To Top

Meet Peter Telge of Stark Brewing Company in Manchester

Today we’d like to introduce you to Peter Telge.

Peter, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Been here for 23 years one of the first 2 brewpubs in N.H the first Distillery/Brewpub and only in the state! Beers Built this location from 1992 to 1994 then opened in the fall of 94, over the years have been very well known as one of the best brewpubs in New England. We have won over 30 medals, we have been chosen as Good Samaritan of the year, Good Neighbor award by both city and NHLRA. Won best Chili, wings, burger awards. Great function room, and all kinds of activities from Poetry on Thursday’s to Salsa on Wednesday’s. Acoustical weekends, Karaoke, trivia, great for sports events etc round out this place nicely. Over 16 different beers on tap at all times. Large menu with an entire gluten free menu!

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Been many struggles as I have gone from the 2nd brewpub in NH now there are over 80. Multiple restaurants and tap houses have opened all around me. We have fought the distributors in trying to sell our beer in the market. And now we are fighting the state to get our distilled product out on the state liquor stores. It has been quite a long battle with all. But we are in over 200 locations now and doing well.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Stark brewing Company – what should we know?
We are one of the best Brewery’s in not only the state but the region and I dare say the country. At least that is what hundreds have told us thru the years. We have some amazing beers that have won dozens of medals. Our brewers have over 50 years of experience, which makes us one of the most experienced and awarded brewpubs in the area. We are very involved in the community as I serve on the board of New Horizon’s and been feeding the homeless Christmas breakfast for 25 years.

Contact Info:

  • Address: Stark brewing company
    500 Commercial st
    Manchester, N.H. 03101
  • Website:
  • Phone: 603-625-4444
  • Email:
  • Instagram: Stark Brewing Company
  • Facebook: starkbrewingcompany
  • Twitter: starkbrewingcompany

Getting in touch: BostonVoyager is built on recommendations from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you know someone who deserves recognition please let us know here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in

  • Picture Perfect Fridays

    A photo is worth a thousand words and a great photographer is priceless.  Check out some of the brilliant shots captured by...

    BostonVoyager StaffMarch 16, 2018
  • An Artistic Voyage: exploring local creative and artistic works

    Raw, unfiltered creative expression – from stories and photographs to illustrations and paintings – is at the heart of the BostonVoyager. ...

    BostonVoyager StaffMarch 15, 2018
  • #BostonCreatives: the local artists who inspire us

    Through a mix of mediums, formats and perspectives local artists illuminate the unknown, color the previously black-and-white and add depth to...

    BostonVoyager StaffMarch 15, 2018
  • Flashes & Strokes: a Tale of Two Mediums

    The digital and traditional arts are thriving in Boston. From newer, technology based media like photography and digital art to more...

    BostonVoyager StaffMarch 13, 2018
  • Portraits of Waltham

    Waltham is home to some of New England’s most brilliant artists, entrepreneurs and scholars. The BostonVoyager is all about supporting creatives and...

    BostonVoyager StaffMarch 13, 2018
  • Portraits of MetroWest

    The BostonVoyager is all about supporting creatives and risk takers – from makeup artists, fashion designers and music producers to chefs, entrepreneurs...

    BostonVoyager StaffMarch 13, 2018
  • Portraits of Brookline & Allston

    Brookline & Allston have given birth to many of the greats from JFK to Conan…and true to their tradition they continue...

    BostonVoyager StaffMarch 13, 2018
  • Boston’s Most Inspiring Stories

    Every neighborhood in the Greater Boston area has its own vibe, style, culture and history, but what consistently amazes us is...

    BostonVoyager StaffMarch 13, 2018
  • Portraits of Downtown

    We’re always filled with so much inspiration after visiting Downtown. The BostonVoyager is all about supporting creatives and risk takers – from...

    BostonVoyager StaffMarch 12, 2018