Visited on 8/13/2005 (my b’day). Spent some time here talking with the brewer, Bill, who is a former Victory head brewer. They had only brewed 16 batches since opening at this time. Beers are decent enough as is, but I do think they will be improving. 6 on tap plus a cask, and a guest brew (Berkshire) or two. Food is OK pub fare. A little smallish, but nice open space in the bar, with lots of windows. Look for some big beers this Winter from these guys.
This place is closing on 15 May. The owners will be opening a production brewery at a different location in Pittsfield but that will not be open immediately. Perhaps the imminent closure accounts for the rather lacklustre feel in both the atmosphere and the beer quality. Not to say the beer was bad, just uninspired. Food was mainly brewpub standards and OK but nothing out of the ordinary. Hopefully, their new venture will pick up the pace.
Really enjoyable place. The burger was excellent, and the beer selections, while not all of outstanding quality, were varied and solid. Waitress was extremely attentive, and anxious to provide samples of every beer on draft. The setting was comfortable and pleasant. And the prices were reasonable. I would definitely visit again when in the area.
Great place! I used to live in Pittsfield 10 years ago when this pub was under a different name. The beers back then were awful. The new owners have turned it around 100%. The ambiance is pretty good, with nice brick walls, and an open viewing area to the brewing room. The service was outstanding. We had a waitress named Laura was incredibly friendly, and very knowledgeable about the beers as well. I was preparing for the food to be just the usual bland pub food you’d expect, but it really blew me away. I had the nachos and the burger and wow, that was probably the best burger I’ve had in years. Their beers are very good as well. It’s leaps and bounds above all other brewpubs in the area.
This brewpub and restaurant in downtown Pittsfield is not much to look at from the outside, but once inside you should find a cozy spot in one of its many rooms. I guess we hit a slow evening as there were only 4 of their own beers on tap, plus a cask and a guest beer (Berkshire Lost Sailor IPA). All the beers were well brewed and had lots of personality none were textbook renditions of their purported styles. This obvious personality in these beers should make for some masterful pints once in a while, so I will have to come back, hoping that there are more beers on offer. Oh yeah, it’s rather fun when a train passes by and the bar actually shakes.
Établissement visité le samedi 25 août vers 18h. Ambiance: Brique et boiserie partout, musique en sourdine. Lors de notre visite un chansonnier était en train de s’installer pour la soirée. Service: Très sympathique... faut dire qu’il avait pas grand monde. Sélection: 8 bières maisons étaient disponible ainsi que 2 bières de la Berkshire dont 1 en cask. Nourriture: Comme entrée nous avons pris les "Mexi potato skins" et le "Rocotta & herbs stuffed portabello mushroom". Pour le repas ce fut le "Brew Works Burger" et le "Steak wrap". Le tout étaient correct sans plus. (55e rating d’établissement)
hophead75 (83) Largo, Florida | August 10, 2007| Updated August 11, 2007
A really nice brewpub with an upscale pub atmosphere: cherry stained hardwood floors with alot of exposed brick throughout. I read the reviews before my visit and was hoping that by the time of my visit, the beers would be very good, but I was a bit dissapointed overall. Beers ranged from slightly flawed to pretty good. The brewing system seems to be very simple, and may not work with particular styles very well. Food: good but not great. In the back, there is a new room with a few pool tables and darts. Nice laid back atmosphere back there with two really nice brand new pool tables. I found the rauchbier and IPA to the best of the lot, with the hefe being a winner also. Worth a stop if you happen to be in the area.
Cletus (233) Connecticut | April 19, 2006| Updated January 2, 2007
A short detour off rte 7 heading up to Albany landed me in this gem of a brewpub. When walking in, you are greeted by a more formal pub setting which is a welcome change from the cookie cutter warehouse thing most new brewpubs seem to have (this place has only been open 10 months). Their selection consisted of 8 of their own beers plus 1 guest rarity from BBC. What was most impressive about them is the inclusion of a cask with careful consideration of proper treatment of casks. Between this and their upcoming abbey dubbel, it’s clear these guys are trying and I will be keeping a close eye on them and hope they succeed since that corridor is in dire need of a good beer establishment. Their food is standard steakhouse fare with attention being made to their beer (which IMO is a good thing).
Showed up to this place at about 2:30PM on a Thursday, so it was dead as anticipated. The location is slightly off the main road in town, but still rather easy to find, and parking wasn’t a big deal. Lots of varnished wood in this bar with some De Dolle signs hanging and whatnot. There were 7-8 house beers and a guest beer from Berkshire Brewing. I had a sampler platter as well as some Brat and Knockwurst, which was decent. The fries were also pretty good. As for the beer, I was not overly impressed. I know the brewer has a great pedigree, but his beers seemed to be off. This is very understandable seeing he has only been brewing there for 3 months. I believe he’s not quite familiar enough yet with his gear and the water. Staff was friendly, and I expect the beers to be knockout in a few months.