Stark Brewing Company

The Brewery

Stark Brewing Company - Peter Telge

Stark Brewing Company

Stark Brewing Company originally started back in 1994 as the Stark Mill Brewery. Stark Mill was the first brewery in the city, and was brought to life through the efforts of Brewmaster Peter Telge. Peter is a Manchester native, born and raised here in the Queen City and has been in charge of the brewery for over 20 years now. In 1999, the brewery underwent a rebranding to keep up with the times and opened back up as Milly's Tavern, named after Peter's favorite German Shepherd, who is honored in our logo. Stark Brewing Company is proud to continue its proud legacy as being Manchester's only brewpub, bringing fresh beer, delicious food, and great times to the people of New England.

The Community & Awards

The staff at Stark Brewing Company believe that giving back to the community is more important than anything else they do. The best days of the year are spent gathering groups of people together to enjoy Stark Brewing Company beer and tasty pub fare while raising funds for local charities & non-profit organizations. Peter believes that since he has been able to utilize the restaurant and brewery space to create memorable events and private functions over the years, that utilizing this space for charity events is not only the right thing to do, but is also a top priority for himself and the Stark Brewing Company team!

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What Makes Us Unique

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Our Process

We handcraft our beer on premise using our 15-barrel Diversified Metal Engineering brewhouse and use an all-natural process with no pasteurization or chemical preservatives. We use the best ingredients in our beers: domestic and imported malts and other grains, hops from the Pacific Northwest and Europe, pure Lake Massabesic water and yeasts from around the world.

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Brewery Tours

Brewery tours are available to any customer interested in learning more about our brewing process. We are located at 500 Commercial Street in the Stark Mill Building in beautiful downtown Manchester New Hampshire. Contact us at (603) 625-4444 or email petertelge@starkbrewingcompany.com and we will set up a time for you to come in.

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Our Grains

Our barley (which can range between 550 and 1300 pounds depending on the beer) is stirred by hand in our mash tun without the use of electric paddles and motors, keeping this a very “handcrafted” process. It’s also removed by hand with hoes and shovels, making this a labor of love.

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Our Selections

We are proud to offer at least 18 beers on tap at all times (8 year-around varieties plus a minimum of 10 seasonals or specialties). You can bring your favorite Stark beer home or to a party by purchasing one of our "Stark Brewing Company" logo 64 oz glass growlers to go.

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Old World Goodness

Our brewing system is heated by fire just like in the old world, which adds character to our beers through the caramelizing of sugar in the brew kettle. We condition our beers after fermentation to ensure good clarity and to round out the flavors in our beers. We do not pasteurize our beers like many large breweries. This kills all living organisms, including yeast which is rich in vitamins and also diminishes the subtle flavors and aromas we’re very proud of.

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Mug Club

Mug club members enjoy our craft brews in style! All mug club members are provided with their own pewter mug and the following special discounts: *$2.50 Mug fills anytime

*$2 Mug fills during Happy Hour (4-7, Monday-Friday)

*Mug Club Mondays: $1.50 mugs all day

*Free entrée and beverage on your birthday

*Free admission, food, and beverages at all Stark Brewing Company outdoor event

*Reduced prices for renting Bo's Function Room