Growing Roots

Big Elm Coaster

(This column was originally published on Jan. 9, 2013 in the Waterbury (Conn.) Republican-American.)

Big Elm Brewing begins to grow

By Will Siss

In Sheffield, Mass., just a few minutes from the northwest Connecticut border, there is a brewery.

And in that brewery is a tricycle. And a sandbox shaped like a tugboat.

For owners Christine and Bill Heaton, Big Elm Brewing is more than just the culmination of two careers. It’s where their two children are concocting their first memories.

Big Elm Brewing opened in October and is one of those family-owned businesses you want to succeed, if only for the sincere and hardworking crew keeping it afloat.

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