NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Downstairs from Water Street’s Rambling House in the old Merrimack Valley textile city of Nashua, unassuming neo-Industrial pub, TALESPINNER BREWERY, opened its doors, March 2022. A street from the Nashua River and a block from Main Street, the shiny white-fronted, brown-trimmed beer cafe has certainly caught the attention of locals crowding its limited lower level space.
Occupying the second floor and a roof deck, exquisite wood-designed Rambling House featured picturesque window skyline viewpoints, a prominent timber-framed bar, pipe-fitted draught board, partial green-tiled bar back, low-ceilinged exposed pipes and cozy stone fireplace plus a fine farm-to-table pub menu and Sunday brunch (with decorative mimosa flights) during my morning trip, September ’22.
Efficiently diversified on-site Talespinner brews included an Italian pils, traditional pale ale, New England IPA and strong French-styled pale ale.
Straw-dried lemon musk and mild perfume-cologned herbage wavered for Campy 39 Italian Pilsner, a reticent light-bodied opener.
Easygoing Crispus Attucks Pale Ale let lemony orange and pineapple zesting gently caress herbal Simcoe hop astringency and dry pale malts in a spritzy manner.
Tropical NEIPA, Bomba Bombita, pitted tart gooseberry-guava sourness against bittersweet orange-peeled grapefruit tanginess and lemony pineapple zesting above creamy wheated oats, retaining a clean vodka wisp.
Abstruse Biere De Garde, Idiome Syncratique, attached vinous white grape tannins, tart lemon meringue piquancy and leathery barnyard musk to suitable chloride alcohol esters.