THE TASTING ROOM IS OPEN Sundays 11am to 4pm
OPENING Video MESSAGE FROM TIM AT THE BELGIAN MARE BREWERY
Hi all, Tim here from the Belgian Mare Brewery. Coming to you from what is really sunny East Alstead, New Hampshire. Spring is here and the snow is gone.
We are opening the tasting room for the 2018 season on May 6th (2018) from 11-4. This has been been our usual hours until end of November for several years now.
We have something new on our shelves here. Right now we have the Snoring Mastiff named after our old pal Big Banana. Many of you have already met our dog. And just like Big Banana this beer is really easy going. This is a traditional stout which is a little bit lower in alcohol, but has huge, huge flavor. There's tons of chocolate wheat malt in there. So it has that real strong roasted malt flavor. You really got to check it out.
We have our mugs available too, handmade from Wisconsin.
And in the shameless plug department, I have my book "Founding of a Coven". It's still holding onto to its 5-star rating on Amazon. Which is awesome. We have signed copies here and if you want a dedication, I can do that too. Also you get copies in Keene, NH or Peterborough, NH at the Toadstool Bookshop or order on Amazon.com.
But remember, Sunday May 6th from 11-4 our tasting room is open. Free samples as always. We hope to see you soon.
Coming up in the future we have a Peach Saison down in the cellar bubbling away and it tastes awesome. The gravity is still high and it's going to need some time to condition. So that's still in the future.
So come on out. If you can't find our beers at your favorite retailer. Have them give us a call. We're always looking for new retailers.
ALWAYS BOTTLE-CONDITIONED AND ONLY AVAILABLE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. THAT'S THE BELGIAN MARE BREWERY. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.
- HEMLOCK STOUT: A dark, robust cream stout flavored with the addition of New Hampshire hemlock tree tips. The hemlock & dark roasted barley provide a strong flavor; long aging in the cellar makes it smooth. 4.6% abv. For Hemlock Stout tasting review, See video blog page.
HOOF & HAMMER: A copper-colored, spicy Belgian style ale with a touch of molasses. Fermented with Belgian Abbey and lager yeasts. 5.8% abv.
SNORING MASTIFF: A traditional stout with lots of chocolate wheat malt. Black as night with roasted grain character. 3.5% abv.
MILL HOLLOW SAISON: Earthy and tangy at the same time. A truly classic saison brewed with two yeast strains. 7.6% abv.
BISHOP'S STEED: A classic English ale. Crystal malt character and dry-hopped Fuggles flavor combine for a real treat! 6.4% abv.
ROOSTER'S TOE: A classic English bitter. Goldings hops with a strong malt character and dry finish. 4.9% abv.
CONTENTED HEN: A farmhouse ale with a slight hint of sweetness and aged in oak barrels for a bourbon-like character. 7.6% abv.
VBL: A lager aged in virgin Missouri oak barrels. It has the bite of hops and the smooth of Oak. 5.3% abv.
HIVE & OAK: A traditional ale made with the darkest New Hampshire honey then aged in virgin Missouri white oak barrels. A one of a kind taste experience! 5.8% abv.
SPICED ALE: A copper-colored ale spiced with coriander. A unique taste experience! 5.4% abv.
Contact us to see which retailers offer our beer in your area of New Hampshire.
bEGINNING SUNDAY, MAY 6, THE TASTING ROOM WILL BE OPEN 11-4 EVERY SUNDAY UNTIL THE END OF NOVEMBER!
REMEMBER TO look for us at your favorite retailer. If they don't have us, tell them to give us a call!
Tim Roettiger, owner/brewer of Belgian Mare Brewery, named his brewery after the Belgian mare, Aggie, that can be seen outside his home in East Alstead, New Hampshire.
The basis for the design of Roettiger’s brewery is a gravity-fed process that goes back to Medieval tower breweries. Roettiger said, “Belgian Mare is a very traditional bottle-conditioned beer, which is new to most people. Bottle conditioning involves less control and more art. The last fermentation happens inside the bottle, which provides carbonation and the last bit of flavor.”
Living on a historical farm in Cheshire county of southwest NH, Tim uses a wood fired oven to cook his brews “the old fashion way.” He has been perfecting his recipes for almost a decade in preparation to launching his 3-barrel brewery.