Now On Tap: Lone Pine Brewing Quantum Cuddle Kitten DIPA

A fun release from Lone Pine Brewing that has made its way to New Hampshire from Maine. Excited to be tapping this New England Style Double IPA TODAY! Grab a pint today while supplies last.

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Brewer Notes

QCK rounds out a trilogy of DIPAs that explore a new frontier of dry-hopping techniques and innovative hop varieties. This galactic feline  is brewed with Ella, Citra, & Galaxy hops.

Beer Specifications

Availability: Limited
ABV: 7.8%
Style: Imperial IPA

 
 

Limited Availability Alert: Allagash Coolship Red Now On Tap

Excited to have one of three logs of Allagash Coolship Red in New Hampshire. This is a superb spontaneously fermented beer that is incredibly balanced, and has already become a new favorite of the team here at the Latham House Tavern. Pouring 10oz Drafts while it lasts.

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Brewer Notes

This blend of spontaneously fermented beer is aged on local raspberries. Allagash begins brewing Coolship Red with Pilsner malt, 40% raw wheat, and aged whole-leaf hops. The unfermented wort is then transferred to a large shallow pan called a coolship, which allows the hot wort to mingle with wild yeast and souring microflora in the Maine air. After fermenting and aging in oak wine barrels for over two years, we add raspberries and let it rest for an additional four to five months. The finished beer is bright red in color with an aroma of raspberry and oak. Its raspberry-forward flavor is balanced by notes of light funk, apricot, and a tart, dry finish.

What is the Coolship?

Hundreds of years ago, there was no fast way to cool down beer. In fact, brewers didn’t even really know why they had to cool wort down, since Hansen and Pasteur had yet to discover yeast. (Sidenote: wort, or unfermented beer, needs to cool down because dumping yeast, a living organism, into nearly two-hundred-degree liquid doesn’t bode well for the yeast’s future). In those times, the fastest and most cost-effective way to cool the hot wort was for brewers to pump steaming liquid into large rectangular pans called coolships. The large, exposed surface area of the vessel cooled the beer (relatively) quickly. Improvements in cooling technology—like the Baudelot cooler, and after that mechanized refrigeration—caused pretty much every brewer to trade in their coolships for faster-cooling, more consistent methods.  

Not in Brussels. Among the low hills of the Pajottenland and Zenne valley—where Brussels itself sits—a small group of breweries continued to use coolships. Except they didn’t just use them for cooling; they used them to make Lambics. While their wort sat in the coolship, they wanted it to become a home to the ambient yeast and microflora wafting through the Belgian air. Once full of this wild, unseeable stuff, brewers stuck the beer in barrels for an extended stay—up to three years. This method of fermentation, called “spontaneous fermentation,” produces a beer of singular taste: tart, funky, and unmistakably complex.

Allagash has been using the Coolship for 10 years to spontaneously ferment some of their most unique products. 

Beer Specifications

Availability: Limited
ABV: 6.7%
Grains: Pilsner Malt, Raw Wheat
Hops: Aged Whole Leaf Hops
Spices/Other: 2-2.5 lbs-per-gallon of Maine Raspberries
Yeast: Wild
Time to Fermentation: Two years
Serving Temp: 40-50°F
Ideal Within: Two years
Awards: Silver, Brussels Beer Star Challenge, 2013

 
Allagash Coolship Red at the Latham House Tavern

Now On Tap: Funky Bow Beer Company So Folkin' Hoppy IPA

An old favorite we brought back on tap. Make sure to try this spectacular Maine beer from Funky Bow Beer Company while supplies last. Pouring 10oz & 16oz Drafts.

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About the Brewer

“What would a brewery be without a story to compliment its rich flavorful beers? My father Paul and I were estranged for seven years. To this day we are not sure why, maybe we should have started a brewery a long time ago. At that time, my father was growing his winter farm business, while I was being educated in the sciences.

As I was preparing to graduate from college and working in a microbiology lab, I wrote my father a letter which he kindly responded to, and that started a unique dialogue unlike any we have had. That very Christmas he bought me the Cadillac of homebrew kits. I was already involved in home brewing groups at school, and my friend Donovan and I were experimenting with new, unique yeast strains and ingredients. I started brewing in my dad’s garage and went nuts, like a mad scientist.

I answered the phone at work one day only to be asked if I wanted to start a brewery, my answer as you can imagine was hell yes!! From that time we have been brewing beer, beer and more beer. Our style is as unique as our landscape; we intertwine a clean American ale style with a rustic twist. Nothing at Funky Bow is plain and/or normal; our beers will always challenge your taste buds in the best of ways.

As of August 2014 we started Funky Bow Bread and Pizza Company. Growler nights up on the hill involve beer, live music and free pizza slices. Our dough is handmade with our spent grain from the brewery. Come on down or up to the brewery in Lyman, Maine!!”

Brewer Notes

A delicious hoppy IPA. A generous addition of hops with a kiss of malt sweetness balances this IPA very well.  The nose is upfront with the galaxy hops, lending nuances of grapefruit, pine, and tropical notes.

Beer Specifications

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 6.5%

Now On Tap: Foreign Objects Death Posture

Another new brewery added to our territory, Foreign Objects Brewing. We brought in Death Posture - what they call a “New-American Hoppy Ale” - sure to satisfy those hop-seekers & IPA fans out there.

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Brewer Notes

Assume the Death Posture and glean beyond this subjective experience of reality! Attain the Chaote’s gnosis - the Void-Self Perception! This Foreign Objects New-American Hoppy Ale will inspire you! Galaxy, Motueka, & Calypso hops combine to create aromas of intense citrus meringue, ripe tropical fruit ambrosia, and a frighteningly sincere understanding that the only way out of subjectivity is through the Void! Drink deeply, as sensory overload & mystical wisdom are sure to follow!

Beer Specifications

STYLE: New-American Hoppy Ale
ABV: 8.1%
AVAILABILTY: Draft & 16oz Cans

Now On Tap: Farnham Ale & Lager Hazy Camper

We are excited to have Farnham Ale & Lager recently added to our territory. To kick it off, we brought in their Hazy Camper New England Style IPA.

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Brewer Notes

A hazy IPA with a soft mouthfeel and a distinctive hoppy personality.  Chances are, its juicy citrus and passionfruit elements will make you a happy camper.

Beer Specifications

Style: New England Style IPA
ABV: 5.9%

Now On Tap: Lawson's Finest Liquids Chinooker'd IPA

We are happy with the ever-expanding Lawson’s Finest Liquids inventory in New Hampshire! The newest addition, Chinooker’d, is sure to satisfy those hop-heads out there as it’s brimming with Chinook hops.

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Brewer Notes

Chinooker’d is our traditional American IPA recipe which is chock-full of Chinook hops bursting with pine and citrus aromas. Firm bitterness and a balanced malt profile gives way to waves of flavor.

Beer Specifications

Style: IPA
ABV: 6.5%

Now On Tap: Lagunitas Willettized Coffee Stout (2018)

Excited to announce that we have this One-Hitter Series limited release from Lagunitas Brewing California. Willettized has huge notes of roasty coffee, sweet dark chocolate, and spicy bourbon. Try this crowdpleaser before it’s gone!

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Brewer Notes

A SMOKE-Y, COFFEE-Y, BOURBON-Y BARREL-AGED BEAST: From our friend, the Kentucky distiller J.D. Willett himself, a man of few words, 'We have one type of barrel: Wood. And we put two things in 'em: Rye and Bourbon." We scored some of J.D.'s scrutable casks and put one thing in 'em: beer. The taste tells. It's good to have friends! Let us know what you think.

Beer Specifications

Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 12.9%
O.G. 1.100
IBU: 32.0

Now On Tap: Modern Times Fortunate Islands

Excited to announce a new-to-New Hampshire release from Modern Times Brewing in San Diego, CA. Fortunate Islands is a fruity, bright and vibrant Pale Ale with a pleasant wheat malt undertone. Try this session-able West Coast brew today while supplies last!

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Brewer Notes

“Fortunate Islands combines the bangin' hop aroma of an über-tropical IPA with the crisp, deeply quenching drinkability of a killer pale ale. We achieve this magical result by starting with a mild, nutty malt backbone, then dry-hopping the bejesus out of it with Citra and Amarillo hops. Restrained bitterness and vibrant notes of mango, tangerine, and passionfruit combine to form a sessionable crusher of mind-bending proportions. It tastes like wizards.”

Beer Specifications

Style: Pale Ale
ABV: 5.0%
IBU: 46
Final Gravity: 1.007
Hop Varietals: Citra, Amarillo
Malt Varietals: Wheat Malt, Two Row, Caravienne