Wherever you travel in Massachusetts, you’ll find locally made ales and lagers that are fresh, unique and sure to please. The Berkshires is home to some fantastic breweries, but one that stands out from the rest is Barrington Brewery. Located approximately 20 minutes from the Gateways Inn, this local favorite is known for its solar brewed beer and fresh ingredients in every glass. It’s a true delight for beer lovers, just like you! Here is everything you need to know about our local brewery and how to get the most out of your visit.
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More About Barrington Brewery
Since 1995, Barrington Brewery has served spectacular barn brewed beers and food made from scratch. Only the freshest ingredients have been used to create each of the indulgent brews on the menu. Plus, seasonal produce from Taft Farms, Equinox Farm, and more are used to provide tasty dishes to pair with your favorite beers. Another interesting fact about Barrington Brewery is that it was the first on the east coast to install a solar panel system that supplies solar-heated hot water for brewing and restaurant use.
They have been very positively reviewed by several publications including the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and Bon Appetit’s 50th Anniversary issue. With so many satisfied patrons, it’s no wonder this is one of the most popular breweries in the Berkshires area.
Barrington Brewery Beers
Using ingredients like barley, hops, and yeast, Barrington Brewery crafts its beers without any added preservatives. Here are some of their most popular selection that we’re sure you’ll love:
- Ice Glen IPA: A big and bold traditional India Pale Ale with a balanced hop and malt finish
- Black Bear Stout: Black and creamy with a rich, roasted flavor
- Barrington Brewery Yule Fuel: A delicious Christmas-inspired beer
- Barrington Brown: A northern English style brown with a full-bodied finish
- Hopland Pale Ale: A copper-colored American style pale ale. Highly hopped, with a bold aroma and flavorful finish
- Berkshire Blonde: Our lightest beer; it still has great body
- Raspberry Ale: A light beer with the refreshing taste of raspberry
- Barrington Brewery New Englander: A pale ale made with hops from the MA Connecticut River Valley and barley from the Maine Potato Growers Association
If beer tasting has worked up an appetite, you’re in luck! Don’t forget to order one of Barrington Brewery’s staple food items such as cheddar ale soup, Alpine Pork Store sausage, or their famous chocolate stout cake.
Get a Taste of the Berkshires During Your Stay at the Gateways Inn
Looking to escape your day-to-day routine and re-energize? Then we invite you to stay with us at the Gateways Inn in Lenox! Our Procter mansion turned bed & breakfast boasts luxury amenities without sacrificing its historical charm.
The 11 guestrooms exude the ultimate luxury and comfort with all the modern amenities you desire. You will also be just steps away from our award-winning restaurant and one of the most popular nighttime lounges in Lenox! In beers too, we excel! We have a wide selection of local craft brews to appeal to a wide variety of tastes, including gluten-free!
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