Magic on the MountainThe lower Valley has plenty of reasons to boast about its brews, but this weekend, it’s Franklin County’s turn. Hilltown pride and local products prevail at the first-ever On Tap festival at Berkshire East, featuring local beer, mead, cider, and libations from Artisan Beverage Coop, Bear Swamp Cidery, Berkshire Brewing, Brick & Feather, Headwater Cider, Hitchchock Brewing, Honest Weight, Lefty’s Brewing, The People’s Pint, Stoneman Brewing, West County Cider, and Wheel-View Farm — plus delicious food and live music from Shokazoba and Dave Houghton. Rediscover old favorites, and find a few new ones.
Franklin County On Tap: Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Berkshire East Mountain Resort, 66 Thunder Mountain Road, Charlemont. berkshireeast.com/franklin-county-beer-fest.
— Hunter Styles