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Nutfield Brewery in Manchester NH

oppsie Aug 18, 2008 01:27 PM

Didn't find anything when searching the site on this place -- is it worth hitting up? In town on business and looking for microbrew/dinner.

I'll be in Nashua, Concord, Portsmouth and Manch over the next three days -- also looking for the best lobster roll in the area. It's been awhile since I've been here (summer 2001 -- many happy Cremeland-filled days).


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  1. trufflehound RE: oppsie Aug 18, 2008 02:07 PM

    I can't vouch for the food, but Mike Labbe is/was the brewer at Milly's Tavern and he has consistently been one of the best New England brewers. Concord, Pennechuk, the Tap, and I would drink any of his beers, any day. If the chef matches the brewer, they will be excellent.

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      LStaff RE: trufflehound Aug 19, 2008 06:43 AM

      I heard the other day that Mike Labbe has left Milly's already. Please correct me if I am passing on bad info.

      This post makes me long for the days when Concord brewed in West Concord, and I could walk over, have a beer, and chat with the guys.

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      bewley RE: oppsie Aug 18, 2008 02:33 PM

      Yes, what you're looking for is Milly's Tavern, good burgers and pub food and excellent beer. Don't let the locals scare you (they don't bite).


      Nutfield Brewery is a bottle only brewery located in Derry NH and is not a brewpub.

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        oppsie RE: bewley Aug 18, 2008 04:49 PM

        Thanks. Nutfield apparently has a local outlet a mile or so from my hotel (in the Sheraton maybe?). We ended up at some mediocre pub on Elm in downtown. Not my choice as I tried to steer us to El Mexicano. Maybe tomorrow.

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          lexpatti RE: oppsie Aug 18, 2008 05:00 PM

          If you love great mexican and in need of great quick lunch, there is a taco truck on the corner of Lake and Union - excellent, fresh mexican. We enjoyed the soft taco and split a huge burrito.

          Great new BBQ place in Manch - City Flames Smokehouse on the corner of chestnut and manchester st. Awesome bbq, but no liquor lic - sorry!!!

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            oppsie RE: lexpatti Aug 18, 2008 08:21 PM

            Yep, the taco truck was already marked down on my map -- any food served from truck is pretty much my dream food. Especially if it is tacos and involves carnitas. I will make sure we do a drive by at some point, or I'll just sneak out of the hotel while my coworker is napping.

            Now I just need that lobster roll.

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              lexpatti RE: oppsie Aug 19, 2008 04:50 AM

              Tinkers would be great for the lobster roll and if you love steamers!! Too bad you aren't going north on 93 as far as tilton - awesome lobster roll at Dipsey Doodle. They do a hot roll or cold w/ lite mayo (mega meat), they have awesome sweet potato fries too. Actually, everything is really good - clams!!!

              Have fun!!

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              edinaeats RE: lexpatti Aug 19, 2008 08:29 AM

              City Flame is BYOB

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                gryphonskeeper RE: edinaeats Aug 19, 2008 01:57 PM

                REALLY?? Wow, that is good to know!

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                  lexpatti RE: gryphonskeeper Aug 19, 2008 03:19 PM

                  very good to know, something about bbq and beer!!! or wine!!! or majarita (they go with everything) :-0

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                    edinaeats RE: lexpatti Aug 19, 2008 04:40 PM

                    Yes, they switched to BYOB

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                  Whydon RE: edinaeats Aug 26, 2008 01:37 PM

                  That is indeed awesome to know. I had been telling people how awesome City Flame is with the caveat that they didn't have alcohol since the majority of the folks I was trying to get to go can think of nothing better than a cold beer and some awesome BBQ. Honestly, with a few exceptions, I prefer BYOB. I'll bring better beer than most places have available.

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                    gryphonskeeper RE: Whydon Aug 26, 2008 05:45 PM

                    amen to that.... as well as the fact that most places charge $4+ for a bottle of beer, and $8+ for a puny glass of wine. I can bring a couple of hefeweizen and a bottle of wine for the cost of one round :)

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              LStaff RE: bewley Aug 19, 2008 06:41 AM

              >Nutfield Brewery is a bottle only brewery located in Derry NH and is not a brewpub

              Nutfield Brewery is just a marketing company these days. The beers are brewed by Shipyard.

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                bewley RE: LStaff Aug 19, 2008 08:05 AM

                What isn't being brewed at Shipyard these days? We took the tour a month ago and was amazed at the number of brewers using their facilities. Thanks for the clarification.

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              bewley RE: oppsie Aug 18, 2008 02:34 PM


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