Schilling Beer Co.

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Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

18 Mill St
Littleton, New Hampshire, 03561-4000
United States

(603) 444-4800 | map

Notes: Schilling is a progressive European-influenced small-batch brewery located in NH's White Mountains. 99% of Schilling beer is sold on-site in pints and growlers from the family-owned brewery in Littleton, NH, which is housed in a restored 18th-century grist mill on the Ammonoosuc River. The brewery's adjoining taproom also features gourmet wood-fired pizzas, in addition to other locally-influenced foods.
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Overlooking the river, fresh beers on tap with good food in a restored grist mil

Chili was good

Pretzel was great , had the mustard and cheese sauce. I wanted to lick the cheese bowl afterwards

Dec 27, 2020
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arizcards from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Visited on 9/15/2020 after leaving Flume Gorge and before our tour of the Great North Woods.

Vibe was rustic on the inside, cool and damp on a 60 degree day. It was a little too cool for us low desert dwellars to enjoy the outdoor seating including a back deck that had a lovely view of the local river.

Quality of the beer was very good as i had the dark lager and tripel and Da Boss enjoyed an authentic check Pils. Definitely legit decoction brewing method employed to make the lagers world class.

Service was very good as there were frequent fly-bys from the team there.

Selection was good with a nice cross selection of lagers, gose, and a tripel. THere were even some IPAs that were available as guest taps.

The wood fire pizza often produced a very good light, crispy, and flavorful pie. We had all 6 pieces and probably i could have had another piece.

Glad we stopped in as the boys in the New England thread talked this up as a good regional stop!

Sep 16, 2020
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Gatch from Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Beautiful property in a gorgeous northern NH town, right on a river with incredible views. Delicious beer, as expected, but the food at the taproom/patio across from the restaurant was amazing. Their chicken gravy poutine, fried chicken sandwich as well as the burger were all fantastic. Great bartenders who provided plenty of samples before making a decision. And lots of cans/bottles to-go. Some of the best lagers (and great hoppy beers) in the Northeast if not the entire country.

Nov 03, 2019
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gribos from Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

2nd visit here for us. What a great location and they are brewing some great beer. European styles, pilsners , German style lagers, but also imperial stouts and a triple, all good. Food was delicious - pizza, salads, everything seemed so fresh and delicious. I wish littleton was closer to our place near North Conway - but it is really worth the trip. They also have a taproom next door - selling cans and swag.

Apr 03, 2019
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Wow! What a perfect setting, with great beers and food. A nice brewery/taphouse/restaurant perched above the river in an old building on the edge of a river at a former mill site. They brew some excellent European-style lagers and ales and have a very nice selection of food (the pizza was excellent and everything I saw come out looked just as good if not better). In addition, there is a tasting room and package store next door featuring small pours and growlers/cans/merch to go (this spot also has river overlook seating and is like a sister brewery or something along those lines. All-in-all this place is hard to beat and I will definitely be back.

Sep 11, 2018
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ODBRIP from Massachusetts

4.9/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Great spot on the river in historic area of town. The NE double IPA was world class. Food was above average pub food. Brats and Mac and cheese were excellent. Pizza was pretty good. Higjly recommend seeking this place out ! I’ll be back.

Apr 02, 2018
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JuanFushashi from Maine

4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Schilling is best visited during warm months, where the outdoor seating has a lovely view of Ammonoosuc River. Otherwise, it is definitely a bit cramped, but not uncomfortable at all. The bar is great for catching any games as well as watching the crowler process.

The pizza here is just fantastic, highly recommend Ranch on Fire if you're a fan of spicy foods and the warm pretzel as a starter is a must. They have gluten free options as well. While I don't typically go for European style beers, I do love that Schilling goes against the grain with their selections, it helps it stand out and makes it a fun experience. Though the menu does not change a ton over time, the emergence of their Resilience Brewing project offers some welcomed variation to the European draft list.

Highly recommend, everyone I've taken to has loved their experience there.

Mar 15, 2018
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morebeergood from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Such a cool place. The setting is really nice, in a old converted mill. Beers and pizza were top notch. Service was good, but food was kinda slow out of the kitchen on a Saturday afternoon. The owner came by and said hello. Nice touch. A real gem in the area.

Jul 20, 2017
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Newbeergeek1 from Maine

4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

First timers. Just a great place to hang out on a Sunday afternoon on the river. Great atmosphere. Lovely old building that was just made for a restoration to a brewery. A "don't miss it" beer stop if you are into beer trails. ** Second trip here in late July. Really looked forward to our trip two years later. New brewery is impressive. Location is still wonderful for the rehabbed old bldg. Food and service, oh yeah, the beer was great. Shilling will always be on our “hit” list of local breweries.

Jul 09, 2017
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Amazing ride through notch to get up to this gem of a place. Located along a river, it's a cool venue in an old farmhouse type building. I think the bartender said it was built in the 1700s. Cool vibe, awesome building. Brewery focuses on European styles which is cool, but with it being so far away from anything else....I was wishing for a real good sour (the one they had was ok) and some good hoppy stuff. Side project by same brewers is intended to go after more american style beers such as IPA, but they only had a amber lager on tap from side project and that was a step up from Bud Light.

In summary, very cool place, good beer for the style but unless you love Belgian/German style beer, it may be a more of a place to stop by on your way to Hill Farmstead or kill time while vacationing in the lakes region rather than a "beer" destination. Downtown area was very cool too, so not a bad day trip.

Jun 09, 2017
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BeerYogi from Vermont

5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Schilling Beer Co. offers their extremely well crafted European style beers in a cozy, rustic refurbished mill on the river in Littleton, NH. It is a great beer stop not only for their exceptional beers but for the food and atmosphere too.

Feb 13, 2017
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ScottSnyder from Vermont

5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

No kidding. This might be the best brewery/pub I've ever experienced. Rustic, cozy space. Fantastic food (try the pizza, and everything else). Most of all the beers are simply world class. Short pours available so you can try the very broad range of euro-inspired styles. I can't wait to go back.

Feb 07, 2017
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vttaster from Vermont

5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

If you are ever in NH or VT for that matter, this place is a must visit. It is cozy and the staff is attentive and warm. The beers are all fantastic. The brewer John has nailed the euro styles. All of the lagers that I have ever had are as authentic as any I have ever had in the US. Their Belgian selections are also very authentic. It's a must visit for any craft beer lover!

Feb 06, 2017
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

What a great location and space! In an old wooden mill building on the river next to a covered bridge just off the main st in downtown Littleton. I stopped by early in the afternoon and midweek and the place was hopping, I can only imagine what the weekend looks like here. So two outside seating area's on on a deck overlooking the river, one out front and a cozy pub like space inside. They 8 beers on tap when I got there and 7 when I left, I was very thirsty ;) They range in quality from good to amazing. 4oz samples, full pours, crowlers, and a few sizes of growlers to go. The food is brick oven, my pizza was really good. I sat at the bar and my server was more than attentive. A little on the pricey side but I'll gladly pay for the quality. I can't believe it took me this long to get up there, now I just need to get back.

Aug 16, 2016
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mcvick from Virginia

4.46/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Schilling Beer Co. is a great place and worth the drive. They have a nice variety of beers on tap, from 1-3 sours to dark and malty Euro-style beers to pale ales and even wheat beers. They focus on highlighting local ingredients and farmers, and incorporate their beers into some of the recipes. The staff is always friendly. You won't find too many brew pubs with a waterfront view and open late night in northern New England. To all those involved at Schilling, Prosit!

Jun 18, 2016
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edward_boumil from New York

4.58/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

V: A small brewery/gastropub tucked into a small mountain town, situated in a very old mill building on a scenic river. Everything is clean and well kept. Sat outside and the view of the river was amazing.
Q: Only had beer, but the quality of all the beers I had were great.
Serv: The waitresses were nice, not the most friendly people, but really laid back and attentive, and did their jobs well.
Sel: The selection of beer was all house made, mostly Belgian and German style beers. Right up my alley. Food menu looked great too.
F: Can only rate based on what I saw, will update next time I go back and get food. None the less the food looked and smelled amazing.

Jun 03, 2016
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sliberty from Massachusetts

4.94/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

This might be my favorite beer anywhere on the planet. I can't say enough about how consistently delicious and well executed all of the beer by this company is. It is a shining star in the white mountains.

The beer is all classic european style (German, Belgian, Czech, Polish etc) executed perfectly. About a third have American twists such as dry hopping with American hops or Bret, and these are every bit as good as the traditional beers.

The food all comes out of an awesome wood fired pizza oven in the center of the bar, piled high with firewood. Very charming, and makes delicious food. Their bratwurst plate is to die for and the pizza is incredible. Salads are also very serviceable.

The location itself is amazing in Littleton NH in an old Mill building perched on the edge of a river. There is outdoor seating in the warm months and occasional live entertainment. These are good, quality musicians, not margaritaville hacks.

My only complaint is that I live in Massachusetts so I can't go here every single week.

Jun 02, 2016
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rixport from New Hampshire

4.88/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

I love this place... Great beers, food is somewhat limited, but what's available is very of good... Jeff is a very gracious host and Jeremy rocks it from behind the bar...

Nov 07, 2015
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Budlum from Maryland

4.61/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Schilling beer company is everything a brewpub wants to be. The beers were solid, some fantastic. Not many small establishments can do a sour Flanders well, but I found theirs to be a solid representation of the style. It is even more impressive when you see the small footprint of their brewing area. The food...the food was fabulous. The menu could look somewhat pretentious, but the presentation and quality were second to none. Their downtown location along the river is beautiful inside of the old mill. Schilling Beer Company is worth a visit if you are anywhere near the area.

Sep 17, 2015
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Brewhaha from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Came to Schilling on a tip from our waitress at the Beal House Restaurant nearby, and a great tip it was! We came early on a Sunday, which was fortuitous, because we were seated immediately (the place is not large) in their cozy upstairs restaurant, and ordered two beer flights immediately, and a charcuterie/cheese plate. We followed with a pizza and a few more beers.

This is one of the finest brewpubs I have experienced, some points that stood out:
- The range of styles (mostly in the Belgian ,German and Flemish vein) is wide-ranging, and each interpretation is spot-on and delicious, which is a huge achievement and a delight.
- Some of the beers stood out as being worthy of extra praise last night: the Kolsch, a hop-forward Belgian style ale, a Gose, and a sour Flemish-style brown among them.
- I love sour beers, and the sours on the menu were among the best that I have had.
- The charcuterie and cheese plate, with braided pretzels, is superb, with lovely pate, top-notch Vermont cheeses, local honey, and home-made jam from the owner's brother in Traverse City Michigan.

Thank you Schilling-folk, Prosit!

Feb 16, 2015
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LoVermontBeer from Vermont

4.14/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Great place and location. If I'm not sitting at the bar (which is tuff to ever do because it's always packed or employees are sitting their) when sitting at a table I always feel rushed to leave so the servers can "flip" as many tables in one night as possible.

Jan 22, 2015
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growler83 from Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

One of my favorite places to spend an afternoon. Staff is great and the beer is always flowing. Knowledgeable staff and a great old building. Would recommend the Trapu when it is available.

Dec 09, 2014
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Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.16/5  rDev -7.3%

Stopped by here on 26AUG14 with my 2 daughters for lunch. It was a gorgeous day, so we sat out on their deck.

I did check inside, though... very rustic and woody - just like an old mill/barn would be. On the immediate right were shelves with shirts and shtuff for sale. The bar was on the left wall... a large blackboard hung up behind with the days offerings. Regular seating was found to the rear, right, and I also believe the upstairs has seating, too. The large brick oven was at the rear, with the aroma of pizzas wafting about. In front of the place there are some picnic tables, and a deck over-hanging the slope down to the river runs along the left side of the mill.

Service was solid, but in a Germanic fashion - efficient without putting too much effort into the friendliness aspect! ;-) The atmosphere, in and out, was verrry comfy! And consider their location on the banks of the Gale River - wow!! They had 8 of their own biers on tap, plus 5-6 guests; it was a varied array of styles, to be sure. I had full pours of the smoked hefe-, Karl, and the Belgian pale, Clervaux. Both were tasty, with Clervaux being quite nice. I also had samples of 3 others, which were decent as well. My daughters each had a flavorful pizza, and I devoured a plate of bratwurst, a pretzel braid and greens. I thought the food was a touch pricey, but the bier prices were typical, for these days. Return visit? I'm pretty sure I will.... Prosit!!

4.16/5 rDev -5.20%
vibe: 4.65 | quality: 3.94 | service: 4.10 | selection: 4.35 | food: 4.05 | $$$


Aug 28, 2014
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Jrobes from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

This brewery is truly a gem. Any legitimate beer lover should not miss the opportunity to visit this establishment. The quality of the ingredients and process make for an inspired can't miss product. The partners are dedicated to making a very high level product.

Jul 29, 2014
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Jodi215 from Arizona

3.59/5  rDev -20%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Went here for dinner while on vacation in the area. Loved this place, it is in an old grist mill and right on a river with a view of a covered bridge. Atmosphere is very casual and rustic. The kitchen is almost a part of the dining room. Totally open to the customers which I loved. Huge pizza oven in the center. Quality of atmosphere was outstanding. Quality of food is not so good. In other words don't get the salad. My son had a pizza and my husband had a calzone, both were very good. I had a salad which should have been yummy, it had lots of different ingredients which I love in a dinner salad. My only complaint was the greens used were old and much of them were wilted and slimy. I picked out the bad greens but what really annoyed me was the bad greens had been buried under some decent greens so they were hidden from view. If I wasn't a picky green eater I would have just stabbed a fork full into my mouth without seeing them. As I was leaving I noticed they were opening a new bag of greens. I guess I was just a little early for the good stuff. Everything else about this place was fantastic so the score is lower because of the hidden rotten greens.

May 22, 2014
Schilling Beer Co. in Littleton, NH
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