Can’t say I’m the biggest fan of Smuttynose, but their brewpub was very well done. great ambiance, good food, lots of beer to choose from, and very friendly staff. It’s probably one of the better brewpubs I’ve visited.
Visited on a rainy Sunday afternoon. They have a medium sized parking lot between the brewery and Hayseed (their restaurant). The brewery opens up into their gift shop, where you can buy their beer and all kinds of their merchandise. You pay for your flight at the counter here, and are directed back to the brewing area where they have a small bar set up. They had about ten things on tap. A flight is $4 for 4 samples, which are about 4 ounces each. Awesome price. It also came with a free $3 beer at Hayseed. We did not go to Hayseed, but I am curious what beer thatcould get you. Overall, the place was not what I expected, but was cool in its own right. I would recommend stopping if in the area.
Big modern tap room / restaurant on the brewery site. Interior is sparse / modern but a bit cold (both in terms of temperature and ambiance). Huge selection of Smuttynose and Smuttlabs beers. Had two flights and found most to be good (most liked the Smoked Cherry Weisse, least liked the Chestnut Saison). Was a bit disappointed with the food, had the Jambalaya, which was a bit lacking in flavour (was spicy but not much else). Worth a visit for the beers at least, if you are in the area.
My first visit to Hayseed was on a slow Sunday afternoon with my girlfriend. The service was incredible; fast friendly and pleasant attitude from our waitress. The draft list is deep with all current offerings plus about 6 vintage brews from their cellar. Smuttlabs offerings were 6 in total.
We ordered the smoked chicken wings with two different sauces, as well as two entrées for dinner. The price point on the food maybe slightly high but the quality is there. Based on my overall experience, everything was positive and I will return.
Very cool place to stop just south of Portsmouth. This location houses their new production facility along with a restaurant. The brewhouse offers 4 free samplers of beer, a tour, and a shop to buy regular bottles and rarer Smuttlab beers. The location is quaint and serene. The star of the location, however, is the 6 month old Hayseed restaurant. Not only does it have 24 taps, with 7-8 rare Smuttynose beers, it offers flights, the beers are cheap, the servers are super nice and genuine, and it offers an extensive menu. Great spot that is a must stop.
Large industrial brewery with a shop where you can purchase swag and bottles, and a little bar in the brewery. Great because you’re pretty much in the brewery operation. I did not do the tour but still got to do the tasting. 4 beers, free, out of 8 on tap. Ample sized pours and the bartender opened a bottle as well. Great customer service from her, and so-so from the people working the shop. Beer quality is solid, and prices are very nice. Plenty of parking. Atmosphere was beautiful under the thick blanket of snow. Essential stop.
Stopped by today and took the tour of the new building. Free tour lasted about 20 minutes with 4 4 oz samples afterwards in the shadow of the behemoth fermenters.
Huge production scale these days, 85 barrel brew length with 270 barrel fermenters damn.
Gift shop with lots of clothing and bottles to go.
The restaurant is not open yet they estimate later this year, I look forward to coming back and checking it out when they do open.
Just visited the new brewery. It is a great place, nestled on an old farm. A beautiful new building which is very efficiently designed. After a tour they have a bar area set up right next to the fermenters. 6 taps, and a few standing tables. The tour is free, as are the samples. They have the old farmhouse moved, and are rennovating it to be a restarauunt and pub. It should be good!
Smuttynose Brewing just moved out of Portsmouth N.H. and into Hampton N.H. on May 31, 2014 so I was there for the grand opening of the newly expanded brewery. The new place gives them so much more room. It doubles the size of their old one. Brewery tours are comprehensive and there were 8 beers to sample at the end of it. The setting has a nice country feel to it. There is a gift shop that has glassware, shirts, stuffed seals, and beer. It is worth the trip for craft beer enthusiasts.
This lace was just OK. They have a formal tour, and offered samples BEFORE the tour, as well as after, which was a nice touch. And you could ask for whatever you wanted, you didn’t have to stick to one glass of each. The tour is interesting enough. They have one "aged" beer for sale at the end, also a nice touch. Other than that, all beers were just the standard flagships, I was hoping for a more interesting selection.