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beer manchester nhManchester’s ONLY Brewery – We now have 19 beers on tap!

Opening in January 2002 in Manchester’s historic mill yard, Milly’s Tavern is the city’s only brewery. We handcraft our beer on premise using our 15-barrel DME brewing system and use an all-natural brewing process with no pasteurization or chemical preservatives. We use the choicest ingredients in our beers, imported malted barley, hops from the Pacific Northwest and Europe, pure Lake Massabesic water and yeast from around the world. We are proud to offer 19 beers on tap at all times (8 year-around varieties plus a minimum of four seasonal/specialties).You can bring your favorite Milly’s beer home or to a party by purchasing one of our Millys Tavern Logo 64 oz Glass Growlers to go. If you are interested in checking out our brewing process, contact us and we would be happy to schedule a time for you to participate.

Our Brewing Process and Beer

Our barley (which can range between 650 and 1300 pounds depending on the beer) is stirred by hand in our mash tun without the use of electric paddles and motors, keeping this a very “handcrafted” process. It’s also removed by hand with hoes and shovels making this a labor of love.

Our brewing system is heated by fire just like in the old world, which adds character to our beers through the caramelizing of sugar in the brew kettle. We age and condition our beers after fermentation to ensure good clarity and to round out the flavors in our beers. We do not pasteurize our beers like many large breweries. Pasteurization kills all living organisms, including yeast, which is rich in vitamins, and it also diminishes the subtle flavors and aromas we’re very proud of.

We are proud to offer our beers off-premise to your establishment and if you ever have any questions about our product or just about beer in general feel contact us.

The Brewery

Brewery Tours
Brewery tours are available to any customer interested in learning more about our brewing process. Ask a server if brewery staff are available, and if not, be sure to contact petertelge@millystavern.com to set up a time that works for all of us.

Mug Club
Mug club members enjoy our craft brews in style! All mug club members are provided with their own 20oz pewter mug, and the following special discounts:

  • $2.50 Mug fills anytime
  • $1.50 Mug fills during Happy Hour (4-7, Monday-Friday)
  • Mug Club Mondays: $1.50 mugs all day.
  • Free entrée and beverage on your birthday
  • Free admission, food, and beverages at all Milly’s outdoor events.

(Note: Free food limited to mug club member only, friends and family are not included. Offer only valid for event-specific menu items.)