Updated November 8th, 2012: Made another trip to Hampton, New Hampshire and stopped at Throwback. I was there early afternoon which is before their normal growler hours but they were nice to let us in for a couple of growlers. They were out of growlers but had plenty of growlettes – a 32 oz growler – and I ended up with an Amber’s Amber and a Donkey Hote – Double IPA.
Also the guy that helped us out gave me an update on the move out of the warehouse to the farmhouse. Apparently it is happening and they hope to move sometime next Summer. The brewery is certainly looking a little cramped so this move will be great for Throwback. Look for reviews of my 2 growlettes coming soon.
Original Post: While in Hampton New Hampshire checking out Blue Lobster I stopped by Throwback Brewery as they are just down the street. Throwback is currently located in an industrial park set back from Route 1. When I arrived shortly before 5:00 there were several people in the brewery enjoying some samples and getting growlers filled. There are a few tables setup near the growler fill station and they sell 4 oz pours for $1. They had 6 beers on tap and you can check the on-tap section of their website to see what they are pouring on any given day. I was able to get a growler of the Rhubarb Wit and also grabbed a bottle of their Hop Happy Hefeweizen. Throwback has a nice variety of beer including some pilsners, stouts, porters and they even have a beer that uses jalepenos in the brew process. If they have this next time I go I will certainly give it a try.
The owners and the assistant brewer are all women which is great in an industry that is predominantly male. Their goal is to move the brewery from the current location to a farm just down the road from the current brewery. Keep an eye on this brewery as they are doing some very interesting things.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ThrowbackBrewery
Location: 121 Lafayette Rd – Hampton, NH
Hours: Thursday & Friday 4 – 7 / Saturday 1 – 4
Packaging: Growlers (750 ml / 2 L), bottles, kegs
Distribution: New Hampshire only