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Granite Roots Announces Season Retail Model in 2024 – Brewing & Wholesale to continue year round

After discussions with the team we have decided to shift our on-site retail/Beer House to a seasonal model, with our last weekend of the winter being Jan 13th & 14th 2024. and an estimated re-opening in May. Although we love our unique and quirky set up, we’ll be the first to admit it’s not the best suited for the true winter temps and sometimes heavy snows here in Southwest N.H. (take that wet 3.5ft storm in March which crushed all our beer domes as an example!) With increased operating costs and the challenges winter presents to our set up, it can be tough to run in an effective and efficient manner.

We will take this time to make some upgrades, plan some cool additions to the beer garden this spring and also welcome 2 new babies to the team (Congrats Chris & Mike!)

Brewing will continue this winter for wholesale, including a couple exciting new brews hitting soon enough. We’ll keep our website up to date on where to find us throughout the 60ish stores/restaurants in NH and we will plan to do some more updates on social media outlining where/when to find our beer.

We’d like to thank everyone that’s taken the time to stop in for a pint, beer to-go, caught a show and shared a smile. We would love to see as many of you as we can in these final 3 weekends of winter business, but those of you that we miss get out and enjoy some great local beers in the area this winter and we can’t wait to welcome you all back in May!

Wishing everyone a healthy and safe holiday season with those most important to you.

-the Granite Roots team

The taproom and beer garden are closed for the Winter.

We’ll be opening Spring 2024
Read more about it here

Get updates about the reopening here

We’re continuing to brew fresh batches which can be purchased in 60+ stores and restaurants across NH. 

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Beer Garden reOpening 4pm Friday 5/22/2010!

Dear valued customers, with a 5,000+ sq ft beer garden we believe we can offer a safe space for you to enjoy some frosty cold beers in the sun this holiday weekend and throughout the summer.

We will have the beer garden open from here on out following our regular hours unless otherwise posted.

Please read below for updated Covid operating and sanitation procedures:

  • Please read below for updated Covid operating and sanitation procedures:
  • 5,000sq ft beer garden with 14+ seating areas spaced anywhere from 15 to 30 feet apart
  • Please enter beer garden directly from the gate by the parking lot entrance.
  • Tap room will be closed-Outside bar for ordering and outside hand washing station for patrons-Full pours only (no flights).
  • Full pours will be into single use Biodegradable cups to prevent re-use and handling for staff-Ample hand sanitizer throughout venue
  • Everything sanitized and wiped down regularly-Credit card purchased only at this time.
  • New contactless card/chip readers so you never have to hand over your card-Staff will be wearing gloves and masks, we encourage patrons to also wear masks when not seated/consuming
  • Parties will need to be kept to 6 or less. Tables are first come first serve-We ask that you please respect social distancing from those not in your party, we have the space!
  • Directional walk way to bathroom; entrance from back of beer garden to brewery, exit from front of brewery to beer garden.
  • Four packs of bottles and cans will still be available for curbside pickup if you wish to remain in your car. Online store will remain up and running
  • Now that taps are back up and running, we will resume growler fills 😃

Check out what’s on tap here:

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New Release – Lost In A Rainbow IPA

We are excited to share that we have just completed our first canning run of Lost In A Rainbow IPA. We aggressively dry hopped with Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria. The result is a crisp, clean, IPA bursting with citrus flavors and aromas of tangerine and sweet orange peel.

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Thank you to all of the craft beer stores that support NH breweries that self distribute. Click on the Lost In The Rainbow labels on the Google Map below to see who has Lost In the Rainbow for sale.

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Greenway APA Recipe Notes

IMG_20180309_080339_926Bryan pictured proudly showing off his most recent liquid art creation. Bryan’s liquid art, while visually appealing is crafted to be primarily enjoyed by your sense of taste and smell.

Greenway APA: 5.2% American Pale Ale. A bit more malty sweetness than an IPA and a more restrained bitterness. This beer was designed to be an easy drinking beer that has a good amount flavor.

  • The wheat in it helps to smooth out the body and contributes to a bit of haze.
  • The caramel malts are the cause of the malty sweetness, lending a very light caramel to honey flavor to the beer.
  • Cascade and Flaconer’s Flight 7 C’s were used in this beer. Both were added at the end of the boil for flavor and aroma additions and then more cascade was added as dry hops for 3 days before crashing.

Hop notes:
Falconer’s Flight 7’Cs: 7 C’s stands for the 7 main US hops (Blend of 7 popular “C” hop varieties Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Citra, Cluster, Columbus and Crystal plus additional experimental varieties)
Aroma: Citrus/grapefruit character alongside fruity, spicy, and earthy notes

Cascade: Traditional American hop
Aroma: Strong spicy, floral, grapefruit character

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Please join us in celebrating Mooselick Brewery’s New Name!

We are bursting with excitement and we just can’t hold it in anymore…

Over the past six months we have been working diligently to relaunch Mooselick Brewery under a new brand that represents what we believe in and strive to become. We are finally ready to share the new company with you and celebrate the rebirth of Mooselick Brewery as Granite Roots Brewing!

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As a nano brewery tucked away in the Monadnock region of the granite state, we are big believers in the New Hampshire way of life. The local support we have received to date has been incredible and is the reason why we still exist. We want to make sure we hold true to the NH way of life as we continue to grow and expand the brewery.

If we’re not sourcing our ingredients right from our farm, Monadnock Berries, we strive to source it as locally as we can. Even our merchandise comes from local vendors and artists. While we are sacrificing profits by not always choosing the lowest cost option, success to Granite Roots Brewing is much more than the maximum amount of profits we can generate.

We believe the name Granite Roots Brewing encapsulates our mission of creating farm to bottle beer while doing our part to strengthen the local community. We invite you all to come celebrate the beginning of a new chapter with us on multiple occasions in April.

  • April 14th-16th will be the first weekend we will be opened under our new name, all Granite Roots merchandise will go on sale the 14th at 4pm.
  • April 21st-22nd: All new growler club sign-ups will receive a free a Granite roots pint glass, an all weekend pass to the launch party the weekend of the 29th/30th, and a voucher for a free pint of fresh blueberries from Monadnock berries this summer.
  • April 29th and 30th we will be having a relaunch party at the brewery opened to all.

Thank you all for your support over the past two years and we look forward to celebrating with you this April and beyond!

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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!