ready for our snowy adventure!
On one snowy Saturday afternoon, we visited Throwback Brewery, located in Hampton, NH. Throwback was founded in 2010 by Annette Lee and Nicole Carrier, with the goal of combining brewing great beer and supporting local agriculture. A women owned brewery! Throwback’s beer is made from all local to New England ingredients, so that they can help support the local economy as well as the agriculture.
Our tasting was done by Katherine, who has been with the brewery since day one. When you go in, you can try one or many. We choose to do a full flight, trying everything on tap. For every sample sized pour, you take a gold coin. It is on the honor system, and you pay for all that you drank at the end.
The tasting room has a home feel to it:
Black Lager 4.9% ABV A light Schwarzbier with red-brown color. Easy to drink with a slight bitterness and roasted flavor. Light compared to others.
Dippity Do: American Brown Ale 5.6% ABV. Not your typical brown ale- had the hoppiness of a pale ale. I like some brown ales, however I am not a huge pale ale person…
Hippo-Hop-Amus: Black Session 4% ABV. Drinks like an IPA
Mckenzie’s BlackBEERy Oatmeal Stout
: 6.3% Anything that it an Oatmeal Stout has to be good! Smell of fresh fruit and flavors of jam. It is named after the farm where the berries were picked- McKenzie’s farm
Campfire-Smoked Porter: 6.4% What incredible flavor! It brought us right to our smokey campfires down in Plymouth MA. 😉 We bought a bottle to share with Marilynn and Al (Megan’s parents). Al enjoyed it more than Marilynn. Megan felt it was better on tap- had a better smokey flavor then
Donkey-Hote: Double IPA 8.2% Citrus, grass and caramel. Mark enjoyed, Megan not so much
Some of their other delicious sounding beers…
Maple Kissed Wheat Porter
Chocolate PB Imperial Stout
Salted Caramel Milk Stout
the smoker- right outside. This is how they created the PERFECT smokey flavor found in their Campfire Smoked Porter!
Another really cool part of the brewery is the labels, designed by Nate Walker
. Nate is a local artist who is a graphic artist as well as a sculptor (take a look on his website- they are amazing and made from re-purposed materials!)
Want to visit?
Thursday & Friday 4-7, Saturday 1-4
Check out what’s on tap now!
if you go, look for this sign- Throwback Brewery is in an industrial area. Our GPS brought us down the street, so look for this sign.