Miss V's Blueberry Ale from Moat Mountain Brewing Company, one of the best breweries in North Conway

Best North Conway Breweries: The Only Guide You Need in 2024

North Conway, located in the heart of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. But beyond its breathtaking scenery and adventurous activities, North Conway also has a burgeoning beer scene.

Located in the heart of New England, it is a great spot for every craft beer lover. These are some of the best North Conway breweries you need to check out this season. With plenty of activities for both winter and summer, North Conway is one of our favorite places to visit.

From traditional German-style lagers to bold and hoppy IPAs, there is something to satisfy every beer lover’s palate. Whether you’re a local looking for new spots to frequent or a tourist planning your next outdoor adventure, this article will be your ultimate guide to the best breweries in North Conway.

And be sure to read about the brewery that is the best place to enjoy tacos in the area!

Best North Conway Breweries

And not only do these North Conway breweries serve craft beer but many of them have delicious food along with live entertainment and mountain views. These are the perfect spots to visit for a great beer after a long day on the mountain or golf course.

For up-to-date information on live music and local musicians, be sure to follow them on social media.

Moat Mountain Smokehouse and Brewing Company

Located in a historic building in the North Conway area, Moat Mountain Smokehouse and Brewing has a wide selection of food with its local beer.

It is a popular spot, so be prepared to wait for a table (we opted to sit at the bar). They even have a mug club with all the members’ mugs hanging from the ceiling at the bar.

Since it is a smokehouse, my wife ordered BBQ pulled pork sliders, which she loved, with Miss V’s Blueberry Ale. Personally, I’m not a fruit beer fan, but this one wasn’t too artificial tasting because they only use 90 lbs. of Wild Maine Blueberries (yes, it explains that on the can). I opted for the Cajun burger and the Scottie’s IPA, which is an American India Pale Ale.

Miss V's Blueberry Ale from Moat Mountain Brewing Company, one of the best North Conway breweries

In addition to their year-round beers, they also have a rotating selection of seasonal beers. So I tried one of their West Coast IPAs – The Cali 1. (Yes, I’ve been into IPAs lately). Overall, I can see why this local restaurant/brewery is so popular and we even bought some beer to-go.

3378 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, NH 03860

Sea Dog Brewing Company

With its first location in 1993, Sea Dog Brewing Co. has expanded to locations throughout New England and Florida. It’s on the same main road as Moat Mountain Brewery and Barley & Salt, so you can enjoy your own tasting tour of the valley – a “best North Conway breweries” tour.

Known for its traditional ales and lagers, it also has a full menu, with burgers, sandwiches, and even a steak tip poutine. 

1976 White Mountain Highway #9
North Conway, NH 03860

Barley & Salt Taphouse and Kitchen

Next up for local restaurants and breweries in North Conway is Barley & Salt. Located in Settlers Crossing in North Conway village, it’s the perfect spot to hit up after a day of shopping (at my favorite Nike outlet).

With over 30 craft beers on tap (be sure to check the website for an updated list), Barley & Salt has a cool atmosphere with modern fusion plates. My recommendation would be to watch the game and enjoy the truffle fries, wings, and diverse lineup of beers. Overall a great place perfect for beer drinkers and foodies alike. 

1699 White Mountain Highway
 North Conway, NH 03860

Tuckerman Brewing Company

With its beginnings in a local garage on Main Street in North Conway, Tuckerman Brewing has grown to an indoor tasting room, as well as an outdoor tasting room and beer garden (open seasonally).

Tuckerman’s has expanded its range of brews, presenting a diverse selection of styles that cater to various preferences. From rich stouts to brown ales, refreshing Kolsch to crisp pilsners, and New England Style IPAs and ciders – they’ve got it all.

However, their true claim to fame lies in the renowned Tuckerman’s Pale Ale. With its distinct flavor and smooth character, this North Conway brewery has captured the hearts of many beer fans.

66 Hobbs Street
Conway, NH 03818

Ledge Brewing Company 

Rounding out the list of best North Conway breweries is a taproom that is 5 minutes north in Intervale. Continuing with my sampling of New England IPAs, I opted for the “As You Wish” and my wife tried the “Hive Mind” which features yeast from honeycomb. It was a unique and subtle taste that was refreshing.

And I know you are reading this guide about craft breweries near North Conway, but I need to highlight the tacos here. Yes, inside Ledge Brewing is a taco bar. Even if you are just grabbing some beers, at least try their chips and salsa (you can thank me later).

Another bonus of the craft brewery is that it is located right next to an indoor golf simulator – White Mountain Indoor Golf.

15 Town Hall Road
Intervale, NH 03845

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the North Conway breweries serve food?

As of now, you can purchase food at the following breweries/brewpubs:

  • Moat Mountain Smokehouse and Brewing Company
  • Tuckerman’s Brewing (pizza)
  • Ledge Brewing Company (tacos)
  • Barley and Salt Taphouse and Kitchen
  • Sea Dog Brewing Co

Do these North Conway breweries accept reservations?

As of now, most of the breweries in North Conway are not accepting reservations. Plan to get to the restaurant or taproom earlier, and sample some of the beers while waiting for a table. We also were able to get seating for two at the bar so that could be a quicker option too.

I’ve never been to a brewery – what should I expect? What should I wear? Can I bring my dog?

Breweries are a lot of fun, but if you’ve never been to one, this article will help answer all your questions. 

And those are the best North Conway breweries and brewpubs to visit this year.

But let me know – have you been to any of these North Conway breweries?

Which craft beers have you tried? Did you try the tacos at Ledge Brewing Company? Let me know your thoughts below or in our Facebook group.

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