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SAVOR Brewery Profile: Elm City Brewing Company

Located in Keene, NH northeast of Brattleboro, this brewpub is in a pretty rural area that is home to the historic Colony Mill Marketplace. Their brewpub tries to use local ingredients as much as possible, and the breads, sauces, and desserts are all made on-premises!

Name: Elm City Brewing Company

Location: Keene, New Hampshire

Type: Brewpub

Available in DC Market: No

What you need to know: This is going to be short and sweet because there isn’t a ton of information out there on Elm City. Located in Keene, NH northeast of Brattleboro, this brewpub is in a pretty rural area that is home to the historic Colony Mill Marketplace. Their brewpub tries to use local ingredients as much as possible, and the breads, sauces, and desserts are all made on-premises!

Beer #1: Vanilla Porter/Stout

Notes: There aren’t even enough reviews on this beer to confirm whether it’s a porter or a stout, and there’s no info on it on the website. So, let’s go to the food pairing. Vanilla stout, paired with sour cherry and vanilla bread cheese? You like. I like. We all like together.

Beer Advocate: N/A
Rate Beer: N/A (not enough reviews)

Beer #2: Monadnock Mountain Ale

Notes: “American Pale Ale. Medium body, assertively bitter.” Paired with a stromboli. Sounds like a Friday night made in heaven to me.

Beer Advocate: B+ (2 reviews)
Rate Beer: N/A

Summary: A reliable source says their beers are approachable and satisfying, and pair well with food but won’t “wow.” Hard for me to say given the limited information I have. I am, admittedly, enticed by the idea of a vanilla stout/porter with vanilla bread cheese. So I’ll hit this up if only for that.

This profile is a part of the DCBEER.COM SAVOR Brewery Profile series. For more information, follow the link to see profiles of all 2011 SAVOR participants.

Beer Review Disclaimer: The beer reviews found on Beer Advocate and Rate Beer do not represent the opinions of this site. We provide these in the hope that they will serve as a resource showing what some craft beer fans have thought of the beers. These reviews can be a helpful guideline, but are not the be-all end-all about a beer’s strengths or weaknesses.

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