Business and Industry

New Hampshire Introduces Lower License Fees for Smallest Beer Makers

How about requiring no licenses at all?


PORTSMOUTH—A relatively new law is allowing a new crop of breweries to pop up in New Hampshire, serving small batches of specialty beers.

Earth Eagle Brewings opened the doors of their tasting room and nanobrewery on High Street on Nov. 17 and had an hour wait for the 20 seats throughout the night. It is currently the only tasting room in the city.

As a nanobrewery, Earth Eagle Brewings can brew up to 2,000 barrels a year, serve four-ounce samples in its tasting room, and fill growlers on site without having to serve food.