Welcome to Smuttynose Brewing Company which started out in 1994 as the Portsmouth Brewery, the first brew pub in Portsmouth.
After many successful years in Portsmouth, in 2008, they purchased Towle Farm in Hampton so they could expand operations. As they built the much larger facility, they maintained the feel of the original farm by updating the house to become the bar and restaurant and keeping the barn.
I don’t know what they use the handsome barn for these days, but it is certainly in good repair. The brewery and gift shop are in the red building on the right.
If the good food and the great beer aren’t enough for you, the entire facility is beautiful. The buildings are surrounded by efficient rain gardens, wonderful stone walls, beautiful plantings and seating areas, and there is special parking for bicycles and efficient cars. The outside is a gardening candy store.
Why do we love Smuttynose? Let me count the ways…
- Great craft beer
- Delicious food at both the Hayseed Restaurant and the Portsmouth Brewery
- Supports our local economy
- AND the head brewer in Portsmouth, Matt Gallagher, is our camping buddies’ nephew. Wahoo – always good to know a head brewer. 🙂
Doors leading to the Smuttynose Brewing Company and their wonderful Hayseed Restaurant in Hampton, New Hampshire are my kind of doors. If you get in the area, I highly recommend pulling them open for a visit.
Smuttynose Brewing Company, 105 Towle Farm Road, Hampton, NH or Portsmouth Brewery, 56 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH
Linked to Norm Frampton’s, Thursday Doors, October 29, 2015.