Out.Haus Ales is a small 1 barrel nano brewery located in Northwood, NH. Right now it is just one man, the owner, who works there. He was brewing in his garage and started distributing bottles in January 2014.
He just opened the new tasting room in April 2015. The tasting room had only been open for a few weeks when we first visited.
India Pale Ale – 6%
Not very flavor forward in regards to hops, a definite focus on the malts. A hoppy touch with stronger malt taste, no extra pine or fruit like a lot of other IPA’s right now. Mark would prefer the hoppier IPA.
American Brown Ale – 5.7%
Bold and rich brown ale. More similar in flavor to a porter than a brown in Megan’s opinion. By that she means it’s better than most brown ales she has had for awhile, more flavorful, very good.
American Stout – 5.6%
Fairly typical stout. Less flavor than the Brown Ale.
Coffee-Oatmeal Stout – 5%
Really good. Smelled like coffee with a good hearty flavor. Not as dull as we have found many oatmeal stouts to be. Coffee flavor with secondary sweet taste.
Farm.Haus Ale – 4.6%
Slightly sweet, a little tart Saison.
Scottish 80 – 5.4%
Mark liked this, Megan did not. Malty and somewhat hoppy. Low carbonation with a malty taste, with a little hint of sweetness.
Red Ale – 5.1%
Red taste, a little sweet with toasty aftertaste. He used roasted malts.
Robust Wheat Porter – 5.6%
Flavors of wheat, but with the creaminess of a Porter. A tart start lightened up the porter. We asked why a wheat porter? He had wheat leftover after the summer and wanted to use it up.
Chocolate Chili Stout – 7.5%
Creamy and well balanced. Chili adds a spice, but not a Spicy flavor ….. until the end. It gets a little spicy in the back of the throat.
We are always happy to see small places that bottle. We know its a lot of work, but growlers aren’t worth it unless you live close to the brewery. This way they are able to distribute to the stores as well.
He is definitely a bigger fan of working with different malts than just adding a bunch of hops to a beer. He said this, but you can tell in the flavors of the beers as well. Not bad, just a little bit different. It helps make some styles better.
The name Out.Haus Ale definetely stands out. Especially with a tagline like ‘it doesn’t taste like it came from an Out.Haus’.
Want to visit?
Thursday and Friday – 4:00 – 7:00
Saturday – 12:00 – 4:00
As always, check their Facebook page or
website for updated hours.