Tap Takeover At Laconia Local Eatery

On April 24th, the Kettlehead crew headed over to Laconia Local eatery with 6 kegs of beer to be paired with 6 courses of incredible dishes being prepared by Kevin Halligan & Kaylon Sweets of Local Eatery and our very own Dan Tozier. The chefs came up with dishes that complimented the flavors in each style of beer. The dinner was served in two separate seatings. Nate and Sam talked about the characters of each beer while Kaylon talked about each dish before they were served. We all enjoyed the experience of sharing stories about our beer while watching how much fun people were having tasting the amazing creations from the Local Kitchen. We cant wait for more events with the Local crew!

When considering what beer to pair with certain flavors, its great to keep in mind that hop bitterness, malt and carbonation are great for balancing sweetness, richness and Umami flavors. Beers with sweetness and maltiness are great for balancing spice and acidity. And hop bitterness emphasizes spice.

Here are the 6 courses, and some other fun photos from the Tap Takeover....

  1st Course. Pineapple Gose.     Jerk chicken, puffy taco, pineapple jicama slaw, pineapple hot sauce

1st Course. Pineapple Gose. 

Jerk chicken, puffy taco, pineapple jicama slaw, pineapple hot sauce

  2nd Course. Soul Hop    Crispy pork belly and walnut ball, lime fluid gel, coconut reduction, chili brown sugar dust

2nd Course. Soul Hop

Crispy pork belly and walnut ball, lime fluid gel, coconut reduction, chili brown sugar dust

  3rd Course. Forester Pass    Crispy chicken liver, waffle, malted bleu cheese and spinach crumbles, maple foam

3rd Course. Forester Pass

Crispy chicken liver, waffle, malted bleu cheese and spinach crumbles, maple foam

  4th Course. Local Hooligan Gnocchi, honey gouda sauce, mushrooms

4th Course. Local Hooligan
Gnocchi, honey gouda sauce, mushrooms

  5th Course. Nunchuck Ping Pong DIPA    Tempeh corndog, citrus apricot ketchup, whole grain mustard, onion rings, sweet potato radish slaw

5th Course. Nunchuck Ping Pong DIPA

Tempeh corndog, citrus apricot ketchup, whole grain mustard, onion rings, sweet potato radish slaw

 6th Course. Java The Nut  German chocolate ice cream sandwich, java the nut ice cream

6th Course. Java The Nut

German chocolate ice cream sandwich, java the nut ice cream

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April 2017 Brew News

The Kettlehead Crew wants to thank everyone who has been following us on Facebook and continues to "Like" our beer and construction progress pics! We appreciate your interest in our craft beer and look forward to the day we finally get to serve Tilton, NH some amazing brews. 

We started a blog so that our loyal fans can stay informed in the coming months on all the progress happening at the brewery and when we hope to open. 

 Home brew system

Home brew system

Sam Morrissette and Nate Wolfenden have recently started small test batches on their pilot system in Tilton. This is the equipment they have been using for home brewing. We are currently pending approval of our brewing licenses from both federal and state Government.  Once all permits are acquired, we will be allowed to make full use of our 7 barrel brew house. In the mean time there is plenty of work to be done cleaning up the equipment, ordering parts, brewing test batches, preparing the kitchen, and planning a menu.

Bill Coulter has been leading the way with all construction needs. He's helping us to design and build a relaxed, social, fun environment where people can come to enjoy hand crafted beer and delicious food. 

Caily Wolfenden will be bringing her culinary creations to the Kettlehead Kitchen. She's working on connecting with local farms and designing a small menu featuring our beer and food grown right in New Hampshire & New England.

 The bar is coming along nicely! Repurposed barn board and zinc top bar. 

The bar is coming along nicely! Repurposed barn board and zinc top bar. 

We want to thank our family, friends and future customers for all the support and help during this construction and planning phase. 

When the next phase of brewing begins in our 7 barrel system, we will be sure to keep you informed and let everyone know a possible opening day. Until then, we'll be piecing together the details to make Kettlehead Brewing Co. your go to spot for local craft beer!

Sam, Bill, Nate & Caily

 

 Organizing and cleaning up our barrels and kegs. Photograph by Drew Hines  https://www.hinesightimagery.com/blog/2017/2/19/brewing-company-comes-to-tilton-nh

Organizing and cleaning up our barrels and kegs. Photograph by Drew Hines https://www.hinesightimagery.com/blog/2017/2/19/brewing-company-comes-to-tilton-nh

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Sunshine Cider

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Nate and Porter enjoying a picnic at Kettlehead