Kelsen Brewing Company

Kelsen Brewing CompanyKelsen Brewing Company
Kelsen Brewing CompanyKelsen Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

44 Nashua Rd
Londonderry, New Hampshire, 03053
United States

(603) 965-3708 | map
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Ratings by JJKBeerLvr:
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Reviewed by JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Visited on June 2022, during a family vacation in New Hampshire. Tried the beer to sample the local brews. It is a moderate area inside. Family friendly. It was a very informal atmosphere. I arrived on a Thursday afternoon.

Nice variety of beer for sale on tap and in cans, with a nice mix of different styles of beers. I tried two different IPAs at the bar, and they were all fresh and tasty.

When ordering my beers, the bar tender was very friendly. He shared info on their beers, answered all of my questions, and thanked me for visiting. I also bought some 4-packs of some of their other beers to try later.

The facility is moderate in size and clean. It has a retro look. The facility was about 1/3 full on a Thursday early afternoon, and I was surprised at how many people were there. There is sufficient amount of parking, so did not have any problem finding a spot.

Nice vibe, good service, and good beer. I would visit again when I am in the area.
Jul 01, 2022
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Rated: 2.73 by tonystanhope from Florida

Apr 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
Visited again on 4/25/22 - prices are still great.

Visited on a Tuesday at lunch time. Place was no more than a sixth full inside the entire time.

Don’t let the appearance fool you. Prices are great. Do a side by side on the porter and brown and tell me what you think.

F - Ordered the personal meat lovers pizza. Pizza is what this place serves. Sort of a Chicago style deep dish. Great crust. No sogginess anywhere - two thumbs up. 4.5

V - Heavy metal, alternative, loud music. 90’s music reminds me of an WHFS festival. Not a big fan of the vibe - sort of a we make good beer so we don’t have to care about anything else. Lots of space outside when it’s warm or not raining. In sort of a strip mallish spot where half the shops are closed/empty. Not a good look from the outside except for all of the nice picnic tables and umbrellas. 3.5

Ser - Self serve. All service at bar. Maybe that how is done in NH - 3.75

Sel - A good variety. 4.0

Qual - Beer, even inside, served in a plastic cup (meh!?), but the beers I had were great. 4.5
Dec 04, 2021
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75
Nice place. 12 beers on tap, varying style from marzen, to light lager, esb, porter, brown, Belgian wit, sour, and of course ipas. Most styles done well, especially for styles like esb that most places do wrong. Staff was friendly and attentive, as well as knowledgeable.
It was a smaller space indoors but nice and cozy with good music. I sat outdoors which was quite enjoyable and lots of space.

Food is basically some snacks and pizzas, but unique kinds. The cheeseburger pickle and potato chip pizza was tasty and fun.

Def recommend this place if you're passing by.
Sep 10, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by atlbravsrno1 from Maine

Apr 25, 2021
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Reviewed by RandomVideoGameCharacter from Massachusetts

4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
Honestly the pizza here is great. Other than that... this is the first place I got a growler at.... so I am biased.... but they do take pride in their beers. IPAs a bit uniquely tropical fruity these days... which translates well with their lager series they got. Their Vendel and Vinatta are definitely worth visiting for... their sours are a wide variety... and their wit beer is just one of the best next to Allagash. Love their unique style. I wouldn’t hang out here due to the emo music but I do for the pizza and cool dudes there.
Jan 23, 2021
Rated: 4.54 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Sep 26, 2020
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Reviewed by MRI1292 from New Hampshire

3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Felt like you are in a strip mall but the Cryptic project is well worth the visit! Incredible selection of sours that are innovative and drink so perfectly. I cannot speak to their other more popular styles of beer but the sours here are top notch!
May 03, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by Griffith from Connecticut

Mar 19, 2019
Rated: 4 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Dec 13, 2018
Rated: 3.27 by Jahfoi from Massachusetts

Aug 25, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

Apr 11, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Feb 14, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by REVZEB from Illinois

Dec 28, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by jfcaa193 from Canada (QC)

Oct 28, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by suejoeb from New Hampshire

Oct 01, 2017
Rated: 4.37 by smanson56 from New Hampshire

Apr 17, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by kdivers from New Hampshire

Apr 07, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Apr 03, 2016
Rated: 4.54 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Mar 02, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Jan 13, 2016
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Reviewed by JohnnyB from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
First trip to this brewery was today. Three brews on tap. Imperial Stout, Brown ale and an IPA. Bottles of their other brews also for sale. Place was full with a tour going through. Nice little set up, lots of tables and chairs to sit at. A comfy little place. Two guys working the counter were unfazed by the crowd and handled everyone quite well. Also, plenty of good looking swag. Well worth the trip to this brewery alone although there are 5 or 6 others in the area to make a nice day of "Brew Touring"
Jan 10, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

Jan 09, 2016
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Reviewed by Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
Kelsen is located in a typical, unimpressive, industrial complex type building, very similar to From the Barrel and Stoneface....

When I first visited, upon entering I found glasses and shirts for sale set up on the left and rear, with a small bar on the right to dispense samples and growlers.... It has now been re-arranged... The service bar is now at the rear, and there are numerous tables and chairs to the right and left upon entering. Lighting was dim, the place was packed, with a very convivial atmosphere in the establishment.... Service is solid, though they only have ~4 or so biers available. Have had the Double Axe and Vendel, which are both quite good, and at $16 for a growler, a steal! Have enjoyed my visits, and will sure 'nuff return.... Prosit!!

4.18/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | $$

Jan 08, 2016
Kelsen Brewing Company in Londonderry, NH
Brewery rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 833 ratings