In 1798, the doors on this building first opened to the Littleton Grist Mill. For well over 200 years, they produced organically grown, stone-ground flours and mixes using four-foot millstones, wooden gears, and a 20 foot, 6-inch waterwheel. A couple of years ago they closed this physical site and went to an on-line store.
For the last year and a half, these doors have opened to the Schilling Beer Company.
When we were in Littleton last week, we checked it out. Nice craft brewery – modern interior, wonderful deck on the Ammonoosuc River, fabulous beer on tap, and delicious food.
We enjoyed a couple of different dinner plates including a stromboli that was made with fresh spinach, cheese, and sweet apples and bratwurst with horseradish mustard, maple vinaigrette, home-made sauerkraut and braided pretzel bread. Both of these meals were excellent.
Schilling brews artisanal continental European-inspired beers. We enjoyed Erastus (Abbey-style Tripel), 8% abv. and Schilling Foy (Belgian-style IPA), 7% abv. (In comparison, Bud Light is 4.2% abv.) What can I say, we slept well that night.
If you are in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, these are some great doors leading to really good craft beer, delicious food, and nice views. They also fill growlers for taking home so don’t forget a cooler. 🙂
Erastus (Abbey-style Tripel): A dry, spicy, and complex Belgian-style ale inspired by Trappists. Deep yellow and slightly cloudy in appearance. Aroma and flavor marked by the marriage of peppery spice, citrus, and pear. Noble hops assertively utilized to create balance.
Schilling Foy (Belgian-style IPA): Named after the Belgian village near Bastogne, this beer pays tribute to the courage and determination of those who fought in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944. Foy is light golden in color, with flavor and aroma balanced by late hop additions and spicy phenols created by our yeast strain.