A Week of Summer Favorites continues with a look at the craft beer boom. Microbrews, nanobrews, tasting rooms, and seasonal pours...independent craft beer is on the rise in New Hampshire, but what is its economic impact? For beer fans and non-drinkers alike, the increase in small breweries is affecting New Hampshire tourism and small-town business growth.
This show originally aired on August 8, 2017.
- Nicole Carrier - Co-founder and President of Throwback Brewery, in North Hampton, and President of the Granite State Brewers Association.
- Michael Hauptly-Pierce - Owner and brewer at Lithermans Limited, in Concord, and host of the beer podcast The Tap Handle Show.
- Cheryl Parker - Brewery manager for UNH's new brewing science minor in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. She was formerly a brewer at Throwback Brewery.
- Bart Watson - Chief economist for the Brewers Association, an organization that promotes and assists small and independent craft brewers nationwide.
Find a comprehensive map of breweries in New Hampshire at the Brew NH website.
Find out more about the brewing science minor at UNH and the upcoming conference for professionals looking to break into the industry.