Proudly crafting ales and lagers in Sheffield, MA since 2012. Here is our story...
We (Bill & Christine) met working for Victory Brewing Company in 2003. We both had some experience at smaller breweries before, and one of us (Christine) actually has a diploma for brewing from the Siebel Institue and the Doemens Academy! With this background we set out to start our own brewpub and in 2005 we opened the Pittsfield Brew Works. After five years of fun and hard work we decided to leave the brewpub business to try to start a production brewery dedicated to making just beer and smiles. It took some time and we had a couple of kids along the way, but with a ton of help and support from our friends and family just as we were about to give up we found our new home. 65 Silver St. needed a bit of elbow grease to get it to what it is now and in the fall of 2012 we brewed our first batch of beer. Since then we have been focused on bringing our neighbors fresh quality beer. We want to thank everyone who has helped us get to this point and everyone who is supporting us now, you are OUR ROOTS.
"He Who Plants a Tree Plants Hope"
At the end of our street on the side of Route 7 there is a plaque that commemorates the "big elm" of Sheffield. This is where the massive tree that gives us our name stood for almost 400 years. Before there was a town hall the people of Sheffield would meet under the tree which could give shade to hundreds. While the tree no longer stands we hope to embody the spirit of what it meant by giving people something to gather around and enjoy each others company with.
Our tasting room is open every Saturday afternoon for you to come in and enjoy FREE tastes and tours. We have beer to sell by the six pack or we can fill your growlers. We also have seasonal beers in 22oz bottles as well as glassware and some apparel. We are not allowed to sell beer that is to be consumed on premise, meaning we are not a bar, sorry. You can still get free tastes though. We are here throughout the week if you would like to come in and buy some beer or fill a growler, but keep in mind we may be brewing, canning or something else so please bear with us, thanks.
We are also just down the street from our friends at Berkshire Mountain Distillers, they have a tasting room and they do tours as well so definitely plan on checking them out while your in the area.
In the area
The Berkshires are an amazing place with great people, views, eats, hikes, drinks, etc. If you are coming here to visit the brewery please try to enjoy some of the other great stuff. There are places to hike from a nice stroll at Bartholomew's Cobble to the workout you can get going up Monument Mountain and many others. Skiing at the hills of Butternut, Catamount, Jay Peak up north and a handful of other small places is awesome in the winter and the Bike and Board shop can help you get around on snow or asphalt. There are so many great museums like the MASSive MASS MoCA up north to so many other great little treasures in every town. If you like live entertainment then you probably have heard of Tanglewood or Jacob's Pillow Dance for good reason, but there are also theaters and festivals all over the place. If you need a place to stay there are heaps of great B&Bs as well as many other options including the historic Red Lion Inn and of course the Berkshires are home to some of the best chefs in the country so go get some food. We also have some other friends in the beer biz around like, Glass Bottom in Lee, Wandering Star in Pittsfield and the solar brewed Barrington Brewery, check them out and support them too, we love beer and we want more just like you. We hope you enjoy your time in this amazing place that we call home. Cheers!
65 Silver Street, Sheffield, MA 01257