Thursday Doors on tap


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.


Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors.

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18 Responses to Thursday Doors on tap

  1. Love that deck on the river! And here’s hoping your weather in NH is better than ours in TN right now. Whew, we need an ice cold beer just to survive the heat and humidity!


  2. Dan Antion says:

    That’s a great choice for a summertime door Judy. What a nice little building. I love the doors, and the tiny row of windows that splits the roof line. The beer looks pretty good too.

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  3. My kind of place, Judy! Very wet here, too.



  4. joey says:

    Sounds wonderful. I find I am craving “sweet apples and bratwurst with horseradish mustard, maple vinaigrette, home-made sauerkraut and braided pretzel bread” now, and it’s not even 8am! LOL Great doors 🙂


  5. Sitting out on the deck with beer by the river…what a great day! And the menu! Amazing. Oh wait, was this about doors? 🙂 Seriously such a lovely old building …


  6. Breweries have been sprouting up all over New England. Amazing the variety and high quality these days. I feel a bit cheated since we don’t drink anymore. We missed the good stuff 🙂


  7. A door that opens onto good beer has beauty on the inside.


  8. Norm 2.0 says:

    It all sounds delicious and with a beautiful door to boot. Great share Judy 🙂


  9. Midwestern Plant Girl says:

    What a great view to blow the froth off a few! 🍻 Love the waterwheel.


  10. Grandma Kc says:

    You get to so many cool places and if you didn’t share I would be really jealous! What a neat place to dine!

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  11. I want to visit here! More so (and more feasible, perhaps), I want a growler of either one of these beers. 😀


  12. Karen says:

    Sounds like the perfect reason to take a little road trip.


  13. Joyce says:

    I love your life of bopping about with your husband on all these fun day trips. There’s so much beauty and ingenuity in New England and you are just steps away from it all. Not sure I’ll ever make it to NH, but if I do, I’m not going during “politician season!”


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