Throwback is a small, inspired brewery, farm, and restaurant dedicated to crafting delicious, farm-fresh beers and food from local ingredients.
In July of 2011, our founders Annette Lee & Nicole Carrier started selling beer in a small warehouse space on the seacoast of NH. They launched with a clear vision – to acquire 100% of our ingredients for the beer (such as hops, wheat, barley, fruit, and spices) from within 200 miles of the brewery. Currently, we are about 70% to 99% of the way there (depending on the beer) – which is really unique for the industry and something we are quite proud of.
Crafting beer from what is around us isn’t a new idea.
Many breweries in the pre-prohibition era sourced their raw ingredients locally and then processed them before brewing. To that end, our brewery is really a throwback to the past. We strive to make small batches of high quality, artisanal beer from the freshest of local ingredients, with the intent that these beers be enjoyed by our surrounding communities.
While the name Throwback really represents our nod to the past, it also has a second meaning, which is throwing back a beer with friends and celebrating the good times. Since our beers are very approachable and easy to ‘throwback’, we think our name does a great job capturing the spirit of our brewery!
With the opening of our restaurant in July of 2015, we have committed to these same sourcing philosophies and love & care in crafting our food as we do our beer. In our kitchen, everything is made from scratch. It is made with lots of heart and love. It is food we are proud to serve to our friends, and family, and to you.
As we’ve grown, our core values of sustainability, community-building, integrity, and kindness have not changed. What has changed is our location. Instead of brewing in a warehouse, we are now located on the beautiful 12-acre Hobbs Farm within a picturesque 1860s post & beam barn. Our farm includes a hop yard, heirloom chickens and pigs, Nigerian dwarf goats, miniature donkeys, geese, a beer garden, games for the kids, and solar panels that help power our beer.
Although the short film below is from our early days, it should give you a good idea of who we are and what we are all about. Enjoy!