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Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Smuttynose Brewing CompanySmuttynose Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.88/5
Based on:
79 Beers
11,806 Reviews
Place Score: -
Reviews: 8
Visits: 66
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

105 Towle Farm Rd
Hampton, New Hampshire, 03842-1806
United States
phone: (603) 436-4026

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @smuttynosebeer

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Smuttynose Hours
Monday Noon-7pm, last tour begins at 4pm
Tuesday Noon-7pm, last tour begins at 4pm
Wednesday Noon-7pm, last tour begins at 4pm
Thursday Noon-7pm, last tour begins at 5:30pm
Friday Noon-7pm, last tour begins at 5:30pm
Saturday 11am-8pm, last tour begins at 6:30pm
Sunday 11am-4pm, last tour begins at 3pm

Hayseed Hours
Monday 4pm-11pm, food til 10
Tuesday closed
Weds 4pm-11pm, food til 10
Thursday 4pm-11pm, food til 10
Friday 11:30am-Midnight, food til 11
Saturday 11:30am-Midnight, food til 11
Sunday 11:30am-11pm, food til 9
Place: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 8 | Visits: 66
Photo of mynie
4.35/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Tucked away in Hampton but easily accessible from the highway, Smuttynose is about a 10-15 minute drive from Portsmouth or a little less than an hour and a half from Boston. I don't know if I'd call it a must-visit, but it is the most aesthetically pleasant brewery campus I've ever visited aside from New Glarus.

Everything looks and smells new. The brewery and store is a long red building. The shop doesn't sell anything you can't find in liquor stores, and the tour was run-of-the-mill.

The restaurant across the way, called Hayseed, is gorgeous and homey. It looks and feels like you're in a house. The food selection is fairly broad, and everything is fresh and delicious. There's about twenty beers on tap including several from Portsmouth and Smuttlabs, and nearly everything was available in growlers.

I don't got much else to say other than it was pretty and pleasant and the beer was very nice. (918 characters)

Photo of Nickcal
4.28/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Love whats going on here. Beautiful area with gardens all around the building, well maintained landscape and indoors. No fee for the tour and tasting. All they ask is that you make a donation. You can skip the tour and go right for the tasting if you please. Also if you plan on going to Portsmouth Brewery as I did that same day, they give you a card for a free beer, make sure you ask though. For the tasting they let you pick 4 beers and after that you bring the card they give you next door for a 7oz pour at there restaurant "Hayseed". With the free beer at Portsmouth Brewery all for a $5.00 donation, if your kind enough to do. There is no going wrong here. (664 characters)

Photo of Budlum
5/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great location with an enthusiastic staff. The tour is informative and offered a very generous tasting program. A wide selection of beers, and most importantly the Smuttlabs releases, are available for purchase. Everyone at the brewery was very enthusiastic about both their beer and providing a positive experience. This is a must-visit. The new brewery, restaurant, and grounds are beautiful. Their plans for the property will only make their farm better and better. (474 characters)

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.04/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

New tasting "room" is in the brewhouse, so its pretty cool....usually some nice variation of offerings (smutlabs, vintage stuff, current beers). Staff are always awesome! (170 characters)

Photo of BostonBrewRu
4.66/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Cool farm vibe. Apparently their adding a ton of fun stuff to do, biking trails, disc golf, etc. They have a farm to table restaurant next door and a retail store. Great tour, very knowledgeable staff, impressive facility, and a ton of free tastes afterwards. (259 characters)

Photo of ErinSully
4.75/5  rDev n/a

I've been to upwards of 35 breweries--some just for paid tastings, some for tours. I appreciate breweries for what they are and what they are able to achieve with their space. For many reasons Smuttynose is my favorite. (There's a fancy, famous beer-hall in Boston that is fun to visit, but it's a crowded tourist trap much of the time. And there are nano-breweries operating out of garages that do a great job too. But Smuttynose is a winner because they have that just-right middle ground). The tours are informative (if you know nothing about beer maybe go to a Budweiser or Coors-type place first for the high level look at simple ingredients, marketing, etc.) If you really want to know more about beer and brewing you can get that at Smutty. I've done the tour 3 or 4 times (most times with lead host Ben). They don't currently charge money for their tours, but if they started to (like nearly all the breweries do these days) it would still be worth it. Especially since tour guests get a card for a free beer at Portsmouth Brewery. I'm rating 4.75 because I want to leave room for when they really settle into the new digs. I think they can probably have events and really utilize the opening of the restaurant to have a really, really nice 5-star place on their hands. (1,279 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev n/a

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. (438 characters)

Photo of Boto
4/5  rDev n/a

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! (392 characters)

Smuttynose Brewing Company in Hampton, NH
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.