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Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas, Christmas Eve Brunch,
and Upcoming Beers!

We hope everyone will get a bit of time to relax and
have fun with family and friends over the next two weeks. We’d love to see you
here at the farm- we’ll be open regular hours, with the exception of Christmas
Eve, when we will be open special hours (10am-2pm) with a special brunch
menu. For those of you still needing to pick up some last minute gifts, we offer
some ideas below. But first, let’s talk food!

Christmas Eve Day: Join us for Brunch

love every excuse here to make breakfast. So we’re opening from
10am-2pm this Sunday, December 24th to kick off everyone’s festivities
with brunch! Chef Carrie and team are planning a special menu for the day.
It will include some of your favorites from our regular menu, but it will also
feature lots of breakfast specials, including:
— Thick cut bacon or
house-made sausage breakfast sandwiches served on our airy, house-made
— Cinnamon Sugar Swirl French Toast.
— House-cured salmon
(gravlax) with co-founder Annette’s special bagels.

Our bar staff
will be whipping up mimosas, Bloody Marys, and holiday drinks,
too – in addition to all of our beers. No reservations

And if you need to relieve some holiday stress before
the big man comes down the chimney, join us for yoga at
an earlier time (9-10am) this Sunday only to start your day off

Need Last Minute Holiday Gift

you are in need of some last minute gift ideas, we’ve got something for just
about everyone here at Hobbs Farm. We offer gift certificates,
Unafraid of the Dark VII Beer Subscriptions
, and custom goodies for beer
lovers, too! We’ve emailed details before about our Unafraid of the Dark beer series, but just to refresh
everyone’s memories, we are now selling subscription cards to this Imperial /
Big Beer series, which features a bottle of Fat Alberta (our Chocolate Peanut
Butter Russian Imperial Stout), plus growler fills of three brand new, dark and
luxurious big beers. The only way to bring home these three new beers (which
will be released in January, February, and March 2018) is to purchase an Unafraid of the Dark card. These beer

  • Imperial Porter
    (made with 400+lbs of local Dickinson pumpkins to contribute body and
    Available in
  • A Classic Russian Imperial Stout
    (named 5-Minute Fugitive).
    In February.
  • Hoppy Imperial Lager – A Collaboration
    Brewing Co.
    Available in

You can choose from two card options:

  • A Taste of Darkness:
    one growlette fill of each of the three new, limited edition Imperial beers,
    plus a bottle of Fat Alberta: $50 (a 7.5% discount)
  • A Feast of Darkness:
    two growlette fills of each of the three new, limited edition Imperial beers,
    plus a bottle of Fat Alberta: $86 (a 10.5% discount)

Have additional questions, or want to
learn more about how to purchase? Head on over to our website, where we offer a lot more
details on this unique, frequently gifted beer series. Or hop over to our
online store to

In addition to beer, we
have beautiful hand crafted wooden bottle openers in two sizes and a range
of designs, lots of logo glassware to accompany your growlers and growlettes,
hats, shirts, socks, Drink Local NH framed art, and even Throwback dog
leashes with bottle openers built right in!

we’ve been jarring our own Beer Mustard and Blueberry Apple Butter – they make
for great for stocking stuffers!

Check out more details on our blog, then join us for a beer and some stress-free holiday

We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. A big thank
you to all who have hosted your family and corporate parties with us –
we’ve been full to the brim with events and we love celebrating with
you! This is a festive time here at the brewery, and we hope
you’ll spend some of it with us. We’d love to raise a glass with you!
–Annette &

Playlist Pale Ale

We love music
here at the brewery (almost) as much as we love beer. So we decided to mix
things up with a new Pale Ale beer series called Playlist – perfect for spinning
some tunes while you sip.

Each beer in the series will feature a
variation on a theme – using the same base Pale Ale recipe (which includes oats,
2-Row and Pilsen malt from Valley Malt, plus honey malt) then, just like
when making good music, we’ll switch things up to keep it fresh every time we
brew. One batch will vary the hops and the next will change up the

This week we introduce Playlist 00:01– featuring
a healthy dose of Citra, Sorachi Ace, El Dorado, XJA2-436, and Southern Star
hops, plus Conan yeast. It’s got a candied hop aroma, yet drinks quite dry, with
notes of pineapple, melon, and a touch of citrus. It weighs in at 6.2% ABV and
53 IBU. On tap now!

Holiday Hours

– Christmas Eve
Day, 10-2pm

Special Brunch Hours & Menu
reservations needed)
– New Year’s Eve
Day 12-7pm

     Full Menu, Festive Bites, and
Champagne Cocktails all

Our Hobbs Farm Kitchen beer mustard and
apple butter make great gifts! Both go great with ham, cheese plates, cured
meats, and more. Choose from 3.7oz or 10oz individual jars, or grab a three
pack of the mini jars for $12.75 and stuff some stockings!

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Mug Club Openings, Rock On Beer Release Party, New Brews, & More!

Hope everyone is having as good of a Summer as we are! In this email, we cover some of our July events as well as new beers and openings in our mug club. We hope to see you here to enjoy this amazing weather in our beer garden. Cheers!

Limited Mug Club Openings Now Available
Interested in becoming a member of our mug club? Well, now is your time – we are opening up at least 10 spots to make room for you!

The inaugural year of our Throwback Brewery Mug Club has been such a success, and in such high demand (thank you!), that we thought – why not expand it and make room for a few more?

So, if you haven’t heard the perks of membership yet, or are a current member who hasn’t yet re-upped, here is a recap of the special privileges that await for our lucky mug club members in year two!

Membership Privileges – Exclusive Benefits of the Throwback Brewery Mug Club include:
– Mug Sized Beers (19oz) at regular 16oz pint prices
– 25% off Throwback merchandise.
– A free burger (or veggie burger) & a beer during your birthday week!
– One free mug of beer to celebrate your initiation or renewal
– 10% off your food and beer order during Thursday and Friday lunches (
– Exclusive Mug Club-only appreciation events. In year 1, we had a behind the scenes tour of our farm and brewery, plus a Winter social with tasty snacks from Chef Carrie. We have more fun ideas for year 2!
– First access to limited bottle releases or special beer dinners and events before they go on sale to the public. This coming year, we will give mug club members first access to purchase our Fat Alberta chocolate peanut butter imperial stout. Also, like last year, instead of a bottle limit of 4, you can purchase up to 6 bottles if you choose.
– Bragging rights for helping to fund our big list of projects. In 2016, we used the mug club membership fees to buy and install acoustic tiles!

Also, as in year one, the top 10 most active mug club members receive 40% off their mug club renewal for the next year ($45). Renewal rate for alums is $75. First time mug clubbers is $100.

To learn even more about our mug club, click here.

Beer Release and Concert – Tuesday, July 18th!
When the non-profit Rock On Foundation asked that we brew a beer with them to support their Rock On Fest (featuring a bunch of female-led bands), how could we say no? Also, never one to really need an excuse for a party, we also thought ‘why not throw a release party here of this limited edition collaborative beer called Master of Art Saison?’! So come on by Throwback Brewery on Tuesday, July 18th from 6-9pm for the release of this beer plus a free show from Boston’s Damn Tall Buildings – a kick butt, folksy bluegrass band!

Note – this is a free event, but will be capped at ~200 for capacity reasons. Please make sure to grab a ticket on eventbrite if you would like to go!

About the Rock On Foundation. Founded by brothers Luke Bonner and Matt Bonner, Rock On Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that serves to enrich the quality of life in communities by supporting athletic, artistic, and scholastic initiatives.

Read on for more news about upcoming beers, events, and more!

–Annette & Nicole

Upcoming Events
• July 13th – 2:15-6pm Exeter Farmer’s Market
• July 13th – 7-9pm  Live Music: Michael Bernier
• July 15th – 8am-1pm Portsmouth Farmer’s Market
• July 15th – 11am-8:30pm Seacoast Microbrew Fest
July 16th11am Yoga
July 18th6-9pm Rock On Beer Release Party
July 19th6:15pm Cribbage Tournament
July 20th2:15-6pm Exeter Farmer’s Market
July 20th7-9pm  Live Music: Lee Mehlenbacher
July 21st3pm Early Close for Private Event (2pm Kitchen)
July 22nd12-4pm
4th Annual NH Brewers Fest
July 23rd11am Yoga
July 23rd1pm Book Club
July 26th5-8pm Tasting at Epoch on the Patio
July 27th2:15-6pm Exeter Farmer’s Market
July 27th7-9pm  Live Music: Unnamed Colors
July 29th8am-1pm Portsmouth Farmer’s Market
July 30th11am Yoga
Aug 3rd2:15-6pm Exeter Farmer’s Market
Aug 5th8am-1pm Portsmouth Farmer’s Market
Aug 6th11am Yoga
Aug 10th2:15-6pm Exeter Farmer’s Market
Aug 12th8am-1pm Portsmouth Farmer’s Market
Aug 12th12-3pm Beveridge Summer Fest
Aug 13th11am Yoga
Aug 17th2:15-6pm Exeter Farmer’s Market
Aug 19th8am-1pm Portsmouth Farmer’s Market
Aug 20th11am Yoga
Aug 20th3-5pm Live Music: The Midnight Wrens
Aug 22nd4:30-7:30pm Tasting at Bert’s Better Beers
Aug 24th2:15-6pm Exeter Farmer’s Market
Aug 26th8am-1pm Portsmouth Farmer’s Market
Aug 27th11am Yoga
Aug 30th6:15pm Cribbage Tournament
Aug 31st2:15-6pm Exeter Farmer’s Market

New Beers!
On our 6th birthday party, we released
Kelly Likes Hops IPL – a hoppy lager, also known as an India Pale Lager. This beer is super crisp and clear with a full hop bouquet and taste – melon, grapefruit peel, with a bit of hop dank-ness. Some of you might be very surprised to learn that it’s a lager! This is the second beer in our Hoppin’ Summer Series – the first was Cashmere Track Suit (which has already come and gone, but you can expect it to make an appearance again early Fall!). In August, we are releasing a dry-hopped, tart blonde ale. And, finally, in September, you can look forward to a dry-hopped sumac sour!

Today, we ‘watermeloned’ our blonde ale – so look forward to Watta Melon by this Saturday.

Next Tuesday, July 18th at 6pm, come celebrate the release of Master of Art Saison – a hazy, golden-colored, dry saison with a big tangerine nose and flavors of tangerine, peach, and apricot – balanced by a kick of peppery spice from the saison yeast. This beer received its name as a tribute to indie-rocker Laura Stevenson who will be headlining Rock On Fest in downtown Concord, NH on Sat, August 12th – a festival boasting live music, basketball, family fun, outdoor yoga, an outdoor movie, and our beer!

And, finally, coming up for the 4th Annual NH Brewers Fest, we are brewing a special beer – a fruit-forward grisette. Light and drinkable at 4.6% ABV! For those of you without plans on July 22nd, we highly recommend this beer fest! There will ne more NH brews flowing than any other brewfest across the State. With OVER 40 of NH’s craft breweries hard at work to make this year’s festival the biggest offering yet- with special releases, collaborations, and several seasonals available. And let’s not forget how many of NH brewers and assistant brewers will be on site and pouring their brews! So grab a ticket, and come try our special release for this fest, and say ‘hi’ to Throwback co-founder Nicole.

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Throwback Brewery – Back to the Future day, New Beers, Fall Menu, and more!

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Updates from our Head Brewer

Over the past month, we have received many queries along the lines of “hey, when is your Campfire Smoked Robust Porter going to be ready??”. As many of you know, this beer is a labor of love for us, as we smoke the grain on applewood in order to give it that rich, apple-ly smoked goodness. It takes some time to make, but, it is all worth it! Well, I am happy to report that the beer is now being carbonated, and we should have it on tap next week!
As it is getting a bit colder, we have also been getting lots of queries about Fat Alberta – our chocolate peanut butter imperial stout. We are brewing Fat Alberta this week, which puts us at about the second week of December for its release. As in past years, we’ll mark the occasion with a fun little release party on December 13th, featuring some complementary food as well!
On tap starting this week, we have some of my favorite beers we do all year, including our Fall Seasonal – Chai Porter – which we make with the spicy, warming chai tea from White Heron in Portsmouth, NH. Also on tap now is our Peach Wit (called Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Peach), which tastes like a fresh picked peach. Our Just Beet Wit has such a beautiful fuchsia color and light, earthy taste. And, our lightly spiced, super drinkable, toasted pumpkin seed tasting Gourdgeous Pumpkin Ale, made from 450 lbs of roasted pumpkin from Blueberry Bay Farm.
Since our last email, we have quickly blown through the first batches we had done on our new system, including Spicy Bohemian, Hopstruck, Hank’s Pale Ale, and Donkey-Hote Double IPA, but, never fear, our next batches are already online.
Next email, I’ll give a sneak peak at the beers we are thinking about for Unafraid of the Dark V!
Until then.. Cheers!

Back to the Future & Our Brew House Theatre

For those of you that have visited our brewery & pub, you probably have noted that there are no televisions gracing the walls. For the most part, we think this has been a great decision, as it seems to encourage more conversation and community. There are, however, certain occasions where we wish we had a screen- such as big Patriots or Sox games, or, perhaps, the watching of Back to the Future on Wednesday, October 21st.
As such, we just bought a nice large screen and a projector, and set them up in our Brew House! The first of hopefully many Brew House theatre showings will be Back to The Future II. The show is free and starts at 6:30pm tomorrow (Wed, Oct 21st). You are more than welcome to order food and drinks and enjoy them while watching the show. Stay tuned for more Brew House viewings, including upcoming Pat games as well Brew Hampshire: the recently released, beautifully crafted movie on NH beer and breweries.
We hope to see you at the farm!
–Annette & Nicole

Chef’s Corner

With the change in seasons from Summer to Fall, we have also updated our menu to highlight the Fall harvest, to bring a bit more comfort food to the mix, and to add some great food options for kids. Some of my favorite items on the new menu include a Squash Soup we make using the beautiful and tasty red kuri squash from Wake Robin Farm and Brookford Farm. We roast the squash and blend it with the flavors of Fall – apple, ginger, a touch of nutmeg – and finish it with crispy kale and a touch of chai sour cream.
New sandwiches include the brisk-wich, a hearty meal made with brisket we smoke on applewood for over 12 hours. This paired with our cheesy grits as a side is the perfect supper on a nice crisp evening.
For those who like a bit more heat, you should definitely try our Chorizo Bowl- spicy, house-made chorizo mixed with rice, topped with avocado, cilantro, cabbage, and a fried egg, and then finished with our adobo broth and poblano goat cheese yogurt. This dish pairs very well with most beer, including our Spicy Bohemian and Donkey-Hote Double IPA.
Finally, Sundays is Chef’s Whim – where we come up with three or so new menu items focused on a particular theme. This Sunday, October 25th we are going back to one of our favorite themes – Breakfast for Dinner! On the menu will be house-made lox with all the fixings, pumpkin waffles, and biscuits & gravy. Can’t wait!
Bon Appétit

Private Events & Other Fun Happenings

Since we’ve opened at our new location in July, we have been pleasantly surprised by the many private event inquiries we have had. Already we have hosted corporate events, birthday parties, a Jack & Jill, a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and more! Most of these events we have held in our Brew House, where our tanks are located and the beer-making magic happens. The Brew House is also one of the most spectacular places to relax and hang out on the property, as it is open all the way up to the top of the barn, so guests are treated to the beautiful atmosphere of the post & beam architecture. We are already booking up for Holiday parties in December, so if anyone is interested in learning more, please email Nicole as soon as you can.
In terms of other events:
– We are open from 11am to 9pm on Halloween. Bring the kids by for trick or treating –  our team will be dressed for the holiday, and the brewery will be spookily decorated, too!
– Come out and support our local food community under the harvest moon next Tuesday, October 27th at Applecrest Farm Bistro. This all-inclusive ‪#‎PigRoast‬ and ‪#‎NHBeer‬ fest should be one for the books! It”s also an awesome fundraiser for Seacoast Eat Local who keeps us eating local all year long. There are a few tickets left- get them here.
– Our next Book Club Meeting on November 29th at 1pm. We will be reading How To Be Both by Ali Smith.

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Throwback Brewery – Spicy Bohemian is back, Chef’s Whim, Restaurant update, and more!

Updates from our Head Brewer

The biggest news from the brewhouse is that over the past several months we have transitioned from our small, 3-BBL brewhouse that I cobbled together myself, to our brand new 15-BBL brewhouse. There are plenty of benefits to the new system, including better hop utilization and a closed boil that better captures the flavor in the beer. Just wait til you try the wit coming out in a few weeks- the orange peel really pops!

In terms of what we have on tap now, first, let me start off with Spicy Bohemian. Yes, it is back! The peppers were added to our Love Me Long Time Pilsener base. This batch of Pils came out super crisp and refreshing, making the Spicy just as refreshing and drinkable – but with a kick!

Another fan favorite- Donkey-Hote Double IPA – was kegged up yesterday and now available on tap. We are also super thrilled with this batch – it is juicy, citrusy, and, yet, extremely well balanced.

Besides Donkey and Spicy, we have Hog Happy Hefeweizen, Dippity Do brown ale, Hank’s Pale Ale, and Hopstruck Red IPA on tap. Maple-Kissed Wheat Porter will be ready tomorrow. And, in the fermenters we have a Wit that we will split and add local peaches to one half and then beets to the other half (to make Just Beet Wit).

Coming up over the next several months, you will see bottles of Figgin’ Forty – our chocolate fig baltic porter, barrel-aged Gourdgeous Pumpkin Ale, and, by year end, cans of Spicy and more!


Rocking and Rolling at Hobbs Farm

Hello, everyone! We just noticed that we haven’t sent out an email update since May. Oops. 🙂 As most of you know, we have been super busy launching the restaurant at Hobbs Farm and getting our new 15 BBL system up and running. It has been a ton of work, but also so much fun and deeply rewarding at the same time. We would like to sincerely thank all of you that have supported us in our move and have given us many warm reviews about the food and ambiance at our new location. We put a lot of time and love into this place, and it means so much to us to see so many of you enjoying this space with your friends and families.

If you haven’t been to the restaurant yet, we would love for you to visit! You can find our latest, seasonal food menu here. We also do several unique and tasty specials a week. Sunday’s are Chef’s Whim, which you can read about below. For a bit more on our food and space, you can check out the great writeup that came out yesterday in the local paper.

At our new space, we are also open longer hours now – Wednesday and Thursday nights 4-9pm, Fridays and Saturdays 11am to 9pm, and Sundays 12-7pm. You can fill you growlers during any of those times, or stop by and have a pint. As we bring on more staff (like dish washers), we will expand our hours even more. Speaking of, if you know of anyone interested in washing dishes, please email to let us know!

Hope to see you soon!

–Annette & Nicole

Chef’s Whim – Let’s Get Spicy!

We feel pretty lucky to have landed such a talented chef as Carrie Dahlgren. We feel even more lucky that on Sundays she exercises her creativity and artistry with something we call Chef’s Whim. On Sundays (12-7), Chef Carrie adds several new and inventive items to our menu, all under a unique theme. So far we have had themes such as ‘Breakfast for Dinner’ (with House made Breakfast Sausage Egg Sandwich,

Eggs Benedict- Hobbs Farm Style – with freshly made english muffins, and Spent Grain French Toast with native Blueberry Maple Syrup.) One of our recent favorites was ‘Fun on the Bayou’ with golden fried beignets, house made smoked andouille sausage in a soul warming gumbo, and comforting, cheesy shrimp & grits.

Since we just released the latest batch of Spicy Bohemian, the theme this Sunday, Sept 13th will be ‘Let’s Get Spicy’. So far, we know we are doing the following (there may be more! :):

Jalapeno braised pork empanadas with smoked corn salsa
House smoked brisket, sweet corn cheesy grits, jalapeno jam, sliced tomatoes.

Trust us when we say that these inventive dishes are worth a Sunday trip!

Upcoming Events and other fun happenings

The impending Fall means a few things, including lots of beer fests, and, fresh hops! The small amount of hops we harvested from our burgeoning hop yard will be used this year in casks that will be served in both our pub and at the Coat of Arms in Portsmouth, NH. Stay tuned for an email or to Facebook / Twitter for more details on that.

In terms of events, we will be at the sold out Passport event at Strawbery Banke on September 19th. We will pair our Peach Wit with a house-made smoked chicken boudin (sausage). On September 20th, we will be at the Heirloom Harvest Barn dinner with both beer and an appetizer. The 20th at 1pm is also our next book club meeting, where we will be reading Fun Home by Alison Bechdel.

Finally, in September, we are beginning to book up for private events. So far we have booked everything from small family celebrations to larger birthday parties, baby showers, corporate events, weddings and more! If you are interested in a private event at Throwback Brewery, please call (603 379 2317) or email us.


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Throwback Brewery – Holiday Hours & Gift Ideas, Unafraid of the Dark, Fat Alberta, and more!

Unafraid of the Dark IV – On Sale Now!

Many of you that have been following us for years know that we love dark beer. And, every year, we love to celebrate the magic of dark beer with a series called Unafraid of the Dark! For those of you not familiar with this program, here’s how it works… Starting in early January, we will begin releasing a unique batch of dark beer every two weeks, until just about the end of March. Each beer will feature an ingredient grown at a local farm, lovingly raised in a local garden, made by a local business, or, for the first time this year, recycled from another business! We’ll have six in total, which we hope is enough to get you (and us) through the coldest months of the year. Here are the six beers we plan to make:

– Oh SNAP! Ginger Molasses Porter
– Mexican Chocolate Porter
– Irish Stout with rum-soaked vanilla beans from Flag Hill
– Sweet Potato Pie Milk Stout
– A Dark Berliner-Style Beer made with concord grapes
– Blueberry Stout

By buying an Unafraid of the Dark card (on sale now til end of year), you guarantee yourself a growler (or growlette) fill of each of these limited release beers.

The Unafraid card makes a great gift for the beer lover in your life! Have questions about this beer series? Head on over to our blog to read the FAQs.

Ho Ho Holiday Hours and Gift Ideas

Around this time of year, we often get asked when we will be open during the holidays, and what would make some beer-y good gift ideas. This email covers all of that and more! First up, our hours for the last two weeks of the year (note we are open on Sundays now 1-4pm):

– Tuesday, December 23rd: 4-6pm
– Wednesday, December 24th: 10am-3pm
– Thursday, December 25th: closed
– Friday, December 26th: closed
– Saturday, December 27th: 1-4pm
– Sunday, December 28th: 1-4pm
– Tuesday, December 30th: 4-6pm
– Wednesday, December 31st: 10am-3pm
– Thursday, January 1st: closed
– January 2nd.. back to regular hours!

The rest of this email covers some of our favorite gift ideas for the beer lover in your life. Or, stop by the brewery, and we can help you out, too!

–Annette & Nicole

Fat Alberta, Gift Boxes & Other Gift Giving Ideas

Looking for some quick & easy shopping ideas for the beer lovers in your lives? Here are some recommendations:

Fat Alberta – one of our most popular beers, Fat Alberta never lasts around here more than 2 days! We are releasing Fat Alberta this coming Sunday, December 14th 12-4 pm at Throwback Brewery. In addition to selling the beer in bottles, we will be selling tastes, hosting Embers Bakery who will be there making gourmet pizzas from their wood-fired oven, pouring tastes from a cask of molasses-primed Oatmeal Stout, and more! More details here.
Gift Boxes – Just like last year, if you buy 3 items, we will wrap them together in a nice looking gift box (pictured above). Shirts, bottles, growlettes, glasswear, hats, all fit great into the gift box, and look pretty snazzy, too. 🙂
Gift Cards – If you don’t know exactly what beer or clothing to get for that special someone, we offer gift certificates in any amount you choose.
Unafraid of the Dark – see the column to the left for more details on this! We can attest to the fact that people love getting this unique beer series as a gift!

Notes from Annette

Hi, everyone. Annette here with a quick update on some of our newest beers and also some that we have in the queue. First up, the beer that seems to be on everyone’s mind – Fat Alberta. We definitely brought the nut this year – such a rich peanut aroma and flavor, combined with that backbone of chocolate.. mmmmm…our team is super happy with this year’s batch, and we hope you are too!.

New on tap at the brewery now is one of our favorites – Chipotle Porter. For those of you that like heat, this beer is for you. It is hot in a different way than Spicy Bohemian – more warming heat than big pepper spice. It does have a kick, so we recommend pairing it with stews, burgers, heartier fare like steaks, and, of course, chocolate!

And just in time for holiday festivities, Merry! Happy! Dreid-Ale!, our cranberry ginger ale, is back on tap. Come by this week to fill up on this easy drinking festive ale.

Finally, on December 12th, to coincide with the opening of the skating rink at Strawbery Banke, we will have a cask (pin) of our Stout #3 dry hopped with fennel flowers from the gardens at Strawbery Banke. We are looking forward to tapping this beer there.


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Throwback Brewery – Turkey Dat  Hours, Fat Alberta Save the Date, and more!

Help Us Win a NEW Ford Transit!

We recently found out that out of every small business in the nation that applied to win a 2015 Ford Transit, we were selected as one of the top 10 finalists!!! The winner will be decided purely by the number of votes – so please – head on over and vote for us! Once on the page, scroll down to Throwback Brewery, click the check box before the text ‘vote’, scroll down and hit ‘Submit Vote.’ All they will ask you for is your email address. Very simple and easy! (note – it seems to be best to vote via desktop or tablet, not a phone.) Voting is open til the end of November.

Our van is getting pretty old and unreliable, and we would use the new Transit to help us get our beer to stores around here safely and efficiently.

Out of all of the finalists, our entry is a one-of-a-kind poem. For those interested, here is our submission that got us selected as a finalist:

There once were two girls, who loved beer,
So they started a small brewery one year.
They mashed and they boiled
They cleaned and they toiled
brewing beer that inspired people to cheer. (hear hear!)

Their brewery was a throwback
to times in the past
where ingredients were sourced locally
and community ties held fast.
The girls’ small team did it all. Not just making the beer
but the numbers, the sales, the ordering of gear.
They filled bottles, and kegs, and even growlers, too.

Then they’d fill up their cars and deliver the brew.
The customer interactions they held dear
but the transport they feared –
the old van with its whine…the car that’s too small
the truck that’s divine, but for short girls, too tall.

They needed something safe, with much better mileage
that could fit all their beer and match their cool style-age.
They needed dependable, durable, and even Ford tough.
And it needed to work when New Hampshire Winters were rough.

And then one day they saw the new 2015 Transit by Ford
And they looked at each other and their hearts just soared.
This is the vehicle of their dreams, just what their business needs
A gift like this could make them truly succeed!

Turkey Day Hours & Fat Alberta Release Party- Save the Date!

With all of our exciting developments at the brewery (see the Hobbs Farm update below), we’ve been remiss in sending out our special hours for next week (Thanksgiving)! This is by far one of our favorite times of the year to be open. We love when you bring your families and friends by, and we also love recommending what beers should go with which of your Turkey Day dishes. Also, for at least the month of December, we will now be open on Sundays from 1 to 4pm!

Tues, Nov. 25th– 4:00pm-6:00pm
Wed, Nov. 26th– 12:00pm-6:00pm
Thurs, Nov. 27th– CLOSED
Fri, Nov. 28th– 4:00pm-7:00pm
Sat, Nov. 29th– 1:00pm-4:00pm
Sun, Nov. 30th– 1:00pm-4:00pm (NEW hours for the holidays!)

Finally, as we get closer to December, that means that we are getting closer to our Fat Alberta Release Party! For those unfamiliar with our pachyderm friend, Fat Alberta is our decadent chocolate, peanut butter imperial stout that we only brew once a year.

When: Sunday, December 14th, 12:00pm-4:00pm
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What can you expect? 

  • Tastes: 4 oz samples of Fat Alberta AND a cask of seasonally-appropriate beer
  • Bottles: 16.9 fl oz bottles of Fat Alberta available for purchase
  • Food: This year, we’ll be joined by Embers Bakery, who will be slinging gourmet pizzas out of their wood-fired oven on premises for the release party. Embers uses local, organic flours to make their delectable sourdough breads and pizzas.

–Annette & Nicole

Winter Farmers’ Markets!

We are thrilled to be back again at the Seacoast Eat Local Winter Farmers’ Markets for the 2014-2015 season.

At the market, you can stock up on our delicious beer, whether it’s in the bottle or a growlette! If you have a clean, empty growlette, you can swap it out at the market for a full one.

Visit us on these dates:
Nov. 22nd — Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford
Dec. 6th— Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford
Dec. 13th— Exeter High School
Dec. 20th— Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford
Jan 10th— Exeter High School
Jan 24th— Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford
Feb 14th— Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford
Feb 28th— Exeter High School
Mar 14th— Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford
Mar 28th— Exeter High School
Apr 11th— Exeter High School

For directions and more info, click here.

Hobbs Farm Update

As many of you are aware, two years ago we purchased the historic Hobbs Farm in North Hampton, NH, with the intent of moving our current business there. We are delighted to announce that we finally closed on all the loans, and have proceeded full force ahead with the construction! We have many teams working on the Farm at once in order to shoot for an opening date in April of 2015. More details on an exact date will be released as we progress farther with this project.

Even thought we started the project less than a month ago, it is amazing the progress that has happened in such a short period of time. The driveway off of Hobbs Road is almost done and hopefully will be paved next week. The barn has a fresh coat of paint. The bottom of the barn has been excavated a bit, and concrete footings poured. And, most exciting of all for us, the interior of the barn is being cleaned and prepped – concrete animal feeders removed, base boards pulled off, etc. It is such a beautiful barn, and we are so excited for everyone to see the results!

We’ll begin posting updates on the website over the next several weeks. In the meantime, if you stop by our current location, we have one of the architectural diagrams posted that shows more details about what we a planning. We’d be happy to walk you through the plans, just ask!

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Throwback Brewery – Just Beet (W)it, Chai Porter & More!

ShakesBEERience at the Press Room

While we love our beer, we also love our art and theatre. And, we most definitely love supporting folks in the community that bring joy to others – for free! To that end, we are delighted to be sponsoring this season’s series of ShakesBEERience!

ShakesBEERience is a FREE monthly event (from September to February) in which professional actors present Shakespearean plays. The event is put on by the Portsmouth-based group Seven Stages Shakespeare Company.

The first event of the season kicks off at the Press Room on Monday, September 22nd with King John. Next Month’s play will be MacBeth on October 20th. You can check out the rest of the calendar here. Of course, our beer will be on tap during all of the productions.

Make sure to stop by and get the full ShakesBEERience!

Fall Seasonal Beers are Coming this Week!

As we find ourselves tucking away the shorts and digging out the sweatshirts, we also find ourselves craving some more weather-appropriate and seasonally satisfying beers. To that end, we are happy to announce that our Chai Porter – made with the aromatic & downright delicious chai tea from Portsmouth-based White Heron – will be available starting this Thursday, September 25th.

Also available this coming Thursday is a brand new, really fun beer called Just Beet (W)it. This fuchsia-colored brew has a Belgian Wit base with special heirloom Forono beets from Meadow’s Mirth Farm in Stratham, NH. Come in for a taste of this beautiful, earthy beer (which you can read more about here). We may even play a little Michael Jackson in the brewery in honor of its name!

Hope to see you soon! Cheers!
–Annette & Nicole


We are looking forward to a few beerfests coming up soon. First, the 3rd Annual Exeter Powder Keg Beer and Chili Festival will take place on Saturday, October 4th from 12:00-4:00 at Swasey Parkway in Exeter, NH.

This is a family-friendly event and features some of the best brews and chili from local restaurants and area breweries! We’ll be pouring Spicy Bohemian, Donkey-Hote Double IPA and Chai Porter.  Purchase your tickets today!

Next up is the 6th Annual NH Brew Fest, held on October 25th at Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth. This beer fest features over 40 different breweries pouring samples of their libations. There are 3 sessions to chose from:

VIP Session: (gets you earlier access and a chance to meet the brewers) Noon to 1:00pm
Session 1: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Session 2: 6:00pm to 9:00pm

We’ll be pouring our Just Beet (W)it, Spicy Bohemian, Hog Happy Hefeweizen, Hopstruck and Chai Porter. Get your tickets today!

Farmers’ Markets

The farmer’s markets are still going strong. Make sure to visit us at your local market!
Greenland (Tuesdays through September 30th)
Exeter (Thursdays through October 30th)
Portsmouth (Saturdays through November 1st)

You can exchange your empty growlettes at these locations and pick up more beer alongside your farm-fresh veggies, locally-raised meats, and beautiful flowers!

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Throwback Brewery – Hankie’s Pale Ale, Cool Beer Truck, and more!

Our Beer Truck!

For those of you that follow us on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve probably seen a few pictures of our ‘new’ Divco beer truck. We are pretty excited about this beauty! It is a 1963 milk truck which has been restored, beautifully painted with our logo and colors, and fitted with four taps!

What you might not know is that you can rent the truck for parties- weddings, private events, birthday parties, you name it! We would deliver the truck and set everything up for you. The truck has already been a big hit at a recent wedding and a beer fest.

Interested? Shoot us an email and we can chat pricing and availability.

Introducing the Brand New Hankie’s Pale Ale

We hope everyone has been having a relaxing and enjoyable Summer! As you might expect, our Summer has been filled with beerfests, work on expansion plans for Hobbs Farm, and, of course lots and lots of brewing!

If you are thinking about visiting, now would be a great time! We have Spicy Bohemian coming back on tap today, one of our all time favorite beers (Red Rover Coffee Milk Stout – a lusciously smooth, roasty treat) also on tap now, plus a brand new beer called Hankie’s Pale Ale.

Hankie’s is a refreshing, highly drinkable, and nicely balanced pale ale with a great hop crispness and a distinct citrus nose. We dry hopped the beer with Citra & Palisades, which contribute hints of stone fruit (especially apricot) and a balanced bitter kick, turning what could be a relatively simple and somewhat lighter weight beer into a beer with a great character and taste. And, at 4.7%, this beer is quite sessionable.

This beer is named in memory of Hank, who was Nicole’s dog. You can read more about the story behind this beer here –
When you stop by the brewery, let us know what you think of our latest beer. We love it, and hope you do too! Cheers!

–Annette & Nicole

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