Smuttynose Brewing Company and the University of New Hampshire have partnered to brew a session ale to celebrate UNH’s 150th anniversary. Called 1866 (the year UNH was founded), the session ale is now on sale and on tap at numerous locations throughout the Seacoast. UNH alumna and Smuttynose employee Hannah Johnson helped brew the celebratory ale. (See video and gallery.)
“We’re really excited to help the university celebrate such a major milestone,” says Peter Egelston, founder and president of Smuttynose Brewing Company. “UNH has such a storied history and legacy, and we’re honored to help commemorate that.”
In response to the rapidly expanding brewing industry, UNH will launch a new minor in brewing science this fall as well as open a pilot brewery and testing lab and offer professional development courses for the public. Currently there are only a handful of laboratories around the country that provide analytical testing services to the beer industry.
“This collaboration is another example of our commitment to working with business and industry throughout the state to connect them with intellectual resources and facilities at the university and address their workforce needs,” says Marc Sedam, managing director of UNHInnovation. “The beer will celebrate our efforts to support the beer industry in the near and long-term which will in turn provide internships and job opportunities for our graduates.”