Active Beers: 119
Beer Ratings: 3,122
Beer Avg: 3.81
Taps: 10 / Bottles: 8
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Reviews by Jayli:
4.33/5 rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is my second trip to the Portsmouth Brewery and this place just keeps getting better. My first trip was Kate The Great day in 2010.
Headed up during Market Sq day (oops, had no clue), so it was a bit hectic but no where near the madhouse Kate The Great Day inspired.
The decor is very chill - exposed brick walls with pretty cool art and wooden tables. When you first walk in, a slightly elevated bar to the right that has a first come first serve eating area, to the back are tables. THere is a secluded little area on the second floor.
We waited forever for our waitress to initially come over but once she did, she was very nice and helpful.
They had roughly 10 beers total on tap - 6 Portsmouth brews, 3 Smuttynose and Stones IPA? Odd, but ok! Plenty to choose from. Beer was fantastic. I've yet to have a bad beer from this place - hit up the Black IPA and the Stone Car Stout (took a growler of the Black IPA home as well).
The food was phe-no-me-nal! We all shared their mussels in the ale sauce. Hot damn. I got the vermont cheddar pasta (caramelized onions and mushrooms in the pasta), one friend got a burger, and another got the pastrami. The food there is incredible. I tried the pastrami - best pastrami that I've ever had and proceeded to kick myself for not getting it. This place is a winner - great food and great beer. I couldn't ask for more.
We got away with 4 beers, 3 meals, and a seafood appetizer for $70, yup this place is definitely worth the drive up from Boston!
06-15-2011 18:30:01 | More by Jayli
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