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Beveridge Ice Fest


The greatest show on ice returned this past weekend on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Guests layered up and threw on their Yaktrax for the third annual Beveridge Ice Fest, a beer festival that takes place on the ice-covered waters of Lake Winnipesaukee in the midst of winter. Each year the event sells out and this year was no exception. Beer lovers from around New England gathered together to enjoy a variety of craft brews from upwards of thirty breweries.

Located just a short thirty-minute drive from the Center Harbor Inn, the ice brew fest was held from 12pm – 3pm at 19-Mile Bay. Tickets were $40 per person and the designated driving tickets only $10 to ensure guests of the event could leave safely. There was a free shuttle departing from nearby Seven Suns Coffee & Tea that offered pick-ups and drop offs throughout the course of the event as parking at the Bay is limited. Once guests arrived there were plenty of things to do and beers to try. Twin Barns Brewing Company was a popular vendor featuring two of their winter favorites: an imperial stout at 10% ABV called Below Zero and an American Pale Ale at 5.4% named Catch & Release. The event had a popular retro pop band named Copilot playing live music right from the ice top. There were many additional vendors selling items like winter gear to keep you warm, beer soap, and plenty of options if you got the munchies including selections like juicy burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches and a Mac & Cheese Brisket! However, one of the most popular vendors in attendance was Jolie Rogers Traveling Raw Bar. Owners Ryan Jolie and Andy Rogers pride their business on sourcing the best oysters and setting up beautiful displays and they did not disappoint! Beer lovers found an unexpected new favorite at this (raw) bar. We are already looking forward to 2021 Beveridge Ice Fest!

New Hampshire Lakes Region Breweries


New Hampshire may be a small state, but the craft beer scene is alive and well. Beer enthusiasts from all over are flocking to the state to get a taste of the local microbreweries that have been booming over the last few years. So, come join us at the Center Harbor Inn where you can be in close proximity to tour some of the best breweries in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.

White Mountain Brewing Company:

Located in Ashland, NH this brewery is small but packs a big punch. As you drive up you may be confused by the attached garage, but once inside you will see the charm of the rustic style bar. They brew their beer in 1.5-barrel batches and currently offer five different ales including a Pale Ale, Porter, English Brown Ale, IPA, Irish Stout, and also a German Lager. White Mountain Brewing Company is open four days a week, Wednesday through Friday 4:30pm-7:00pm and Saturdays 12pm-4pm. For more information check out their Facebook page here.

Hobbs Tavern and Brewing:

Hobbs Tavern and Brewing Company located in West Ossipee, NH offers a countryside tavern and brewhouse at the foot of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. They are open daily starting at 11:30am and offer breakfast on Sundays starting at 8am. Their beers on tap are constantly changing which sets this place apart from others as every time you go in you can try something new. While you can enjoy a cold beer by the glass, they now also offer canned six-packs and half-gallon growlers to go. Aside from crafting their own beer, they have a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu, and they constantly have events going on from paint night and trivia to a murder mystery dinner. Make sure to check out their website here for more information.

1766 Brewing Company:

1766 brewing is handcrafted and brewed in Plymouth, NH. It started off with two guys who wanted to create something bigger for themselves, their family, and the community. They specialize in small batch artisanal beer and draw inspiration for their flavors from both the West coast and East coast, offering a rotating selection of beer based on the season and whatever their current inspiration is. The brewery is in the process of creating a tasting room and roof top deck, but for now you can taste their beers on tap at The Last Chair, an awesome wood-fired pizza joint. Their hours are Monday-Thursday 4pm-9pm, Friday and Saturday 11:30am-9pm and Sunday 11:30am-8pm. For more information on the beers check out their website here, and for more information on the restaurant check out their info here.

Lone Wolfe Brewing Company:

The Lone Wolf Brewing Company is one of Lake Winnipesaukee’s first craft breweries. Located on Mill Street just walking distance from downtown Wolfeboro they offer a 100-seat beer hall with 10 rotating draft beer lines. Having started out as a small nano brewery relying on a one-barrel system, Lone Wolfe has worked their way up to a 15-barrel system offering a wide selection of beers. Enjoy a sampling of craft beers with easy access to the all of the shops and restaurants in the quaint lake town of Wolfeboro. Check out their website here for more information.

Burnt Timber Brewing and Tavern:

Burnt Timber Tavern is located in Wolfeboro, NH and offers delicious eats and draft brews created on site. They are open for dinner on Thursdays and Fridays from 4pm-10pm and Saturdays they offer lunch and dinner from 12pm -10pm. The food menu is simple but filling, offering pub bites and various sandwiches and salads. With roots as a small farm based brewery, Burnt Timber specializes in high quality, small batch brews. They offer a variety of their beers on draft and rotate the selection depending on the time of the year. Check out their website here for more information.