Brick & Feather Brewery Opens in Turners Falls
TURNERS FALLS — Brick & Feather Brewery, the first brewery in Turners Falls, will open today, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m. Located in the former Alpha Stone building at 78 11th St., the new brewery features a spacious tasting room where patrons can sample two new beers and purchase beer to take home in refillable growler containers.
“I have spent the last eight months renovating the space with my wife and father,” said Brick & Feather owner Lawrence George. “We are happy to finally welcome visitors.” Brewery hours for the opening weekend will be 5-8 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10.
George is a professional brewer with more than seven years of experience. A Vermont native, he learned how to brew as a teenager, watching his father (and business partner) ferment beers in their kitchen. After graduating college, he took up home brewing in earnest, and in 2008 left his job in the insurance industry to pursue as career as a professional brewer. After two apprentice positions, he completed the Craft Brewers Apprenticeship program with the American Brewers Guild in Vermont before becoming a brewer at Flying Fish Brewing Co. in New Jersey in 2009. From 2011 to 2015, he brewed at Berkshire Brewing Co. in South Deerfield.
Brick & Feather will specialize in Belgian- and American-style ales, with an emphasis on clean, crisp flavors set against a soft, rounded base. For more information, visit brickandfeatherbrewery.com.