Back before craft beer was booming, Debra Rivest opened Elm City Brewing Company in 1995. It was Keene’s first brewery, and the state’s seventh micro-brewery. This local favorite has gained national recognition for their well-crafted beers, winning a 2018 World Beer Cup gold medal and 2016 Great American beer festival gold medal for the same beer. Under Rivest’s leadership, Elm City’s other mission — besides great food, beer and atmosphere — is local sourcing and the environment. Spent grains and grain sacks are used by area farms to feed livestock and package compost. Elm City also composts prep food waste, repurposes and recycles. All to-go containers, utensils and straws are compostable, and no plastic bags are used. Rivest and the entire team are passionate about what they do — go see what they are all about today.
Elm City Brewing Co.
Keene, NH 03431