22 09, 2014

Just Beet Wit

By |September 22, 2014|One-off Beers, Our beer, Seasonals|0 Comments

When I was in 6th grade, I was very into Michael Jackson. In fact, one of my fondest memories was taking a dance class where we did our recital to Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’. I still smile just thinking about it.

So, when it came time to naming our latest beer – a Belgian-style White (or Wit), enhanced with an heirloom […]

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22 08, 2014

Hankie’s Pale Ale

By |August 22, 2014|Our beer|1 Comment

My dog Hank was a pretty special guy. Super mellow. Loved to hang outside all day, relax, and watch the world go by. He would ‘fish’ for hours at the lake – never catching anything, but delighting in the whole experience of spending the day in the sun and water. I never really realized it until he was gone, but Hank […]

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22 05, 2014

Berry Occidental – Raspberry Wheat Beer

By |May 22, 2014|One-off Beers, Our beer|0 Comments

Sometimes the best inventions start out by accident – chocolate chip cookies, post-it notes, penicillin, the slinky, and, now, our raspberry wheat beer – Berry Occidental  :). Although this beer is a happy accident (story below), it tastes like we put all of our effort into creating the most refreshing, drinkable, summery beer in the market. Berry Occidental is […]

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5 03, 2014

Hyssop Hooray (Ho…Hey…Ho!)

By |March 5, 2014|One-off Beers, Unafraid of the Dark|0 Comments

There are many fun aspects to owning a brewery… meeting interesting new people, tasting cheese for beer & cheese events, coming up with names for beers… I could go on :) . For me, one of my favorite parts of owning a brewery is collaborating with Annette and team on recipes and flavors, to come up with new beers that […]

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19 02, 2014

Oyster Stout

By |February 19, 2014|One-off Beers, Our beer, Unafraid of the Dark|0 Comments

Every year in our Unafraid of the Dark III series, we craft a beer that makes a fair number of people say ‘what did you put in the beer???’. The first year we brewed a Bacon Porter that the meat lovers seemed to embrace (but turned off a few vegans.) Last year we crafted a Chocolate Beet Stout that several […]

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17 02, 2014

Salted Caramel Milk Stout

By |February 17, 2014|One-off Beers, Our beer, Unafraid of the Dark|0 Comments

For those of you that somehow venture into our kitchen (situated at the way back of our brewery), you will see that we painted the wall above the sink with one of our mottos, which is ‘Brew what you love! Love what you brew!’. Annette and I are proud to say that for the past 2.5+ years that we […]

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17 02, 2014

Apple Betty Porter (Bam-ba-lam)

By |February 17, 2014|One-off Beers, Our beer, Unafraid of the Dark|0 Comments

About 12 years ago, I used to homebrew a beer called Apple Brown Betty.  This beer was, of course, made with fresh apples, brown sugar, & cinnamon. At the time, I never measured gravities, so I really had no idea how much the apples added to the alcohol content of the beer. All I knew was that Betty made me very, very […]

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16 02, 2014

McKenzie’s BlackBEERy Stout

By |February 16, 2014|Our beer, Unafraid of the Dark|0 Comments

This Summer at the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market, we were lucky enough to have our Throwback booth right next to McKenzie’s farm. One day at the market, they brought in the most gorgeous blackberries we had ever seen! We (of course) bought one of the little half-pints, which lasted us all of about 3 minutes. :)

As we were licking the […]

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7 02, 2014

Unafraid of the Dark III

By |February 7, 2014|One-off Beers, Unafraid of the Dark|1 Comment

Since the jackets have come out and the temperatures have been dipping below 40 degrees, many of you have been asking about Unafraid of the Dark.  And, we have been very excited to answer ‘YES – Unafraid of the Dark is coming back!’  This is our favorite time of year because we get to make our favorite kind of […]

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25 10, 2013

Gourdgeous Pumpkin Ale is Back!

By |October 25, 2013|Our beer, Seasonals|0 Comments

One of my favorite experiences of owning a brewery is when the following occurs:

1 – Customer comes in and says something like ‘No, I don’t want to try that, I don’t like (fill in the blank)  type of beer’. (Everyone’s palettes are different, so after two years, I’ve heard pretty much everything- I don’t like stout, I don’t like hops, I […]

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