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‘Pipe Dream’ comes true for Londonderry homebrewers



Pipe Dream Brewing, a new business story, told in 4 parts

LONDONDERRY, NH — In an inconspicuous warehouse just off Harvey Road you will find Pipe Dream Brewing. John Bacheller and Jon Young are co-owners of this craft beer endeavor, which just launched May 21.

They may seem an unlikely business duo — Bacheller is about to retire after operating a successful construction business for more than 30 years, and Young, 28, is a former Marine who most recently worked as a corrections officer. They met when Young started dating Bacheller’s daughter, Tori, about a 18 months ago. Their mutual interest in homebrewing gave them common ground. Bacheller’s interest in having something to do once he retires from construction, and Young’s dream of operating a brewery gave them enough common ground to work on a business plan that’s now become a reality.

Pipe Dream Brewing is a veteran-owned business in a retrofitted warehouse. Now that they’ve got a funky space, they’re ready to put themselves on the New Hampshire brewers map — a list that continues to grow. To that end, they will be joining this year’s Granite State Brewers Association’s 3rd Annual Brewers Festival, July 30 at Arms Park in Manchester.

Although Pipe Dream is very much under the radar and off the beaten path, word-of-mouth has been bringing in new customers daily. Bacheller says he often notices beer aficionados sampling beers while simultaneously rating them using their Untappd phone app.

Variety is a draw, and for that reason Young looks forward to experimenting, and switching up the daily list of beer on tap. They also offer a menu of apps and sandwiches, which means they can serve beer by the pint as well, making it a perfect stop, whether you’re on your lunch break, or ready to unwind after work.

Look for live entertainment, coming soon.

The brewery is located at 49 Harvey Road. Hours are Wednesday to Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Growlers will be available for takeout. On Facebook: Pipe Dream Brewing.

Bend & Brew  Sunday mornings come for a one-hour yoga class at 11 a.m., stay for beer, $25 class includes a free flight. All classes taught by Janine Mitchell, certified yoga instructor. BYOYM (Bring your own yoga mat if you have one). 

Podacast, Part 1: Bacheller gives all the credit to Young, whose specializes in small-batch brews. And they both give all the credit to Tori, for bringing them together. Click the Soundcloud above to hear in their own words how it all got started.

Podcast, Part 2: Bob LeBreux of Londonderry has the distinction of being “Customer No. 1 at Pipe Dream.  He talks about what he appreciates most about Young’s unique flavors, including his current favorite, the Mango IPA, and what keeps him coming back to his new favorite neighborhood watering hole, for more.


Podcast, Part 3: Joseph Yablonski discovered Pipe Dream Brewing when a friend mentioned it to him. As an original investor in Longtrail Ale out of Vermont, Yablonski knows a thing or two about craft brews. Listen as he talks about his current favorite brew, and find out what his wife, Faith, thought about her first trip to the newest brewery on the block.

Podcast, Part 4: Nothing beats a cold beer on a Friday night after work, except a flight of cold craft beers among international colleagues, perhaps. Bosch co-workers Joey Sung, originally from South Korea, and interns Joe Gehlert,  from Germany, and Baptiste Coutain, an intern from France, were enjoying the atmosphere while sampling custom flights at Pipe Dream Brewing.

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Carol Robidoux

PublisherManchester Ink Link

Longtime NH journalist and publisher of ManchesterInkLink.com. Loves R&B, German beer, and the Queen City!

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