Portsmouth Brewery | Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Portsmouth Brewery
Excellent based on 104 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

56 Market Street
Portsmouth, New Hampshire United States 03801 [ print map ]
603 431 1115


Hours: 11:30 AM-12:30 AM seven days

Mayor: AirForceHops (21) | Taps: 10 |

Portsmouth Brewery

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Beer Available At Portsmouth Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Portsmouth Vienna Lager , Portsmouth Le Chat Noir 78, Portsmouth India Light Lager (The I.L.L.) , Portsmouth Hefeweizen 67, Portsmouth Whipper Snapper 77, Portsmouth Belgian Kriek , Portsmouth Belgian Triple , Portsmouth Black Cat Stout 93, Portsmouth Project X: Palisade , Portsmouth Thaizenheimer 67, Portsmouth Wheat Wine 91, Mayflower IPA 86, Portsmouth Blueberry Ale 43, Portsmouth Kate The Great Russian Imperial Stout 100, Portsmouth Oatmeal Raisin Brown , Firestone Walker Easy Jack 97, Firestone Walker Opal 97, Portsmouth Oatmeal Pale Ale , Portsmouth Killer B Braggot 48, Portsmouth Cream Ale 52
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104 reviews for Portsmouth Brewery
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  78%
 Selection  78%
 Food  78%
 Value  78%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes  (649) Vancouver, British Columbia | June 21, 2008
Nice place, wooden and stylish. Wide variety of brews on tap, though I managed to miss all the really special ones. No Kate the Great for me. Grumble. The best brew was the American Mild that I got a bomber of from the gift shop. The food was interesting, but didnít blow my mind. At least they gave it a go. Will return next time Iím driving by.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine  (746) The Sunshine State, Florida | June 17, 2008
Nice brewpub in a very pleasant Maine town. Well worth the visit. The ambiance is local. Lots of wood: everything is wood. Big enough to relax but small enough to feel cozy. Friendly service. Excellent selection for a small brewpub: itís nice to get ten beers in your first flight. It was $15 for the ten samplers when we were there, alternatively $1.75 for two of them. No guest taps as far as I know unless you count Smutty.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal  (45) Montreal, Quebec | June 12, 2008
The place looks nice, it feels more like a restaurant that serves house beer than a brewpub, the atmosphere is pleasant and the food is good. The beer is pretty good, thereís always a nice selection of house beers and some Smuttynose offerings. Definitely worth a visit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
IPFreely  (143) Sanborn, New York | June 8, 2008
Fairly upscale joint. Nice atmosphere. Ten taps, 7 of which were their own and three from Smuttynose. You can get a sampler of all ten if you so choose. Some of their beers were fairly pedestrian, but the scotch ale was totally awesome and the wheat wine was very good as well. Upscale food menu with some interesting choices like pheasant, and fair prices for what you were getting. The grilled cajun salmon sandwich was solid. The gift shop connected to the place had lots of fun merchandise as well as some stuff from Smuttynose. Bombers of some of the house beers can be purchased at the gift shop as well. Well worth the stop
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons  (100) Allenstown, New Hampshire | May 17, 2008
I went for lunch on my own and sat at the bar. The bar was made of wood and there were some mini bars seperating the main bar and some of the tables. Funky art on the walls, which is not surprising if you are familiar with Portsmouth and itís art community. Its location is in the heart of Portsmouthís historic (and some say haunted) district. It is easy to get slowed down on the narrow streets but thereís a parking garage nearby. But I donít mid hoofing it about a half a mile from the municipal parking lot where there is free parking. You can buy this cricket bat shaped slotted holder with up to ten 3-oz samplers of the brews on tap for $7.75. The brews change with the season so if you are looking for Kate, the Great...go next November. THe wait staff was well dressed, knowledgable, helpful, and friendly. The menu is typical for a brew pub with inexpensive sandwich choices and a good variety of appetizers. I didnít order a main course. I had the Pulled Pork. Thereís a gift shop in the building where you can pick up growlers or 22 ounce bottles of the brews of the season. Reasonably priced. I got out of there for under $15.00.
TheCaptain  (39) Lancaster, Pennsylvania | May 8, 2008
Nice stop for a couple of beers with the Budster. Got a shirt, glass, girl behind the counter (retail) was real nice and helpful. Beer selection was great plenty to try and the bartenders pleasant. Warm day and beer went down nice and cold. Didnít eat here but the ambiance was cool, hopefully can check the place out again sometime.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
rman18  (12) Caldwell, New Jersey | April 29, 2008
Nice place for beer... Wasnít too fond though of the service nor the food - but I really went for the beer and they had a huge selection, and I liked it.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
Toejam  (1) Ann Arbor, Michigan | April 26, 2008
Visited on a weekday for lunch. The server was actively hostile we apparently interrupted her day. The Brown ale had major diacetyl. The pale was ok, not aggressively hoppy. I ordered the Black Cat Stout and was told it was out. I mentioned that La Chat Noir was listed on the board. Thatís different I was told. It was the best of the lot anyway-had a sting to it, which mellowed into fruit tones. Very smooth stout. The nachos were expensive and subpar.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45  (109) Mount Dora, Florida | April 23, 2008
Went on a weekend afternoon for lunch. Place was crowded but we got a table quickly. Had a nice amount of beers to choose from and the oneís I had were well done. Tried a couple different styles and I was not disappointed. Food was good and the menu seemed to have a good variety. Friendly service. Theyíve got a small gift shop as you exit the restaurant if thatís what youíre into. I had fun.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
darylteach  (2) Dover, New Hampshire | March 31, 2008
Great local microbrewery. Try the sampler! they are often very generous with how many they give you! Theyíve always got a wide variety of types and styles of beers, so everyone can always find something they like. Good, reliable food selection, often with excellent specials.

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