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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Beer Fest!

Hi All,

Just want to let you all know that we will be at the first annual Wyman Tavern Brew Fest in Keene, New Hampshire, on August 8 from 1-5 pm.  Because of this, the Belgian Mare Brewery will be closed that day.  So stop on out to the Wyman Tavern Brew Fest!  Details are at:  Cheshire County Historical Society.


Sunday, March 15, 2015


Spring is finally getting here, slowly.  As we dig channels to divert melt water and chip ice, we continue to produce our fine brews.  Lament not, we shall open soon.  Keep an eye out for our posting!

Until then... here is another vlog...


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Into the Video Age

Dear Readers,  The Belgian Mare Brewery has entered the Video Age with the production of our first vlog! This one deals with our first beer, the Hemlock Stout! Just click on the link below to view the video. Let me know what you think:

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Oil & Gold

I am a brewer that likes to experiment.  My customers are beer drinkers who like to experiment.  I have already mentioned how a dedicated bunch have taken to ageing my beers at differing temperatures and reporting back to me on flavor nuances they experience.

Now an adventurous group has decided to take things a step further.  They are mixing my beers.  I admit to having done a bit of this myself in the far past, but this spirited group has taken my two most popular beers and blended them.  The new creation even has a name.

These pathfinders of beer have been mixing the Britton Mine Black Ale and the Pale Ale.  This new beverage is called "Oil & Gold", apparently to distinguish it from the more prosaic "black & tan".  I am told the results are excellent!

So now the Belgian Mare Brewery has its very own mixed drink!

A big thanks to my dedicated customers for keeping me informed of what you are up to!  I will definitely have to try this new creation!

Thanks and Cheers!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Getting Ready For Spring

Oh boy!  This winter has been a cold one!  At least that allows for some long fermentations and smooth flavors.

Right now, the Belgian Mare Brewery is gearing up for spring.  We have new batches of old favorites just being released and plans for completely new brews.  We also have several events coming up so keep an eye out as they will be posted as they are finalized.

The first six months of the Belgian Mare Brewery were a wild ride.  Up and down, mostly up, and lots of learning.  I enjoy the learning process and if it ever stopped and this venture became simply a manufacturing process, I would likely close the brewery. So I want to thank everyone who tried our beers.  The fact that you plunked down your money for a Belgian Mare Brewery beer is a leap of faith worthy of gratitude. 

I especially enjoy interacting with the customer. It is the height of my day when a friend I have yet to meet sees me somewhere and says, "You're the Belgian Mare guy! I love your beer!"  Ah, life is sweet...

But know that I listen to and consider all comments. I especially appreciate the feedback of the customers who take the time to speak to me directly.  The fact that so many of you have taken the time to speak with me honestly, drives me on to be a better brewer.  Thank you.

Thus I forge ahead, full of experimentation, honoring tradition, all the while going beyond style definition.

Dear Reader, I cannot tell you what the future will be, but we shall have fun getting there together...