Big Elm Brewery is a local brewery with a cool, historic namesake in reference to Sheffield’s largest elm tree. It stood for almost 400 years and provided a place for large meetings prior to the…
Big Elm Brewing
Big Elm Brewery is a local brewery with a cool, historic namesake in reference to Sheffield’s largest elm tree. It stood for almost 400 years and provided a place for large meetings prior to the town hall being built. This namely dedication plays into the gatherings of people that come to their taproom today. The brewery crafts six year-round beer selections on site. They include American Lager, 413 Farmhouse Ale, IPA, Gerry Dog Stout, Lion’s Ale, and Fat Boy. In the taproom, a rotating list of specials is served in addition to these.
The taproom opens at about noon and closes at 7:00 on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Don’t forget that you can grab a four or six pack (or get a growler filled) to-go on the way out. There’s some pretty cool events here occasionally as well, which can be checked via the web page calendar. The staff is very amicable and many visitors are pleased to learn that dogs are welcome to tag along with owners on their trip in. Big Elm Brewing products are sold across Massachusetts and their footprint in Connecticut is expanding, so be on the lookout for this locally-loved brand.
Right up the road from Big Elm Brewery is Berkshire Mountain Distillers. They are actually Berkshire County’s first legal distillery since the era of prohibition. Guests are welcome here for tours, tastings, and purchasing both drinks and merch.