MGM Springfield Partners with Berkshire Brewing Co.
SPRINGFIELD — MGM Springfield announced that it has finalized a partnership agreement with Berkshire Brewing Co. (BBC). The agreement names BBC the premier regional brewing partner and craft beer provider for MGM Springfield. BBC, a regional brewery located in South Deerfield, was established in 1994 by Christopher Lalli and Gary Bogoff, a pair of home brewers. BBC is now producing eight year-round beers and nine seasonal brews.
“We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Berkshire Brewing Co.,” said Michael Mathis, MGM Springfield President. “BBC has a history of brewing quality, good-tasting products with Western Massachusetts in mind. Our company has a commitment to sustainability, and BBC’s efforts to use local ingredients made this a natural partnership.”
The agreement was finalized on Oct. 29 at Four Star Farms in Northfield, where BBC sources some of its hops ingredients for its brews. Terms of the agreement include introducing BBC’s product at other MGM properties, as well as a commitment by BBC to strategize on growing its Massachusetts sourcing ingredients based on the volumes MGM Springfield will demand.
Bogoff, CEO of BBC, noted that “BBC is excited about this incredible opportunity to have our products featured in an MGM resort. Together we will look at more ways to source ingredients from our local farms. It is a win-win for Western Massachusetts.”
Added Mathis, “we look forward to our global customer base getting a taste of what BBC has to offer. We are proud to be working with a company as excited about local sourcing as we are.”