craft beer http://nhpr.org en This Guy Makes Homebrewed Beer With Syrup, Just Not The Kind You Think http://nhpr.org/post/guy-makes-homebrewed-beer-syrup-just-not-kind-you-think <p>Last week I tagged along with a man in Weare who’s tapping black birch trees for their sap. While its syrup is not as sweet as maple syrup, it can be an unexpected and tasty ingredient in home-brewed beer.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:54:13 +0000 Ryan Lessard 46541 at http://nhpr.org This Guy Makes Homebrewed Beer With Syrup, Just Not The Kind You Think Meet Portsmouth's New 'Beer Master' http://nhpr.org/post/meet-portsmouths-new-beer-master <p>New Hampshire’s food system is growing and changing, and that means old jobs are evolving. Farmers, for example, are doing marketing and media along with planting and harvesting. And there are new jobs in the food system as well, including this one: Hotel Beer Master.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:02:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 38882 at http://nhpr.org The Beer Lovers' Guide To New Hampshire's Local Brews http://nhpr.org/post/beer-lovers-guide-new-hampshires-local-brews <p>Fall is a good time for beer lovers. With the crisp air, light-bodied lagers and shandies are swept off the shelves to make way for dark and amber ales along with multiple versions of October-fest brews... For beer lovers wishing to combine a fall foliage tour with sampling the wares at one of the state’s many breweries, <em>New Hampshire Magazine</em> is here to help. &nbsp;“<a href="http://www.nhmagazine.com/New-Hampshire-Breweries/" target="_blank">The Beer Lovers’ Guide to the Granite State</a>”, a comprehensive guide to enjoying <a href="http://www.nhbr.com/September-6-2013/Study-measures-beer-distributors-impact-on-NH-economy/" target="_blank">New Hampshire’s local beer industry</a> is now online.&nbsp; <strong>Erica Thoits </strong>is assistant editor for <em>New Hampshire Magazine.</em></p><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:00:30 +0000 Virginia Prescott 35536 at http://nhpr.org The Beer Lovers' Guide To New Hampshire's Local Brews New Hampshire Nanobrewery A Big Name In Small Scale Beer http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-nanobrewery-big-name-small-scale-beer <p>Recently Bon Appetit magazine posted <a href="http://www.bonappetit.com/blogsandforums/blogs/badaily/2013/03/best-small-breweries-america.html#ixzz2OHTRkCeC" target="_blank">a list of its 10 Favorite US nanobreweries</a> – those are very small-scale commercial breweries that produce fewer than 2000 barrels a year.</p><p>On that top 10 list? <a href="http://throwbackbrewery.com/" target="_blank">Throwback Brewery in North Hampton, New Hampshire</a>.</p><p>It’s yet another sign that the Granite State is a big player in the small brewery movement.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:01:19 +0000 Brady Carlson 24418 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Nanobrewery A Big Name In Small Scale Beer Smuttynose Breaking Ground on Hampton Facility http://nhpr.org/post/smuttynose-breaking-ground-hampton-facility <P>Smuttynose Brewery breaks ground tonight on its new facility in Hampton about 10 miles down the coast from its current location in Portsmouth.</P> <P>Smuttynose says it’s moving to Hampton to support its growth.</P> <P>The brewery has been creating craft beers in New Hampshire since 1994. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 20:28:18 +0000 Tina Forbes 11023 at http://nhpr.org U.S. Craft Beer Brewers Thrive, Despite Small Share Of The Market http://nhpr.org/post/us-craft-beer-brewers-thrive-despite-small-share-market It's a good time to brew beer in America. According to beer expert Julia Herz, U.S. brewing isn't just on the upswing, it's on top. "We're now the No. 1 destination for beer, based on diversity and amount of beers," she says.<p>But if you want to see the strength of America's beer industry, you may want to look past beverage giants like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors. Fri, 18 May 2012 21:26:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 5149 at http://nhpr.org U.S. Craft Beer Brewers Thrive, Despite Small Share Of The Market Mead in New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/mead-new-hampshire <p>Starting a small business is always a challenge.&nbsp; Starting a meadery? Yeah, that&rsquo;s not easy either. Just ask Michael Fairbrother</p><p>&ldquo;I talk to people about mead, and they go, &lsquo;What kind of meat do you make?&rsquo; I&rsquo;m like, &lsquo;No, I don&rsquo;t make meat. I make mead.&rsquo; And they don&rsquo;t understand what that is.&rdquo;</p><p>In 2010, Fairbrother opened <a href="http://www.moonlightmeadery.com/">Moonlight Meadery </a>in Londonderry, NH.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Todd Bookman 2504 at http://nhpr.org Mead in New Hampshire