Mass. breweries and their top beers
Northampton Brewery, Smuttynose Brewing Co.
Locations: Northampton and Portsmouth, N.H.
Top beers: India Pale Ales and Big Beer Series
The Northampton Brewery and Smuttynose Brewing Co. were founded by siblings Janet and Peter Egelston. The former, which is now owned by Janet, dates back to 1987. Both are known for their IPAs, while Smuttynose's most-discussed is the Big Beer Series, said current president Peter.