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4.75/5 rDev +19.9%
Visited the brewpub today with the my wife, 4 month old daughter, and a friend, and enjoyed a nice meal in their upstairs, outdoor-but-covered-well patio. So cool to enjoy the outside but to not have to worry about the elements such as rain and the like. They also have a nice ~10 seat bar, nearby bar-style seating with about 8 table settings, more elegant seating upstairs in a loft area, and also a nice sunroom with ample seating as well.
Plenty of brews on tap, with probably 7 of their own, a couple from their sister breweries Smuttynose and Portsmouth Brewing, and then three guest taps. They always seem to have the gamut covered for beer styles, from pale ale to stout, and most everything in between. No barleywine, but probably because it's summer or some lame reason like that. Brews I had (Porter, Stout, and Smutty Weisenheimer) were all excellent.
Food and service were exemplary, with our orders brought out in a prompt manner, and all was as advertised and tasty. Each time I neared the bottom of my glass I was asked if I was interested in another, and never finished before the next arrived. Made for nice and continuous brew enjoyment.
Still miss the days when they used to run the Great New England Beer Festival, but where would we be without nostalgia. If in the area, definitely worth your time.
06-13-2004 00:46:42 | More by ppoitras
4.53/5 rDev +14.4%
This is a great place. One of my favorite places to go. They have great selections of freshly brewed beer and I cant say I have ever had one I didnt like.
Excellent place to bring a date. Its location is in a nice and safe area where you can walk around at night. They have a roof top you can sit at in the warmer months.
The food is pretty good. They are creative and everything is good. American Food and American Beers.
I love how they always try to do something new. They are innovators and they are good at it. Every time I leave I can't wait to go back. There aren't very many places that make me feel this way
11-25-2013 17:03:22 | More by Enriquehopnog
4.5/5 rDev +13.6%
I was very pleased that I chose to stop at the North Hampton Brewery this past Saturday and spend the afternoon sampling their offerings.
If you are in the area, it's a definite destination...
They offered seven on tap from their own brewery. Additionally they offered Five "guest beers" from other Micro-brewers to help round out the selection of styles they had available.
If they don't have an IPA available, then they'll offer one on the "guest list" I think this is a great idea.
Additionally, four of the five guest beers they offered are among my favorites. This led me to believe that I was somewhat simpatico with whoever was making these calls.
Service was excellent and they were very free flowing if you wanted to sample some of the varieties before ordering a pint. Atmosphere was also excellent and the clientele was very friendly. I spent about an hour helping the woman next to me complete her crossword puzzle.
For their own selections they offered;
Redhead stepchild (Irish red) - Did not try
Hoover's Porter - Did not try
Altbier - A little sweet for my taste, but a well constructed beer.
Magic Carpet Rye - Excellent, really, really nice beer.
North hamp Pale Ale - Very, Very Good
Weizenheimer - Did not try
Raspb Weizen - Pretty darn good for a summer session beer. Not too sweeet.
On the guest list:
Cape Anne fisherman's Ale - Excellent Beer
Stone Ruination DPA - One of my favorites
BBC Steel Rail Ale - Excellent Beer
Victory Prima - My favorite Pilsner
Smutty nose IPA - Among my favorite IPA's
Guest brews $5
Samplers (4 - 4 oz) for 7.50
You must stop when in the area.
06-10-2008 01:38:40 | More by Reagan1984
4.43/5 rDev +11.9%
Nice atmosphere. Sat at a bar table with high stools. Waitress was extremely efficient and pleasant and offered beer menus very expeditiously, This night there were around 7 or 8 offerings as well as bottled SNevada. Sizes ranged from 8 - 16 oz glasses. Bombers and growlers were available for takeout.
Bar was laid out in a semicircle with nice appointments, including wall hangings and mirrors.
As mentioned previously, the selections were there for a variety of taste....pale ale, stout, porter, amber, maibock, pilsener, biiters amongst others.
There is also a restaurant associated with the pub. I did not eat upstairs, however, an order of buffalo wings with bleu cheese certainly complemented my Black Cat Stout quite nicely.
Northampton is a great town for culture and other attractions. It's nice to see that they also have a nice brew pub too.
Addition 6/27/04. Had lunch and the pulled pork barbecue sandwich was outstanding. They were out of a few brews so I had to settle for my 2nd and 3rd choices, which were ok, but not spectacular. My party also had the ruben and turkey bacin club sandwiches which they also rated very highly.
04-23-2004 23:38:47 | More by edchicma
4.41/5 rDev +11.4%
Another reason to like Northampton: a clean, bustling brewpub with an interesting selection of beers (Wee Heavy, Raspberry Lager, amongst "standards") at good prices. The beers are pretty good. If I heard correctly, this place has a connection to Smuttynose and uses a couple of their recipes (owners being brothers, or something?), so this is pretty decent stuff. They had one or two commerical craft beers on tap, and I personally spied no crap beer on the premises.
It was fairly lively for a mid-week evening, and our bartender was very vigilant about replacing our empty glasses with more pleasing full ones. It was really some of the better service I've received at a bar in recent memory, but then again, people AT the bar usually fare better. I can't vouch for the quality of the table service. We came here for "dessert" after dinner, so I can't judge the food... NoHo offers some pretty tough competition when it comes to dining, though.
06-06-2006 17:28:36 | More by krantul
4.4/5 rDev +11.1%
Decided to stop here with my wife after a day of shopping and looking around the area. The town of North Hampton is very nice and this place seemed to fit right in and was east to find. Park at the parking garage as the Brew Pub is more or less next-door. The Pub seems to be on a closed street, at least one of the two entrances that we saw. Seems that they have an outdoor Beer garden area that we did not see due to it being November, but the open bar inside was very welcoming. It had a modern feel but warm due to the amount of wood and muted colors. We decided to have a bite to eat and did not sit right at the bar but just a little ways away in a room that had a full view of the bar area. Also had a second floor, which had a large amount of tables, looks like this can be a busy place! The room where we where sitting was nice, had a nice fire (gas) place which was inviting. The menu had a good amount of different pub like foods as well as some nice sounding entrees. I decided to get a burger which was great and my wife got a panini what she said was also real good. The beer selection was very nice, I believe they had 9 of their own brews on tap with a few guests taps, one was from Smutty and the other from BBC but not sure on the third. I had the Black Cat Stout and the Pumpkin Ale and both where excellent. Wish we had more time to try a few other offerings, guess another trip is in order especially with the other great places in the area to check out! If you are in the North Hampton area I would say check this place out, I know that it would have a little competition if time is an issue with The Dirty Truth, Moan and Dove as well as The Sierra Grille but to me was worthy of a stop!
11-06-2006 01:17:32 | More by Stimack
Northampton Brewery in Northampton, MA
89 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.