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Hot Plate Brewing Co.

1 School Street. Pittsfield MA 01201


Beer brings people together, which is why we’re working to make sure everyone feels like they have a seat at the table (or bar).


Co-Founders Sarah Real and Mike Dell’Aquila first discovered craft beer during their time at Penn State in the early 2000s. A love of the art and science of beer led them to take up homebrewing as well as traveling the world. After deciding to pursue a career in craft beer, their Brooklyn condo had their gas turned off for several years due to a code violation. Rather than giving up on their dream, Sarah started brewing on a hot plate, writing and revising her own recipes, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, they started working on a business plan that has now turned into the 7-barrel brewhouse and attached taproom that they opened in Downtown Pittsfield in 2023.


In addition to serving the beers that we make on-premises, we also serve wine, cider, hard seltzers, and non-alcoholic drinks to create a space where all are welcome. We know that in an increasingly fragmented world, enabling social connections in a safe and inclusive environment has become more important than ever, and we provide a gathering place where you and your loved ones can unburden yourselves from modern life.