United States > New Hampshire > Portsmouth
TheCaptain (39) Lancaster, Pennsylvania | May 8, 2008
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Rats, just missed the tour! The building looks like a late 70ís early 80ís rambling set of peaks and slants. The inside kind of cool, picked up a shirt and some glass ware and a discontinued pull tap cheap. One of the places we hit on our New Hampshire tour. Beer was great, food was fine nothing fancy. Staff was helpful with directions.
dirtymike (13) Manchester, New Hampshire | May 31, 2006
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A great idea in concept to have a "brew pub" attached to a large brewery, but I was unimpressed overall. Beer selection was not anything I could not attain already at the store and food was similar to what you can get at the lunch counter of your local golf course, sanwhiches,soups,salads, nothing really tantilizing on their menu. The rstaurant itself has an empty warehouse feel,cold and not very friendly. The exception however is if you sit in the so called lounge/living room area where they have the comfiest large leather couches and a fireplace.
radarsock (48) Vermont | June 16, 2013
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Me and my step-dad had gone for the tour, which featured a sampling of their year-rounders at a tabletop near the mash tuns. The bar itself at the front room is inviting, and comfy, but they donít usually have very much to pick from. Sometimes theyíll tap a seasonal. Bartenders were either helpful or distractedly useless.
hunter112 (16) Nanuet, New York | February 19, 2008
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Ditto to everything Pastor said below, and you can get the maps with the coupon all over town, and at the visitor info centers at the state line. The guy with the ponytail is named Byron, and heís a hoot! The fireplace is inviting, the beer is properly served, and they donít try to gouge you on either food, beer, or take-home beer. Just get good Mapquest directions if youíre not familiar with the area, we got lost, took the wrong street off the traffic circle as the cartoony map was pretty much only good for the coupon.
Braudog (701) Hampton, Virginia | August 21, 2011
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August 2011. Not far from I-95, this expansive campus near the former Pease AFB is an interesting spot for a fun restaurant and brewery tour. Friendly service and stalwart Redhook ales are draw enough. Worth a detour. Brewery #535.
Beerfactor (4) Pennsylvania | May 28, 2005
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We were in the area, and had a coupon for the tour..so we went for it. This place is exactly like the Woodinville, WA location we toured 2 years ago, Iím told they even used the same blueprints when they built it! The brewery tour is not a "must see" but, interesting none the less. The Cataqua Public House at the brewery had beer selections as you would expect...all Redhook. Also a decent food selection as well.
Sammy (550) Toronto, Ontario | July 15, 2009
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This bar stands in stark contrast to that of Smuttynose. It was more crowded, and certainly more rowdy. The only spot to pick up a beer from the bar was a space next to a drunk large guy hitting on a chick, and as I got my bear, he shooed me away ("thaatís my shpot")although he later apoligized to where some elderly couple had made room for me. I am sure the vast majority people that come here are very nice. The beer is the Red Hook beer, so average for most, with occasional above average. Parking was good. Location a bit off the beaten track. Bartenders were alert, I did not receive nor did I ask for any discussion on the beer itself.
sonnycheeba (142) Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland | May 8, 2013
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Pretty generic brewpub with a large open dining area and a small gift shop. Service was okay. Selection is pretty much all Redhook beers with the standard lineup available as a flight, but the main draw is the brewmaster specials and seasonals. Varied food menu and all the items we ordered were very good. Overall a decent place to visit and have a few pints.
TheBeerBabe (13) Portland, Maine | March 4, 2010
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I like the Redhook brewpub and restaurant because theyíve recently let their brewers do other things than just the signature Redhook line. Beer pairings are suggested on the menu as well. Popping into the pub there allows you to have the chance to sample crazy experimental beers that they donít release or bottle often - and theyíre of great quality. The tour costs $1.00 and comes with a free tasting glass and plenty of beer samples. Tours run all day, and itís a nice place for lunch and a beer tour.
Pastor (15) Skowhegan, Maine | June 8, 2007| Updated December 28, 2007
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This place is very interesting the atmosphere is kind of like a ski lodge more than a pub. The wait staff is very helpful most of them have worked there a few years. They donít have any fried foods on the menu. You get chips and a pickle instead of fries with your burgers. They have a few specials that are always written on the black board when you come in most of them are worth the try. I recommend the jerk chicken wings for an appetizer, they are grilled and some of the best Iíve tasted (imported spices from Jamaica)
To me Redhook is more of a macro than a micro brewery but they do a brewers series beer only available at the brewery (right now its Treblehook) Take the tour it is well worth it especially if the grey haired guy with the pony tail is working (a true beer geek) I took the tour one time with a micro biologist and they started talking yeasts strains LOL. A quick hint Go to the lobby door and grab one of the Portsmouth tourist maps there will be a coupon for a free tour, if not itís only a buck and you get a free 4 oz glass
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