ALL WORK AND NO BEER MAKES HOMER SOMETHING SOMETHING
The month of February can be a bleak time of year here in Western MA. To help us all get through to the warmer brighter months of April and May we are going to celebrate the success of making it through the shortest month of the year.
We hope you can join us here at Big Elm Brewing on Saturday, March 3rd for some good times, good food, and some special beers!
From Boston, MA and Hartford, CT, Wolfsmyth and Spillway have come to melt our faces off!!
Well they are coming to play some awesome music at Big Elm Brewing on Saturday, February 10th.
The newest music just out from Wolfsmyth can be found here:
The newest music recently out from Spillway can be found here:
There will be a small cover at the door.
Beer, Hymns & Chili Potluck at Big Elm Brewing on Silver Street in Sheffield.
A freewill offering will go to the Good Samaritan Fund. Non-alcoholic beverages are free. For food – community chili pot luck. Bring enough chili for yourself, we will mix it all together and see what we get!
Seize the hopportunity to try 130+ craft beers in one day at the 3rd annual Springfield on Tap! We’ll be serving up good times and great craft beer and we want YOU to join us. Tip back unlimited samples or hop it up to the VIP level for an additional sampling shenanigans. Sip the day away while enjoying live music entertainment and food from local vendors.
Wanna win some Big Elm gift cards?
Wanna flex your mind muscles?
Wanna hang out, have a beer and play some trivia?
Come hang out with us on the evening of Friday, February 2nd at The Taproom here at Big Elm Brewing for some fun and challenging trivia. Your favorite Big Elm Beers will be on tap and we have even arranged to have some sausage sandwiches for sale from the awesome Sky View Farms right here in town.
So grab a beer, grab a sandwich and put your thinking caps on!
After 5 awesome years we are super excited to still be brewing it up in Sheffield, MA. You all have been awesome fans, customers, and friends! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm, feedback, and support, we could not have done any of this without you. We want to share in this anniversary with you! We will be celebrating our 5 years of beer at Big Elm Brewing on Saturday, November 25th with live music from Whiskey Jack String Band, food from Sky View Farm, and some special beers along with all of our classics.
Barrel Aged Stout, special sour beers, Dead of Winter, Dark Star Dunkel, Thunderlips, Fat Boy, Zorro Sour, Lions, Lager, IPA, Gerry Dog Stout, and 413 Farmhouse.
Please come and join us!!
The duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson are a force to be reckoned with in modern day Country music. International Country music stars, Thompson Square has topped the radio charts across the Unites States, Canada and Australia with #1 hits “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” “If I Didn’t Have You” and “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About,” respectively.
Beer tasting at intermission with Big Elm Brewing
We'll begin with a look at Lower Race Brook Falls. Then we'll follow blue blazes along Race Brook Falls Trail. On our way up we'll cross over Race Brook on stepping-stones. There will be another, high crossing over a "bridge" of parallel logs. We'll pass by a campsite, then turn left (south) onto the Appalachian Trail. From there we'll follow the white blazes, past 100 year old head-high pitch pine, to the summit. There is one nice view that you'll see while on your feet, looking out over the vegetation. There is another just ahead where we will stop and sit to have a snack. Then we'll retrace our steps back down to our cars. The total round trip of this hike is 7.2 miles, with an elevation gain of 1,625 feet. We will travel at an overall pace of 1.5 mph, for a total hike time of approximately 4.5 hours. More than half of this hike is strenuous and steep. There are some stairs, and even more rock scrambles. We will include a few stops during our ascent to rest and drink water. Also, there are a couple of brief, very steep drop-offs where you will need sure footing. Dogs are welcome if they ALWAYS get along well with all other dogs and all people. Dogs MUST be kept on a 10 ft. max leash at all times. Owners must carry proof of current rabies vaccination. Afterward, everyone is invited to Big Elm Brewing which is less than a 10 minute drive down the road. We'll get takeout (maybe pizza?) elsewhere for our group and split the cost, so please bring cash. You can purchase beer in the taproom. The staff lead tours of their brewery too. The address is Big Elm Brewing, 65 Silver Street, Sheffield, MA 01257.
Date and Time
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9:15AM - 3:00PM
Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).
Free parking. Race Brook Falls Parking Area, located on the west side of the road. According to Google Maps, the address is 716-732 South Undermountain Rd, Sheffield, MA 01257. The coordinates are 42.090301, -73.411277
The 10th Annual Pittsfield Berktoberfest is happening! Celebrate TEN years of this charity beerfest, once again 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, and Otto's Breakfast & Deli! Listen to awesome local bands! It's sure to be yet another great event to ring in the Autumn in the Berkshires!
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.
A family friendly celebration of the Town of Sheffield, for Berkshire Country residents, Community Groups, Natural Resource Professionals, and Environmental Educators.
The Berkshire Fermentation Festival is a free day long celebration of the diversity of all things fermented. We are excited to connect local fermentation educators and businesses with food enthusiasts in a day of education and empowerment!
Come participate in workshops and lectures, meet local fermenters, check out what our fermentation vendors have to offer, and participate in the social ferment/culture.
Fresh off the heels of its successful Power Beer Fest, the Massachusetts Brewers Guild announces its second beer festival and fundraiser of the year, the Mass Fermentational - pouring 54 breweries strong.
Breaking tradition from its typical location, The World Trade Center in Boston, the fall festival is changing venues to Worcester Common and expects to draw 2,500 patrons to the green on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Tickets are $45 for General Admission and includes unlimited two-ounce beer samples from participating breweries. Non-drinkers that wish to enjoy the atmosphere and an afternoon with friends -- but are not sampling -- can purchase a Designated Driver ticket for $10. Once inside the festival, patrons can purchase gourmet eats served up by several food trucks onsite; Big T's BBQ, Press’n It, Sabor Latino, StoneFire Wood Pizza Napoletana, Teddy's Lunch Box, Travelin' Bones BBQ and Trolley Dogs.
Participating Breweries: 3 Beards Beer Co., 3cross Brewing Co, Aeronaut Brewing Company, Amherst Brewing, Bad Martha, Barrel House Z, Barreled Souls, Battle Road Brewing Company, Bent Water Brewing, Big Alice Brewing, Big Elm, Bone Up Brewing Company, Boston Beer Works, Cape Ann Brewing Co, Castle Island Brewing Co., Clown Shoes Beer, Cold Harbor Brewing Company, CraftRoots Brewing, Down The Road Beer Co., Element Brewing & Distilling, Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company, Farmer Willie's, Flying Dreams Brewing Co., Foundation Brewing Co., Greater Good Imperial Brewing, Grey Sail Brewing, Harpoon Brewery, Honest Weight Artisan Beer, Ipswich Ale Brewery, Jack's Abby Craft Lagers, John Harvard's Brewery & Alehouse, Lefty's Brewing Co., Lookout Farm Brewing, Lawson's Finest Liquids, Lord Hobo Brewing Co., Mast Landing Brewing, Mayflower Brewing Co., Medusa Brewing Company, Merrimack Ales, Mighty Squirrel, Moon Hill Brewing Co., Newburyport Brewing Co., Night Shift Brewing, Riverwalk Brewing Co., River Styx, Samuel Adams, Springdale Beer, Start Line Brewing, Switchback Brewing Co., Tree House Brewing Co., True West Brewing Co., Wachusett Brewing Company, Wormtown Brewery and Zero Gravity Craft Brewery.
The Massachusetts Brewers Guild is a nonprofit organization that exists to protect and promote the interests of craft breweries across the Commonwealth. More than fifty breweries are expected to pour at the Mass Fermentational, which will raise funds to create educational and marketing programs for local breweries and support the organization’s government affairs work.
Massachusetts Brewers Guild events are organized by craft brewers for craft brewers. To date, more than 122 breweries exist 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.
**NO REFUNDS, NO EXCEPTIONS. THIS IS A 21+ EVENT, NO EXCEPTIONS. IDs REQUIRED AT THE DOOR. NO DOGS ALLOWED EXCEPT SERVICE ANIMALS. THIS IS A CRAFT BEER INDUSTRY EVENT -- NO CIDER IS SERVED. THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE**
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
"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