Visited on a Monday afternoon around a late lunch time. It is on the edge of Great Barrington and close to another business I can’t recall. Maybe a feed store? Either way, they have their own dedicated parking lot with plenty of space. They are in a pretty big building with a large outside seating area. Inside the place is pretty old school beer hall ambiance. A bit of a German Bier Hall feel if it was in a cabin. Lots of beer mugs hanging from the ceiling. My favorite part of my visit was that they do beer flights. I had one of those and called it a day. The beers they had were all their own, and they had good diversity. Each beer I tried was a fair representation of the style. Pricing was decent and service was friendly.
If nothing else this place is very consistent. Very busy Friday night crowd. Beer selection is very old-school and traditional. Had an IPA and a Pale Ale. Both were tasty and well made. Very reasonable beer prices. Food is classic pub food and generally reasonable too. Bartenders could have been a little more attentive though.
On my way back to PA from VT, I rubbernecked and found this place. Figured let’s give this a shot. In my opinion, it seemed like they had a pretty good English styled ales with a couple lagers. I had an open faced Reuben which was awesome. Good environment, nice and clean good service, bartender seemed to know his beers too of New England. I’d go back.
A bit of a local landmark, although the beers are pretty average. The place itself has been around for as long as I can remember - I was born in 1987 and grew up in the Berkshires and this place has always been there in my memory. The place itself has a well-worn feel to it. There’s tons of beer ephemera scattered about. They serve most of their draft beers from casks. The value is good, and you can get a sampler to try a bunch of beers. If you are a beer geek visiting the Berkshries this place is a must-visit.
This brewery and pub is inside an old barn in Western Massachusetts’s artistic center. They keep 8-9 beers on tap and you can buy a 5-sample paddle. I liked the rustic atmosphere and the service was quite good. Their beers were decent but nothing extraordinary. I did like their blonde ale a lot. On the second floor you can see a barrels likely fermenting the latest batch. Friendly and efficient service. Excellent food. I had the ribs/brisket sampler which came with ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork and sweet potato fries. For an appetizer I enjoyed kielbasa with sauerkraut and spicy mustard and a green salad with a house vinaigrette dressing. If you are ever in Western, Massachusetts (USA) it is worth a stop-in.
Visited on 20 April 2010. Just popped in for a sampler while passing. A homely, unpretentious place in what looks like a converted barn. Most of the branding seemed to be Berkshire Mountain Brewery rather than Barrington brewery. Beers were solid enough, if unexceptional. Didn’t eat. A pleasant stop. I’d visit again if passing but probably wouldn’t make a lengthy detour.
Told a half hour wait for a table, ended up with one after twenty minutes, so that’s good. On the downside there were a couple of open four tops but neither us or the couple in front of us were allowed to take them, maybe we should have teamed up. Atmosphere was interesting, overflowing with noisy toddlers and elementary school kids often just running rampant. While it’s nice that the place is family friendly I think people who can’t behave themselves should be kicked out of the place by management regardless of the age of the offenders. Service was stop and go. Server got one drink wrong and wouldn’t bring the correct replacement until we finished one of the two we just got (which included the wrong beer), forgot bread and butter that menu says comes with what we ordered, but was courteous and prompt. Food was good, nice to see a good amount of vegetarian stuff on the menu. Beers were decent with only one or two bombs, and the rest being solid. Probably worth a stop, but maybe not during the kiddie rush hour.
Stopped by here after visiting the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. Place is in an old barn so its fairly rustic. Some antique beer cans and beer serving trays on the wall. Kind of cozy. Food was pretty good. Simple, but good. Beer was pretty good too! At least the ones I had. Not outstanding mind you, but decent. Nice and fresh too. I live three hours away, so I may never be here again, but I’m glad I gave it a try.
Nice little countryside restaurant and tavern feel here. Lots of brew-world antiques on the walls, pies and cakes out in the open, rustic furniture and an overall humility that is refreshing. The beers here are quite pleasant, whether they are bottled or from the tap, but I haven’t found one that really stood out yet. The food we had was decent, but nothing more. Okay for lunch, I guess. I’d come back here for a snack and a couple of pints, but I wouldn’t come in looking for a beery masterpiece.