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New Local Craft Beer Choices for our List

July 13, 2015 by WhiteStone  

Photo by Bri Stachowski

Photo by Bri Stachowski

Stoneman Brewery in Colrain, with brewmaster Justin Korby (aka Stonaman) will be providing our latest local offerings. Not on draught, but in glorious 22oz bottles. Stoneman Brewery is a small farm brewery located on a 74-acre farm in Colrain, MA. Their beer contains nearly 100% locally and regionally sourced ingredients, which is just what we like best at Champney’s! We will be getting a variety, based on availability, and maybe some of the following:

Tractor Ryed IPA 5%
Peacemaker Pale Ale 6.3%
Not So Blonde Ale 6.2%
Old Mutton Ale 5%
Very Wizeman Ale 6%
Zzz IPA 6.5%
Honey B Belgian Ale 5.8%
Monk Light Belgian Style Ale 6.3%
Sellout IPA 10% abv

Coming Soon…
Ghost Hog Imperial Brown Ale 9%
Sazzy Saison 6.4%
Red Eye IPA 6.3%
Rusty Hoe Farmhouse Ale 5.5%
Dragon Beam IPA 5.5%
Maggie’s Summer Farmhouse Ale 5.4%
Jolly J IPA 6%
Pig City Porter 5.5%

The batches are small 1-barrels. Most of the grain comes from Valley Malt of Hadley and the hops come from Four Star Farms up in Northfield where we buy our flour. The water for the brewing process comes from a mountainside spring-fed well. Each month Justin releases an extremely limited truly local beer that is a one-time recipe.

AND any day now six piglets will be arriving to Justin’s farm to be well taken care of and fattened up on all their spent grain from the brewery, as well as garden and kitchen scraps. Stand by, carnivores, for some particularly fine local pork at Champney’s!