Looking for a local beer? Want something exotic from far away lands? Have no idea where to start when it comes to learning about beer? Whatever your level of knowledge and taste, the owners and staffs of specialty beer stores around the state are happy to help.
A&G Homebrew Supply
175 High Street, Portsmouth
Homebrewing, winemaking, cheesemaking home bar supplies and more. Open daily. "... a hub of the local craft brewing scene." -- BeerAdvocate magazine
Bert’s Better Beers
1100 Hooksett Rd. , Hooksett
An enormous selection of beers, meads, and ciders is featured at this Hooksett location. Kegs are available by special order. Check out their free tasting events (tastings schedule listed on website).
Barb’s Beer Emporium
249 Sheep Davis Rd., Concord
Choose from nearly 600 varieties of beer, including many selections from New England brewers. Create your own customizable six-pack. A wide selection of kegs are available as well.
Barley & Hops Craft Beer and Wine Shoppe
614 Nashua Rd., Milford
In addition to a large selection of both beer and wine, definitely check out the The Dessert Bar featuring treats by Chris' Wicked Ice Cream, which is made with local Kelsen Brewing Company beer.
The Beer Store
433 Amherst St., Nashua
Over 600 varieties of single-bottle beer are available from this Nashua shop. Local wines and meads are also available. Call ahead if you are planning on purchasing a keg.
The Beverage King
9 Interchange Dr., West Lebanon
Established in 1955, the Beverage King offers a wide variety of domestic, imported, and microbrew beers in addition to wines and other beverages. A large selection of kegs is also available.
Border Brew Supply
10 Lawrence Rd., Salem
A selection of home brewing and wine making supplies are offered at Border Brew Supply. From ingredients to equipment, this Salem shop has what any amateur brewer needs to get started. Beer available on tap that the brand new Border Brewery.
40 Washington St., Keene
This Keene store offers thousands of bottled beers, plus homebrew supplies for those interested in making the stuff themselves.
75 Webster St., Manchester
From the outside it's just another convenience store, but on the inside you might be surprised to find quite a few nice beer and wine options to choose from.
Store and Brewery
836 Candia Rd., Manchester
The store features an extensive selection of microbrews. The brewery is home to Candia Road-original craft beers like the East Coast I.P.A., Nut Brown Ale, and the Shire Stout.
Case N’ Keg
5 Mill St. , Meredith
Meredith's Case N' Keg offers a large selection of bottled imports, domestics, and craft-brewed beers. Several options from Granite State breweries can also be found on their shelves.
Market and Deli
83 Main St., Plymouth
This college town market has a wide variety of craft beers and microbrews and a keg list with 115 selections.
Concord Cooperative Market
24 S. Main St., Concord
The Concord Food Co-op offers an array of beer rarities that might not be found elsewhere. The products of several New Hampshire microbreweries make their way onto their shelves, including White Birch Brewing and Canterbury AleWorks.
The Craft Beer Cellar
767 Islington St., Portsmouth
This growing franchise, which got its start in Mass., offers a strong local focus at each of its stores. This means you'll find plenty of excellent local beers - and especially from Seacoast area breweries - at the Portsmouth location.
The Craft Beer Cellar
108 Spit Brook Rd., Nashua
2 Young Rd., Londonderry
Founded in 2010, the Drinkery boasts a collection of over 399 craft beers for sale. A variety of wines and sweet treats are also available.
Jasper’s Homebrew and Winemaking Supply
522 Amherst St., Nashua
A haven for homebrewing enthusiasts, Jasper's offers beer kits, brewing equipment and ingredients. They also feature a great selection of beer.
69 Rte. 11,. New Durham
Johnson's offers over 350 varieties of imported and domestic microbrews, as well as locally sourced and produced meads.
Lazy Dog Beer Shop
27 Buttrick Rd., Londonderry
The Lazy Dog Beer Shop opened in Decemeber, 2013 behind Mr. Steer in Londonderry. They offer a large craft beer selection as well as wine.
Littleton Food Co-op
43 Bethlehem Rd., Littleton
In addition to local food, the Littleton Food Co-op has a great beer selection.
30 Indian Rock Rd., Windham
A growing beer collection that has this Windham shop "busting at the seams" includes selections from Stone Brewery, Allagash, Woodstock, Shipyard and more. Come on Fridays from 4-8 p.m. for free beer tastings.
236 North Broadway, Salem, (603) 894-6328
2454 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth , (603) 559-5714
Nice beer selection at these neighborhood butcher shops.
North End Superette
1308 Elm St. , Manchester
This nondescript convenience store actually offers a fairly large beer selection from craft breweries plus a few local NH beers. Kegs are also available.
On the Vine
75 Portsmouth Ave., Exeter
Fresh and local is the name of the game at this market that sells everything from meats and seafood to produce and beer.
Prost Specialty Beer & Wine
44 Lafayette Rd., Hampton
Unique, worldly selection with a knowledgeable staff that can help you find the perfect brew (or bottle of wine).
Smoke N Barley
485 Laconia Rd., Tilton
Featuring a growing selection of around 100 craft beers as well as the domestic standbys. They also sell local NH beer including White Birch Brewing, Moat Mountain and Squam Brewing.
Top Shelf Brews
826 Lafayette Rd., Hampton
A fantastic craft beer specialty store on the Seacoast. Stop in for tastings on Thursdays and some Saturdays (check the website).
The Vista Country Store
10 Hurricane Mountain Rd., North Conway
A great selection of domestic, imported and craft beer.
173 Main St., North Woodstock
Come in for a great deli sandwich and make sure to check out the craft beer selection on your way out.
It's a great time to be a beer lover in the Granite State. With so many fantastic breweries, brewpubs and restaurants, it can be hard to know where to begin. The following advertisers are all excellent choices for starting your beer journey. Please note: the breweries and beer pubs below are listed in alpha order.