Liquid Therapy to host ceremony
NASHUA – Owners of Liquid Therapy are well on their way to crafting beers and memories, one pint at a time.
The city’s newest craft brewery, occupying the historic Central Fire Station, is hosting a special honorary ceremony Feb. 16. Firefighters from all six of Nashua’s firehouses are expected to make an appearances throughout the day.
Located at 14 Court St., this once bustling firehouse was built in 1870, and was active up until 1970. Owners Jason Palmer, Stanley Tremblay and Amy Vetrano worked with the city to recommission the old bay space, after sitting vacant for years.
Although Liquid Therapy officially opened Dec. 1, owners are inviting the community to join them at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 16 to cut a ribbon. There will also be a bit of fun for the whole family, including games and other activities.
With 12 unique beers rotating through their taps, such as Coconut Porter and Gingerbread Man Ale, customers can toast to this new installment in the downtown community, or satisfy their cravings with different food items on the menu, including beer ice cream.
“We really wanted to offer a variety to our customers, to try to have something unique for everyone’s tastes,” Palmer said.
Echoing his thoughts, Tremblay said they want their brewery to be a gathering place for members of the entire community.
“There were a lot of great times had in this building long before we got here,” Tremblay said. “It should be shared.”
In the roughly two months the brewery has been operating, Tremblay said he has already heard stories from patrons that their fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other family members once worked in the building. He said these stories are heartwarming to hear, and that the relaunch of this historic building means something to those sharing their stories.
As it is, firefighters from throughout New England have already began presenting Liquid Therapy with firehouse patches that have since been displayed on the wall for all to see. Also, Tremblay said, former Nashua Fire Rescue Fire Chief Steven Galipeau donated his lieutenant helmet, which also has a special place on the wall behind the bar.
“He had no use for it anymore, and thought it would be a great piece to show to the community, and we can’t thank him enough for his offer,” Tremblay said.
He also said if anyone else in the community wants to bring in any other paraphernalia that they want to show, whether it be fire patches from around New England and the world, firefighter or EMT gear or whatever else, that they will happily hang it up on the wall.
“We hope that we continue to acquire more patches for us to display,” Vetrano. “As you look around our space you will see we have had several different firefighter items donated to us that really bring out the historic firehouse.”
Palmer said they are constantly evolving, adding new items and tweaking things. He said the brewery is totally different from when they opened their doors, and said it’s going to be different by the end of the year as well, as things continue to unfold.
“It’s just interesting to see the transformation,” Palmer said. “Things we didn’t think were possible are definitely possible.”
However, patrons do not even need to drink a pint of beer to stop in. Tremblay said people can come alone or with the kids, as this is also a family-friendly location with tabletop games such as cornhole and a foosball table.
“There’s a lot of great memories in here, and I’d love to make a whole lot more,” Tremblay said.
Liquid Therapy opens its doors at noon Wednesday through Sunday. More information on the hours of operation, location and menu can be found online at http://www.liquidtherapynh.com/.