Blue Lobster Brewing Company, Hampton NH

picstitch (21)When we entered the Blue Lobster Brewing Company (as part of the Granite State Growler Tour), we felt that it was a larger brewery than Earth Eagle Brewings, and that it felt more established. The tasting room is large, and unlike any that we have visited before. The tasting room had a feel of a restaurant/bar with the way it was set up, high top tables and a nice, long blue bar.
The Blue Lobster Brewery opened in November 2012, by Michael and Roberta. They are currently open:

Thu: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fri: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sat: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

One of their tricks is to fill growlers with CO2 prior to filling with beer to help keep the beer fresher.

picstitch (23)We were able to have a sneak peek at the brewery, which felt large compared to what else we had seen that day. After, we took seats at the bar for our tasting.

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the taps

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Our Tasting:

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Gold Claw: a pale ale. I am not a huge pale ale fan in general. Sweet pine and fruit, but not enough for me. Mark felt it was a hoppy pale ale and enjoyed it.  4.5%

Stalkholm Syndrome: a wheat pale ale, their interpretation of a wheat IPA. Pine, melon and orange. Had an unusual heaviness to it. 5.7%

Ω Sweet Ω: a kolsch. I enjoyed this one a lot, definitely a favorite here. Light and citrus. 4.4%

Red Door (Paint it Black): American Black Ale. first sip was delicious, after pretty good. Mark agreed, although he wasn’t a huge fan. 7%

Excess is not Rebellion: what our pretzels were made with! Imperial IPA with notes of citrus 7.8%

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Ragged Neck Rye: a porter. A slightly smokey flavor, although stronger than the cocoa flavor. Good flavor all together, nice and rich. 7.4%

picstitch (26)If you order a flight, you receive it on a nice lazy susan!

picstitch (25)Ω Sweet Ω and I

Cheers!

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