Throwback Brewery

Throwback BreweryThrowback Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(603) 379-2317 | map

Throwback Brewery was founded in early 2010 by Annette Lee who is the Head Brewer and GM, alongside Nicole Carrier. Prior to starting Throwback Brewery she was an intern at Smuttynose.

Throwback is considered a nano-sized brewery. They only produce three barrels (or 93 gallons) each time they brew. The beer is hand bottled and non filtered.

Added by BeerdedEric on 01-21-2011

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 37
Photo of johnnnniee
3.9/5  rDev -2%
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.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of TJD77
4.8/5  rDev +20.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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.

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Photo of irrevjim
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
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

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Photo of Tewksterry
4.63/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

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Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of lou50rp
5/5  rDev +25.6%
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.

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Photo of Bicyclette
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

These folks are always looking to supply a wide variety of brews to choose from and their varieties are always interesting. Love many of their offerings!

I downgraded the "atmosphere" because it's a very casual tasting room. However, it's the sort of a place where locals congregate around an old picnic table - so it's the people who make the atmosphere, and for them, I'd give a 4.5!

Take home growler and growlette prices are reasonable. However, the beer you drink here is only available in $1 tastings. So, experiment wildly!

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Photo of FrankLloydMike
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Throwback is located in a tiny industrial park off Route 1--not exactly what you'd imagine would be a very cool atmosphere, but somehow they pull it off. This is a production brewery, with one of the most laid-back tasting rooms anywhere. In warm weather, they open the big garage door, with tables inside and out, full of people enjoying samplers and hanging out. The whole space, which is pretty small, is wide open and very inviting, with the bar (for samplers, growler fills and bottle purchases) off to the right when you walk in.

The taplist tends to be pretty long, as far as brewery tasting rooms/growler fills goes, and is a good mix of their flagships and one-offs. The focus is on beers brewed with local ingredients, and this includes a lot of unusual beers, including one of my absolute favorites, the Meadow Mirth Fennel Flower Stout. Their stouts and other dark beers (ranging from altbiers to schwarzbiers to porters) are my favorite, though they also brew an excellent hefeweizen and other styles. If I recall correctly, 4 oz. samples are $1 each (that makes a $4 pint!), so trying a bunch and hanging out is generally a solid plan.

It can get packed in here, with people hanging out enjoying samplers and getting growler fills, but it's an extremely friendly, laid-back place, and the ladies who run the show here are among the friendliest people in the business. They're planning a move onto an old farm across the road in the future, and while I'm really excited about that, but just as with Smuttynose, I'll also miss visiting the humble but very welcoming beginnings.

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Photo of Rifugium
2.67/5  rDev -32.9%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1.75 | selection: 3.75

This brewery is basically housed in a storage facility / warehouse, and their brewing processes and equipment are pretty much in plain view. It's not really a bar, but more of a tasting room. Walking in, you'll find an area to order your beer, and to the side are a few tables were you can sit and imbibe.

As far as quality goes, the few beers I sampled were pretty mediocre, and they seem to perhaps be biting off more than they can chew with some of the things they're making. On the plus side, they did have quite a few options on tap with a decent variety of styles. Unfortunately you do have to take the whole "quality vs. quantity" thing into consideration.

There was no food here. Merch was available. Prices seemed reasonable.

The service was pretty atrocious. To be fair, I think that on the particular day I visited, there was a much higher volume than they are used to...the place was packed. But still, you know, you have to be prepared to accommodate your clientele, and they simply weren't. There wasn't even a line, just a huddled mass of people, with some trying to get samples, some trying to fill growlers, and others trying to pay their tab, and the whole time, no one knew who was doing what behind the bar, and the woman at the counter was trying in vain to figure out how to check people out using her tablet. To be honest, I couldn't wait to get the hell out of the place.

It's a small operation, and this brewery is relatively new, but it seems to me they're far past the point where they should have their act together.

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Throwback Brewery in North Hampton, NH
3.82 out of 5 based on 702 ratings.
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