Doug Palardy was born and raised in Central Vermont. After graduating from The Putney School, he went on to receive a degree in Theatrical Design from Bennington College. For many years Doug worked as a sales & marketing director, traveling extensively throughout the United States & abroad. In 2004 he opened the first of several boutique stores in Boston's South End under the name Motley. In early 2009 Doug & Daniel purchased the property, and began an extensive renovation, prior to opening the Ale House Inn. In his free time, Doug enjoys traveling, scouting for mid-century furniture, and designing limited-edition tee shirts. Doug's current beer of choice is Anchor Summer.
An Ohio native, Daniel Innis is the Dean of the Whittemore School of Business at the University of New Hampshire, a position that he has held since 2007. Prior to his tenure at UNH Dan served as the dean of the College of Business, Public Policy and Health at the University of Maine. He has also served Ohio University as the Associate Dean of the College of Business, Chair of the Marketing Department, and as a professor in the Marketing Department. Dan earned his Ph.D. in marketing and logistics from The Ohio State University in 1991. He is an avid sports fan, and major supporter of UNH athletics (especially hockey), the Red Sox, Patriots, and of course the Cleveland Indians. Dan has three children, Emily, Nick, and Ben. Daniel's preferred beer is Bass.
The Portsmouth Brewing Company was first established in 1871 as the Harris & Mathes Company. By 1873, the brewery was operated by Arthur Harris, and by 1876, it was renamed for the final time as the Portsmouth Brewing Company. The building which houses the Ale House Inn was used as a warehouse for the brewery. Thousands of kegs once rested here as they underwent fermentation. You will notice the foot thick brick walls that were built to keep the beer at the same temperature 365 days a year. While little is known about this brewery, and despite being dwarfed in publicity by its two larger rivals (The Frank Jones & Eldredge Breweries) it still managed to brew a fine product. Small, but feisty, the company advertised a wide variety of products including "India, Pale, Stock and Cream Ales, Hop Beer and Old Brown Stout" plus the uniquely named Portsburger Lager. Like many breweries, the company ceased operations in 1917 with the ratification of Prohibition.