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Able Ebenezer Brewing Company

31 Columbia Circle

The Able Ebenezer Brewing Company opened its doors in the summer of 2014, when former US Army Officers and aspiring entrepreneurs set out to pursue their ambitions. Motivated by their combined abilities, inspired by local New Hampshire revolutionary history, and driven by their love of beer, the Able Ebenezer Brewing Company was formed.

Able Ebenezer's name is branded from the inspirational actions of local New Hampshire citizens who rallied behind Ebenezer Mudgett in 1772 to defy British oppression. History remembers this event as the Pine Tree Riot.

Ebenezer was a colonial citizen from southern NH. He was known as a hard-working man, making a living as an inn-keeper, merchant and licensed liquor retailer. New Hampshire being a state rich in tall White Pine trees, Ebenezer also made a living logging.

Enter the Pine Tree Law: In the 1700's, the British (whose nation had become nearly completely deforested) passed a law mandating any White Pine tree greater than 12 inches in diameter was property of the British government. This law was considered by working colonists to be more offensive than the Stamp Act and Tea Tax because it directly seized a prized colonial commodity that grew on their own land. Loggers and Mill Owners in southern New Hampshire obeyed the law, until Ebenezer Mudgett took a stand.

British law enforcement issued a warrant for the arrest of Ebenezer, who had been found in severe violation of the Pine Tree Law, possessing 270 logs ranging from 17-36 inches in diameter. 

They organized a posse in Derryfield (now Manchester), and proceeded west to hunt down Ebenezer. On the evening of April 13, 1772, Ebenezer organized and rallied his fellow citizens, arguing that they shouldn't be forced to blindly give up what was rightfully their property. The following morning, Ebenezer and his men staged what has come to be known as the Pine Tree Riot. They blackened their faces, stormed the inn where the British camped, fought them and drove them out of town. The men were subsequently labelled "notorious offenders," and the military was dispatched to respond. When Ebenezer and his conspirators were finally captured, the New Hampshire courts let them go free. This marked the first event whereby both colonists and local government engaged in an act of civil disobedience against British oppression.

The Pine Tree Riot became an inspiring event for the riots in Portsmouth and the Boston Tea Party, and the NH White Pine tree became a symbol used widely on flags during the American Revolution, first seen at the Battle of Bunker Hill

Ebenezer went on to fight on behalf of New Hampshire in the Revolutionary war, repelling the British Saratoga Campaign in upstate New York at Ticonderoga, and in Vermont at the Battle of Bennington.

For these reasons; the courageous actions of a common citizen and his display of sheer individual ability, we establish ourselves as the Able Ebenezer Brewing Company.


Carl Corning

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018
Decent beer. Nothing mind blowing but pretty good overall. Very little to eat but you can bring your own snacks and Domino's delivers. Good friendly service. Reasonably priced and dog friendly.

Brendan Dekemper

Friday, July 13, 2018
Best Brewery in the world. Victory Nor Defeat is hands down my favorite beer ever made. Go check out Able Ebenezer if you're ever in Merrimack, NH.

Brooks Lord

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Good beer, nice open tap room with outdoor patio access. I had a couple of the beers and they were great, I liked the double ipa. The patio is on blacktop so it’s hot, but thankfully their beer cools ya down nicely.

Joseph Melloni

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Strong local brewery with a good selection. They appear to have huge community support (or a cult-like following) that is fantastic to see in local joints.

Christie Kinenchen

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018
The atmosphere is laid back and inviting. The staff are kind and quirky. The establishment is clean (especially the bathroom), relatively quiet and unobtrusive. The beer selection will please aficionados and casual drinkers alike. I recommend visiting on a Tuesday for trivia (6-8PM) and ordering a flight so you can sample every beer on tap. Take home a growler and bring it back for more!

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