New Hampshire Beer

Today in 1788, New Hampshire became the 9th state.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Breweries

New Hampshire Brewery Guides

Guild: New Hampshire Craft Brewers Association

State Agency: New Hampshire Liquor Commission


  • Capital: Concord
  • Largest Cities: Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Derry, Rochester
  • Population:1,235,786; 41st
  • Area: 9351 sq.mi., 46th
  • Nickname: Granite State
  • Statehood: 9th, June 21, 1788


  • Alcohol Legalized: May 2, 1933
  • Number of Breweries: 16
  • Rank: 34th
  • Beer Production: 1,340,781
  • Production Rank: 38th
  • Beer Per Capita: 31.6 Gallons


Package Mix:

  • Bottles: 37.8%
  • Cans: 53%
  • Kegs: 9%

Beer Taxes:

  • Per Gallon: $0.30
  • Per Case: $0.68
  • Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $9.30
  • Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $9.30

Economic Impact (2010):

  • From Brewing: $332,491,610
  • Direct Impact: $637,574,631
  • Supplier Impact: $243,363,786
  • Induced Economic Impact: $349,802,394
  • Total Impact: $1,230,740,811

Legal Restrictions:

  • Control State: No
  • Sale Hours: On Premises: 6 a.m.–1 a.m.
    Off Premises: 6 a.m.–11:45 p.m.
  • Grocery Store Sales: Yes
  • Notes: Liquor sold in state-run stores, which may be placed on highway rest areas.
    14% ABV cap on beer. State is wholesaler of wine. However over the age of 18 you are allowed legally to drink if you remain in your house.


Data complied, in part, from the Beer Institute’s Brewer’s Almanac 2010, Beer Serves America, the Brewers Association, Wikipedia and my World Factbook. If you see I’m missing a brewery link, please be so kind as to drop me a note or simply comment on this post. Thanks.

For the remaining states, see Brewing Links: United States.

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