When you think about finding your Pipe Dream, Londonderry isn’t usually your first thought. But hidden in back of the airport, you’ll find a wave of gnarly brews.
Pipe Dream Brewing has quickly become one of my new favorite breweries, though I wish I lived closer to it (Though it did’t stop me from going back to back days)! Keeping with that laid back surfer vibe, this place makes you just want to stay all day. The outside area has a couple picnic tables, ladderball, and of course, cornhole. And the best part, it’s extremely dog friendly. If lawn games aren’t your thing (but really, who doesn’t love them?), there’s shuffleboard and pinball inside. If you time it right, there’ll also be some live music playing.
Accompanied with fun throwback surfer and motorcycle cartoons, Pipe Dream has some great named beers that just so happen to taste great too. The Naked 3 Sum IPA was a darker IPA with a melon and pine taste. It was a pretty good IPA. The Hue Heffy was definitely my favorite of the bunch as it was light, hazy and very refreshing with the classic banana and clove taste with a little extra sweetness. The Bombshell Brown, though I’m not much of a dark beer person, had great caramel flavoring with a little bite with it. The Rip Curl Saison was also a solid beer with a light, citrus and melon taste with just enough spice.
I can’t wait to go back already as they have so many different, juicier IPAs in their rotation and that’s my weakness. Aside from the beers, you have to check out their food. I got the loaded nachos and they were incredible. Topped with chicken, guac, salsa, cheese and more. I didn’t get a chance to try the pizza but if it tastes anything like it looked…
Pipe Dream Brewing
49 Harvey Rd
Wednesday-Saturday 12 p.m.- 8p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m.- 5p.m.