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CRAFT YOUR INDEPENDENCE

 

 

THE STORY

"The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill," by John Trumbull. Note the Pine Tree Flag flying at the forefront. Trumbull witnessed the battle. 

Able Ebenezer is an homage to the inspirational actions of New Hampshire citizens who rallied behind Ebenezer Mudgett in 1772 to defy British oppression. History remembers this event as the Pine Tree Riot.

Ebenezer is the head of a large family, and works tirelessly to provide for them. He takes a chance in 1765, purchases land and settles in the newly established town of Weare to begin his own business as an ale & spirit merchant. His operation is successful and quickly expands into many industries - including logging. Ebenezer becomes a leader within the community, building much of the town and homes with Pine Trees from his own land.

Enter the Pine Tree Law: The British - whose own nation has been deforested from excessive logging - pass a law granting any colonial White Pine tree greater than 12 inches in diameter to the British government, primarily to build ships and maintain their naval superiority. This law is considered by working colonists to be more oppressive than the Stamp Act, Tea Tax & others because it directly seizes a prized commodity growing on their own property. Ebenezer - along with many others across NH - find this notion ridiculous. They continue working.

The Royal Governor assigns government officials - "Surveyors of the King's Woods" - to track down violators. Many are caught; most choose to pay the heavy fines rather than risk imprisonment. Ebenezer and those within his community refuse. A warrant is issued for Ebenezer's arrest.

On April 13, 1772, the Sheriff organizes a posse to hunt him down.

That evening, many local citizens come together at Ebenezer's home - which often doubled as a tavern - offering to help pay his fines. Instead, over pints of locally brewed ale, he rallies them to inflict a different kind of payment.

In the early hours the following morning, Ebenezer and his men arm themselves, blacken their faces, and storm the inn where the Sheriff & his deputy sleep. The officials attempt to put up a fight, but are quickly overwhelmed; they are beaten, dragged from their rooms, forced atop their horses and chased out of town to the cheers of townspeople.

The Rioters are subsequently labelled "Notorious Offenders" in the press, and armed soldiers are mobilized to quell the riot.

Months later, Ebenezer and several of his leading "conspirators" are finally tracked down, captured and turned over to the New Hampshire courts. Yet, to the surprise of British loyalists - who expected the harshest of punishments for these traitors - the Judges side with the rioters and let them all go free. This marks the first event whereby both colonists and local government successfully engage in an act of civil disobedience against the British crown. The story spreads across the colonies and the Pine Tree Riot becomes an inspiring event for the many riots to follow, including the Boston Tea Party.

Ebenezer volunteers to fight on behalf of New Hampshire in the Revolutionary war, serving in the 1st New Hampshire Regiment under John Stark.

The White Pine tree goes on to become a symbol used widely by the Patriots on militia and naval flags throughout the American Revolution, first seen at the Battle of Bunker Hill. New Hampshire becomes the first colony to declare independence from England; six months before the Continental Congress does so.

Whether building a business, a movement or a new nation, Ebenezer believed he was Able for the task, risking everything for his great cause. His example of sheer individual ability is the embodiment of the Live Free or Die mindset in New Hampshire, which is why we proudly bear the name Able Ebenezer. 

 

 

THE BEER

THE ALE ROOM

OPEN EVERYDAY
Pints, Flights, Growlers, Quarts & Tours

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SATURDAY - SUNDAY: 12pm - 8pM

31 COLUMBIA CIRCLE, MERRIMACK NH | 1(844) 2BE-ABLE

LIVE MUSIC | EVERY MONDAY

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TRIVIA NIGHT | EVERY TUESDAY

KICKS OFF AT 6PM SHARP (SO HAVE YOUR TEAM READY!)

TOURS | FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS

Ask At The Bar and a Brewer Will Gladly Show You Around

OUTDOOR SEATING | WEATHER PERMITTING

WE HAVE CORN-HOLE, TVs & OTHER GAMES

PETS ARE WELCOME

As Long As They Are Well Behaved (SAME RULES AS the people)

 

MEET THE TEAM

DISTRIBUTION

We run our own distribution across the Live Free or Die state.

Being veterans, we've modeled our Distro Team after military-QRF (Quick Reaction Force) units; designed to be light, agile & ready to deploy on-demand.

Our drafts and 16-oz cans can be found at the establishments listed below (updated daily).

MISSION

FULFILL ALL ORDERS WITHIN 24 HOURS - 7 DAYS A WEEK

EXECUTION

STORE ALL BEER AT 35 DEGREES and deliver cold TO OUR PARTNERS, ON-DEMAND

RESULT

CONSISTENCY AND FRESHNESS MASS-PRODUCED/DISTRIBUTED BEER CAN NEVER touch


DRAFT

We maintain consistent draft lines at the following establishments:

Auburn

Auburn Pitts

BEDFORD

Copper Door
Bedford Village Inn
Shorty's Mexican Roadhouse

Contoocook

Everyday Cafe & Pub

Fitzwilliam

Fitzwilliam Inn

HENNIKER

The Willow Restaurant

HOOKSETT

NE’s Tap House Grille

Londonderry

Stumble Inn

MANCHESTER

Central Ale House
Cotton
Firefly Bistro
JD's Tavern @ the Radisson
Masa Sushi & Hibachi Grill
Mint Bistro
Murphy’s Taproom
Portland Pie Company
Puritan Backroom
Restoration Cafe
Strange Brew Tavern

Merrimack

Paradise North
Sweet Ginger

MILFORD 

Bar One
J’s Tavern

NASHUA

Boston Billiards
Buffalo Wild Wings
Burton's Grill
Country Tavern
Flight Center
Fody's Great American Tavern
Not Your Average Joe's
O'Shea's Irish Pub & Cigar Shop
Pig Tale
Portland Pie Company
Riverside BBQ
Surf Seafood
Stella Blu
Tilted Kilt
Thirsty Turtle
Whole Foods Market

NEW BOSTON

Molly's Tavern and Restaurant

Peterborough

Cooper's Hill Public House

Raymond

Gordo's Burritos & Tacos
Cork N' Keg Grill

...and distribute kegs to these establishments on a rotating basis (check for availability):

BEDFORD

Canoe Restaurant
Manchester Country Club
River Road Tavern

Concord

Area 23
Barley House

DEERFIELD

Nine Lions Tavern

HuDSON

North Side Grille

 

Keene

Lab'n Lager

MANCHESTER

Chunky's Cinema & Pub

Merrimack

Buckley's Great Steaks
Tortilla Flat

MILFORD

Olde Kilkenney Pub
Mile Away Restaurant
Union Coffee

NASHUA

Chunky's Cinema & Pub
MT's Local Kitchen
Nashua Garden
Penuche's Ale House
Riverwalk Cafe
Sky Meadow Country Club

North Hampton

Barley House

PELHAM

Chunky's Cinema & Pub

Raymond

Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery

CANS

We produce limited batches of our Double IPA, "Victory nor Defeat" in 16-oz cans. Once available, we distribute them to these select locations:

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Amherst

Flying Butcher

BEDFORD

Wicked Good Butchah

CONCORD

Local Baskit

Epping

Greg & Jane's Beer & Wine

EXETER

Three Brothers Marketplace

Derry

East Derry General Store

HENNIKER

The Willow Restaurant

HAMPSTEAD

Prime Butcher

HOOKSETT

Bert's Better Beers

Jaffrey

Lab'n Lager

KEENE

Brewtopia
Lab'n Lager

LONDONDERRY

Lazy Dog Beer Shoppe
Londonderry Quick Stop

MANCHESTER

Chunky's Cinema & Pub

MERRIMACK

Buckley's Bakery
The Homestead
Sweet Ginger

MILFORD

Barley & Hops
Union Coffee Company
Olde Kilkenney Pub

NASHUA

The Beer Store
Craft Beer Cellar
The Flight Center
Riverside BBQ

PELHAM

Gage Hill Farm

Peterborough

Cooper's Hill Public House

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31 Columbia Cir., Merrimack, NH 03054

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