Cruising the craft breweries of the New Hampshire coast

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HAMPTON, N.H. — Napa Valley has nothing on New Hampshire. Sure, you can ride a limo from California winery to winery as you hold forth on the nuances of New World pinot noir. But only in New Hampshire can you hop on “Greta the Growler Getta,” a.k.a. the “New Hampshire Beer Bus,” and debate the merits of Cascade versus Golding hops as you roam for foam.

The growing craft beer movement in the Seacoast area prompted David Adams and Mark Chag to begin offering brewery tours last April. “I’d been taking my family and friends to visit breweries,” says Adams, “and I figured why not take more people? I wanted to make it like a city tour — but with beer.” Granite State Growler Tours was born.

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