New Hampshire Nanobreweries Now On Tap
Ever think about turning your small-scale home brewing hobby into a full-blown business venture? If you live in New Hampshire, the recent dismantling of certain Prohibition-era laws have put you one step closer to going public. With the locavore mission always in mind, nearly 100 new nanobreweries have appeared nationwide in the past few years, with seven in New Hampshire alone.
As beer drinkers demand increasingly obscure beers with ingredients like jalapenos or rhubarb, smaller and smaller breweries are stepping up to the plate. New Hampshire is one state helping these brewery startups get off the ground, with new laws that make it easier for small-scale breweries to obtain licenses and distribute their craft beers.
About 100 of these so-called nanobreweries have sprouted up across the country. But in many places, starting one can involve a lot of red tape, thanks in part to Prohibition-era liquor laws. New Hampshire is the first state to try to change that.