For nearly 100 years, Woodstock Inn was the gracious private home of the Clement family. After the last Clement heir moved on in the mid-twentieth century, the building sat empty for nearly 20 years. The Rice family purchased and renovated this unique New England-style building in the early 80’s, and the Woodstock Inn opened at Christmas time of 1982 and was an immediate success. The Inn provided distinctively decorated guestrooms, each beautifully furnished with period antiques. As the need for this grand environment grew, so did the establishment, encompassing four separate old homes, as well as the original Lincoln Railroad Station.

During the summer of 1993, the Porter’s room of the old Station was added, and the newest member of the Woodstock Inn family came aboard – the Woodstock Inn Brewery and Brew Pub, offering eleven handcrafted brews, each carefully made with the freshest of hops and imported grains available. At the Brewery, guests of the Inn can take part in every step of the brewing process, which enhances the appreciation for their beers, and a need for the hearty menu items they offer.

Going to the Northeast? Your favorite Monthly gift club encourages you to visit the Woodstock Inn Brewery and order a Pigs Ear Brown Ale. Medium bodied with a balance of roasted and crystal malts, it has a hearty nutty flavor, medium bitterness with a slightly sweet finish. It was the Grand National Champion in 2004 and 2006 at the U.S. Beer Tasting Championships.

Light golden in color, Loon Golden Ale is dry and crisp, with a semi-assertive Fuggles hop bitterness. (The hops are prominent but not overwhelming.) Overall, a well balanced golden ale.

Featured Beer from Woodstock Inn Brewery:
Pigs Ear Brown Ale and Loon Golden Ale

BROWN ALE – Woodstock Inn Brewery’s Pigs Ear Brown Ale: Not bitter beers, these medium-bodied ales are full of nut flavor. Low in alcohol, these ales go great with menus including smoked cheese, beef or spicy gyros.

GOLDEN ALE – Woodstock Inn Brewery’s Loon Golden Ale: In a class all of its own, with its lively carbonation, golden ales are nearly champagnes! Serve with cheese and crackers, and toast your team’s victory!

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