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Explore the Berkshires Brewery, Winery & Distillery Trail

Posted on November 10, 2022Written by 2022-23 Official Guide to the Berkshires

Berkshire Mountain Distillers. Photo by Nick Colabella.

No trip to the Berkshires is complete without a sampling of our region’s local libations. Try a cold craft brew, a crisp cider, small-batch spirit, or glass of boutique wine. The Berkshire mountains will provide the perfect backdrop to your sipping and toasting. Cheers!

Bright Ideas Brewing

North Adams, MA
Enjoy a changing lineup of beers on tap in the courtyard of the historic MASS MoCA mill complex. Growlers are available to take home. Open daily.

Hot Plate Brewing Company

Pittsfield, MA
Recently launched by a couple who left Brooklyn for the Berkshires, Hot Plate Brewing offers craft beer on tap in Pittsfield. Don’t miss their Back Door Blow Torch, their uniquely flavored habañero chocolate stout.

Balderdash Cellars

Richmond, MA
Visit this boutique winery for a selection of reds, whites, and rosés. Chill in the tasting room while listening to live music or relax in Adirondack chairs overlooking Richmond Pond. Dogs
welcome. Open Friday through Sunday.

Berkshire Mountain Distillers

Sheffield, MA
These small-batch spirits blend creativity with premium ingredients (including spring water that flows through the property) to create its award-winning hand-crafted rum, bourbon, vodka, and gin. Open daily.

Hilltop Orchards & Furnace Brook Winery

Richmond, MA
Taste award-winning sweet apple ice wine and Bee My Honey Mead, plus a wide range of wines using Northeast and California varietals. Open year-round for hiking and snowshoeing; daily for tastings and tours.

Big Elm Brewing

Sheffield, MA
Named for a towering 400-year-old tree where townsfolk used to gather, this brewery and taproom offers tastings and to-go growlers, kegs, and six-packs. Open Thursday through Sunday.

Les Trois Emme Vineyard & Winery

New Marlborough, MA
This small, family-owned winery offers unique and traditional wines in a beautiful, off-the-beaten path locale in southern Berkshires. Open Tuesday through Sunday.

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