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A Passionate, Discerning Guide To New England Beer

Part travel book, part drink guide,
The Good Beer Guide to New England is a passionate, informative, and gregarious journey to the most palate pleasing breweries and brewpubs from the majestic Green Mountains to the picturesque shores of Martha's Vineyard.

Breweries Profiled
In The Guide:

Chapter One: Connecticut

Southport Brewing Company
Olde Burnside Brewing Company
Cambridge House Brew Pub
City Steam Brewery Café
Troutbrook Brewing Company
Hops Grillhouse & Brewery
Brü Rm At BAR
Cottrell Brewing Company
Brew Pub at Mohegan Sun Casino
New England Brewing Company
Willimantic Brewing Company

Chapter Two: Maine

Gritty McDuff's
Atlantic Brewing Company
Bar Harbor Brewing Company
Maine Coast Brewing Company / Jack Russell's BrewPub
Sunday River Brewing Company
Freeport Brewing Company
Kennebec Brewing Company
Sebago Brewing Company
Liberal Cup Public House and Brewery
Federal Jack's / Kennebunkport Brewing Company
Andrew's Brewing Company
Bray's Brewpub and Eatery
Bear Brew Pub
Allagash Brewing Company
Casco Bay Brewing Company
D.L. Geary Brewing Company
Shipyard Brewing Company
Stone Coast Brewing Company
Slopes Northern Maine Restaurant and Brewing Company
Rocky Bay Public House and Brewing Company
Oak Pond Brewing Company
Kennebec River Brewery
Sheepscot Valley Brewing Company

Chapter Three: Massachusetts

Amherst Brewing Company
Nashoba Valley Winery
Beer Works
Boston Beer Company
Harpoon Brewery
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
Barrington Brewery and Restaurant
Cambridge Brewing Company
John Harvard's Brew House
Opa Opa Steakhouse & Brewery
Cape Ann Brewing Company
The People's Pint
The Tap Brewpub
Paper City Brewery Company
Cape Cod Beer
Mercury Brewing Company
The Concord Brewery
Cisco Brewers
Owen O'Leary's
Northampton Brewery
Offshore Ale Company
Berkshire Brewing Company
Hyland Orchard and Brewery
Watch City Brewing Company
Wachusett Brewing Company
Buzzards Bay Brewing

The Good Beer Guide to New England is the first and only comprehensive guide to the bounty of great beers produced by all of the breweries and brewpubs in the six New England states. The guide will leave readers with an unparalleled resource for enjoying the array of quality beers produced in New England.

The Good Beer Guide to New England is a passionate celebration of taste and travel. It reflects the reader's desire to travel to new places and experience local, handcrafted products. The guide provides detailed reviews of New England breweries and brewpubs along with additional content about beer and its history. This format provides the greatest return on investment of time for the target audience, namely people who appreciate higher quality things in life, including food and travel, and have demonstrated a willingness to pay more for them.

Beer is experiencing a renaissance in America. In 1970, there were only a handful of breweries in America. Now, there are more than 1,500. While New England has a rich brewing history, the real story lives in the present day where brewers produce some of the world's best beers. This guide will serve as a guide to that renaissance, combining a passion for seeking out and experiencing local beers with an appreciation for the history of the region and of the beer.

The Good Beer Guide to New England provides insights for both novice beer drinkers and the sharpest of beer geeks alike. In its pages, beer geeks, foodies, and even destinational tourists will find some thirst-inducing stories. The guide is especially focused on helping guide those who put a high premium on their quality of life, including the areas of food and travel.

Separated by state into six chapters, the guide profiles detailed profiles of brewers across New England. The author met with dozens of brewers and owners to learn about the history, stories, and beer of each establishment. Far from a boring tasting notebook, The Good Beer Guide to New England instead focuses on the craft and art of brewing, with profiles of those who dedicate their lives to producing high-quality, flavorful beers.

The guide contains profiles more than 100 New England brewers, along with a host of essays on respecting and enjoying beer, the brewing process, and understanding beer styles. The guide also contains profiles of 11 great New England beer bars.

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Published May 2006
University Press of New England

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Breweries Profiled
In The Guide:

Chapter Four: New Hampshire

Tuckerman Brewing Company
Elm City Brewing Company
Franconia Notch Brewing Company
Italian Oasis Restaurant and Brewery
Milly's Tavern
Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company
Martha's Exchange
Flying Goose Brew Pub and Grille
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Company
Woodstock Inn Station and Brewery
Portsmouth Brewery
Redhook Ale Brewery
Smuttynose Brewing Company
Seven Barrel Brewery

Chapter Five: Rhode Island

Mohegan Café and Brewery
Coastal Extreme Brewing Company
Coddington Brewing Company
Trinity Brewhouse
Union Station Brewery

Chapter Six: Vermont

Madison Brewing Company
McNeill's Brewery
Long Trail Brewing Company
Bobcat Café
American Flatbread - Burlington Heath
Switchback Brewing Company
Three Needs Brewery and Taproom
Vermont Pub and Brewery
Trout River Brewing Company
Alchemist Pub and Brewery
Rock Art Brewery
Jasper Murdock's Alehouse
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Shed Restaurant and Brewery
Otter Creek Brewing Company
Harpoon Brewery
Maple Leaf Malt & Brewing Company

11 Great New England Beer Bars

Delaney's (New Haven, Connecticut)
Eli Cannon's (Middletown, Connecticut)
Great Lost Bear (Portland, Maine)
Sunset Grille and Tap (Allston, Massachusetts)
Moan and Dove (Amherst, Massachusetts)
The Publick House (Brookline, Massachusetts)
Horseshoe Pub and Restaurant (Hudson, Massachusetts)
Redbones (Somerville, Massachusetts)
Barley Pub (Dover, New Hampshire)
Mew's Tavern (Wakefield, Rhode Island)
Mr. Pickwick's (Stowe, Vermont)