What do vinyl records, pinball machines and a Gold Civic have in common? On this episode of Coop Knows New Hampshire, I’m taking you inside To Share Brewing Company to find out! We’re going to chat with owners Jenni and Aaron Share to learn how this dynamic duo has brought great beer, good music and community spirit to Manchester’s Union Street. If you’re looking to make new friends and sample delicious local brews, To Share is the spot you’ve got to check out.
It was important to Jenni and Aaron to find a space for their brewery in a neighborhood, and that’s exactly where you’ll find them—away from the main drag and closer to their patrons. The bright, graphic accents on the gray brick façade of the building hint at fun within, and that’s exactly the kind of vibe you’ll discover inside the taproom. Brightly colored metal bar stools gather around rustic wooden tables, and chalkboard slats hanging on a pallet way advertise the current offerings on tap. The din of conversation and eclectic music often melds together, spilling outside through the overhead door when the weather’s good.
It’s precisely the type of business Jenni and Aaron dreamed of owning, a far cry from the corporate grind they were used to and one that would truly bring local residents together. Brewing beer since 2003 has given the pair an opportunity to hone their craft while zeroing in on their vision: providing entertainment and relaxation to their neighbors while giving back to the community. With every batch of beer brewed in-house and a regular rotation of flavors always available, it’s hard to get more local than To Share Brewing Company. From start to finish, a new batch of beer can be ready and on tap in just 14 days! From their signature Gold Civic New England IPA to the Actually Smokey Smoke Porter, there’s a frosty glass for every taste.
Besides the craft libations available on tap, neighbors enjoy a unique element of the taproom: Jenni and Aaron’s massive collection of vinyl records. It might be all they play, but the variety is never dull; their library contains 600 albums and counting, with regular “Bring Your Own Vinyl Night” where customers can share their favorite bands and artists. Additional entertainment includes foosball, shuffleboard, and Star Wars pinball—all of which are available for free. Customers can also take advantage of a variety of events hosted by To Share, from discussing a gripping novel at the Community Book Club to mastering Downward Dog during Yoga And A Pint. To Share’s diverse clientele and commitment to fostering a great neighborhood spirit make this brewery a true asset to Manchester locals.
Be sure to give Jenni and Aaron a visit at To Share Brewing Company, and check out their website, Facebook and Instagram pages to check out the latest events and current beers on tap. Stay tuned for the next episode of Coop Knows New Hampshire to see where I head next, and be sure to drop me a line if you’d like to recommend my next community spotlight.