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Kölsch

Kölsch

Our first craft beer Summer’s End is getting a promotion! You Ale House adherents of many years may remember Summer’s End was our first brew at the Ale House, back in August 2006. We argued over its name – a lot. I won the argument, but soon, this name will be tucked...

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Parker St. Porter & St. Patrick

Parker St. Porter & St. Patrick

All y’all are probably wondering if anything is going on for St. Patrick’s Day here. And, to be brief, there is. You may recall that last year, this whole other-worldly, strange and totally unacceptable ‘thing’ happened on exactly St. Patrick’s Day, in Mass., thereby...

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Facelift Old English IPA

Facelift Old English IPA

Facelift might be new to you, but this beer has been here since 2006.  Rick Walton, Gardner Ale House owner, prior to buying, opening and running his brewpub used to brew beer in his cold, cob webby, basement.  This is where Facelift was created.  You could also say...

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Red Apple Farm Semi-Sweet Hard Cider is in Cans

Red Apple Farm Semi-Sweet Hard Cider is in Cans

Hear ye, hear ye! Our great collaboration brew with Red Apple Farm, namely the Red Apple Farm Semi-sweet Hard Cider, has made it into the can and is available everywhere including here, at the front door. 2021 marks the year that the Red Apple Farm Semi-Sweet Hard...

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Rick’s Beer Shorts – Craft Beer Video: Lit Lager

Rick’s Beer Shorts – Craft Beer Video: Lit Lager

In our first 60-second video episode of Rick's Beer Shorts, which is featured on our Instagram feed (@moonhillbrewing) weekly, Rick's craft beer journey brings him to Lithuania (sorta), where he explains the nuances of our Lithuanian Lager (Lit Lager) and the...

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Rick’s Beer Shorts – Craft Beer Video: Lit Lager

Rick’s Beer Shorts – Craft Beer Video: Pufnstuf

Rick continues his craft beer journey in this episode of Rick's Beer Shorts. In this video Rick reviews Moon Hill's flagship brew, Pufnstuf American IPA. Rick describes a happy and unintended consequence in the brewing of this popular regional favorite. Watch Rick’s...

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Oktoberfest Plans Announced

Oktoberfest Plans Announced

The Gardner Ale House & Moon Hill Brewing Co. Oktoberfest "Party In the Street" is cancelled this year. Instead, you can "Take The Party Home". Our Oktoberfest Lager and German Food Specials will be available for dine-in and take-out beginning on Saturday, October...

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Perley Girl Makes It In The Can

Perley Girl Makes It In The Can

Our greatly anticipated release of Perley Girl, "in the can", just happened yesterday. Greatly anticipated for many reasons, not the least of which is that since can sales are so important to you and to us as we weather unusual times, we want more than ever to get our...

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Brew Barn Waiting Is Over – 4PM This Friday!

Brew Barn Waiting Is Over – 4PM This Friday!

In our own version of Waiting For Godot, Vladimir and Estragon (I looked that up; I'm not that well read) wait and wait and wait, for the Brew Barn to open. The weather grows hotter and more uncomfortable, while Vladimir and Estragon grow thirstier and more weary as...

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Oktoberfest 17 Music Lineup

For 16 years now, the Moon Hill Brewing Co. and Gardner Ale House have been featuring their Oktoberfest celebration, dubbed “Party in the Street” and for 16...

Masskrugstemmen (or Steinholding)

When I first heard of Masskrugstemmen I couldn't believe my eyes. Not only could I not pronounce it, I couldn't believe my luck in finding it. Such a...

Chair Luge #14

Not from the stars do I my judgement pluck, but from the eyes of beholders of the luge. – Almost Shakespeare It is such poetic reverence that I hold for the...

The Beer Formerly Known As Summer’s End

The beer formerly known as Summer’s End and Summer’s End Kölsch is now known as Löcal Kölsch. Why? It’s an identity thing by a vain beer, not knowing which...

Dry Water

Dry January or dry anything isn’t something you’d expect a bar owner and brewer to get behind. But here we are, getting behind the dry thing. So, for you dry...

Live Music Wednesday

Two Words: Live Music. No, really. Not even kidding. You heard it here, from the Ale House mouth. For the first time, since Monday, March 9, 2020, our final...

From America, With Love

It's a beer. You might be thinking some kind of mature, clear, European inspired pilsner. Or a hazy juice bomb of an IPA; what would be more American? Well,...

This Year’s Oktoberfest Festbier to Debut Pretty Soon! Prost!

We have been  putting out an Oktoberfest festbier since we opened in 2006. That's 16 Oktoberfest lagers and even though we had to skip the "Party In The...

The Perfect Storm

Why The Perfect Storm? Because I just saw the movie - again. It's our birthday. After 15 years in town we still feel like kids. We readily admit that we don’t...
Belgian Blonde Style

Bouctouche Blonde

Is this a gateway beer for the Belgian style? Let me pour forth… Bouctouche Blonde is a Belgian style beer for the people. For many beer drinkers, Belgian is...