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Charitable Community Partnership
You’ll frequently find our Tasting Room serving up a small batch beer we’ve tied to a cause that we believe in. We donate a portion of the proceeds from that beer to our non-profit community partner. Below is our current featured organization and past partnerships.
Manchester Historic Association
The mission of the Manchester Historic Association is to collect, preserve and share the history of Manchester, New Hampshire. The Association operates the Millyard Museum and the Research Center, both of which are open to the general public.
True Brew Lager
True Brew is a light, crisp, German-style lager. This limited draft release will be available in the Tasting Room starting Wednesday, April 7th when we unveil it for our Manchester Wall of Fame Trivia with John Clayton event.
We will donating $1 from every pint of True Brew to the Manchester Historic Association.
The Story Behind True Brew
When we sat down with John Clayton, the Executive Director of the Manchester Historic Association, to discuss collaborating on a beer for our charitable community partnership, he immediately had an idea of what to name the beer; a name that has historic significance in Manchester.
Many people are familiar with Frank Jones & his namesake brewery in Portsmouth, but not many are aware that Frank had a brother, True Jones, who opened True W. Jones Brewing Co. in Manchester. It was in operation from 1891 to 1917. True Jones brewed beers such as Granite State Ale, Climax Ale, and Jones’ Lager Beer.
“Little, in fact, is known about True Jones. He appears to have followed Frank (and several other siblings) to Portsmouth, from whence he made his way to the state’s largest city, Manchester. There he, in 1891, gained control of the Carney, Lynch & Company brewery. Changing the name to the True W. Jones Brewing Company, he became king of the Manchester brewing scene. But, then again, that was pretty easy: by the 1890s True W. Jones was the only game in town. He was the only brewer in Manchester. True passed away on October 2, 1899, but the brewery that bore his name continued on until New Hampshire went dry in 1917.”
Excerpt is from “Beer New England,” by Will Anderson
If you cannot make it to Great North to try True Brew Lager but would like to contribute to our final donation to the Manchester Historic Association, click “Donate Now” below:
Here are past community charitable partnerships we have supported:
- Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (October-November 2020)
Tasting Room Hours
Thursday3:00 - 7:00
Friday3:00 - 7:00
Saturday1:00 - 7:00
Sunday1:00 - 5:00