The steady influx of families and friends celebrating the achievement means green for restaurants like the Northampton Brewery near the area’s 5 major colleges:
Amherst, Smith, UMass Amherst, Hampshire, and Mt. Holyoke.
“It’s always special this time of year to have graduates come in,” said Abby Martin, the general manager of Northampton Brewery. “We want to do something special for them, so we have special ingredients for them like mixed greens and then all the way to the Grad Ale
Martin also says some graduates already work at the brewery.