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Portsmouth Brewery

Portsmouth BreweryPortsmouth Brewery

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 112
Beer Ratings: 2,987
Beer Avg: 3.82

Taps: 10 / Bottles: 8
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

225 Ratings
Ratings: 225
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.49%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

56 Market St
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801-3705
United States
phone: (603) 431-1115

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Notes:
The Portsmouth Brewery will typically have 6-7 of their own biers on tap, plus usually 3 from their sister brewery, Smuttynose. They may also have a guest tap on, which has seen Moat Mountain and Sierra Nevada as recent "guests". Growlers cost $4.00 for the glassware, then $10 to $18 for the actual brew, depending on the style. Be advised, they don't usually growler any of their stouts. Also available in the pub are 22oz bottles of Smuttynose Big Beers, plus their "Brewers Cellar" offerings, with items such as Chimay and Ommegang. The adjacent store sells a wide array of high-quality clothing, as well as 22oz "bombers" of Portsmouth bier, ranging in cost from $5 to $10.

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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Looks cramped from the streets in Portsmouth, and even when you first walk in, but there is an off-shoot section to the side of the main area that is quiet, as well as a seating area downstairs, so the room is actually quite ample. This place feels very "homey", no matter where you are from. Every time we have been the place has been packed, but we've never had to wait more than 15 minutes for seating. The bar was surprisingly smaller than I was expecting, but it maintains the hometown bar feel that way. The food is very decent, both in selection and pricing. They have a handful of fresh and local offerings that rotate frequently. The beer list was very good, with more than a dozen the last time we were there. As stated before in other peoples' reviews, there are brews from Smuttynose on-tap along with Portsmouth's offerings, and the occasional guest tap. They do offer a sampler paddle, and it comes with every beer they have on-tap at the time, which is always a big plus for my wife and I. The last time we went we had my parents along with us, and the bill for 4 meals, 2 apps, and drinks was still very reasonable. This is definitely a must-stop if you are visiting the Portsmouth area at any time.

09-02-2011 03:37:08 | More by GarthDanielson
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Portsmouth Brewery in Portsmouth, NH
94 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.