About Us...

Photo by Paul Franz

Photo by Melissa Goldfarb

Photo by Melissa Goldfarb

At Lefty's, we use only quality ingredients and take pride in our attention to detail.

It is important to us to provide you with a fresh, locally made brew, showcasing our passion

in every pint.​​


2010 - 2019

Lefty's Brewing was  operating on a 15 barrel steam powered brew house in Greenfield, MA and distributing across the state of Massachusetts, before closing in April 2019.  (Personal statement from the owners on the website homepage.)


Lefty's donates all spent grain and hops to local farms to reduce waste and provide the farm animals with wholesome food.  We have also joined with other local businesses to create new and exciting products. 

We strongly believe in being involved in our community, and participate in local events which support important community organizations.


At Lefty’s, we use only quality ingredients and take pride in our attention to detail.  It is important to us to provide you with a fresh, locally made brew, showcasing our passion in every pint.  When visiting our award-winning brewery and beautiful tap room, we offered pours, flights, growler & crowler fills, & to-go purchases. 


Bill “Lefty” Goldfarb earned his nickname during his time as a commercial roofer. He wasn’t the only Bill on the roof, so the two guys were nicknamed by their dominant hands. Even though Lefty is no longer on roofs, his nickname lives on!


Melissa, Bill’s partner in life as well as business, is conveniently also a Lefty.  Melissa's focus is on all of the marketing and sales.  Together they make a great team, bringing strengths to every aspect of the brewery.


After many years of practice as a home brewer, Bill’s passion grew into a profession. ​With determination, creativity, and a lot of fun along the way, Bill and Melissa opened the doors to Lefty's Brewing in 2010.


Over the years, Lefty's has grown from two people who sold six types of beer, into a small dedicated team that has brewed over 50 beer flavors.  Each team member brings a different set of strengths and skills to the company, along with the excitement and passion for craft beer. We hope you get a chance to come visit our brewery, which we call a second home.

Lefty's officially closed in April 2019. Our official statement is on our website homepage. Thank you for your years of support!  We exceeded our expectations throughout the course of 9+ years, and went out on a high note!  We are thrilled to look back at what we accomplished.  Thank you everyone!


*Best Of Massachusetts Breweries - Masslive.com    2017
We are honored & humbled to be voted #1 for all of western MA!
We're also honored to be awarded #4 out of almost 60 nominations in the entire state of MA!
Thanks for your support!  We truly appreciate it!! 
*The Valley Advocate "BEST OF" Contest for Best Businesses in Western Massachusetts:

Best Locally Crafted Beer:

Best Local Brewery:

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Best Domestic Beer:

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*The Recorder's Franklin Favorites:


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