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Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose Brewing CompanySmuttynose Brewing Company
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

23 Ratings
Ratings: 23
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 7.86%
Active Beers: 59
Beer Ratings: 24,214
Beer Avg: 3.84
[ Brewery ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @smuttynosebeer

Notes:
New location, and the new 98-seat restaurant also located on Towle Farm is slated for a Fall 2014 opening.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

603to843, Sunday at 01:57 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Expanding their operation and adding a beer garden and restaurant to their enlarged brewery.

ricknelson, Saturday at 04:12 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

AlexFields, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

trxxpaxxs, Oct 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

Great place! I can't wait for the restaurant to open! Generous and wonderful samples at end of tour.

CAMay, Oct 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

rjp217, Sep 28, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -10.5%

dexterk1, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

bcgeiman, Sep 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

smutty33, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

david18, Sep 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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.

ErinSully, Sep 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Pwbres, Sep 10, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev 0%

JaySat, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

smanson56, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

kdivers, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

TWStandley, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Gatordaddy, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

johnnnniee, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

BeerBeast, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Inglewood, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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!

Boto, Aug 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Johncnh, Aug 15, 2014
Smuttynose Brewing Company in Hampton, NH
93 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.