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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reviewed from notes. This was not a bad place. Though some may think Redhook isnít one of the better beer companies, I donít mind their stuff. The place is exceptionally clean with a decent knowledgeable staff and one dollar sample glasses that you can taste all of their beers that they have on tap for that day. The restaurant area is well staffed and serviceable. Itís Redhook, so of course, itís going to be at a decent value. I will say that the food is superb and probably better than their beer.
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.
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.