ByWachusett Liquors October 12th, 2014 4:50PM
So we have been really busy getting Wachusett Wine and Spirits up and running but we took some time this past Sunday to head out to the western part of the state. We checked out Bear Swamp Orchard located in Ashfield. Bear Swamp is a family owned and operated orchard and cider house. They are producing some FANTASTIC ciders. All of their products are organic and they are fermenting their ciders using wild yeast. The result – some really tasty, funky ciders. We brought home their traditional cider and a cider that they are aging in Jack Daniel’s whisky barrels. And of course, we brought home a peck of pick your own apples. Bear Swamp is working to expand their operation so they can share their products with more retail stores (they are currently selling in a handful of liquor stores out in the western Massachusetts). We will be in touch with the owners so we can share their fabulous products with all of you!
On the way back we stopped at Northampton Brewery. It was a perfect day to sit on their rooftop deck. We shared some great beers including Daniel Shay’s Best Bitter and the Black Cat Stout. It is a terrific brew pub and definitely worth visiting if you are in that neck of the woods. Until next time….Cheers