Schilling Beer Co.

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(603) 444-4800 | map

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.

Added by johnnnniee on 10-06-2013

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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of TheDoctor
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of cufarley
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Laniac16
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of hockeypuck
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ODBRIP
4.9/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of JuanFushashi
4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of KMcGrath
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of ElGallo
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of InfidelInside
4.68/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of morebeergood
4.08/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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Photo of InspectorBob
4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of Paoloboston
3.15/5  rDev -30%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Photo of Nichols33
4.05/5  rDev -10%
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.

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Photo of sbuchert
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of BeerYogi
5/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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Photo of ScottSnyder
5/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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Photo of vttaster
5/5  rDev +11.1%
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!

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.18/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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Photo of Buddance
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.05/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of mcvick
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
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!

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of sliberty
4.94/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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Schilling Beer Co. in Littleton, NH
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