Summertime in the Lakes Region of NH holds a special place in the hearts of its population and visitors. It is a seasonal destination that creates fond memories of fun times in our homes, rental properties, on the lake or hiking the nearby mountains. It is a time to set aside work and spend quality time with others. Along with these times, great food and drink is shared. It is also a time to discover great beer from local brewers who are passionate about their works. One new offering of summertime beer is from our friends at Great North called Tie Dyed.
Great North Aleworks is a 20 barrel brewery located in Manchester, NH and owned by Rob and Lisa North, both from Canada (aka Great White North). They both have had many high-score homebrewing achievements. During 2013, Rob worked at Newburyport Brewing in Rhode Island while they made their plans and finally decided to open their own brewery in 2014. Rob’s renowned IPA just won a silver medal in a recent national beer competition. With a dedication to flavor and purity, Great North is making their efforts known quickly around New Hampshire. You can find these in 12 oz 6 pks cans, rent 1/2 barrel or 1/6 barrel kegs, or get growlers at their Manchester brewery. Visit them at or their website at www.greatnorthaleworkscom.
Tie Dyed is a great summer ale with a refreshingly simple message: easy to love. It’s crispness of taste is due to the marriage of Citra, Amarillo and Cascade hops blended so well to keep your interest throughout the glass. With a pillowy white head and inviting golden hue, Tie Dyed is a beer you can spend lots of time with. You’ll notice a light to medium body or mouthfeel with lots of citrus and floral notes with a slightly dry finish. Its smooth drinkability helps to keep you coming back.
Since Tie Dyed is sold from April through July, you will want to seek it out soon. This 5.3% ABV treat along with others in the Great North family can be found at Case-n-Keg in Meredith and Laconia and other fine craft beer emporiums. Make sure you catch up with them on www.facebook.com/greatnorthaleworks and give them a Like!
Jim MacMillan is the owner of WonByOne Design of Meredith, NH, and is an avid imbiber of craft brews and a home brewer as well. Send him your recommendations and brew news to email@example.com.