Henniker Brewing Company boasts of being located in the only Henniker on Earth. The brewery is located in the former home of owner David Currier’s medical supply warehouse, which has now been repurposed into a beer manufacturing facility. That may sound like a large operation, but Henniker Brewing Company is just five people.
Head brewer Chris Shea doesn’t like to complicate his beer. He keeps his grain bills simple and lets the ingredients speak for themselves. However, frequent visitors to the tap room can enjoy small specialty batches of the flagship beers aged with additional ingredients, like the Working Man’s Porter aged with cacao nibs, ancho chiles and cinnamon sticks.
We’d met Chris before with sales manager David Paquette at the Keene Beer Festival, and marketing manager Ryan Maiola at Brewtopia. The Henniker staff is busy doing frequent tastings all over the state, getting the word out about their product.
Henniker names many of its beers after New Hampshire historical figures or legends. The Working Man’s Porter features NH native Fitz Cogwell on the label, and Amber Apparition is named after the ghost story of Ocean Born Mary.