For some delicious craft ales and lagers brewed in the Berkshires, make a visit to Big Elm Brewing. This local brewery is a fun place to relax in the evening after a long day of adventures. Indulge in a flight of flavors or pick your favorite type to enjoy after dinner. You can even bring a growler home to enjoy some Massachusetts beer after your vacation is over! It’s a great souvenir, and also a great gift to bring back home to your brew-loving friends and family. Here is what you need to know about Big Elm Brewing before your visit!
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The Story of Big Elm Brewing
The fall of 2012 marked the first batch of beer brewed at Big Elm Brewing. Since then, the neighborhood hot spot has been bringing fresh, quality beer to the Berkshires. Before this point and time, the owners (Bill and Christine) were working at other brewing companies to garner their skills. They actually met at Victory Brewing Company in 2003 and then opened Pittsfield Brew Works in 2005. After five years at this brewpub, they left the business to just focus on quality beer (as well as a family on the way). Big Elm Brewery was the result, named for a big elm tree at the end of the street that stood for almost 400 years. Though the elm is now gone, Big Elm Brewing seeks to embody the spirit of what it meant by giving people something to gather around and enjoy each other’s’ company with!
There are a variety of delicious craft beers that you can experience at Big Elm Brewing during your Berkshires adventures. The Big Elm 413 Farmhouse Ale is a Belgian ale brewed with barley, wheat, chamomile, orange zest, and hops. Then, the double dry-hopped Big Elm IPA offers a West Coast style with a hint of malt to back up the bitters. The Gerry Dog Stout is an oatmeal stout that’s easy to drink for those who usually veer away from the dark side. The Big Elm American Lager is brewed with corn, barley, hops, water, and yeast that gives a light, simple sweetness. And finally, the Big Elm Lion’s Ale is a smooth English-style amber that pairs well with any meal during any season. There are also seasonal specialties available throughout the year!
Come Back to Brook Farm Inn
After a great evening out at Big Elm Brewing, come back to your bed and breakfast retreat in Lenox, MA. Brook Farm Inn offers charming and comfortable accommodations that hail to a bygone era. Enjoy a rich color palette, floral wallpaper, ornately carved furniture, grand fireplaces, and antique accents throughout the inn. Our guest rooms each offer a different theme, from our Bluebird Room with bright yellow and blue decor to our Cozy Hideaway with muted peaches and greens, among an antique wood rocking chair and nightstand. We hope to see you soon!