5 Freedoms (5.5 a.b.v). This American Strong ale is brewed with five kinds of hops and five kinds of malt, and celebrates the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Can you name them?
Fort Mountain Double IPA (7.8 abv) has a citrus and floral hop nose, balanced with malty sweetness. We named it after the tallest peak in our little town (a whopping 1,413 feet). If you’re enjoying your beverage on our porch, Fort Mountain is the second peak to the left of the red barn. We think Fort Mountain DIPA is the height of taste!
The Blasty Bough (4.7 abv) is an easy-drinking American amber, lightly hopped. A “blasty bough” is a branch of pine, turned amber by the sun, and used to start a fire. A Blasty Bough kindles something new: new fires, new traditions, new friendships. (Plus, we just think it’s wicked fun to say out loud.) We hope you love it. #HaveABlasty
Farmer’s Alchemy Saison (6.0 abv). What would happen if two farmer-brewers came up with a recipe together and then each went back and brewed it on their own farms...? Farmer’s Alchemy Saison is our special collaboration with our friends at Canterbury AleWorks. Is “terroir” really a beer thing...? We think yes. Brewed with ginger and bitter orange and spicy rye malt. A little sweet, a little tart, totally refreshing.
Isabella McCoy’s Choice (5.3 abv) is a robust porter named for a robust woman. Isabella and her husband Charles settled near here in the 1700s. In 1747, Isabella was captured by native Americans, brought to Canada, and sold as a slave to a French family. At the end of the French and Indian war, she was given the choice to return home. It wasn’t an easy choice. Charles McCoy was a vile brute, and Isabella made it clear (and history would record) that she only chose to return for the sake of her children. That was Isabella McCoy’s Choice. We raise a glass to her fortitude.
Blasty Pride (4.7 a.b.v.) We made this special brew to celebrate New Hampshire Pride! Blasty Pride is a Witbier brewed with a Bavarian wheat yeast, a touch of raspberry and a hint of smoky chipotle. Dares to be different!
1933 (4.9 abv) is a German-style kolsch, light in color with a hint of spiciness. 1933 was the year that the Volstead Act was repealed, putting an end to Prohibition in the United States. Beer makers, reduced to brewing soda pop and “cereal beverages” for 13 years, went back to doing what they did best. It was an excellent year.
Jigs ‘n Reels (4.7 abv) is a rich Irish Red, brewed with pure New Hampshire maple syrup and spruce tips....from the two trees used to build many a stringed instrument on which to play jigs and reels.
5 Freedoms. This American Strong ale is brewed with five kinds of hops and five kinds of malt, and celebrates the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Can you name them?
John Dwyer’s Dry Irish Stout (3.7 abv) is a special brew in the traditional Irish style in honor of the Feast of Saint Patrick. We’ve named it for Lois’ great-great-grandfather John Dwyer, a common laborer who fled famine in Ireland and joined an ocean-bound caravan of immigrants desperate to build better lives in America. He settled in a New England mill town and opened a small grocery — where the next generation would go on to sell bootleg liquor during prohibition. He is buried in St. Patrick’s cemetery. We raise a glass to his immigrant story.
Rhute Fo-ah (7.1 abv): Say it out loud for the full New Hampshire effect. This is a rhubarb IPA named in honor of Route 4, which follows the First New Hampshire Turnpike, originally built in 1801 and connecting Durham with East Concord. Made with mandarina bavaria hops, plenty of fresh rhubarb from our farm and lemon and orange zest, Rhute Fo-Ah is juicy and refreshing!
Tiny Trailer Pale (5.0 abv) is a refreshing pale ale with a citrusy sweetness. Brewed with those wanderers in mind who come to the woods to live deliberately...Perfect for enjoying life unplugged.
Extra Special Blasty (5.8 abv) is a special edition of our flagship amber, brewed to celebrate our very first birthday. Thanks to all of you for making it a year beyond our wildest expectations!
My Spicy Valentine (9.1 abv) is a rich imperial red. Dave and Lois concocted this recipe and brewed it together on New Year’s Day. Made with cacao nibs, a special variety of chili pepper…and looooove. Bring some home for your sweetie!
Harvest Moon Saison (6.0 a.b.v) is crafted with New England sugar pumpkin and roasted pumpkin seeds. A saison that’s just right for the season!
Cezanne Saison (6.0 a.b.v) was crafted in honor of the Deerfield Arts Tour. We raise a glass to our neighbors and friends who make art, and who open their doors to invite the world in. An autumn blend with spicy rye malt, a touch of apple cider and a few apples from the ancient trees in our dooryard.
Mandofest (4.7 abv) is a special offering brewed to celebrate the March Mandolin Festival. Mandofest is an Irish red ale that we brew with maple syrup from Journey’s End Maple Farm in Loudon and spruce tips from our neighbor’s Christmas tree farm. We like to say that Mandofest Ale has a maple back and a spruce top...like a lot of mandolins...
Sugarmakers’ Maple-Bourbon Porter (7.0 abv) is a rich porter made with pure New Hampshire maple syrup from our friends at Journey’s End Maple Farm and barrel-aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels. Just the thing to refresh a person after an afternoon of collecting sap in the sugar-orchard, or to sustain a person while tending the fire under the evaporator....
New Rye (5.8 abv) is a spicy pale ale brewed with rye malt and named in honor of our neighbors past and present in the nearby Epsom village of New Rye.
Down the Cape (4.8 abv) is a gose (a tart German ale) brewed with a touch of cranberry and himalayan pink salt. Summer’s coming, people! (And we picked the cranberries in this picture ourselves…)
Charley Mopps Brewdog (4.9 abv) is a rich, smooth coffee-oatmeal stout, brewed with organic french roast coffee beans. Charley Mopps himself is the Blasty Bough Brewing Company’s official brewdog. There is even a song about Charley Mopps and beer (you could look it up), and we definitely encourage singing...
Jug City (5.4 abv) Brown, named for the local village of the same name, is a British-style brown with notes of caramel, coffee, treacle and chocolate balanced with a solid base of East Kent Goldings hops.
Boonie-Cruiser IPA (6.2 abv). If you made it here, you’ve been boonie-cruising! (Exploring on the dirt roads just to see what you might find). Dry-hopped with Centennial, Boonie-Cruiser is a juicy New England IPA with an adventurous spirit!
The Holly King (10.1 abv) is a gingerbread imperial stout, brewed in honor of the winter solstice and all the merriment of the season! (In ancient traditions, the Holly King represented the waning sun and the Oak King represented the return of the sun at the winter solstice. This illustration is the Holly King as embodied by the “Ghost of Christmas Present” in our family’s very favorite holiday tale.) Happy Yule!
Ichabod Twilight (7.1 abv) is an American strong ale, named for an American patriot. Ichabod Twilight was a free Black man from Warner, NH who volunteered to serve in the Second New Hampshire Regiment of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. After the war, he moved with his wife to Vermont. Their son, Alexander, would become the first African-American graduate of Middlebury College. We named this beer in honor of Ichabod. (We figured Samuel Adams should not be the only patriot with a beer named after him.) Profits from this beer go to the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire.
Miss Elsa’s (4.2 abv) is named for Miss Elsa Atwood Griffin, who keeps watch over our taproom. We found her photo in the attic of this old Griffin Road farmhouse. She was born and raised right here, and became a head nurse at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. We think Miss Elsa had about seen it all, and we think she would have approved of a tart beer containing the good-for-what-ails-ya properties of native elderberries. (Fun fact: We also discovered that Miss Elsa and Lois had ancestors who came to this country on the same boat…a rickety wooden thing called The Mayflower.)
Högmåne (7.9 abv) is a Scottish ale, subtly spiced with cardamom and vanilla ...and brewed to wish you all a very happy New Year. “Hog Mane” means "high moon" in Swedish. When the words jumped to Scotland's Shetland Islands, the Scots put them together as one, spelled it “Hogmanay” and made it into the word for New Year. In some traditions, people go door-to-door on New Year's Eve shouting "Högmåne!" (Hint: Pronounced "hog-man-ay.")
The Welcome Table (8.3 abv) is a Belgian golden strong ale, crafted with holiday gatherings in mind. Great with roast turkey and pumpkin pie, or whatever you are serving on your welcome table. The name comes from the old spiritual that celebrates everybody having a place at the table.
The Poet Laureate (4.9 a.b.v.) A wild-fermented ale, delicately flavored with spruce tips and named in honor of New Hampshire and U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall. “There are days in a long life that are etched without pain in the heart’s chambers, or with a pain as sweet as cider’s.”
The Undauntable double IPA (7.8 abv). Launching a new brewery on a farm was an endeavor that came with one or two (hundred) unexpected and daunting challenges. Somewhere in there, Lois gave Dave a nickname that still makes him blush: The Undauntable. His optimism simply would not be vanquished. And here we are. The Undauntable is big, hoppy double IPA concocted with seven different varieties of hops, including simcoe and ekuanot. We like to think of it as a bit of an optimism-booster.