Brewpub in Amherst, MA

Amherst Brewing Company / Hangar Pub and Grill

10 University Dr, Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 253-4400
Amherst Brewing Company / Hangar Pub and Grill in Amherst, MA
ABC's Jess, an India Pale Ale.

Wait wait wait, the Masstucky Brown made the trip from the 24 North Pleasant Street location? Fantastic!

ABC has had a 2+ decade run in college town Amherst, MA. After combining with the Hangar (birthplace of Wings Over), it remains a go-to spot in town. In some ways, the Universty Dr pub is the ultimate sports bar. Quite the competition for Rafters across the street.

Breweries near Amherst Brewing in Amherst, MA

Amherst Brewing Then

Absolutely nothing was better than cleaning up on the free beers when this place added the ping pong table upstairs in early to late (?) 2002. You know, back when it was downtown. Back when you could hear the battle cry of HOT CHEESE UP FRONT!

I guess the High Horse took over since. It was a brewpub, now it's not, or something like that?

Anyway, things change, but it's still sad. The old ABC was where it was at. Free ping pong beer is the best. When you have the weapons, their beer becomes your beer!

Amherst Brewing Now

It joined forces with mega campus wing joint The Hangar Pub & Grill. This is pretty much all anyone wanted back in the late 90s/early 00s. Fresh brewed beer and a few pounds of buffalo wings.

Having sampled these boneless wings of destiny, we can honestly say that the bonesless honey bbq are the best of the bunch. Whether you're ordering a DC-10 or a Concorde all for yourself, you can't really go wrong. Combine those with a side of waffle fries and you got yourself an A+ meal for sports-watching.

Wings Over Amherst

Puddle Jumpers, Zeppelins, Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches, Wings Over knocks it out of the park. One of the most genius takeout joints a college town ever saw.

Want nachos? They have them. Turkey club wrap? That too. Caesar Salad? Sure, but add in some beer battered onion rings. Bone-in wings with dry rubs and bleu cheese and ranch on the side. All good at The Hangar in Amherst.


ABC brews a experimental hop series called the Jane Doe.

Interesting U.S. Breweries

Kettlehead Brewing Company taproom in Tilton, NH

Kettlehead Brewing Company

407 West Main Street, Tilton, NH 03276

Federal Jack's Brewpub in Kennebunkport, ME

Federal Jack's

8 Western Ave Ste 6, Kennebunk, ME 04043

Beerworks Brewing Company Boston/Fenway Park in Boston, MA

Beerworks Brewing Company (Fenway)

61 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Interesting Craft Beers

Hindsight, a New England IPA brewed by Timberyard Brewing Company

6.9% ABV


Timberyard Brewing Company

Cosmic Distortion, a Double IPA brewed by Mighty Squirrel Brewing Company

8% ABV

Cosmic Distortion

Mighty Squirrel Brewing Company

Das Weizen, a Hefeweizen brewed by Springdale Beer Company

5% ABV

Das Weizen

Springdale Beer Company

Things We've Written

The Case of Beer - 24 beer cans (or beer bottles) of glory

Back in the day, we're talking all the way back to the 90s and prior, the case of beer was the definitive unit of measurement for starting a good time.

The Martin House Best Maid Sour Pickle Beer

Martin House Brewing Company out of Fort Worth, Texas brews the Best Maid Sour Pickle Beer. We've heard of craft beer breweries making some funky beers, and this dill pickle juice with an abv is no exception. We imagine the flavor to be huge, because everything is bigger in Texas, especially Dallas.

The Big Lake was made for beer drinking.

Lakes Region (NH) breweries are brewing mighty fine craft beer, from the Lone Wolfe Brewing Company in Wolfeboro to ultra-local nanobrewery Squam Brewing.