Portsmouth Brewery | Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Portsmouth Brewery
Excellent based on 107 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: thornecb (10) | Taps: 10 |

Portsmouth Brewery

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Beer Available At Portsmouth Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Portsmouth Wicked Wheat IPA , Portsmouth Saison Dans La Maison , Portsmouth Project X: Sterling , Portsmouth Amber Cream Ale , Portsmouth Chocolate Rye Stout , Portsmouth Royal Impy Stout 97, Portsmouth Vienna Lager , Portsmouth Black IPA , Portsmouth Ryezenheimer , Portsmouth Nuggins IPA , Portsmouth California Common , Portsmouth Wheat Wine 91, Portsmouth Schwarz Bier , Portsmouth Project X: Falconerís Flight , Portsmouth Weizenheimer 42, Portsmouth Bock 66, Portsmouth Zwickel Monster , Portsmouth London Brown Porter , Portsmouth Summer Rye 49, Portsmouth American Farmhouse
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107 reviews for Portsmouth Brewery
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  78%
 Selection  78%
 Food  78%
 Value  78%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
FanwickMike  (33) | September 26, 2008| Updated October 12, 2008
beer tour, 09/22/08. Nice brewpub located in downtown Portsmouth, NH. Parking located practically next door (like maybe 50 feet away). Hostess directed us to booth quickly, although they were very busy. Waitress stopped by and left menus and took drink orders. I ordered the beer sampler, which was comprised of 7 house brews and 3 Smuttynose brews as well (apparently they are affiliated). All beers were pretty good, especially liked the Kolsch and the Bottle Rocket IPA, which was very hoppy without being absurdly bitter. Food was good as well, I ordered chili, which came with sour cream, jalapenos and tortillas and was spicy but not over the top. Price was reasonable, food and beer were good, highly reccomend.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
OldRaspy  (13) Virginia Beach, Virginia | September 6, 2008
A very nice brew pub ten taps plus one on cask. Food was good. Waitstaff was knowledgable and very friendly.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj  (14) New Hampshire | June 24, 2008
MMMMMM.... Had Kate the Great on Tap here today... Excellent atmosphere- lively and quite inviting. Bartenders are quite amiable and LaPanza lounge is a great place to hang out and quaff the breweryís tastey brews. Company store also attached in case you want some merch...
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes  (724) 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  (813) 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  (113) 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.

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