about the brewery

Located on Rt. 7 in Great Barrington, MA
About the Brewery
Since 1995 Barrington Brewery has been serving our own Barn Brewed Beer and food made from scratch.  We were the first brewery on the east coast to install a solar panel system that supplies solar-heated hot water for brewing and restaurant use. Our kitchen features scratch made desserts and locally sourced ingredients when possible.

We offer grass fed burgers & local sausages by the Alpine Pork Store in Catskill, NY and Nodine's Smokehouse in Goshen, CT. Our beer flavors many of our made from scratch dishes, including our Cheddar Ale Soup, chilis, barbecue sauce, salad dressings and famous Chocolate Stout Cake.

Our 7-barrel system is powered by both photovoltaic and a solar hot water heating system and is housed right in the tavern. We brew primarily ales but run a lager series each spring.
Solar Brewed Sustainability
85% of our electrical needs are provided by our 480 panel, 144 KW solar system which produces 168,000 kilowatt hours annually. Installed in 2016 by Grenergy Solar and Torrico Electric. In 2016 we rated in the top 20 solar-beer breweries in the world according to Solar Plaza.

In 2007, our 30-panel, roof mounted, solar hot water system was installed and decreased our natural gas usage by 50%. The solar hot water system heats all of the hot water for not only the brewery, but also for hand washing and dishwashing for both the restaurant and our banquet facility, Crissey Farm.

All of the spent grain from our brewery feeds the cows at a local beef farm.

Since 1995, we have recycled all paper, cardboard, cans and glass. In 2007, our banquet facility was built with reclaimed materials, including wood, and carpet made from recycled material.
For over two decades, we have operated an
earth-friendly and sustainable business with our
recycling and solar energy programs.

Crissey Farm
Crissey Farm, built in 2007, is a moderately priced, "green", banquet facility located in the beautiful southern Berkshires of Massachusetts. We are equipped to professionally host your wedding, rehearsal dinner, anniversary party, bar mitzvahs/bat mitzvah, or other special event needs.
consider your private event at Crissey Farm
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solar brewed beer
in the beautiful Berkshires.
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crissy farm
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