New Hampshire Must Visits

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jflopsu
beers 1862 º places 13 º 14:47 Mon 9/18/2017

I'm visiting the southern portion of New Hampshire (between Keene and Manchester) between October 20-24. Any must try breweries that I should consider on my visit? Willing to travel to southern Vermont and Maine, but near Portsmouth - but can be convinced to go further.

I know of course Smuttynose and Portsmouth Brewery, but looking to visit the up-and-coming brewers in the area.

 
JStax
beers 10230 º places 795 º 15:00 Mon 9/18/2017

Earth Eagle was a favorite of mine. Just a few blocks away from Portsmouth Brewery.

 
JStax
beers 10230 º places 795 º 15:02 Mon 9/18/2017

Paging Airforcehops!

 
TheHOFF43
beers 2045 º places 169 º 15:32 Mon 9/18/2017

Thirsty Moose has a really solid tap list and good bar food. One of the nights, maybe Tuesday? was really cheap. Like $.50 pours for flights, 1/2 price apps and $.50 wings or something. Cool spots to hang out. I went to two different ones while there. Lots of beers on tap.

 
ebone1988
beers 2500 º places 25 º 18:48 Mon 9/18/2017

Stone Face. Do it.

 
boto
beers 2444 º places 104 º 19:14 Mon 9/18/2017

Second on the Stoneface. Deciduous in Newmarket is a very short drive from Stoneface. Some phenomenal beers there. Earth Eagle is interesting, but good. Some very unusual beers. Great Rhythm in Portsmouth also has some solid offerings.

 
mcox90
beers 2571 º places 61 º 05:06 Tue 9/19/2017

Throwback in North Hampton. Venture inland to Derry and you'll find Rockingham (my personal fav), From The Barrel, Kelsen and 603. All within a few miles of each other.

 
jflopsu
beers 1862 º places 13 º 10:51 Tue 9/19/2017

Thanks everyone! This is all incredibly helpful!

mcox90 - Thanks for those Londonderry recommendations. That's on the way to Portsmouth in relation to where we are staying, so we'll likely visit that little cluster.

 
johnnnniee
beers 5470 º places 209 º 20:49 Tue 9/19/2017

If you can venture just over the border into Kittery Maine Tributary is making some great beer. They are actually having a Mott the Lesser release on Oct 21st if you can work it into your plans.

 
johnnnniee
beers 5470 º places 209 º 20:57 Tue 9/19/2017

If you're in Manchester Backyard Brewing a really new but so far impressive brew pub and Great North Aleworks are great stops as well.

 
brokensail
beers 16800 º places 1405 º 22:46 Tue 9/19/2017

Plus whatever on Stone Face.

Black Birch (restaurant) in just across the river in Kittery, ME was also great.