We stopped for a late lunch at the The Seven Barrel Brewery in West Lebanon, NH. We were on our way up to Vermont and stopped on the way. It is right at the border on NH and Vermont, right off of Interstate 89.
“The 7Barrel was opened April 20, 1994 by renowned brewer Gregory J. Noonan. While Greg is no longer with us, his tradition lives on …. Under the ownership of Upper Valley locals since 2010, we here at the 7Barrel are focused on continuing to provide our customers with high quality fare, great craft beer, and the enjoyable and unique atmosphere people have come to expect from our establishment.”
Queche Cream Ale – 4.5 % 14 IBU
Light but creamy flavor, smooth drinking. Good for the light end of the spectrum, we both liked this.
New Dublin Brown – 4.5% 20 IBU
Good roasted malty flavor, a touch nutty. Not bitter, easy to drink, we both liked it.
The Red #7 – 5%
Not a classic red style, so Megan drank it. A pleasant malt base and medium bitterness, not as hoppy as some reds. This is their most popular beer.
Pumpkin Ale Seasonal – 4.9%
Good, comforting pumpkin pie spice. Light style beer but strong pumpkin taste. Megan really liked this beer. Makes you want to cozy up with a pint, a fire and friends.
Champion Reserve IPA – 5%
Traditional style IPA, was a little bit warm though. More floral hops without much of a hoppy bite.
Wet Hopped Pale Ale Seasonal – 5%
Smooth hoppy flavor without hoppy bite. Hop forward with a good taste, we liked it better than the IPA.
Oatmeal Stout – 4.8%
Dry, traditional style irish stout. Mark thought it was a little roasty and toasty. Megan was hoping for a little more from it.
Conan the Destroyer Series: Imperial Coffee Stout – 8.3%
Not quite what we were hoping for. Megan didn’t think the flavors were bold or balanced enough. Mark liked it better than the Oatmeal Stout, but you could taste the higher alcohol content. Less roasty, hints of chocolate and coffee.
We each ordered a pint after the sampler tray. Mark got the Wet Hopped Pale Ale and Megan got the Pumpkin Ale.
The food was good, but the French fries were a small portion considering you had to pay $2 extra to get fries.
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