Beer http://nhpr.org en 7.07.14: NH Brews, Cooking With A Computer and Some Invasive Bites http://nhpr.org/post/70714-nh-brews-cooking-computer-and-some-invasive-bites <p>Whatever flavor you prefer, there is a New Hampshire brew that will do the job well. Today on Word of Mouth, we sample the state's craft-beer scene. Then, there are an estimated thirty thousand invasive species occupying America's eco-system. We have a conversation about the newest strategy against these pests: eating them. Next, we visit with Watson, IBM's cognitive computer and Jeopardy champion, to learn about its newest and slightly surprising endeavor in cooking. Plus: a tale of food and Spanish history from the American west.</p><p>Listen to the full show and <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:53:29 +0000 Word of Mouth 51463 at http://nhpr.org 7.07.14: NH Brews, Cooking With A Computer and Some Invasive Bites A Sixpack Of Coffee At Your Cookout? http://nhpr.org/post/sixpack-coffee-your-cookout <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">A Bedford coffee roaster offers a different kind of buzz.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 00:59:54 +0000 Michael Samuels 51237 at http://nhpr.org A Sixpack Of Coffee At Your Cookout? Armchair Tour of Smuttynose's New Brewery in Hampton http://nhpr.org/post/armchair-tour-smuttynoses-new-brewery-hampton <p>Smuttynose Brewing Company's new brewery opens Saturday in Hampton, NH. &nbsp;Below is an audio postcard in which Smuttynose's&nbsp;"Master of Propoganda," JT Thompson, gives a tour of the $24 million energy efficient brewery, which produces 65,000 barrels of beer each day.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 03:45:17 +0000 Emily Corwin 49414 at http://nhpr.org Armchair Tour of Smuttynose's New Brewery in Hampton N.H. Beer Industry Opposes Lifting Ban On Alcohol Ads On Billboards http://nhpr.org/post/nh-beer-industry-opposes-lifting-ban-alcohol-ads-billboards <p></p><p>House lawmakers are scheduled to vote this week on a bill that would lift a 25-year-old ban on advertising alcohol on billboards in New Hampshire.</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 14:21:57 +0000 Michael Brindley 47911 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Beer Industry Opposes Lifting Ban On Alcohol Ads On Billboards New Hampshire's Nanobrewing Laws Are Bolstering A New Beer Boom http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshires-nanobrewing-laws-are-bolstering-new-beer-boom <p>In the late '90s, craft beer saw a renaissance of sorts. After years of nondescript light beers almost completely dominating the market, tastes seemed to wake up. Breweries and brew-pubs started up almost overnight. A boom was born.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Adam McCune 47251 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire's Nanobrewing Laws Are Bolstering A New Beer Boom Beer, Wine Bills Backed By R.I. Farm Breweries And Wineries, But Not Liquor Industry http://nhpr.org/post/beer-wine-bills-backed-ri-farm-breweries-and-wineries-not-liquor-industry <p>Right now, in Rhode Island you pretty much have to go to a liquor store to stock up on beer for a dinner party. A few bills under consideration in the General Assembly aim to change that. If passed, the bills would give farmers, who grow crops for beer production, special licenses&nbsp;to sell their craft beers at their farms and at farmer’s markets. These bills are pitting local farmers against the local liquor industry.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:52:48 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 46883 at http://nhpr.org 5 Reasons Why Monks Are Awesome http://nhpr.org/post/5-reasons-why-monks-are-awesome <p></p><p>What's cooler than being cool? Ice cold... monastic beer. Yes, beer brewed by monks. There is a relatively high possibility that monks (yes, <em>monks</em>) are cooler than you. And I'm not sorry, because they do some pretty darn awesome stuff. Here are 5 reasons why monks are&nbsp; <em>way awesome</em>:</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:29:27 +0000 Sarah Thomas 44056 at http://nhpr.org 5 Reasons Why Monks Are Awesome 2.24.14: Modern & Monastic Food http://nhpr.org/post/22414-modern-monastic-food <p><br />Prepare your palate, because we're bringing you a smorgasbord of stories; today's Word of Mouth is all about <em>food! </em>But taste with caution, sandwiched between stories of slime and frozen meat are stories of monastic meals and heavenly... beer? That's right, beer that was divinely sanctioned. Grab a snack and take a listen. You'll never think of food the same way again.</p><p>Listen to our full show and click <strong>Read More </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:12:44 +0000 Word of Mouth 44051 at http://nhpr.org 2.24.14: Modern & Monastic Food Rethink 2014: Conservation http://nhpr.org/post/rethink-2014-conservation <p>We’re beginning this new year with “Re-think 2014”, conversations and stories that challenge our assumptions, habits and ways of doing things.</p><p>We’re kicking off “Re-think 2014” with Fred Pearce, environment consultant for New Scientist&nbsp;magazine.&nbsp; His article, “<a href="http://conservationmagazine.org/2013/12/paramos-water-funds/">How Beer Money Helped Save a Nation’s Water Supply</a>” appeared in Conservation Magazine. It’s an example of a conglomerate upending the business-as-usual model of pursuing profits no matter the environmental and human costs. In this case – helping to protect an essential natural resource for its own manufacturing, and the people of Columbia. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 19:04:51 +0000 Virginia Prescott 41322 at http://nhpr.org Rethink 2014: Conservation 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 Small Brewers Seek Tax Cuts To Spur Growth http://nhpr.org/post/small-brewers-seek-tax-cuts-spur-growth <p>Henniker Brewing Company is a little more than a year old, and this month, could break-even for the first time. That’s good news for investors, but the 5-man operation is still facing some growing pains.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Manager Dave </span>Currier<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the beer is good, but the facility needs some improvements.</span></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:28:01 +0000 Todd Bookman 37767 at http://nhpr.org Small Brewers Seek Tax Cuts To Spur Growth 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 Community Helps Build New Brewery In Dover http://nhpr.org/post/community-helps-build-new-brewery-dover <p>Eight years ago, Josh Henry's wife got him a home brewing kit, and he and his friend Dave Boynton made a batch of Imperial Brown Ale.</p><p>They labeled the batch “7<sup>th</sup> Settlement,” in honor of the Dover-Portsmouth area's status as the seventh permanent European settlement in America.</p><p>For plenty of home brewers the story would end there.</p><p>But Boynton happens to be the director of Seacoast Local, an organization that promotes local food and local business, and Henry is a construction contractor who's really into beer, and pretty sick of construction.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 17:30:57 +0000 Michael Samuels 32905 at http://nhpr.org Community Helps Build New Brewery In Dover 2013 A Big Year For Small N.H. Brewers http://nhpr.org/post/2013-big-year-small-nh-brewers <p>Although New Hampshire has slipped to the number-two spot nationally in beer sales, it's been a good year for the state's small brewers.&nbsp; New Hampshire Brewers Guild Kevin Bloom discussed these developments with Weekend Edition host Amanda Loder.</p><p></p> Sat, 06 Jul 2013 17:17:46 +0000 Amanda Loder 30797 at http://nhpr.org 2013 A Big Year For Small N.H. Brewers Word Of Mouth 06.15.2013 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-06152013 <p>Don't fear the ides of June, the Saturday show is here! Our can't miss mix of the best of the best of Word of Mouth.</p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:33:22 +0000 Virginia Prescott 29479 at http://nhpr.org Word Of Mouth 06.15.2013