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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
First off, let me begin by saying Happy IPA Day, everyone! To celebrate, we will have our Hopstruck Red IPA and Donkey-Hote Double IPA on tap, plus a brand new beer called Hippo-HOP-amus – a delicious black session ale that drinks like an IPA.
Every once in a while we make a beer that fits my palette so well that […]
To mark our second year of selling beer, we thought we would craft an anniversary beer to celebrate the occasion! Of course we wanted to use as many local ingredients as possible, so we decided to use the 70+ lbs of watermelon that we purchased from Wake Robin Farm and Barker’s Farm (both in Stratham, NH).
The result is Watta Melon – a super […]