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Shackett's Brewing Company

At the site of the old Cornucopia Deli, nestled quietly under Central Square in Bristol, NH is Shacketts Brewing Company, established in 2014.

Shacketts Brewing Company Taproom in Central Square, Bristol, NH
An ideal setup for the taproom and brewing area

With good beer, a great space, and excellent prices, Shacketts does the Lakes Region proud. The place is overloaded with ambiance, with mill building brick, plenty of light from the windows in the back, and large sacks of grain laying around.

Kid friendly, this brewpub is for you if you are a parent. Really, the taproom at Shacketts is exactly what we would build if we had the inclination (and the capital) to be a brewer:

  • Good dining set up.
  • Plenty of bar space.
  • Guitar on the wall.
  • Games to play.
  • Custom-made sandwiches and bacon to eat.
  • The sounds of a river rushing by.

Interesting notes or nice touches?

The Newfound River running behind the brewery was a wonderful addition to the atmosphere of the joint. Who doesn’t like the sound of a river?

Do they offer a tour?

We don’t think so. All of the barrels are laid out in front you to the side of the bar. So, if there was an official brewery tour, it would be pretty short.

Breweries near Shackett's Brewing Company in Bristol, NH

Shackett's Brewery shares the town of Bristol with Woodman's Brewery. What's more, it's approximately a 20 minute drive to eight other microbreweries and taprooms, including Ashland's White Mountain Brewing, Franklin's Vulgar Brewing, and Tilton's Kettlehead Brewing.

Shacketts Brewing Company beers

A variety of types. Got the Hornet Cove Wheat, the Box of Rain IPA, the Pasquaney Bay IPA, and the Bristol Blonde for my flight. Next time we will have to try the Newfound Nutbrown, the Triple Double IPA, the West Shore Stout, and Ralphs’ Roggenbier.

Shackett's offers tasting flights and growlers (32 and 64oz) for sale. When we went, 22oz bombers were also available.

Shacketts Brewing Company Beer Flight
Left to Right: Hornet Cove Wheat, Pasquaney Bay IPA, Box of Rain IPA, Bristol Blonde

Where can I buy Shacketts beer in stores?

We would assume in Shacketts market, amongst other area stores in the Lakes Region.

Does Shacketts Brewing Company offer food?

Yes. Had just come from lunch at Walter’s Basin so we didn’t order any food. But, you can build your own sandwich. Better yet, they have parmesan potato wedges. Gonna have to get the thick cut bacon with aioli next time for sure.

Editor's Note: This is NOT the current menu. This photo was taken in 2018(ish). Please check with the brewery for the most recent menu.

Shacketts Brewing Company Menu
Shackett's Brewing Food Menu circa 2018

Brewery Entertainment & Events?

Darts, a wooden Connect Four set, sand shuffleboard, Cribbage, a deck of cards, and checkers/chess. Not to mention the guitar on the wall that may or may not be available to the public.

Final thoughts on Shacketts Brewing Company

Definitely going back at some point. The taproom itself has everything.