|Dalton Craft Beer Festival Draws Hundreds|
|By Andrew Roiter,|
07:15PM / Sunday, August 26, 2012
DALTON, Mass. — More than 600 beer enthusiasts flooded the field at Holiday Brook Farm on Saturday evening to attend the 6th annual AugtoBeerFest, presented by Kelly's Package Store.
Kelly's owner John Kelly said the festival this year was a huge success, culling more than 150 different beers from craft and European breweries and drawing guests from as far away as New Jersey to the event, which benefited the Dalton Community Recreation Association.
"We're celebrating my husband's birthday and he loves beer," Pittsfield resident Gwen Davis said, "[and] when we found out it was for the CRA it made it
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|Cricket Creek Wins In National Cheese Compitition|
|08:55PM / Tuesday, August 14, 2012|
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Cricket Creek Farm has won first place in the American Cheese Society's 28th annual competition last week for its aged cow's milk Maggie's Reserve cheese.
This is one of the highest honors a farmstead creamery can receive and brings national recognition to Massachusetts, and the Berkshires.
"Like so many small dairies, we are trying to grow the business through the sale of our value-added products," said Suzy Konecky, creamery manager. "It has been a winding road, but we have been time and again propelled by our local and regional customers — including chefs, cheesemongers, community members, and CSA — who have all made an
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|'Five Guys' Brings Famed Burgers & Fries to Pittsfield|
|By Joe Durwin,|
02:12PM / Tuesday, August 14, 2012
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Five Guys Burger and Fries opened to a steady stream of first-time lunch customers Tuesday at its new Pittsfield location at 660 Merrill Road in the Stop & Shop Plaza.
Nearly 100 customers were served in the first half-hour by a bustling staff of 15 workers. The establishment employs a total of 45, according to its manager, Tom Pierog.
"We just opened, but so far, so good," he said.
The restaurant's bright white and red interior is heavily decorated with signs advertising various awards and favorable reviews from publications areas around the country, such as the Chicago Tribune,
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Berkshire South Community Market
15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington
Saturdays through Oct. 27 from 11 to 3
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Sears parking lot, Route 8
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