to help what ails you.

Norm Cote

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Saturday, June 23, 2018
Awesome, beer!!! The people there were so friendly, some brought their dogs, love that kind of atmosphere! People behind the bar were super friendly! Im not from the area but felt right at home soon as I went in!! 😉🍺 Thanks for the great hospitality!!! Norm and John from Children of the Falls Acoustic Duo.

Jordan Rogowski

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Sunday, May 27, 2018
Been here a couple times and this is definitely the best the beer has been. Really outstanding work on the IPAs and pale ales right now, and there was also a couple stouts and a saison on to round things out. Bartender was incredibly friendly and spot-on with her beer recommendations. You can do flights and you can do individual pours in three different sizes, which is really helpful if you're trying to taste through the menu. The space is very cozy, too, with a huge amount of card and board games to play.

Michael Hirsch

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Saturday, July 14, 2018
The above of the brewery is conducive to a friendly meeting. The beer selection is great. The service is very helpful.

Bevan Brunelle

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Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018
It was my first visit and the atmosphere was welcoming and had a great vibe. The beer selection is large and has great, rich flavor. There was live music and that added to the ambiance. The rest room is down the hall but not a terrible hike if you walk fast. I will definitely go back again. You should check it out.

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