SCHILLING Beer Co. - Littleton, NH


Brew Pub (18 Mill St)

Sun - Thu 12pm - 10pm
Fri 12pm - 11pm
Sat 11am - 11pm

Store & Tasting Room (26 Mill St)

M - Th 12pm - 8pm
Fri 12pm - 9pm
Sat 11am - 9pm
Sun 11am - 8pm

"Far better it is to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure,
than in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."

- Theodore

Schilling Beer Co. is the embodiment of a dream that four brothers and a father conceived over a decade ago—an aspiration to spend their days together pursuing family, community and excellence through crafting the finest artisanal European-inspired beers.

“It gives us, the Schilling family, tremendous joy to share our dream with you in every pour.”

About Schilling Beer Co.

We brew progressive continental European-inspired beers that we are personally passionate about. These beers tell our story—where we’ve been, where we’re going, and what we value. We brew on a custom-built five-vessel 20-barrel brewhouse and have added a vibrant sour/spontaneous beer program in our new riverside cellar.  Many of these beers will never be distributed beyond our brewery’s taproom.  We believe that enjoying fresh Schilling Beer Co. and Resilience beers (our American ale project) in our converted 18th-century grist mill on the Ammonoosuc River offers an unparalleled drinking experience–one that allows us to showcase both our passion for beer and love of the North Country. Check out our new riverside Store & Tasting Room and from-scratch food truck coming this summer!

We distribute in limited quantities to select craft beer retailers in Vermont through Vermont Beer Shepherd; New Hampshire and Maine through Vacationland Distributors; in Massachusetts and Rhode Island via Craft Collective; in Michigan via M-4 CIC; and in Virginia/Washington, DC via Allied Craft Distribution.

Our Brewery & Taproom

We believe that craft beer is best enjoyed in community and within a specific sense of place. Our educated staff and unique location—on the banks of the Ammonoosuc River in a carefully renovated three-story 1797 gristmill—provide an optimal environment to do just that.

Food to Pair


We offer rustic Neopolitan-style pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, local meats and cheeses and other plates designed to pair with our beers. Our food is rustic, simple and fresh, emphasizing local sources whenever possible.

Outdoor beer garden and riverfront deck seating are available, weather permitting.

The Schilling Team

Dr. Bruce Cozzens, Chairman & Co-Founder

Dr. Bruce Cozzens, Chairman & Co-Founder

Bruce is Schilling Beer Co.’s Chairman. He has longed to be in business with all of his sons, and together they decided to make their dreams a reality and opened Schilling Beer Co. in Littleton in September 2013.

A practicing veterinarian for over 40 years and current president of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, Bruce never could persuade his sons to join him in the veterinary field, so he decided he would team with them to brew European-inspired beers while he continues to practice in Northern Michigan.

Bruce and his wife Kathryn have five grandchildren and multiple pets. Kathryn has a background in design and textiles from Michigan State University. Bruce sold his first veterinary hospital in 2007, and recently opened a new facility in 2013 in Traverse City, Michigan.

Like his sons, Bruce enjoys fishing and reading, and is involved in church and community service projects. Bruce attended University of Michigan for undergraduate studies and earned his doctorate from Michigan State University. He looks forward to the future, when he is able to give back to the community of Littleton, which has been so welcoming and supportive of his family’s business, Schilling Beer Co.

John Lenzini, Head of Brewery Operations & Co-Founder

John Lenzini, Head of Brewery Operations & Co-Founder

John was in education as a teacher of chemistry, coach, and administrator of nearly 20 years before co-founding Schilling Beer Co. John spent the better half of a decade living in German-speaking Europe and traveling throughout central Europe. Schilling’s beers are influenced significantly by his experiences on the continent.

John is married and is the proud father of two boys. When not overseeing Schilling’s brewery operations, John can be found skiing, fly-fishing, and otherwise enjoying northern New England’s rich landscape. He holds an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree from the University of Michigan.

Jeffrey B. Cozzens, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Jeffrey B. Cozzens, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Jeff spent the better part of two decades working as an international relations professional prior to co-founding Schilling Beer Co. Despite working in a field that he loved, he could never shake the dream of brewing European-inspired beers together with his family.

Jeff joined forces in 2012 with his best friend, brothers, and dad to extensively research locations for their brewery in Northern NH and VT.  After reviewing over a dozen potential sites, they settled on Littleton as Schilling’s home. With its vibrant Main St, authentic community feel and the unparalleled natural beauty of the White Mountains, the decision was an easy one. There, Jeff and his partners renovated a circa 1797 grist mill on the banks of the Ammonoosuc River, in collaboration with Renaissance Mills Littleton, and Schilling Beer Co. was born.  Jeff’s wife, Monica, designed the brewpub’s interior and is also responsible for the Scandinavian-inspired look of their new (2018) production facility and store.

Beyond Schilling, Jeff is a leading advocate for independent New Hampshire breweries and active in public service.  He serves as President of the New Hampshire Brewers Association (NHBA); as a Governor C. Sununu appointee to the state’s Commission on Demographic Trends; as a Community College System of New Hampshire trustee; and he was selected in 2019 to represent the NHBA on the state’s Commission on Beer, Wine and Liquor Tourism.  He is also active locally with the board of Littleton Main St Inc., a non-profit that exists to promote small business, local charitable initiatives and to perpetuate the success of Littleton’s one-of-a-kind downtown.

Jeff holds undergraduate degrees in political science and religious studies from Wheaton College and Michigan State University (respectively), and an MLitt in international security studies from the University of St Andrews, where he also conducted PhD research (ABD). He is widely published on terrorism and international security matters, including a 2013 co-authored congressional testimony to the US House Armed Services Committee.  He also served as research associate at the University of St Andrews and George Mason University.

When he isn’t enjoying John’s beers, Jeff can be found fly-fishing, hunting or exploring the North Country with his wife and daughters, where they have proudly resided since 2005.

Stuart Cozzens, Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder

Stuart Cozzens, Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder

Stuart Cozzens is Schilling’s Chief Operating Officer.  Known to howl at the moon, he has a degree in business from Hope College, and postgraduate degrees in religion from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and theological ethics from the University of Aberdeen.  Stu enjoys hiking and fishing, cooking mean trout sandwiches on a campfire, and spending time with his wife and children.

Chris Deapo, Head Brewer - Blender

Chris Deapo, Head Brewer - Blender

Chris comes to us with nearly a decade’s worth of experience in all aspects of production brewing, most recently heading up Phantom Carriage Brewing and Blending in Southern California. We are excited to welcome him on board to oversee our brew staff and to drive our newly established wild and spontaneous program.

Sarah Bryan, Vice-President, Strategic Communications

Sarah Bryan, Vice-President, Strategic Communications

A New Hampshire native and hospitality professional with almost 10 years of experience in independent breweries, Sarah has spent the majority of her working life in the craft beer industry with experience ranging from the cellar and front of house to operational management.

Joe Rinaldo, Sales & Logistics Manager

Joe Rinaldo, Sales & Logistics Manager

Joe Rinaldo, formerly of Massachusetts, is now a certified member of the North Country guild. A beard smith and beat-boxer extraordinaire, he comes to us from SingleCut Beersmiths and Cape Cod Beer.  Please speak with him about his mad yodeling skills.

Amy Turner, General Manager

Amy Turner, General Manager

Amy is a Littleton native and a graduate of Plymouth State College who has been with Schilling Beer Co. from the beginning. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, hot wiring cars, kayaking, and hikes with her dogs and husband, Rooks.

Jenn Smith, Prep Manager

Jenn Smith, Prep Manager

Jenn is our prep manager with an ever-present ‘can-do’ attitude that lifts everyone around her.  She’s a whiz with anything from savory to sweet, with no limits between.

AJ Dickerman, Facilities Engineer

AJ Dickerman, Facilities Engineer

AJ is veritable human Swiss Army Knife of expertise–a first-class North Country MacGyver.  The man can literally do anything, including make a 10-year old bear rump roast taste great.

Courtland Hanley, Kitchen Manager

Courtland Hanley, Kitchen Manager

Courtland joined Schilling Beer Co. in the summer of 2016 and has managed the kitchen since the spring of 2017. When not manning the wood fired oven, Courtland enjoys hiking, fishing, and sports.

Our Community

Nestled in the shadow of New Hampshire’s majestic White Mountains, Littleton is the cultural, economic and recreational hub of the North Country. Rated by many travel publications as one of the top ten best small towns in America, this picturesque New England gem offers something for everyone: fine dining and art galleries, unique shops, historic buildings, a covered bridge in the middle of town spanning a trout stream (right next to Schilling Beer Co.), and a vast array of outdoor activities for all seasons and skill levels.

Incorporated in 1784, Littleton soon became a commercial and cultural center for New Hampshire’s North Country. Perched on the banks of the Ammonoosuc and Connecticut rivers, Littleton developed first as a mill town, manufacturing a vast array of goods. Today, with a population around 6,000, it continues to serve as the North Country’s cultural and economic core, offering a bustling, award-winning Main Street, and the progressive feel of a “Mountain Town”.  Fly-fishing, skiing nearby peaks, and trekking through some of the most serious backcountry on the East Coast merges seamlessly with Littleton’s burgeoning arts and culture scene.

The town’s location in the scenic White Mountains and its mix of small-town charm and modern convenience has earned Littleton numerous accolades, including the first New Hampshire Profile Community Award for conveying the state’s spirit of independence and being named a “Top Ten Dream Town” by Outside magazine.  In 2014 Fodor’s Travel named Littleton as one of America’s “Best Main Streets”.

Schilling Beer Co. is proud to call Littleton home.

News & Events

Catch up on brewery news and events here through our Instagram feed and blog posts.


18 Mill Street
Littleton NH 03561
Phone: (603) 444-4800



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