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Drink to the 2000s at Your Favorite NH Brewery

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As you have probably seen if you follow our Facebook page (and if you don’t, you totally should go follow us now!), we’re hosting an event with NH Urban Sport on April 22nd! They’re throwing a 2000s Adult Prom Night. While a lot of great things came out of the 2000s, we think the best has got to be the popularity of craft brewing. While Stark Brewing Co. has been around since the 90s (before it was cool), the 2000s is when everybody else caught up. And we have one of our favorite beer styles to thank for it: the IPA. So before you party like it’s just after 1999, let your favorite NH brewery tell you about the IPA, the beer that kicked off the craft brewing craze.


Older Than the Hipsters

While we have the cool kids of the 90s and 2000s to thank for making the IPA and craft brewing popular, this style of beer goes back hundreds of years. It has its origins in the pale ales of the early 18th century. Many of these pale ales were exported to India by the East India Company. This style of beer continued to gain in popularity and brewers across England were brewing India pale ales by the 1860s. Around this time, American, Canadian, and Australian brewers were also trying their hand at making IPA-style beers.


The IPA Renaissance

While IPAs never went away, they dropped in popularity until the craft beer revolution hit the United States in the 90s and 2000s. Brewers were looking for beers to experiment with that had fallen out of style. Many were inspired by Ballantine IPA, which was made in the US between the 1890s and 1990s. American hops have an intense flavor and aroma and are well-suited to IPAs.

New England made its mark on the IPA when John Kimmich of the Alchemist Brewery in Vermont invented the hazy IPA in 2004. Also called a New England IPA, juicy citrus and floral flavors, hoppy aroma, and low bitterness mark this style of beer. It is also hazy in appearance and has a smoother mouthfeel than other IPAs and pale ales. Stark Brewing’s current take on the New England IPA is our White Wolf IPA. If you’re a fan of hazy IPAs, we suggest you give it a try.

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Do Good, Come to Your Favorite NH Brewery

Come have a good time and support a good cause at your favorite NH brewery on April 22nd! Stark Brewing Co. is hosting a 2000s Adult Prom Night by NH Urban Sport to benefit Game Plan Sports. To learn more about the event and get tickets, check out the event details.


For great brews and food come to Stark Brewing Co., NH brewery and restaurant!

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Jaime CholdenJaime Cholden
18:00 22 Jul 22
We visited on our travels, what an Amazing find!!! The food was delicious and the services was friendly. The owner even came over to chat and check in. They offered water and a treat for our service dog. The food was cooked to perfection. Tasty and well priced. The Puppy Pilsner was very good.
Lori MorrisLori Morris
13:56 20 Jul 22
This place is awesome, the management went above to help us out as we were from out of town and meeting up with our son and grandson! The food was really good, We all had the Reubens. Best ever! I had onion rings that were large and crisp! The beer was great and really cold!Thank you for a wonderful time!
Tarah NolanTarah Nolan
19:23 26 Apr 22
My husband and I love going there when we have a day off because the beers, food and service are amazing and it is pup friendly!We chose this as our venue for our wedding and I wouldn't have it any other way! The owner, Peter, worked with us so well and was so incredibly accommodating! Every single person had such an amazing time and I couldn't ask for a better day❤️I highly recommend this to everyone as would any person that came to our wedding Saturday!
Jeffrey AudyJeffrey Audy
11:44 19 Apr 22
Attended a wedding there. Venue was small but very nice. The staff was excellent and really went the extra mile to make sure the event was perfect. Highly recommend for small events!