The Tap Handle Show

The Hop Talks the Podcast: We asked ourselves what would happen if we got a group of brewers together and opened the conversation? We slightly guide the conversation and let the brewers take it where they want it to go. This episode we catch up with Tatum from CBC Plymouth and chat about business, the Cape and their new ventures! Get down and dirty with us on this episode of The Hop Talks: The Podcast!

 

 

 

Hop Head United

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Brew NH

NH Craft Alliance

The Tap Handle Show
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What's On Tap: Doug Schmidt from The Boston Home-brew Competition and Bert!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Worts Boston Home-Brew Competition: Website 

Bert's Better Beers' Draft Pick(s) of the Week:

Russian River Pliney the Older

New England's Tap House Grill's Ale Communications:

Brew NH Cork Board:

Great North BOTM Beer dinner on 5-16

Jukebox: Schism: Karina

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Direct download: THS-Berts_and_Wort.mp3
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What's On Tap: Carl Setzer from Great Leap Brewing!

Sorry about the audio, this was our first attempt at using skype.

 

 

 

 

 

Great Leap Brewing: Website Facebook |

Bert's Better Beers' Draft Pick(s) of the Week:

Lithermans Limited Lil Heart of my Peaches. 

New England's Tap House Grill's Ale Communications:

Brew NH Cork Board:

 

Great North BOTM Beer dinner on 5-16

Jukebox: Ledge Dwellers: Periphery

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Direct download: THS-Carl_.mp3
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The Hop Talks the Podcast: We asked ourselves what would happen if we got a group of brewers together and opened the conversation? We slightly guide the conversation and let the brewers take it where they want it to go. This episode we kick off NH Craft Beer Week and are dropping the first of 6 episodes, we sat down with MHP from Lithermans Limited. Get down and dirty with us on this episode of The Hop Talks: The Podcast!

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The Tap Handle Show
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Direct download: HTP-_NHCBW_Lithermans.mp3
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The Hop Talks the Podcast: We asked ourselves what would happen if we got a group of brewers together and opened the conversation? We slightly guide the conversation and let the brewers take it where they want it to go. This episode we kick off NH Craft Beer Week and are dropping the first of 6 episodes, we sat down with the guys from Earth Eagle. Get down and dirty with us on this episode of The Hop Talks: The Podcast!

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Hop Head United

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NH Craft Alliance

The Tap Handle Show
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Direct download: Earth_Eagle_NHCBW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

The Hop Talks the Podcast: We asked ourselves what would happen if we got a group of brewers together and opened the conversation? We slightly guide the conversation and let the brewers take it where they want it to go. This episode we kick off NH Craft Beer Week and are dropping the first of 6 episodes, we sat down with the guys from Liars Bench. Get down and dirty with us on this episode of The Hop Talks: The Podcast!

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Hop Head United

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NH Craft Alliance

The Tap Handle Show
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Direct download: Liars_Bench_-_NHCraftBeerWeek.mp3
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The Hop Talks the Podcast: We asked ourselves what would happen if we got a group of brewers together and opened the conversation? We slightly guide the conversation and let the brewers take it where they want it to go. This episode we kick off NH Craft Beer Week and are dropping the first of 6 episodes, we sat down with Kenny from Millyard. Get down and dirty with us on this episode of The Hop Talks: The Podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

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Hop Head United

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Brew NH

NH Craft Alliance

The Tap Handle Show
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Direct download: HopTalksEP1NHCBW.mp3
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The Hop Talks the Podcast: We asked ourselves what would happen if we got a group of brewers together and opened the conversation? We slightly guide the conversation and let the brewers take it where they want it to go. This episode we kick off NH Craft Beer Week and are dropping the first of 6 episodes, we sat down with the guys from 7th Settlement. Get down and dirty with us on this episode of The Hop Talks: The Podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hop Head United

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Brew NH

NH Craft Alliance

The Tap Handle Show
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Direct download: 7th_Settlement-_BREWNH.mp3
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What's On Tap: Andy Day: NHCBW: Clowns and so much more fun! 

 

 

 

Cask and Vine: Website Facebook |Twitter  

Bert's Better Beers' Draft Pick(s) of the Week:

Von Trapp
 

New England's Tap House Grill's Ale Communications:

 

http://www.wbur.org/news/2017/03/29/craft-beer-tree-house

http://fortune.com/2017/03/28/craft-beer-sales-fall/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2017/03/28/big-beer-acquisitions-slows-craft-beer-growth/99728192/

http://www.mensjournal.com/food-drink/articles/inside-the-continued-grown-of-craft-beer-in-america-w474048

Brew NH Cork Board:

THS Takeover 4/11

Hop Talks 4/2

Nh craft beer week

April brewer great north

Jukebox: Ledge Dwellers: Hell Below

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Direct download: TapHandle-Andy_Day.mp3
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What's On Tap: New Belgium, CBC Nashua and NH Legislation (Its better then it sounds)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craft Beer Cellar Nashua: Website Facebook |Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

  

New Belgium Brewing:  Website Facebook |Twitter

Bert's Better Beers' Draft Pick(s) of the Week:

New England's Tap House Grill's Ale Communications:

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-hazy-ipa-beer-20170313-story.html

https://www.aol.com/article/finance/2017/03/14/bars-are-throwing-out-this-brand-of-beer-in-the-name-of-marriage/21885701/

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2017/03/14/budweiser-explores-how-to-brew-beer-on-mars.html

HB 99 - relative to beverage containers.

Summary: Bill is designed to make the beer label approval process more streamlined

My Analysis: The amendment seems to have removed the physical sample requirement (unless specifically asked for by liquor commission). It also makes it so in-state brewers do not require federal approval if only selling in-state. It, however, removed the clause originally in the bill that stated that federal label approval for out-of-state brewers was enough for NH.

House result: Passed House on consent calendar- 3/8/2017.

Next Step: Off to the Senate

HB 161 - relative to beverage sales at farmers' markets.

Summary: This bill requires beverage manufacturer licensees to pay the beer tax on beverages sold at farmers' markets.

My Analysis: The legislators forgot to require the normal tax on these sales before, although brewers have been voluntarily paying tax anyways it seems.

Next Step: Was referred to Ways & Means committee (guess it was in the wrong one originally), public hearing was 03/07/17. Next step unknown, but seems likely this will pass unopposed.

HB 228 - relative to transportation of alcoholic beverages by a minor.

Summary: This bill allows minors to transport alcoholic beverages in a vehicle or boat when accompanied by certain family members.

My analysis: Adds stepparent, grandparent, or legal age sibling to parent, legal guardian, or legal age spouse for the law. Amendment makes age 25 of sibling.

House Result: Passed by the House by a voice vote on 1/26/17.

Next Step: Senate Judiciary committee hearing 03/14/2017, Room 100, SH, 09:15 am

HB 549 - relative to beverage vendor fees.

Summary: This bill modifies beverage vendor license fees

My Analysis: This would create new fee structures for breweries from out of state wishing to get licensed to sell in NH. Sales numbers are in-state only. Amendment lowered the top tier from 25,000 to 15,000

The text of the new fees (previously fees were $720 for under 200 barrels and $1920 for all others):

1  Fees; Beverage Vendor License:

(b)  Beverage vendor license, a fee representing the total per manufacturer assessments of:

(1)  $100 for each manufacturer with sales of less than 10 barrels per year;

(2)  $500 for each manufacturer with sales of 10-1,000 barrels per year;

(3)  $5,000 for each manufacturer with sales of 1,001-50,000 barrels per year;

(4)  $15,000 for each manufacturer with sales of more than 50,000 barrels per year;

House result: Passed House on consent calendar- 3/8/2017.

Next Step: Off to the Senate.

HB 600 - relative to requirements for certain alcoholic beverage licenses.

Summary: This bill eliminates restrictions on obtaining a liquor license and being employed by a licensee based on felony convictions and character.

My Analysis: Pretty straightforward in the summary.

House result:  Passed House on consent calendar- 3/8/2017.

Next Step: Off to the Senate.

HB 152 - relative to wholesale distributors of alcoholic beverages.

Summary: This bill clarifies direct shipper laws as they relate to shipments of beer.

My Analysis: An amendment has taken the teeth out of this one and it really no longer applies to direct shipping. Now it adds a mandate to the wholesaler license that requires them to attempt to get beers that retailers are looking for.

House result: Passed House on consent calendar- 03/08/2017

Next Step: Off to the Senate.

HB 353 - relative to sales of beer in refillable containers.

Summary: This bill authorizes the sale of beer in refillable containers and establishes a universal growler..

My Analysis: Would allow licensees (bars & restaurants) to fill growlers from taps for to go sales following certain rules. Amendment removes clause requiring amber glass and eases restrictions for on-premise to qualify as eligible, as well as removing mandatory training class.

House result: Passed House by voice vote on 03/08/2017.

Next Step: Off to the Senate

HB 496 - increasing the beer tax.

Summary: This bill increases the beer tax.

My Analysis: Changes the tax per gallon collected by wholesalers (or nanos) on breweries from $0.30 to $0.50.

House result: Inexpedient to legislate. Dead bill.

HB 98 - relative to brewpub licenses.

Summary: This bill authorizes brew pubs to manufacture alcoholic cider.

Brew NH Cork Board:

THS Takeover 4/11

Hop Talks 4/2

Nh craft beer week

April brewer great north

Book club henniker

Jukebox: Greenpoint Spill: Isabell

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Direct download: THS-New_Belgium_.mp3
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