Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose Brewing CompanySmuttynose Brewing Company
Smuttynose Brewing CompanySmuttynose Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

105 Towle Farm Rd
Hampton, New Hampshire, 03842-1806
United States

(603) 436-4026 | map

Notes: Smuttynose Hours
Monday – Thursday
Retail- 12pm to 7pm
Tours- 2-6pm (Hourly)
Tastings- 2-6:30pm

Retail- 12pm to 8pm
Tours- 12pm to 7pm(Every Half Hour)
Tastings- 12-7:30pm

Retail- 11am to 8pm
Tours- 11am to 7pm(Every Half Hour)
Tastings- 11-7:30pm

Retail- 11am to 7pm
Tours- 11am to 6pm(Every Half Hour)
Tastings 11-6:30pm

** Tasting cards will be sold up until 30 minutes before the Smerchandise shop closes on any day**

Hayseed Hours:
Monday, Wednesday Thursday 11:30am-11pm
Friday and Saturday 11:30am-12:00am
Sunday 11:30am-10pm
Closed Tuesday
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Reviews by Tarps68:
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Tarps68 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

The brewery is in location that makes feel like you are in the woods of NH not near Hampton Beach.
The brewery has a very nice outdoor area which had a laid back vibe. I had a Belgian Style ale outside which was very good. Also, the Hayseed Restaurant was very nice. We had the Buffalo and BBQ wings which were great. I had the Old Brown Dog which was good on tap. I will be back again when they open the beer hall.

Sep 19, 2016
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slander from New York

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

En route to Pils & Love Portland pre-game and generally there’d be a stop somewhere(s) along the way and I’m talking about beer, here. Stopping in New Haven for that pie(s) at Modern doesn’t count. That’s just a given. I mean, Modern, right? Mid-afternoon making good time, and oh, I know, Smutty’s so looooong overdue. I mean, hell, I’ve been drinking that brown ale since the 90’s, how have I never come on out and seen their new digs? Exit here. Over the hills and through the woods, to Smutty we will go…

Big beautiful brewery building here, restaurant over there. We were just dropping in for a few beers so the restaurant seemed the play but we went for the brewery instead for no good reason. Entered in, and through the swag store to the tasting room. Small corner counter there with an 8 tap tower and cans & bottles for the pour. Blackboard on the back wall lists tap selections (beer, ABV, & style). The 4 beer sampler ran (like) $5, so yes, please. Filled out the card for Rocky Road American Stout, Smuttlabs The Stallion Imperial Stout, Old Brown Dog Ale, & Robust Porter (those latter 2 I’ve had many times before but never the sauce at the source), and was fed a bonus Tangerine Tango IPA by Super Sarah. A few tables off the bar housing a cast of brewery characters (Oh, hey Steve, and that was before they sent their Love), we drank beer, talked some shop, and I got some what what.

And now across the parking over to the restaurant for a bit more. The place still smells of new wood. White wall uppers over deep red lowers with framed windows over the front & side. Diagonal wood plank floor tilings, and a white ceiling save a center plastic run with sunken lighting along the edges. Conical hat 3 bulb lamps tracing the bar. A half dozen hightop square tables angled down center, plus another 4 along the wall, and shorty roundies in the front and side nooks. Cool ‘Pioneers of New England Craft Brewing’ poster with Phil, Tod, Rob, and the gang. There's a 5 seat bar counter below it so you can sit and study Alan Pugley's face (so you'll know him if you pass him on the street and feel the need to have the Ringwood conversation).

Long straight pint stained stainless steel topped bar, with a wood panel base & a foot bar. Seating for 18 on metal framed wood chairs. Wood plank ceiling over the bar with 6 rows of ceramic mug club mugs a-dangling. Barback is gray subway tiled with 3 flats showing golf & sport, over a center tap tower row of 20 taps on stainless, mostly logo handled but there are a few guests, cold brewed coffee, and wine maybe and/or unused. More mugs shelved & countered + booze & wines to both sides, and glassware shelved below. A pair of handpumps to one side seemingly unused just now, another row of 16 taps further down, and a glassware shelving unit on the end.

23 house beers up, including some Smuttlabs & cellar series stuff (Finest Kind IPA, American IPA, 6.9%; Shoals Pale Ale, EPA, 5.3%; Vunderbar, German Pilsner, 4.9%; Old Brown Dog, American Brown Ale, 6.5%; Robust Porter, American Porter, 6.2%; Really Old Brown Dog, Old Ale, 9.8%; Whole Lota Lupulin, DIPA, 8.6%; Mysterious Haze IPA, NEIPA, 6.7%; Common Man Ale, APA, 5.9%; New Hampshire Pale Ale, APA, 5.3%; Summer IPA, American IPA, 5.5%; Blueberry Thrill Sour, Berliner, 4.5%; Blackberry Sour, Berliner, 5.2%; Plum Cinnamon Sour, Berliner, 4.8%; Raspberry Lime Rickey Sour, Berliner, 4.8%; Wheat Wine Ale, 11.9%; S’muttonator 2018, German Dopplebock, 8.2%; Rocky Road, American Stout, 7.8%; The Stallion, Imperial Stout, 11%; Siamese Gorilla, Irish Red Ale, 5.5%; Baja Hoodie, American Amber, 7.7%; Chupa Mexican Stout, 6.6%; Tangerine Tango IPA, American IPA, 6.5%) and 3 guest taps (Narragansett Lager, Lagunitas Lager, Downeast Original Cider). Started with the Raspberry Lime Rickey Sour (good balance between the evil raspberry and lime) and then had the Blueberry Thrill Sour (pleasantly tart, light, refreshing); Raspberry Lime Rickey Sour for the win.

On walkabout… there's a staircase to somewhere at the end of the bar. Normally, I'd just trot on up the stairs like I own the place, but I'm old and tired (I'm thinking additional seating or event space or both). And out the side door there (me, pointing), a large brick face porch holding some 2 dozen tables, mostly shortys, but there are some hightops pushed together for larger groups. Raised area stand up for the guitar playing people on the far end, cornhole off to one side, and a trailer to the rear serving Smuttys. It’s a well done exterior space out amongst the tree line. Had I known this was out here, I wouldn't have put up inside this whole while.

Didn’t eat as we’re midway between the pizza in New Haven behind us and a lobster roll(s) in my imminent future but what I saw go by looked good. Great Smutty selection! Nearly 2 dozen house taps, I mean, daaamn. Really wish they’d bring back the Portsmouth Lager. Good house, and I'm damn glad to beer here.

Jun 27, 2020
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Decent place. A bit more of a "dive" than I expected. Still, the beer is good and the selection is about as good as it gets. Plenty of hops, lagers and dark beers to satisfy anyone's tastes.

The service is decent, could be better. Not at all busy but the bartender is preoccupied with whatever. Not a big deal to me.

Solid place to go during the week between 4-6 where everything is half-price.

Feb 17, 2020
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kelvarnsen from Canada

4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Visited here as part of a trip to Maine and New Hampshire in 2018. It was a large, very nice facility. The beers I tried were also very good, especially the Belgian Quad which I really enjoyed. The tasting area was basically a small bar set off in the corner of what looked like the fermentation area of the brewery which wasn't the best location. Although they did have a foosball table which was fun, and gave my kids something to do while I tasted beer.

Aug 12, 2019
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

May 17, 2019
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tommyboy985 from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Jan 19, 2019
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GulDukat88 from New York

3.61/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Oct 15, 2018
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KMcGrath from Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Feb 14, 2018
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ADKbeerguy from New York

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Nov 26, 2017
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Bryan12345 from Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Nov 18, 2017
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TheHawk99 from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Amazing number of beers on tap including two cask.

Nov 08, 2017
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BEER-NICK from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Oct 28, 2017
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jfcaa193 from Canada

4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Oct 28, 2017
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tjcamm from Oregon

4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Oct 06, 2017
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MJSh3a08 from Massachusetts

3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Jul 12, 2017
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rphbrew from Florida

4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Jul 03, 2017
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sbuchert from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Feb 15, 2017
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MikeGannon1985 from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Nov 03, 2016
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Ecxeeder616 from Massachusetts

4.94/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Sep 09, 2016
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Epicfail97081 from Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Aug 20, 2016
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Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Aug 13, 2016
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -17.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This is quite possibly one of the most beautiful brewery properties I've been to. That being said, the brewery building experience itself, if you're not going on a tour, is bare bones.

There are a lot of brews on retail that are impossible to come by in my area, as well as a lot of swag to buy. While you're buying you can see the bottling/canning lines running not even a few feet away--probably the closest I've been to the action. Better yet, it's behind glass so you don't need to worry about waterproof shoes.

Free draft samples are a bonus, but the real draw is the restaurant next door. See my review for Hayseed.

Jun 15, 2016
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Sound_Explorer from Washington

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Jun 07, 2016
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doctorpepperguy from Kentucky

4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

May 24, 2016
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Toolbox462 from Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Apr 11, 2016
Smuttynose Brewing Company in Hampton, NH
Brewery rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 29214 ratings