Over the past five years, the Wyman Tavern Brew Fest has become one of the signature fundraising events for the Historical Society of Cheshire County, and it has been a highlight of Downtown Keene’s summer season. However, this year for safety reasons the Historical Society will not be hosting the Brew Fest in person.

This summer the Brew Fest will take the form of a “Brew Tour” throughout the entire month of August. Tickets for the Wyman Tavern Brew Tour are $25, and ticket holders will receive a T-shirt* and a map of fourteen of the region’s best craft breweries, distilleries, restaurants, and beer stores. Participating establishments will offer special deals for ticket holders when they stop by to visit. Ticket holders will also be entered in drawings for raffle prizes.

*T-shirts will be available for pick up in September (we will notify you when they are ready) or you can pay a little extra (+$7.50) and they will be shipped directly from our vendor partner, Bulldog Design, Keene NH.

 
What else?
Remember, bring your ticket, designated driver, and your valid photo identification to each participating location.
 
 
The Brew Fest will return to the Wyman Tavern in 2021, and in the meantime Brew Fest fans can explore some of the establishments that are making the Monadnock region a noteworthy destination for craft brews and spirits. Tickets for the Wyman Tavern Brew Tour are available and don’t forget to bring a designated driver when you are touring.
 

The Historical Society of Cheshire County has been collecting, preserving, and communicating the history of the region for 93 years. In 2019, the Society produced 174 programs that reached over 13,000 people, 29% of whom were children. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the staff of the Historical Society has been working hard to deliver local history stories online.

Thank you for your support!

Monadnock Food Co-Op

Directions:
Downtown Keene
34 Cypress Street, Keene, NH, 03431

Hours:
Mon – Sat: 7AM – 9PM
Sun: 9AM – 9PM

Special instructions:
Face coverings required for in-store shopping

Special offers:
Check out our website for giveaways throughout the month: monadnockfood.coop/co-op-updates/brew/

Description
We know good beer and ciders. From crisp summer ales to dark, delicious porters, we have the brew for you! Our shelves are stocked with a wide selection of beverages from local breweries, as well as quality independent microbreweries from around New England and beyond.
The unique, high-quality beverages we carry are the kind you won’t find just anywhere. We strive to promote small, local, and cooperatively-managed breweries, wineries, hard kombuchas, and spiked waters run by artisans who make their products with love, time, and craft.

www.monadnockfood.coop.com

West LA Beer

Directions:

647 Route 10 across from the former Nicks Seafood in Swanzey NH

Thursday 4pm to 8pm, Friday 4pm to 9pm , Sat 12 pm to 9pm, Sunday
12pm to 7pm

Please follow the State of NH guidelines for masks and social distancing. We have spaced out tables outside and inside with plenty of hand sanitizer.

50% off the first beverage

We are a small batch brewery handcrafting New England IPAs, fruited sours, and lagers.

https://westlabeercompany.com/

Branch and Blade Brewing

Directions:
17 Bradco Street, Keene, NH 03431
Route 10 South, near Hamshaw Lumber/ Ace Hardware.
Turn onto Bradco Street. Branch and Blade is all the way at the end on the right, behind Stingray.

Hours:
Sunday: 11AM – 7PM
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday-Thursday: 3PM – 8PM
Friday-Saturday: 12PM – 9PM

Special instructions:
No more than 6 people at a table.
Can’t move the tables.
Bartenders wear masks and gloves.
Single use plastic only.

Special offer:
$1 per pint will be donated to the Historical Society of Cheshire County

Description:
At Branch and Blade we believe in constantly innovating the world of craft beer. Our goal is to deliver a variety of well-crafted beers of the highest quality. Additionally, we enjoy trying new styles and pushing the limits of our own creativity. We want you, the customer, to love our beer as much as we do.

https://www.babbrewing.com/

Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose Brewing Company
105 Towle Farm Road
Hampton, NH 03482
NH-101 E toward Seacoast/Portsmouth, Take exit 13 toward NH-27/Hampton, Take NH-27 E/Exeter Rd and Towle Farm Rd to your destination (2 miles)

Hours:
Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs 12PM-7PM

Special Instructions:
Here at Smuttynose, we’re dog people through and through, which is why we’re happy to welcome well-behaved and leashed pups of all ages to our outer tasting room, restaurant patio, and all onsite.

Special Offer:
Free pint glass and sticker.

Description:
From the iconic Finestkind IPA and Old Brown Dog Ale to new classics like New Hampshire Pale Ale, Smuttynose has been setting beer trends since 1994.

www.smuttynose.com

Elm City Brewing Company

Elm City Brewing Company

The Colony Mill
222 West Street, Keene, New Hampshire 03431

Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 11:30AM- 9:00PM
Sunday: 11:30am-8:00pm
Monday: CLOSED

Special instructions:
When dining with us, please adhere to the following guidelines:

Dining is only permitted for parties of 6 or less.
Seated tables are required to be 6 feet apart. Although permitted to open in full capacity, this restriction may mean we are not able to seat an open table. Please be patient as we navigate these guidelines.

The bar is available via seating only. Seated parties must be 6 feet apart from other seated parties. No standing room is permitted at this time per the state of New Hampshire.
It is strongly recommended, although not required, that you wear a mask when moving about the restaurant. No mask is required when sitting at your table.
Please adhere to social distancing measures. Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other guests.

Special offer:
Free pint glass and stickers

Description:
Opening in 1995, we are proud to be Keene’s first brewery bringing American brewing traditions lost to prohibition (1919 – 1933). Owned and operated by Debra Rivest since its conception, Elm City Brewing Company has become known for superb food and well crafted beers.

https://www.elmcitybrewing.com/

Frogg Brewing Company

Frogg Brewing Company – Marlborough

108 Main Street Route 101 Marlborough

· Hours open to the public
Thursday 5-8pm
Friday 3-8pm
Saturday 12-8pm
Sunday 1-6pm
· Any special instructions (such as social distancing)

Outdoor seating only. Mask must be worn to use bathroom or anytime inside the brewery.

· Any special offers for Brew Tour visitors (such as the Frogg T-shirts offer)

$10 on all Frogg T-shirt’s if you are part of Wyman Tour
Free Stickers

· 1 or 2 sentence description of your brewery
3.5 Barrel made on site local craft brewing serving the Monadnock Region since October 2018 Hop on over for some craft beer and maybe pair it with some Walpole Creamery now being served.

https://www.froggbrewing.com/

Outlaw Brewing Company
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Directions:
215 Scotland Road, Winchester, NH 03470

The Outlaw Brewing Company
Parking is on the right, before the brewery as you approach it if you came in from 119. Look for the signs.

Please don’t park at the home located near the brewery or turn around in the neighbors driveways.

It is a residential area, 30 MPH let’s be good neighbors.

Hours:
Brewery and Food Truck
Friday 6-9pm
Saturday 12-9pm
Sunday 12-7pm

Special Instructions:
Please wear a mask when entering. Six guests per table. Please social distance 6 feet apart.

Special offer:

Enjoy 2 four ounce tasting samples per guest with Wyman Tavern Brew Tour Ticket. Limited to one visit per guest per ticket.

History:
2017 The Outlaw Brewing Company was licensed to brew beer in this 178 Square foot cabin.

https://www.theoutlawbrewingcompany.com/

Granite Roots Brewing

Granite Roots Brewing

Henniker Brewing Co.

Directions:
Tucked away in the woods down Centervale Road just outside of downtown Henniker, NH.
Hours:

Patio Hours
Monday & Thursday 3pm-7pm
Friday-Sunday 12pm-7pm

Special instructions:
No reservations, first come first served
No more than 6 at a table

Special offer:
25% off on a Wyman Tavern flight of three beers

Description:
Since 2011, we’ve been brewing beers that we enjoy drinking and that New Hampshire could be proud to call its own.We are a great place to have a beer and catch up with friends. Whether you just finished skiing Pat’s Peak or paddling Freight Train, we make an awesome post activity meeting place. So bring the dog, the kiddos and all your tall tales from the day. Everyone is welcome at Henniker Brewing Company.

www.hennikerbrewingcompany.com

Brewtopia

Directions:
40 Washington Street
Keene, NH03431

Hours:
11 am to 7 pm Daily

Special instructions:
Masks Preferred.

Special offer:
One-time offer of 15% off for Brew Tour visitors

Description:
Since the store’s opening on May 2, 2011 people have been discovering that BrewTopia is THE place to get old favorites, discover new favorites, or create your own favorites. Stop by to get informed advice about beer choices, learn about home brewing, swap beer recipes, or just check out beers you’ve probably never seen anywhere else. BrewTopia offers mix and match 6-packs and gluten-free items.

http://brewtopianh.com/

Great North Ale Works

Great North Aleworks

1050 Holt Ave, Unit # 14
Manchester, NH 03106

Take exit 6 from I-93 S for Hanover St toward Candia Rd, Turn left onto Candia Rd (signs for NH-101 W/I-93 S/Bedford/Boston), Turn right onto E Industrial Park Dr, Turn left onto Holt Ave.

Hours:
Thursday-Friday 3-7 pm, Saturday 1-7 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm

Special offer: 50% off a flight or a pint once per Brew Tour ticket holder in August 2020.

Description:
Great North Aleworks is a 20 barrel production brewery founded by Rob and Lisa North in Manchester, NH. Before opening the brewery, Rob North was crowned four time Brewer of the Year at the New England Regional Homebrew Competition.

www.greatnorthaleworks.com

Brewers of Nye Hill Farm

Directons:

From Rte 101, turn onto Branch Rd. Follow Branch Rd till the 4 Corners in Roxbury. Turn right onto Middletown Rd. Follow @2miles, until the road becomes dirt. We are the first farm on the left.

From downtown Keene, take Roxbury Street and follow as it becomes Roxbury Rd. It will eventually intersect with Branch Rd at the 4 Corners in Roxbury. Continue straight onto Middletown Rd. Follow @2miles, until the road becomes dirt. We are the first farm on the left.

Hours –

Open Saturdays from 11am-3pm.

Special Instructions –

Our surrounding is a working farm so dress accordingly. While visiting, please respect safe distancing and practice good sense.

Special Offers –

Signature pint glass offered in exchange for a donation, in any amount, to Keene’s Hundred Nights Shelter.

Brewery –

Our barn-based brewery is an integral part of Nye Hill Farm. Established in 1790, Nye Hill remains an old New England “multiple farm” – fruits and vegetables, berries and herbs, honey, maple syrup and candy, wool and, in a return of days of yore, hand-crafted beer.

www.nyehillbrewers.com

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Luca's Mediterranean Café

Luca’s Mediterranean Café
Downtown Keene
10 Central Square

Hours
Monday – Saturday 11:30am to 8pm

Special instructions:
We have protocols in place when guests arrive at the restaurant to pick up orders to keep everyone a minimum of 6 feet apart. We sanitize all pens, door handles and table surfaces after each guest. All of our staff wear gloves at all times and change them after each guest.

Special offer: $2 off all local beers for Brew Tour ticket holders

Description:
Luca’s Café takes you on a culinary journey through the Mediterranean. They make it a point to help the best local brews find an audience at their restaurant.

http://www.lucascafe.com/

Copper Cannon

Directions:
2 Lyman Way, West Chesterfield, NH 03466. Located right off of Route 9/NH-9

Hours:
Friday 5-8 pm, Saturday 12-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm

Special instructions:
One small group at a time allowed in the distillery. Please wait for the group in front of you to leave before entering.

Special offer:
$5 tours and tastings ($7 value). Must present distillery tour tickets from the Wyman Tavern. Must be 21 or older to redeem.

Description:
Copper Cannon Distillery is an award-winning, family-owned, premium distillery that hand-crafts fine spirits for people that appreciate outstanding quality and want to have a good time! All of our spirits are mashed and distilled on-site. Our small batch production still is modular, which enables customized configurations that help make our products unique. Our still arrangements allow high-quality ingredients to enhance the subtle flavors. We use premium charred oak barrels and carbon filtration to help add complexity and smoothness to our aged products.

https://www.coppercannon.com/

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