A new law that went into effect in August made New Hampshire the first state in the country to recognize “nanobreweries” as a separate category of brewery. Now, nanobreweries can be licensed at a much reduced rate of $240, rather than the microbrewery license of $1200. According to the Union Leader, this has facilitated the opening of at least three new nanobreweries in New Hampshire — Earth Eagles Brewings in Portsmouth, Blue Lobster in Hampton, and Throwback Brewery in North Hampton.
“We’ve been trying to keep six taps on since we started, but we’ve had a hard time doing that because we’re selling out of everything,” Alex McDonald, who is co-owner of Earth Eagle Brewings, told the Union Leader. Read more!