New Hampshire is home to over 90 breweries with three in the Lincoln-North Woodstock area. This includes one of the original craft breweries that led the way for many of the newer ones across the White Mountains and beyond. With three breweries and a cidery, there is sure to be at least one drink on the menu that will tickle your taste buds.
Woodstock Inn Brewery
In 2020, the Woodstock Inn Brewery celebrated its 25th anniversary. Founded in 1995, it was the third brewery to open in New Hampshire. The popular brewery had a humble beginning as a 7-barrel brewpub and has since grown into a multi-million dollar 30-barrel production facility with as many as 15 beers rotating on tap.
Woodstock Inn Brewery creates a variety of craft beers that are “uniquely Woodstock.” Brewing approximately 25 year-round and seasonal beers, there is always something delicious on tap to enjoy after a long hike or a day of powder skiing at Cannon. Pig’s Ear Brown Ale and the 4000 Footer IPA are two of the most popular beers that are always available on tap and in stores. With the change of weather comes a change in the tap lines. Instead of the lighter summer beers, you’ll now find the Autumn Brew Ale, which has hints of apple and cinnamon, and the Clan Scottish Ale, in honor of the New Hampshire Highland Games and Festival held at Loon Mountain every September.
In addition to drinking some tasty pints at the bar, the Brewery Tour, which typically occurs daily, is a great way to learn more about the brewery and their unique beverages. For more information about the Woodstock Inn Brewery, please visit https://www.woodstockinnbrewery.com/brewery/.
Rhythm Handcrafted Beverages
Rhythm Handcrafted Beverages is one of the “new kids on the block” in the Lincoln-North Woodstock area found by Seven Birches Winery’s Mark LaClair. For 12 years, LaClair had perfected his wine while experimenting with fermenting other unique beverages such as ciders and meads. All that tinkering paid off as Rhythm Handcrafted Beverages was launched in 2020.
Rhythm, named after the beautiful flow of music and nature, offers a variety of craft ciders, mead, hard seltzer, and fruit wine right at the Lincoln Village Shops in downtown Lincoln. The brand launched with its line of original ciders, including the ever-popular Rhythm Original, Rhythm Blood Orange, and Rhythm Heirloom, but has since expanded into other fruit-based fermented drinks. All the ciders are made like fine wine is made, with plenty of time for aging to develop unique flavors, aromas, and textures.
Mead is the oldest alcoholic beverage in the world and a favorite of many ancient civilizations like the Vikings and Romans. With four different flavors, you’ll be sure to find something that tastes delicious from the Classic Mead to the Blackberry-Blueberry-Raspberry Mead. Completing the trifecta of alcoholic beverages is the newly added Hard Seltzer. With three different fruity flavors, you can experience summer throughout the year.
Stop by Rhythm Studio in the Lincoln Village Shops for a tour and tasting. The fruits used in the beverages are all locally sourced to carefully craft unique liquid magic right in the heart of the White Mountains. Art of all kinds created by local artists is incorporated into the labels and the Studio will be hosting trivia, game nights, and crafting workshops throughout the year. For more information about Rhythm Handcrafted Beverages, please visit https://rhythmbeverages.com/.
One Love Brewery
Inspired by German beer halls, One Love Brewery, located in the Lincoln Village Shops, is a great place to enjoy après ski on a cold winter day or just relax after a day wandering near the Pemigewasset River. Known for its delicious and creative food menu, its beer menu is also brag-worthy. Featuring primarily European-style brews, the beer menu changes frequently based on the season. On a cool fall day in the mountains, you can’t go wrong with the Al’s Still Here Oktoberfest or the Marzen Festival.
During the warmer months, One Love Brewery is dog-friendly with seating available on the patio. Fido even has his own menu featuring his own Good Boy/Girl Dog Beer. And in true pub fashion, One Love Brewery offers its own Mug Club. For more information about One Love Brewery, please visit https://www.onelovebrewery.com/.
Twin Barns Brewing Company
Twins Barns Brewing Company is a wonderful new addition to North Woodstock Main Street! The NH business made its debut brewing handcrafted beer in the Lakes Region in 2018. Founders Dave Picarillo and Bruce Walton were traveling consultants who turned their love of beer and brewing into phenomenal craft beverages for all to enjoy.
Join their mug club for discounts and more at both locations. The taproom often features live, local music. Details for these events can be found on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TwinBarnsNorth. Make sure you check out all they have to offer. Crafting IPAs, Lagers, Sours, Ciders and lots more in between, there’s surely something for everyone! For more information about Twin Barns Brewing Company, please visit https://www.twinbarnsbrewing.com/.