Derry, New Hampshire

Hand-crafted in small batches

Carefully-sourced ingredients

An intense focus on quality

Rich, complex flavor


2015 Release Day Thursday, October 29

Dark and luscious, Vendel Imperial Stout is a big roasty beer with a wonderful aroma of coffee and dark chocolate emanating from its light brown head. Brewed with flaked oats for a creamy, satisfying mouthfeel, you’ll experience flavors of dark-roasted coffee and rich, bittersweet chocolate.


A Hoplite Soldier was the most common type of heavily armed foot-soldier in ancient Greece from the 7th to 4th centuries BC

Hoplite has the massive hop aroma and flavor profile of a traditional IPA, with the sessionable characteristics of a lower alcohol beer.


American Brown Ale

Great roasted malt flavor

Tons of hop flavor

A nose full of hop aroma

GOLD MEDAL: 2014 & 2015 US Open Beer Championships

BRONZE MEDAL: 2014 Great International Beer Festival BRONZE MEDAL: 2014 LA International Beer Fest BRONZE MEDAL: 2014 San Diego International Beer Fest

Beer Advocate - 95 Rating - World Class
Beer Advocate - NH Top 10 Beers
Beer Advocate - #4 American Brown Ales

2014 Great International
Beer Festival
Draken Robust Porter

A big, malty and dark porter, Draken exudes a roasty aroma from its tan head. You’ll taste a complex and rich chocolate and caramel malt character followed by a touch of warmth and light malt sweetness. Draken has subtle flavors of raisins and dark fruits and a touch of hop bitterness to balance the flavor on the palate.

Special Thanksgiving Tasting Room Hours

We are opening special hours this week to serve you better.

Wednesday – 2 to 7pm
Friday – 12 to 7 pm
Saturday – 12 to 6pm

Battle Axe IPA took the GOLD Medal for IPA at the Great International Beer Festival and Paradigm Brown Ale also came home with a GOLD!

It’s the moment we have been waiting for…Battle Axe has it’s first medal. There were 4 separate panels of judges to handle the volume of IPA entries. We are extremely proud of this accomplishment. Paradigm now has 3 Gold medals and 3 bronze medals and we couldn’t be happier that this beer continues to shine.

Paradigm did it again!  It repeated its Gold Medal performance at the US Open Beer Championship!

Kelsen’s Paradigm Brown Ale won its fifth medal in an international competition today, taking home the Gold Medal for the second year in a row at the US Open Beer Championship.  Our Draken Robust Porter also took home a bronze medal.

Tasting Room Hours

Enjoy samples of NH Craft Beer in our tasting room on Thursdays and Fridays 4-7pm and Saturdays from 12-6pm.


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NH Craft Beer that pushes the limits of traditional styles

At Kelsen Brewing, we brew beer that we like to drink and that craft beer enthusiasts are searching for.  If you don’t like full-flavored beers or beers with hop aroma that socks you in the nostrils, you probably won’t appreciate what we are brewing.  If you appreciate complex malt profiles and unique combinations of hop flavors and aromas, you might want to pick up a bottle of Kelsen and try us out.

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