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Barrington Brewery & Restaurant

Barrington Brewery & RestaurantBarrington Brewery & Restaurant

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 14
Beer Ratings: 208
Beer Avg: 3.7

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
87
very good

45 Ratings
Ratings: 45
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Eatery ]

420 Stockbridge Road
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 01230
United States
phone: (413) 528-8282

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Notes:
AKA - Berkshire Mountain Brewers

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donniecuffs

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $

This place had a nice warm home-y feel to it, packed to the gills with townies. The restored barn-feel certainly adds to it as well. The quality of the beers sampled was about average, but my biggest complaint was that there weren't many on tap. Maybe I hit them in between batches. Anyway, the service was super-polite and knowledgeable about their beer. The food was standard burger/diner -type fare, but nicely easy on the wallet. I'd go back in the hopes of being able to sample more than just four of their beers.

09-25-2009 05:09:58 | More by donniecuffs
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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

I will try not to repeat too much...

Cool place, inside and out. Nice outdoor patio during summer, nice, cozy bar and seating area inside. Brewing equipment is small and on display.

Nothing too fancy with the beer or the food when I went for lunch today. Food was pretty standard lunch pub fare and the beers were extremely standard (Blonde, Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Stout, Vienna, IPA and a Respberry Ale).

Service was fine, waitresses were attentive.

My only gripe would be the $4.50 they charge for a pint of their beer, that seems high to me for beer brewed on premise...especially when a 22 oz. bomber is only $3.50 out the door. Cut the costs of 16 oz. pints down to $3.50!

No frills brewpub in a cool location. I'd like to try some of their not so standard beers next time they have them available.

06-24-2009 18:24:40 | More by indiapaleale
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aaudette

Rhode Island

4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $

I will repeat what someone previously posted in a review - Yule Fuel. It is quite a big, malthy, warm beer. This beer alone rates this place very high for me. We drive 2 hours once a year just to get some. And you can buy 22ozs and they fill growlers. Costs are reasonable - $5 for a 22oz and $13 for a growler - and they fill anyone's growlers. Once again I was not disappointed and walked away with enough to enjoy for a while into the new year.

In addition to the Yule Fuel, started with a scotch ale which was also pleasant and well done for the style - not thin with some warmth and a bit of sweatness. The food was good as was the cervice. Also, the menu is vegetarian friendly with lots of offerings and options.

12-15-2008 17:34:16 | More by aaudette
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williamherbert

New York

3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

A cool little place where I had a quick one.

There is a pretty large restaurant area for eating, and then a smaller bar area for drinking. A large kettle can be seen high up above the bar area.

Not too loud but not too quiet either. A couple TVs where I could watch some college football and we could pass around a few pints.

The place felt a little bit cavernous, mostly due to the high ceilings, but I felt comfortable there. The place did brisk business yet we were served pretty quickly. A cool joint.

09-15-2008 00:59:27 | More by williamherbert
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fitzy84

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

Well me and the misses took a day trip to Great Barrington and decided to have lunch at this place. I loved the appearance to this place: dirt driveway with outdoor deck with a red barn look. You go in and classic beer bottles line the wall next to you. The bar area goes around the front with some tables around the corner and good chunk of the tables to your left upon entering. Very rustic, old New England feel; wood, colonial, farmhouse.

For Great Barrington, right near Stockbridge and Lenox, the prices for food were great. They preferred cash and we were able to pay for our meal quite easily. Food varied but for lunch one could really just get pub food. I had a philly cheesesteak which was delicious. I had the sampler which was pretty inexpensive comparatively. The beers were great, I loved the Berkshire Blonde.

Service was great, friendly and attentive. For being outside in the deck, our waitress was constantly outside checking up on us, striking conversations. Definitely a place worth going to if your in the Berkshires.

08-31-2008 22:00:32 | More by fitzy84
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Boto

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

We stopped in for dinner, after not having been there in a few years. I still like the ambiance here, being constructed in an old barn. Many exposed beams, and a few free-standing fireplaces make this place quite cozy. The beer selection is good, with the typical cross section of offerings in a good brewpub. The beer itself is OK: the few I've had won't win any awards, but they won't turn you off either. The food was good on this trip, as both my wife and myself had the prime rib. They have a decent children's menu also. We've had good lunches there in the past. Worth a stop.

02-10-2008 21:46:13 | More by Boto
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plaid75

New York

3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

Located just outside of downtown Great Barrington and about three miles from Butternut.

The building is located in a barn themed "strip mall" type complex.

Upon entering, the bar is to the right and the restaurant seating to the left and rear.

The bar is on the smaller side, bu cozy, with table and booth seating. The walls are decorated with a ton of breweriana in the form of coasters and signs. There is a pool table room above the bar on the second floor.

The house beers are flavorful and fresh. Check the website for the latest offerings. The service was good and relaxed, once you got a seat at the bar.

01-29-2008 23:30:00 | More by plaid75
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redelephantdane

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $

i visited the place with a friend who lives in Great Barrington, she is friends with the owners daughter and took me there knowing my interest in craft brewing. the place is cozy and decorated with assorted glassware and signs from different countries and old breweries. the brewing equipment is 20 feet in front of the bar adding a nice charm to the place. there is a larger hall available for rent that i wa shown, seems like a nice place to have a party.
i enjoyed the two pints(esb, yule fuel) i had and the growler(stout) i took home with me. the service was nice and i got a little tour around the place. i definitely recommend this place to anyone passing through the Berkshires.

01-08-2008 04:55:31 | More by redelephantdane
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Boppar

New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

It's a nice, cozy place. You could probably comfortably seat about 20 people at least in the section I was sitting. There was a bar section across the way, and there may have been more tables in that section, but I didn't look.

The quality of both the beer and the food was good. This is a solid microbrewery/restaurant right here.

The service is fantastic. They are helpful, friendly, and attentive.

In terms of selection: on tap tonight they were serving: Pale Ale, Stout, Brown Ale, Blonde Ale, Barleywine, IPA, Raspberry Ale, and a Porter.

Entrees looked to be in the $10-15 range. Beer and dessert were both $5. They also had sandwiches. The portions were generous but not absurd. At any rate, it is worth it.

If you're in the area and are looking for good beer and a good meal, I'd highly recommend this place.

12-04-2007 00:36:57 | More by Boppar
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madmanjf

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$

I'm writing this review after my second visit which spanned over several months.

The establishment offers roughly five standard beers on tap at all times along with three additional seasonal ales on tap. Growlers for purchase and refill are available.

I had three beers, each of which I'll review seperately. A seasonal called Homemad Hop (they grew the hops themselves), the Pale Ale and the Brown. All three were drinkable.

The style I wanted, an IPA, was not available during either of my two visits as it's not one of the standard five brews. I was told that they have it as a season about half of the time throughout the year. This in of itself is disappointing because I always feel an IPA is a great way to judge the skills of a brewer. While I was there, three additional people asked for an IPA .... so I guess I wasn't the only one disappointed.

I did notice the bartender consistently pushing the seasonals. I suspect this was more out of a desire or need to get the next batch of seasonal on tap sooner rather than later (hopefully an IPA).

They have a small menu with nice variety. I wasn't there before 5pm, so I didn't really glance at the dinner portion of the menu since it's not available in the afternoon.

I had a grass-fed burger for $9 (Angus was $8). It came with the side of the day which was Coleslaw. Fries were extra ~ $3.50 if I recall correctly. I found this a bit surprising .... most places that give good burgers come with fries at around $9. I will say though, that the Beer-Battered fries I got on the side were VERY good. I usually don't finish fries, but this larger side dish went back empty. The burger was properly cooked, but lacked flavor. It didn't appear to be flame-cooked which is probably why it lacked color and flavor.

People around me were getting other items of the menu which seemed to be a better value than my burger. Next time I return, I'll probably get something else.

11-05-2007 11:56:27 | More by madmanjf
Barrington Brewery & Restaurant in Great Barrington, MA
87 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.