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Portsmouth Brewery

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Portsmouth BreweryPortsmouth Brewery
BA SCORE
95
world-class

269 Ratings
Ratings: 269
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Active Beers: 128
Beer Ratings: 3,189
Beer Avg: 3.81
Taps: 10
Bottles: 8
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ 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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Reviews by mltobin:
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4.36/5  rDev +2.3%

Over the years, I have been here several times. For me, it is usually a nice "rest stop" while driving to/from different parts of Maine. Thankfully, it is not very far off I-95. The only real trick is finding parking, especially during peak times when the weather is warm.

Anyways, they do a steady business and thus it can be hectic at times. Despite that, their staff is quite attentative to their thirsty patrons. And for those who are unsure about a certain beer on type, they will give you a small sample before you commit, which is always appreciated. Aside from Portsmouth beers, they always have a few Smuttynose options and small selection from other craft brewers such as Founders on tap.

The food is above average, they have the typical burgers and sandwiches, but also mussels and few other offerings that aren`t typical "pub grub". The meals have always hit the spot for me and are a good thing to have when one has a couple beers here. For those who want to same brew home, they will fill a growler to go. Or you can grab a bomber at the adjoining retail, as well as shirts, glassware and other swag.

mltobin, May 16, 2013
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1.04/5  rDev -75.6%

Steve_Trick, Today at 04:38 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

good food, decent beer

hudsonheat, Sep 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

kneary13, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

TWStandley, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Oidmoe, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of bosshop
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Second time visiting and just love this place. Everything is done right. Was fortunate enough to get my palate entangled in two pints of 'Nuggins' ipa. More fortunate to discover they bottled (that day) a bunch of bombers and selling them in the small retail shop. Their plough mans ate is about the best I've ever had.

bosshop, Aug 23, 2014
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Portsmouth Brewery in Portsmouth, NH
95 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.