United States > New Hampshire > Derry
AirForceHops (80) Epping, New Hampshire | February 15, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Right off Main Street Route 102 in Derry, NH. Stopped in for dinner and drinks with my Valentine’s Day date. Here is a list of what was on draft the night I stopped here. Samuel Adams "The Vixen" Chocolate Chile Bock, Firestone Wookey Jack,Oma’s Tribute Black Lager, Throwback Brewery - Martha’s Exchange IPA, Ol’Cattywhompus, White Birch Brewing, Belgian Pale Ale- White Birch, Allagash Confluence Belgian Strong Pale Ale, Allagash Brewing,Dogfish Head ImmortAle - Dogfish Head Hellhound IPA,Reserve Belgian Tripel, White Birch, Innis & Gunn Barrel Aged Scottish Ale, Coffehouse Porter, Berkshire, Double Chocolate Stout, Wells & Youngs. The food menu in small however, everything we had was quality and made from fresh ingredients. Overall, this is a nice option if you are in the area. I wouldn’t travel a great distance to try it but I know I will be back because of the draft selection and I live only 30 minutes away.
brewandbbq (2) Manchester, New Hampshire | January 16, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Finally a true craft beer bar in Derry, NH.
Cask and Vine features a longish bar of hand-made Vermont Cherrywood, and is accented nicely by more cherry on the bar-back with 14 taps presented front and center. A large chaulkboard above lists the beers on tap. Tables made from oak barrels and arched brickwork opposite the bar give the place a "wine cellar" vibe. This place is spotless and upscale for a beer bar, but keep in mind C+V is a hybrid wine/beer bar.
Selection of draught beers is top-notch for NH, with rarities (Founders Bolt Cutter) and locals (two different White Birch) in the mix. Serving sizes and prices of the beers are not specified which I think is a drawback though. Any consumer should be allowed to be well informed of what he is ordering beforehand, and I hope they fix this. The staff is super-friendly and very accomodating though and this will bring patrons back time and time again. I’m not aware of a bottle list being available, perhaps there was but I did not see one.
I did not try the food on my visit, but the menu looks delicous and a bit high-end. The "Value" portion of this review is solely based on the price of my Bolt Cutter that I had, which in all fairness is a very expensive beer in the bottle. Hopefully further visits will find larger pours and lower prices and I’ll adjust my review.
Congratulations to C+V and I hope they have much success, it’s a beautifull taproom run by some very nice people with a well thought-out selection of fine brews.
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