Tucked away in the rolling green hills of the Lakes Region, Twin Barns is the latest brewery to join New Hampshire’s booming craft beer scene. And like all the best breweries in the state, it combines crafting great beer with creating a sense of community, making it a must-stop destination next time you’re in Meredith.
Located in an antique barn dating back to the 1850s, Twin Barns pays homage to its history in a number of ways. Because of this, you get the sense of local character during your stop. In fact, the family of the original chicken-farming owners still live in the area, and we happened to be sharing a table with them during our visit. (Only in New Hampshire!)
Recently renovated, the strings lights, exposed beams, and industrial fixtures give the rustic space a modern feel. It’s a beautiful place.
Twin Barns’ Taps
For beer lovers, Twin Barns features a great variety of traditional styles. We went with the easy-drinking McGuigan Breakfast Stout, named after the original barn owners, and a Palmer’s Town New England IPA with tangerine and pineapple notes that we loved.
Fun fact: Head Brewer Sam Clemens is the former Head Brewer at Long Trail Brewing Co., the best-selling craft brew in Vermont.
The picnic-style tables and community vibe also put us in the mood to share some eats.
Well, until we tasted everything and took sharing off the table.
I mean, how could I let anyone come between me and this warm basket of pretzels?!
A Cool Place to Hang Out
It was only their second day of being open, but during our visit,
If you’re a local, it’s definitely worth joining their Mug Club for discounts and special access to beers. If you’re from out of town, it’s definitely worth the visit for great beer in a classic New Hampshire setting.
Twin Barns Brewing Co. is now open and located at
194 Daniel Webster Highway
Meredith, NH 03253