Experience a distinctive culinary movement in the Berkshires - where farms and restaurants have created a world-class food culture by long ago committing to using seasonal ingredients
Norfolk Land Trust
The Norfolk Land Trust ("NLT"), an all volunteer organization, was created in 1982 to encourage the preservation of natural heritage and open space in Norfolk, Connecticut. Our resources include pristine water courses, beautiful wetlands, meadows and woodlands, and the plants and animals whose habitat it is.
A challenging and scenic race through picturesque Barbour Woods. The course is a mixture of single and double track. Climb up Beech Hill for a view of Haystack Mountain, run on carriage roads beside historic Killarney Bridge, descend down the dry dam to a flat stretch of railroad bed, ascend through woodlands and finally along a gladed wetland, known as the Swamp Trail to the finish. (Please see yellow route on map.)
Want to go a little longer? Try adding a challenging loop over Haystack Mountain. This course begins on the same route as the 5K, but jumps off of the Sunset Trail onto the South Dam, crosses Route 272N and ascends through a grassy meadow onto an intense single track to summit at Norfolk's iconic Haystack Mountain Tower. Descend down the mountainside on a carriage path to meet up with a single track winding along the mountainside bringing you back to the park's main entrance where you will cross over the South Dam and finish up the 5k course. (Please see map. The green route is added to the yellow loop for the 10k.
More than 60 Massachusetts brewers are coming together to launch the first ever, “Power Beer Fest,” on Saturday, April 29 at the SoWa Power Station. The two-session festival -- 1 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 9:30 p.m. -- will kick-off the season opening of the SoWa Open Market located at 540 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118.
Tickets are $55 and include unlimited two ounce beer samples from participating breweries. Proceeds of each sale will benefit the Massachusetts Brewers Guild, a nonprofit organization that protects and promotes the interests of craft brewers across the Commonwealth. Power Beer Fest is the only beer event in the state organized by Massachusetts Craft Brewers to raise funds to create educational and marketing programs for local breweries, as well as support its government affairs work at the legislative level.
Participating breweries include:
Three Beards Beer Company
Aeronaut Brewing Company
Amherst Brewing Co.
Battle Road Brewing Company
Bent Water Brewing Co.
Berkley Beer Company
Berkshire Brewing Company
Big Elm Brewing
Bog Iron Brewing
Bolton Beer Works
Boston Beer Works
Brazo Fuerte Artisanal Beer
Brew Practitioners LLC
Bright Ideas Brewing
Cambridge Brewing Company
Cape Ann Brewing Co.
Cape Cod Beer
Castle Island Brewing Co.
Clown Shoes Beer
Cold Harbor Brewing Company
Devil’s Purse Brewing Co.
Dorchester Brewing Co.
Down the Road Brewing Co.
Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Co.
Flying Dreams Brewing Co.
Idle Hands Craft Ale
Independent Fermentations (IndieFerm)
Ipswich Ale Brewery
Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers
Lamplighter Brewing Co.
Lefty’s Brewing Co.
Lord Hobo Brewing Co.
Mayflower Brewing Company
Medford Brewing Company
Medusa Brewing Company
Moon Hill Brewing Co.
New City Brewery
Newburyport Brewing Co.
Night Shift Brewing
Outlook Farm Brewery
River Styx Brewing
Riverwalk Brewing Co.
Salt Box Kitchen
Samuel Adams Boston Brewery
Somerville Brewing Company
Start Line Brewing Company
The Tap Brewing Company
True West Brewery
Westfield River Brewing
Winter Hill Brewing Co.
The Massachusetts Craft beer scene is a power house industry with more than 122 breweries across the state. Breweries employ locals, drive traffic and tourism to the Commonwealth and pour world-class craft beer to thirsty locals and travelers. Massachusetts’ breweries are ranked among the best in the world, country and region, with accolades and awards being announced weekly.
For more information about the Massachusetts Brewers Guild, visit MassBrewersGuild.org.
**NO REFUNDS. NO EXCEPTIONS. THIS IS A 21+ EVENT. IDS REQUIRED AT THE DOOR. NO DOGS ALLOWED - WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CERTIFIED SERVICE ANIMALS **
Annual PDC Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
First Thursday in April
6pm to 8:30 pm, At the Colonial Theater
Light Fare and Complementary Wine Glass
Wines provided by Kelly’s of Dalton,
Beer Tasting by Big Elm Brewery of Sheffield
Please join us!
Location: Salisbury, CT and Sheffield, MA
HIKE INFO: Intermediate 10 mile hike (5 hours of hiking) at a quick (2-2.5 mph) pace on a mix of moderate and strenuous terrain. We will hike a combination of the Undermountain Trail, Paradise Lane and Appalachian Trail, visit Bear Mountain (the highest summit in Connecticut) and the Lion's Head overlook. This hike is organized by the Connecticut and Berkshire Chapter Young Members Committee but the young-at-heart are welcome to join us. Required to hike: - backpack - hiking boots or trail runners -2 liters of water -lunch and trail snacks -wear sweat wicking fabrics (no cotton/jeans) -bring a jacket or fleece -rain jacket -hat and gloves -trekking poles (recommended) SOCIAL: Big Elm Brewery just north of the CT/MA border in Sheffield. Please plan to drink responsibly.
Hike Leader: Alison Terjek Social Organizer: Nicole Dewberry
The 2nd Annual Hat City on Tap is coming to the Danbury Ice Arena on Saturday, March 25th from 5pm-8pm, or upgrade to VIP from 4pm-8pm! Sample over 100 releases from America's best craft breweries!
Join Big Elm this Saturday evening from 5:00PM - 7:00PM up in Davis Square to try some delicious beer!
"All work and no beer makes Homer something something"
Come join us at the brewery for some fresh new beer, hot local eats, and some jamming tunes.
Whiskey Jack String Band
Lords of Lichtenstien
Food from :
Sky View Farms - Sheffield, MA - Bratwurst Sandwiches
Hot Tomatoes - Pittsfield, MA - Wood Fired Pizza
Come by and warm up with some Big Elm brews this Thursday, February 2nd from 5:30PM - 8:00PM during JP's 1st Thursday Art Walk! We will see you there!
Stop by Grassfed JP on Thursday, January 5th for some Big Elm beer and a tasty burger! Come by to see what Big Elm is all about!
Join Big Elm Thursday, December 22nd from 5-8PM at the Urban Grape in the South End! Stop in to check out some last minute gift ideas, and drink some beer while doing so!
Pop into JP staple, City Feed Saturday, December 17th from 12-2PM! Take a little break from your Saturday and come in to sample some beer!
Join Big Elm up in Cambridge at local grocery store, Pemberton Farms for a tasting! Come check out what this amazing store has to offer, and sip some beer too!
Join Big Elm at Upperwest Cambridge Wednesday, December 7th at 7:30 PM for some beer, cheese & charcuterie! This new spot is an amazing unique addition to Cambridge!
Big Elm is coming to Cambridge! Stop by Saturday between 2-4 at Thistle & Shamrock to check us out! We will be pouring 413 Saison, Gerry Dog Stout, and our American Lager!
Streetcar Wines is a JP staple, and is now selling Big Elm beer! If you'd like to check us out, make sure to stop in between 5-7PM on Thursday, December 1st. See you there!
Big Elm will be pouring at MA Brewer's Fest Sunday, November 13th from 1:00-4:00PM. Come join us to try local Massachusetts beer!
Big Elm Pours at Formaggio Kitchen - South End!
Big Elm is celebrating four years of brewing beer and loving life with a bunch of beers, fresh food and live music!
The Whiskey Jack String Band
Easy Riding Papas
Sky View Farms
The Franklin County Rotary Club, Lefty's Brewing Company and the Greenfield Recreation Department will be hosting their sixth annual Riverside Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival at Beacon Field in Greenfield, MA on October 8th & 9th, 2016. The multi-day festival features a New England Barbecue Society Grilling Contest, a Kansas City Barbeque Society Contest (Official State Championship), as well as Beer, Blues Music, vendors, and fun and exciting competitions. The event is officially sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society with professional BBQ teams competing.
The 9th Annual Pittsfield Berktoberfest is happening! New management, same great fun! This charity beerfest will once again be supporting the Elizabeth Freeman Center and Moments House. Enjoy great local and regional craft beer! Eat great local foods from our friends at Flavours of Malaysia, Hot Tomatoes, Lucia's Latin Kitchen, Otto's Breakfast & Deli, and Berkshire Bakes! Listen to awesome local bands! And watch KNIGHTS BATTLING! It's sure to be yet another great event to ring in the Autumn in the Berkshires!
The 7th Annual Mass Brewers Guild Festival with beers from all over Mass.
Located at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston
Friday August 26th 6:30-9
Don’t miss the seventh annual Brew at the Zoo! This beer-tasting event offers guests the opportunity to walk on the wild side as they sample offerings from local breweries and restaurants. The entire zoo will be open for this event, with the exception of the seasonal Butterfly Landing exhibit. Sip some delicious brews and visit with western lowland gorillas, ring-tailed lemurs, ocelots, pygmy hippos, and other species in the Zoo’s Tropical Forest Pavilion, as well as giraffes, zebras, kangaroos and many other animals. Don’t miss a visit to Aussie Aviary, a seasonal free-flight aviary featuring brightly-colored budgies!
Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo support the operation and continued growth of Zoo New England, its education programs and conservation initiatives.
August 20th, 2016 - Great Barrington Airport
The BikeNFly Includes:
- New and old Planes (Flying over the course and on display)
- Hot Air Balloon rides (weather permitting)
- Car Show (By Olde Yankee Street Rods)
- Remote controlled plane demonstrations
- Paragliding demonstration
- Vendors of all kinds
- Raffle for flight lessons
- Biplane and J-3 cub rides
- Helicopter rides
- Dunk Tank (dunk a local celebrity)
- Medow Muffin Lotto
- Bouncy House
- Rock Climbing Wall
- Live Music Featuring Whisky City
A Great Barrington Rotary Event
The Great Barrington Rotary Club and Airport get together once a year to bring a great summer event. Proceeds benefit a wide range of worthy Rotary charities including: Elderly Services, Rail Road Street Youth Projects, International Youth Exchange, Scholarships just to name a few.
Join us for a conversation about beer and a dinner to go with it at the amazing Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock.
Learn about beer and the Hancock Shaker Village while enjoying local beer and food.
Music, Food and beers from over 128 breweries.
A special event at Moe's Tavern with some fresh Big Elm Beers. Henry Tirrell, Big Elm Brewer, will be in attendance to chat and give away some stuff.
Music, Beer, Charity 5k Chug Run, Food and more in Pittsfield, MA
A week of events across Western Massachusetts that showcases local beers and locations.