The Perfect Stout for Winter
Henniker Brewing Company's The Roast is just the beer for the winter season.
The Roast, which is a seasonal stout by Henniker Brewing Company, is a great libation for sitting by the fire with a dog on your lap, after a rigorous stint of snow removal.
They brew it with a blend of Kenyan, espresso and Guatemalan coffee beans, specifically roasted for them by White Mountain Gourmet Coffee of Concord.
It pours with a frothy, light tan head and the lace lingers on the glass. It tastes of a dark roast, espresso and dark unsweetened chocolate with a strong coffee aftertaste as well.
The 22-ounce bomber of The Roast is available until it is gone for the season. Henniker Brewing has a 15-barrel system and beers are available statewide on tap and through beer stores. Their most notable beers are Amber Apparition and Hop Slinger, both with whimsical labels.
The tasting room in Henniker is open noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday
Henniker Brewing Company
129 Centervale Rd., Henniker