Throwback Brewery

Throwback BreweryThrowback Brewery
Throwback BreweryThrowback Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

7 Hobbs Rd
North Hampton, New Hampshire, 03862
United States

(603) 379-2317 | map

Notes: Throwback Brewery is a small, inspired brewery in North Hampton, NH dedicated to crafting delicious, farm-fresh beer and food using local ingredients. Launched in July of 2011 by Nicole Carrier & Annette Lee, Throwback is the only brewery in New Hampshire that uses at least 70% (and up to 99%) of New England ingredients in every batch of beer.

Located within a picturesque 1860s post & beam barn on a 12-acre working farm on the Seacoast of NH, our property includes a hop yard, heirloom chickens and pigs, Nigerian dwarf goats, miniature donkeys, a beer garden, games for the kids, and solar panels that help power our beer. In the summer and fall months, approximately 50% of the produce we serve in our restaurant comes from our own farm!

We welcome you to visit and discover for yourself why we’ve received numerous awards and recognition since we’ve opened, including Best of NH (2013, 2016, 2017), the Small Business Association’s 2017 New England Women Owned Business of the Year, 2017 Best Brewpub from Yankee Magazine, 2017 North Hampton Business of the Year, Best of Taste (2014-2017), and Best of the Seacoast 2017.
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
Very cool old farm barn just off the main drag in North Hampton. Taproom is around back, very rustic timber framed room with garage door to outdoor tented patio area. Bar area is covid closed, but about 10 tables spread around the room. A dozen beers on tap, the three I had were very nice. Friendly service. Only had a side of roasted cauliflower... it was tasty... Great place to while-away an afternoon.
Jun 04, 2021
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Reviewed by LeRose from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
We finally stopped in for Beers and Bites after driving by this place many times. It was one of those rare happy road trip surprises - excellent food, GREAT service with a pleasant attitude, and very good beers. Ample indoor and outdoor seating and a pretty eclectic clientele including quite a few families. Casual, pretty laid-back feel, people just enjoying the place. The food selection is a little, well, I guess quirky - definitely the "gastropub" kind of thing, but enough variety where anyone can find something to like. We had the three onion dip that was fabulous. My wife had the locally sourced BLT which was tasty but nothing outstanding. I had the Korean beef (local beef) bowl with house made kimchi which was back on the fabulous side of things. For our beers...Love Me Long Time Pilsener - pretty much what I want in the style. She Sells Sea Shells is a blonde ale, good tasting and done well, but not my thing. The Hog Happy Hefeweizen made the missus happy and it was very good, opening with a nice melon note before the inevitable banana and clove. Cashmere Track Suit...called a NEIPA. Smooth, pineapple fruit bomb with grapefruit and melon. Luscious, flavorful brew.

This will be a preferred stop from now on during our Maine coast treks. I don't think they offer food year round at this point. People wonder where women are having an impact in the brewing world - these women are doing it up right with a pretty rock solid approach.
Aug 26, 2019
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Reviewed by jhilman from New Hampshire

4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4
I was able to visit Throwback as part of a 3 brewery tour package. We were treated to a tasting of about 5 of their beer selections and while I loved each beer I tasted, I came away with a clear favorite worthy of bringing a growler of it home with me. The atmosphere was very cool and they did a fantastic job converting the barn into what they have. The service was top shelf, and everyone was very friendly. They have some pretty fantastic beers in many styles. My personal favorite was the Hog Happy Hefeweizen. It was the first beer we were given and while I could cleanse the palate to taste the next beer, I could not shake the Hog Happy from my brain. It was that good. I also had a very nice Saison, and the sour was surprisingly tasty. They call it Cheek Squeezer and it's appropriately named. I'm not a big sour drinker, but I would definitely not hesitate to order one of those if available. Their coffee oatmeal stout was pretty awesome too. I've only had three to compare to, and I'd put Throwbacks up there with Founders' Breakfast stout. Well worth checking out if you're ever in the Portsmouth/Hampton NH area.
Apr 15, 2019
Rated: 4.38 by Paoloboston from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2019
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Rated by Almighty1 from Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
Some great local beers, some great local people, and a great selection of food!

Plus I can bring my dog in the summer and sit outside!
Mar 10, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Feb 14, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Sellen from Connecticut

Aug 26, 2017
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
This place is worth the visit. A quick exit off Route 1 in North Hampton, New Hampshire and located in a classic New England farm. Indoor and outdoor dining. Plenty of parking. They will have 10 or more beers on tap that rotate wit the seasons. a few are experimental. They use mostly locally grown ingredients for their beer. There is a bar and several tables inside and outside. You can buy a flight of four, pints, and of course take home a can or a growler. This place has convenient hours of operation.
May 13, 2017
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75
Stopped in here for lunch today and finally ate here. So the tasting room is in an old barn with some beer garden type seating out back. Maybe 30 seats at the bar off to the left of the space with probably a dozen or so long tables that seat 6 to 8 people. Decent menu with fresh farm to table ingredients. My burger was really good, the beans not so much. They had a dozen beers on tap, the 4 I had were quite good. Service was quick, my lunch was a little pricey at 23 dollars. Nice space, I would go back again.
Apr 14, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Apr 03, 2017
Rated: 4.58 by sbuchert from Massachusetts

Feb 15, 2017
Rated: 3.78 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Aug 13, 2016
Rated: 3.61 by 2ellas from New Hampshire

Jun 27, 2016
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Reviewed by deltatauhobbit from Maine

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Never visited their old location, but they are now permanently located in an old farmhouse like building. Chickens roam freely on the outside and on the inside you get marvel at the original timber framing that hasn't been corrupted too much with gypsum.

I usually sit at the bar so service is quite prompt and friendly. You also order at the bar (for drink and food) and seat yourself among the tables otherwise. When it's busy, it could be confusing for those who haven't been there before.

Food is high quality, and from what I can tell, mostly locally sourced. I usually go with the poutine since it's a great value for what you get, but I haven't had a bad choice yet. Expect a higher class menu than typical of a standard brewpub so adjust pricing and options accordingly.

They only serve their own beer but they usually have so many variations on tap that you'd be hard pressed not to find something you like. They have so many styles available it's quite impressive.

They provide four different types of growlers. They have glass and steel growlers available in 32oz and 64oz, I never leave the place without getting mine filled.
Apr 18, 2016
Rated: 4.68 by schroeder1200 from New Jersey

Mar 28, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by tmac from New Hampshire

Feb 21, 2016
Rated: 4.82 by BostonPhilly from Massachusetts

Feb 01, 2016
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Reviewed by TJD77 from Massachusetts

4.94/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5
I had a chance to finally visit the new location at 7 Hobbs Road, North Hampton, NH 03862 (Hobbs Farm). Job well done on renovating the barn into a brew pub. Atmosphere is relaxed and the food is fantastic and the beers are as described. I highly recommend you visit this brew pub if you are in the area.
Jan 13, 2016
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Rated by Gsdmica from New Hampshire

4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
The new spot on the farm (Hobbs Road, N.Hampton NH) is a great space. Good food and great beer
Jan 11, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by JIMfallon from New Hampshire

Dec 30, 2015
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Reviewed by irrevjim from Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25
service is fine if you're not uptight, casual 'come to the bar and order or maybe flag one of us down' pay at the bar, haven't worked out the kinks of casual/busy at the same time, food is very good and uses local meat, cheese, veggies as much as possible, pretty kid friendly without not being adult friendly, big enough space to hang around in and game-playing/taking your time encouraged. they have some games, we were surrounded by people having a good time on a sunday afternoon, groups of 2somethings, a couple families with kids playing games at their tables, we got the korean wings, not fully authentic but very good, burger with bacon is great, kale/cous cous salad is good, salami fruit and shaved parmesan is maybe a bit sparing but of good quality, baked beans are real, a little short on kick, I have in-laws in the area and will visit this place more often than i will visit them
Nov 23, 2015
Rated: 4.62 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Nov 01, 2015
Rated: 4.03 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

Sep 27, 2015
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Reviewed by Tewksterry from Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
First time at the new location at Towle Farm. If you are in the area and like good beer and food you need to visit. Five of their own brews on tap along with four guest selections and a local hard cider. My wife can't drink beer, and they do have a red, white, and rosé house wine by the glass. We went on a beautiful day and sat at one of the outside tables on a field flanked by trees near a chicken coup! The staff is friendly and make you feel welcome. This is a fun place. Lots of growlers being filled. Owners Annette and Nicole and staff have done a remarkable job moving and restoring and expanding. Nice touch hiring the chef d'cuisine from the Black Trumpet in Portsmouth, NH. We will be back soon with friends.
Sep 06, 2015
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Reviewed by Karibourgeois from Texas

4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4
Great beers, good selection and excellent service. Tap room was nice and not overly noisy. Bartender took a moment to explain each of the beers in a flight that I ordered and seemed really enthused.
Jul 22, 2015
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Reviewed by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire

4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25
Love the Throwback ladies!! Nichole and Annette are the best. Cannot wait until Hobbs Farm is up and running. These ladies put out some real fine beers, sourcing ingredients locally and doing some fun things.
Jun 05, 2015
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Reviewed by lou50rp from Maine

5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Entered as a tour was leaving, so I got to talk with Nicole and Anita. Very personable and enthusiastic about what they are doing. Visiting a small brewery taproom is a great experienc, and Throwback is no exception.
Mar 08, 2015
Rated: 4.14 by jwwjd from New Hampshire

Mar 06, 2015
Rated: 5 by VineyardBeer from Massachusetts

Dec 16, 2014
Rated: 5 by d_brommer_nh from New Hampshire

Oct 17, 2014
Rated: 4 by WoostaBia from Massachusetts

Oct 06, 2014
Rated: 4.52 by Brettbeer24 from New Hampshire

Sep 02, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by smanson56 from New Hampshire

Jul 29, 2014
Rated: 3 by Rochefort10nh from New Hampshire

Jul 22, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by NHhomebrewguy from New Hampshire

Jul 19, 2014
Rated: 5 by NO_PEW from New Hampshire

Jun 29, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Dicers from California

Jun 18, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by NJBeer265 from New Jersey

Jun 01, 2014
Rated: 4 by Svendozen from New Hampshire

May 12, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by coombski from Maine

Mar 28, 2014
Throwback Brewery in North Hampton, NH
Brewery rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 822 ratings