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What's On Tap: Car Pool Karaoke, Mike and Seth take a ride to pick up a Kegerator!

  

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

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

Brew NH Cork Board:

Jukebox: Soggy Po Boys: Darkness

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Direct download: Carpool_-_Kegerator.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:28am EST

THS 103: The Fan's Strike Back! Happy Thanksgiving!

What's On Tap: THS Fan Episode! Happy Thanksgiving! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Little Miss Strange DIPA - 8.2% abv 90 IBU

Little Miss Strange... Walked across my head, I stood beneath the light. This double IPA is dry pale, and let's the hops do most of the work. Big mandarin orange, pineapple, and dankishness dominate this brew. This is like a beer from the dream I had the other night. Little Miss Strange is so good, you might want to let the bass player sing her a song.

 

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

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/11/11/utah-alone-banning-full-strength-beer-grocery-stores/

http://www.livescience.com/56814-oldest-beer-recreated-from-shipwreck-yeast.html

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2016/11/14/mexican-beer-industry-already-feeling-effects-trump-proposed-policies/

http://www.grubstreet.com/2016/11/dogfish-head-will-finally-release-beer-in-cans.html

Brew NH Cork Board:

Looking forward to NH Craft Beer Week and Portsmouth Beer Week

ASK MHP:

 

Jukebox: Soggy Po Boys - Viper Shakedown

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Direct download: THS_fan_episode_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:44am EST

THS 102: NH Beer

What's On Tap:  New England's Tap House Grille and NH Magazine bring you The NH Beer Club: Tuckerman's! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Englands Tap HouseWebsite Facebook |

Tukermans Website Facebook Twitter

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

Headwall Alt

BOTTLE-CONDITIONED GERMAN STYLE BROWN ALE INTRODUCED IN 2005

4.5% ABV and 32 IBU. A German brown ale brewed in the "alt" or "old" traditional style yielding a clean, crisp, and malty brew. This is traditional style of altbeir from Düsseldorf, Germany. Alt literally means old in German. Staying as true to the recipe as possible, the Headwall Alt is brewed using German malts, plus German and American hops. Like the Pale Ale, the Headwall Alt is cold conditioned, dry-hopped and krausened in the bottle or keg. Similar to the Pale Ale, the process takes about 30 days. The Headwall Alt was rated in the Top 6 brews in New England in the Boston Globe Magazine in 2009. It also made Beer Advocate's list of top altbiers. Headwall Alt is available in ½ barrel kegs, 6-packs, 24 bottle cases and in the mixed 12-packs with the Pale Ale.

Simply Red Ale - 9% abv 84 IBU

It's not what you think. Whatever you think. But it is what you want.

Big, chewy, malty, slightly sweet, juicy with Pacific Northwest hop flavor and aroma, tempered with moderate smooth bitterness.

If you don't know us by now.... Well, now you do. This is who we are. We made this for us. And for you. Cheers!

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

http://www.grubstreet.com/2016/11/dogfish-head-will-finally-release-beer-in-cans.html

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/11/07/18-year-old-beats-grandmother-death-over-beer-florida-police-say/93412942/

http://www.eater.com/beer/2016/11/7/13544914/gmo-beer-yeast

Brew NH Cork Board:

NH Craft Beer Week is coming up early 2017! 

Jukebox: Lithermans Load: Do Not Attempt 

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Direct download: THS_-Tuckermans_Beer_Club_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05pm EST

The Hop Talks: The Podcast! Episode 13: Berts Better Beers, Swift and Litherman's!

 

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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 chat with Bert from Berts Better Beers, MHP from Lithermans Limited and "The Sam" from Swift Current at the Southern Litherlounge. Get down and dirty with us on this episode of The Hop Talks: The Podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hop Head United

Hop Head United

Brew NH

NH Craft Alliance

The Tap Handle Show
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Direct download: HopTalks14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:02am EST

THS 101: IncrediBREW

What's On Tap: Erik from IncrediBREW!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

IncrediBREW Website Facebook |Twitter

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

Arrogant Brewer This is our version of the infamous West Coast Arrogant Bastard. Full malt flavor, an alcohol content to brag about and soaring hop character will leave you feeling better than everyone else! $195
Barleywine The strongest of our beers. Choose from 3 distinct versions: American, English or Belgian. Each is very full bodied, high in alcohol (11%) and packed with the richest of flavors. We recommend cellar aging for 1 year. $250
Wheatwine Our strongest wheat beer. Similar is style to a barleywine but with generous amounts of wheat malt in place of barley malt. A true sipping beer to be enjoyed with the temperment of wine drinkers. 11% ABV. We recommend cellar aging for 1 year. $250
Big Boy Stout Take our Russian Imperial Stout and crank it up a few knotches and you'll get this unforgettable sipper. Our fullest bodied stout for those looking for a complex beer with heavenly roasted flavor and the look of 10w30. $195
Whiskey Barrel Porter A bold porter recipe but the real kicker is the addition of toasted American oak which has soaked in Tennessee Bourdon for 2 weeks. The result is a rich, smooth porter with a pronounced oak character and a hint of whiskey flavor that will have you bellying up to bar for another. $195

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

http://www.tampabay.com/things-to-do/food/cooking/five-candy-and-craft-beer-pairings/2299850

 

Brew NH Cork Board:

Its October: Use the Google to search Octoberfests!

ASK MHP:

How do you brew a Lambic Beer? 

How do you classify the many categories of IPA (English, West Coast, East Coast)?

Jukebox: Tom Dixon That's Love

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Direct download: THS-_Incredibrew_101.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:37am EST

The Hop Talks: The Podcast! Episode 12: Able, Swift and Litherman's!

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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 chat with Carl and Mike from Able Ebenezer, MHP from Lithermans Limited and "The Sam" from Swift Current at the soon to be The Flight Center in Nashua. Get down and dirty with us on this episode of The Hop Talks: The Podcast!

 

 

 

 

 

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Hop Head United

Hop Head United

Brew NH

NH Craft Alliance

The Tap Handle Show
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Direct download: Hop_Talks_EP11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45am EST

THS 100: Need we say more?

What's On Tap: 100th Episode! We are joined on this monumental occasion by Doc Jones of Lithermans Limited, JT from Smuttynose, Andy Day, Jo our drunken crafter and Tim Roberts .  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tap Handle Show Website Facebook |

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

A THIRST-QUENCHING MÄRZEN!

When Smuttynose Brewing Co. opened its new brewery back in May of 2014, we had installed a world class, state of the art German brewhouse fabricated by Steinecker. The system, while incredibly flexible, is especially adept at brewing lagers. This year, Smuttynose decided to graduate the incredibly well-recived 2015 Smuttlabs Oktoberfest into a new counterpart to our Pumpkin Ale seasonal. Our Oktoberfest is a classic, true-to-style Oktoberfest beer, aka Märzen. This style dates back to the 16th century when German brewers brewed darker versions than what you see today. They were, and continue to be, slightly stronger and hoppier than their golden-hued cousins and were meant to withstand a few months of cellaring during the summer months when, due to lagers predilection for the cold, it was more difficult to brew beer. By the end of September, during the late-summer harvest, temperatures had cooled off enough and any remaining bottles of Märzen were consumed during the classic Oktoberfest celebrations. While we hope you can make it to the brewery for our Oktoberfest party, we, at the very least, hope you enjoy our nod to the rich history of German beer and its attendant culture.
Prost!

BRIGHT, TART & REFRESHING!

Peach Short Weisse is the second entry in Smuttynose’s canned Short Weisse series in August, 2016. The clean, tart acidity of our lactic fermentation process contributes massive refreshment to beer drinkers. Aging the beer on peaches adds a delicious flavor nuance that’s pure dog days of summer. The lightweight can package means you can take this fruity refreshment golfing, hiking, to the beach, or boating. Smuttynose Short Weisse beers are made with a time consuming two-part fermentation process that happens in both the brewhouse and the fermenter. The first stage takes place in the kettle with a dose of our house lactobacillus, a bacteria that’s a key component in making yogurt and sour cream. The second phase takes place in the fermenter with a German-style hefeweizen yeast. This time consuming process means we can only make limited amounts of Short Weisse beers. Fortune favors the bold – get yours soon!

Simply Red Ale - 9% abv 84 IBU

It's not what you think. Whatever you think. But it is what you want.

Big, chewy, malty, slightly sweet, juicy with Pacific Northwest hop flavor and aroma, tempered with moderate smooth bitterness.

If you don't know us by now.... Well, now you do. This is who we are. We made this for us. And for you. Cheers!

 
 

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

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/big-beer-takes-on-little-weed-at-the-ballot-box.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/09/08/beer-yeast-is-tame-wine-yeast-is-wild-draw-your-own-conclusions/

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/09/11/reviving-old-traditions-arab-beer-brewers-make-their-mark.html

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?/sites/lmowery/2016/09/12/trendwatch-if-you-give-them-craft-beer-will-they-run-combining-alcohol-with-race-events/&toURL=http://www.forbes.com/sites/lmowery/2016/09/12/trendwatch-if-you-give-them-craft-beer-will-they-run-combining-alcohol-with-race-events/&refURL=https://www.google.com/&referrer=https://www.google.com/

Brew NH Cork Board:

Its October: Use the Google to search Octoberfests!

Jukebox: Tom Dixon: Catch My Drift - The file would not edit in, listen to it at tomdixonmusic.com

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Direct download: THS_100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:14am EST

THS 99: Cask and Vine: Cask Event

What's On Tap: We send MHP on a solo mission to The Cask and Vine Cask event! This is a bit of a blast from the past, let's say we found some old hidden content that needed to see the light of day!  Its short but sweet. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cask and Vine Website Facebook |Twitter

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

White Birch Small Batch Ale Sunset Sour

Hoponius Union

INDIA PALE LAGER
Available Year-Round

Hoponius Union harmoniously combines lager yeast fermentation and West Coast IPA hops. Our India style Pale Lager is like a traditional IPA but with a twist – it’s fermented cold and aged for extended periods. A blend of classic American hops creates a huge tropical fruit and citrusy hop aroma. A dry finish accentuates the pleasant bitterness and hop profile.

 

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LA FERME URBAINE (7.8% ABV)

Style: Farmhouse Ale

Experience: The workday is done, and it's time to unwind...

notecard_LFULa Ferme Urbaine (LFU) is our unique take on a farmhouse ale. Influenced by the Belgian saison style, LFU features a complex blend of German hops, pilsener and pale malts, wheat, rye, oats, and spelt. The beer pours a hazy straw color and delivers a spicy, dry finish. So raise a glass and enjoy!

Great North IPA:

ABV 7.0% | year-round
 

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

Brew NH Cork Board:

Its October: Use the Google to search Octoberfests!

Jukebox:

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Direct download: THS99.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm EST

THS 98: BadLab

What's On Tap: The mysterious brewer Chuck of Bad Lab and The mead man Jason Phelps.  

 

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Bad Lab Beer Website Facebook |Twitter

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

SESSION ALE

WITH 4 DIFFERENT HOPS ADDED LATE IN THE PROCESS, THIS NUCLEAR SESSION IPA IS BUILT TO GO DOWN EASY. AN INDIA PALE ALE THAT OFFERS DEEP BALANCED TASTE WITHOUT LEAVING YOU FEELING CRUSHED.

Unfathomable.

 
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PALE ALE

IT GOES DOWN EASY, BUT WITH 3X THE DRY HOPPING, THIS PALE ALE HAS A DARK SIDE. SHE STARTS INNOCENT AND SMELLS GREAT, BUT THIS GAL HAS FILTHY GOOD TASTE. YOU JUST GOT SLAPPED …

And liked it.

 
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INDIA PALE ALE

WITH 6 HOP VARIETIES ADDED AT 6 DIFFERENT POINTS, THIS IPA IS A BITTER BEAST. THE LIBATIONARY EQUIVALENT OF A SILVERBACK WITH THE VOICE OF CROONER, THIS LITTLE FREAKSHOW HAMMERS YOUR FACE WITH UNYIELDING AROMATICS AND BITTERNESS, BUT ENDS WITH A SMOOTH FINISH. BEAT YOUR CHEST AND SING …

Delicious.

 
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DOUBLE INDIA PALE ALE

WITH 4 DIFFERENT MALTS AND 3X THE HOPS, THIS DOUBLE IPA IS TRULY DEMENTED. THE DRINKING EQUIVILENT OF AN UNSANCTIONED DEMOLITION DERBY, THIS BREW BELTS YOU WITH FULL-BODIED TASTE, BUT KNOCKS THE DENT OUT WITH A RIDICULOUSLY SMOOTH FINISH.

Strap in.

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

 

Brew NH Cork Board:

Its October: Use the Google to search Octoberfests! 

Jukebox: Tom Dixon Ferris Wheel

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Direct download: THS-_Badlab.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43pm EST

What's On Tap: MHP and Doc from Lithermans Limited and Seth and Tim run the interview!

 

 

 

 

 

Lithermans Limited Website Facebook |

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

Simply Red Ale - 9% abv 84 IBU

It's not what you think. Whatever you think. But it is what you want.

Big, chewy, malty, slightly sweet, juicy with Pacific Northwest hop flavor and aroma, tempered with moderate smooth bitterness.

If you don't know us by now.... Well, now you do. This is who we are. We made this for us. And for you. Cheers!

  • Simply Red Ale - 9% abv 84 IBU

    It's not what you think. Whatever you think. But it is what you want.

    Big, chewy, malty, slightly sweet, juicy with Pacific Northwest hop flavor and aroma, tempered with moderate smooth bitterness.

    If you don't know us by now.... Well, now you do. This is who we are. We made this for us. And for you. Cheers!

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  • Bow Wow Yippie Yo IPA - 6.9% abv 70 IBU

    We decided our IPA should be a good old-school dog, not a new dog needing to be taught old tricks. Chinook is the state dog of NH, and this classic American IPA is all about the Chinook. Off-dry, never harsh, but it will bite. Meow less, bark more. Bowwow Yippie Yo IPA, Lithermans in the mother-brewin house.

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

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/beer-and-other-reasons-zika-mosquitoes-may-want-to-bite-you/

 

Brew NH Cork Board:

To much to list! Listen in and find out whats going on!

Jukebox: No Sunshine - Lithermans Load

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Direct download: THS_-_Lithermans_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48pm EST