The vision of Backyard Brewing is that of a traditional English Publick House, the team's goal is to serve high quality beer served where strangers, locals, regulars, and everyone in between can chat amongst themselves over a pint or two. We got the chance to speak with Brew Master Paul St. Onge about his journey in beer, music, food, beer, and so much more. We ate a lot during this episode so enjoy.
Have you heard of Ebenezer Mudgett and the Pine Tree Riot? Well it’s A True Story of New Hampshire Colonists Who Defied British Rule in the Spring of 1772, Foreshadowing the Boston Tea Party. That is who our guest this week pays homage to with their name Able Ebenezer. This local brewery in Merrimack NH is veteran owned and operated, the team produced everything on site with a 10 barrel brew house. We got the chance to talk to Mike who fell in love with craft beer after visiting Stone Brewing. When given the opportunity to build a brewery of his own with a buddy from his Army days (Carl), he sold everything that didn't fit into the back of his pickup truck, including his beloved motorcycle, and moved to New Hampshire. Well the rest is history.
Great North Aleworks
Rob and Lisa North from Great North Ale Works are our guest this week and it is safe to say they are probably the nicest people we've encountered on this journey. It's probably cause they're Canadian, it's definitely cause they're Canadian. This dynamic duo focused on making Great North Aleworks goal's to be craft flavorful, food friendly beers, while maintaining a fanatical devotion to quality. Safe to say they've done that. The pair who have roots strong within the New Hampshire beer scene back starting in 2007 as members of "Brew Free or Die". Then fast forward to 2010 when Rob won the Samuel Adams Patriot Homebrew Competition, from there well we will let them tell the rest of their story.Cheers.
Daydreaming Brewing Co.
Andy and Alana have been promoting and elevating the New Hampshire craft beer scene for nearly the last eleven years. It all started with their beer bar Cask & Vine, which focused on small batch craft beer, and being a location which provided an avenue for local breweries to experiment with base beers and/or try their hand at cask ales.\The duo then decided to take the plunge and open in April of 2020 Daydreaming Brewing Co. This brewery has made a name for themselves by brining the London pub experience back to New Hampshire, complete with “proper” English pints.We had a lot of fun with Andy and Alana and we know you’ll fall in love with them just like we did. Plus try and figure out when they both sleep with all the projects they are involved with.Make sure to check out Daydreaming in historic downtown Derry NH you’ll know they are there by the giant Derry Mural!Cheers!