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10 Limited Edition Mooselick Brewing 6 Packs April 8th and 9th

This weekend, April 8th and 9th we will be celebrating the last week as Mooselick Brewing by bottling up 10 fresh limited edition mystery six packs.

Included with each six pack:

  • 1 Mooselick License Plate T-Shirt
  • 1 Unused Mooselick Bottle Label
  • 1 Mooselick Logo Postcard
  • 4 pack of VIP tickets to our rebrand launch party the weekend of the 29th/30th


The first 30 6 packs purchased the 8th and 9th will include a 4 pack of VIP tickets to our rebrand launch party the weekend of the 29th/30th

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Announcing the Rootlet Experimental IPA Series for your enjoyment

Why we created the Rootlet series:

Flickr_-_cyclonebill_-_Ravnsborg_RødIf you are a craft beer lover like us, you cherish the excitement and anticipation of “opening > pouring > looking > swirling > smelling > tasting” a new beer for the first time. We were pretty confident nothing could top the experience of trying a new beer until Granite Roots Brewing LLC was born.

We quickly realized that starting at opening a beer was only half the equation and by starting the experience with raw ingredients makes the excitement and anticipation of “opening > pouring > looking > swirling > smelling > tasting” a new beer for the first time heaps of hops more enjoyable.

We are launching the Rootlet Experimental IPA Series so that you too can begin the experience of trying a new beer starting with the raw ingredients.

Sign up to follow the Rootlet Experimental  IPA Series and stay up to date!

How will the series work?

As a small batch craft brewery using as many local ingredients and no shareholders to answer to, we have the luxury to experiment as much as we like! And experiment we do! Over the past year we have released 12 new beers while continuing to brew favorites such as Moose on the Roof and Blue moose.

rootlet-diagramWith the Roolet Experimental IPA Series we want to experiment even more but with greater focus and scientific rigor. To explain from a high level how we will be running this series we are going to use the root system of a plant and apply the concept to the IPAs we created to date.

Let’s start with the definition of a taproot: a large, central, and dominant root forming the center of the root system from which subsidiary rootlets spring. To date, Moose on the Roof has been our IPA taproot, the standard base IPA we used as a starting point for all of the other IPAs brewed.

Next the definition of a rootlet: small, fine, adventurous roots that grow from the taproot. To date the rootlets of Moose on the Roof have been, Atmoosphere, Monadstock and Doc Hollidaze. The majority of the experimentation for the three IPAs came in the form of different hops and tweaks to the grains we used.

Moving forward, each new rootlet experiment will be added to a Rootlet experimental IPA Series page where you can track the experiments over time, ingredients, etc.

In the future, when a Rootlet is just so damn delicious that we all can’t get enough of it we will put it into limited production. If we are all still in love with it after a few more brews it will become it’s own taproot, be given a new name and have it’s own rootlet experiments.

Sign up to follow the Rootlet Experimental  IPA Series and stay up to date!

What you can do to get involved:

rootlet-diagram-newAs we mentioned earlier in the post, we want to share the excitement of experimenting and the anticipating of tasting a new beer that you were involved with from start to finish. So here is how you can join the fun.

Sign-up to follow the creation of each new rootlet and join the discussion to help craft the final brew. Notifications will be sent at the following points throughout the brew.

– Recipe – choosing a new rootlet to experiment with
– Final recipe we will use for the brew
– How the brew day went and the unfermented wort gravity
– How the fermentation process is going – fermenting wort gravity
– Dry hopping/Carbing
– Final ABV & IBU
– Heads up on pre-release tastings when available

Sign up to follow the Rootlet Experimental  IPA Series and stay up to date!

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Thanksgiving Craft Beer and Food Pairings by Mooselick


Thinking of having some craft brews as part of your Thanksgiving celebration?
For those of us that enjoy craft beers, working them into a Thanksgiving celebration ranges from exciting to daunting.
  • Which beer should I/we drink as we snack before dinner?
  • Which beers in what order are best during dinner or should I only provide one option?
Here are a few suggestions from the Mooselick team.


Mating Saison: Farmhouse Saison
mating-saison-mooselickThis farmhouse Saison is seriously dry hopped with centennial hops to balance out the traditionally spicy finish that accompanies Saisons.
Pairs well with:
  • Finger foods/Appetizers
    • Seafood (Clams, shrimp, lobster, crab)
    • Strong Cheeses (blue cheese, Gorgonzola, smoked Gouda)
  • Main Course
    • Lettuce based salads
    • Dairy based side dishes – Creamed vegetables, cheese stuffed pasta, cheesy mashed potatoes
    • Poultry – Quail, Duck, Chicken, Turkey, Pheasant
  • Desserts
    • Fall desserts (pumpkin pie, apple pie)
Red Oktober – Red Ale
An English style red ale with an American twist. This beer has a little bite to it, yet takes a back seat when paired with any Thanksgiving course.
Pairs well with:
  • red-oktoberFinger foods/Appetizers
    • Nuts (roast, salted nuts and seeds)
    • Mild to sweet cheese (Havarti, Monterey Jack, mild Cheddar)
    • Dips – Cream Cheese or Ricotta based
  • Main Course:
    • Poultry – Chicken and Turkey
    • Sweeter side dishes – cranberry sauce, candied sweet potatoes
  • Desserts
    • Fall desserts (pumpkin pie, apple pie)
Java Moose – Coffee Stout
A rich smooth Java stout made with locally roasted coffee beans makes this the go-to beer to serve with dessert. The caffeine in this stout will help offset the drowsy feeling from overeating as well!
java-moosePairs well with:
  •  Dessert
    • Pumpkin or sweet potato pies
    • Chocolate cake or ice cream
    • Java Moose ice cream float (vanilla ice cream)
    • Really everything!
Velvety Antlers – Brown Ale
There is a bit of darker malt accompanied by just a few peaches to give to this easy drinking beer nutty taste and a fruity nose.
Pairs well with:
  • Finger foods/Appetizers
    • 20150925_160808Bean dips
    • Hard and/or rich cheese – Brie, Gouda
  • Main Course:
    • Red meat – Steak and lamb
    • Root vegetables – potatoes, turnips, beets, carrots
  • Dessert:
    • Fruit Pies – apple, pear, rhubarb
    • Carrot cake
Overwhelmed by the pairing options, looking for a beer that can pair with all of your Thanksgiving day foods? Look no further.
atmoosphereMoose on the Roof (IPA) & Atmoosphere (DIPA) – Ideal all Thanksgiving day drinking beer for IPA/craft brew lovers.
  • Moose on the Roof is a single IPA that is not overdone with hops and will play nicely with all of your foods and courses from cheese and dips to turkey, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie!
  • Atmoosphere is dry hopped to mars and back, which results in strong citrus undertones and a piney mouth but does not have an overwhelming bitter hop finish. Drinking this throughout the day would be treat for any craft beer lover.
Blue Moose (Golden Ale) & Red Hoof Hef (Strawberry Hefeweizen) – Great all Thanksgiving day beer for non-IPA lovers
  • blue-mooseBlue Moose is a golden ale with farm fresh blue berries and black currants included in the brew. The perfect beer to sip throughout the day.
  • Red Hoof Hef has a strawberry finish that plays nicely with cheeses, salads, poultry and desserts.
We have extended holiday hours for you to swing by and pick up for 4 and 6 packs for your Thanksgiving day celebrations.
  • Tuesday 12pm-6pm
  • Wednesday 12pm-8pm
  • Black Friday – 12pm-8pm
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Mooselick’s Halloween Mystery Bags

myster-bag-closed-and-openedRemember how exciting it was trick-or-treating as a kid? Dressing up, knocking on doors, the anticipation of someone with a bowl of your favorite candy suggesting you take a handful?

Well we do, and at Mooselick we have created a Halloween special this weekend for the tap room that we hope recreates the excitement and anticipation of trick-or-treating for those of us over 21 years of age.

We have put together 30 mystery bags that will be for sale this weekend at the tap room. Each mystery bag comes with a minimum of six 16oz beers discounted for $30 dollars. Some bags have a lot more!

Below is the breakdown of the extras distributed between the 30 bags

  • 10 of 30 = Six 16oz beers
  • 7 of 30 = Six 16oz beers + Mooselick beer opener
  • 4 of 30 = Six 16oz beers + Mooselick beer opener + Mooselick shot glass
  • 3 of 30 = Six 16oz beers + Mooselick Pint glass
  • 2 of 30 = Six 16oz beers + Mooselick Graphic t-shirt
  • 2 of 30 = Six 16oz beers + Mooselick Pint glass + Mooselick Graphic t-shirt
  • 2 of 30 = Six 16oz beers + Mooselick Pint glass + Mooselick Graphic t-shirt + Mooselick shot glass

When purchasing a mystery bag, you will be asked to choose a number between 1-30.

Click here to reserve a bag for pick-up this weekend!

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3 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day with Mooselick

Mooselick has you covered for Father’s Day!

Whether you are looking for an enjoyable experience with dad or the ultimate gift, Mooselick has you covered!

1. The Father’s Day gift that keeps on giving.  Give dad the present of a growler of the month club. The growler of the month club gives dad the chance to swing by the brewery on his own time and fill up his growler with his favorite beers at his convenience. Easily purchase a growler of the month club membership online in minutes! Valid ID required for pick-up.

Get Dad a Growler of the Month Club Buy Now for Father's Day

Get Dad a Growler of the Month Club Buy Now for Father's Day

2. Stop by the brewery for a tour the with Dad on Sunday between noon and 6pm and enjoy a tasting of 6 of Mooselick’s local, hand crafted nano brews. Show dad how much you really love him and buy some beers to go as well. The beer garden is opened and the weather forecast is looking good for a relaxing afternoon of beer tasting fun.


3. Swing by the tasting room Thursday, Friday or Saturday and get a special Father’s Day beer pack. Hand pick 6 of our local, freshly bottled hand crafted nano brews and get a free Mooselick pint glass for Dad to get maximum enjoyment from his present.


Get Dad a Growler of the Month Club Buy Now for Father's Day


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Three Great New Opportunities To Try Our Beer in 2016!

We have a BUNCH of new tasting events coming up these next few weeks!

First, we have a Winter Beer Tasting at Elm City Brew Pub in Keene, NH on Tuesday, February 16th at 6pm! Tickets are $30 each, and you can call (603) 355-3335 to get your tickets!

Second, we have the Freshman Orientation Tasting as part of Portsmouth’s Beer Week at Throwback Brewery, and that takes place on Saturday, February 20th. There are two sessions available: Session 1 is from 10:30am-11:45am, and Session 2 is from 12pm-1:30pm. Tickets are $30 each, and you can go here to order them online. For more information on this tasting, you can go here!

Last but certainly not least, we will be doing a food and beer pairing with Luca’s Mediterranean Cafe on Sunday, March 6th at 5pm! Tickets are $85 each, and they are going fast! You can call (603) 358-3335 to get your tickets! Check out Luca’s Facebook Page to find out more information about the dinner and which of our beers are being paired with his food!

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Tasting at Walpole Grocery Jan. 9th

We will be doing a public tasting at the Walpole Grocery Store on Saturday, January 9th from 4-6pm! The Walpole Grocery Store is located at 47 Main St. Walpole, NH. We will have five varieties of beer with us, so stop in to try our creations and see what Walpole Grocery Store is stocking!

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Main Crust Pizza Company has our beer on DRAFT!

We are excited to announce that Main Crust Pizza Company on Route 101 in Marlborough, NH has our Velvety Antlers on draft! They are the only other place besides our tap room where you can get our brown ale straight from the tap. Stop by and support Main Crust Pizza Company for supporting us and putting our beer on their taps!

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Mooselick Holiday Gifts

We have a variety of gifts for all those beer lovers in your life for the holidays!

There is a gift package that comes with a Mooselick pint glass, a Mooselick t-shirt, and a Mooselick key chain (that can also be used as a bottle opener) all for one great price! You can also buy any of those items individually. We also have Mooselick hats, bobble head moose bottle toppers, moose shot glasses, moose mugs and flasks that can make great stocking stuffers! Any of these items paired with a bottle of beer will make great holiday gifts!

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