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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Ratings by elamb106:
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Rated by elamb106 from New York

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

Feb 27, 2022
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Rated: 4 by Dschulte from Georgia

Jan 14, 2021
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by kelvarnsen from Canada (ON)

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
Rated: 4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

May 17, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by tommyboy985 from Massachusetts

Jan 19, 2019
Rated: 3.61 by GulDukat88 from New York

Oct 15, 2018
Rated: 3.78 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Feb 14, 2018
Rated: 4.29 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Nov 26, 2017
Rated: 5 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Nov 18, 2017
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Rated by 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
Rated: 4.25 by BEER-NICK from Pennsylvania

Oct 28, 2017
Rated: 4.36 by jfcaa193 from Canada (QC)

Oct 28, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by tjcamm from Oregon

Oct 06, 2017
Rated: 3.97 by MJSh3a08 from Massachusetts

Jul 12, 2017
Rated: 4.07 by rphbrew from Florida

Jul 03, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by sbuchert from Massachusetts

Feb 15, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by MikeGannon1985 from Massachusetts

Nov 03, 2016
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.94 by Ecxeeder616 from Massachusetts

Sep 09, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Epicfail97081 from Oregon

Aug 20, 2016
Rated: 4.11 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Aug 13, 2016
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.2 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Jun 07, 2016
Rated: 4.12 by doctorpepperguy from Kentucky

May 24, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by Toolbox462 from Connecticut

Apr 11, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Boone757 from Virginia

Apr 10, 2016
Rated: 4.39 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Apr 03, 2016
Rated: 4.55 by mmoriarty from Rhode Island

Mar 30, 2016
Rated: 4.22 by dee4maine from Maine

Mar 29, 2016
Rated: 5 by jgjh151 from New York

Mar 26, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by tmac from New Hampshire

Feb 21, 2016
Rated: 4.26 by AC-Mivsek from Ohio

Feb 19, 2016
Rated: 4.33 by WesM63 from Ohio

Feb 16, 2016
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.76/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
This brewery easily places in my Top 3 Craft Breweries in the U.S. Located in a beautiful part of Hampton, NH, this brewery not only offers a great selection of their craft beers and merch for purchase, but also allows you to try a number of their beers that they have on draft for no cost!

In addition, immediately across from the brewery is the Hayseed Restaurant, a great cafe-style restaurant with an array of food designed to pair well with their world-class beers. I highly recommend you visit this brewery if you're in the area!
Feb 12, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by Dlipp603 from New Hampshire

Feb 02, 2016
Rated: 4.68 by BostonPhilly from Massachusetts

Feb 01, 2016
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Reviewed by soupermirl from Mississippi

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Fantastic building and brewery tour. Nice gift shop. I was there in August of 2014. Easy going. Very nice facility. I'd go again. I loved the beer sampled.
Jan 18, 2016
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Reviewed by Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
Have been here maaannny times since their opening... Great place; modern and green... Through the front doors, brewery is visible beyond the glass... Smutt store is to the right... Coolers hold some 12 and 22oz bottles of Smutty and odd sizes of various Smuttlabs offerings. Also have shirts, coasters, glasses, etc available... Tours are very informative, and their new brewery is state of the art. Beyond their store, in the back right, is their tasting room... $4 gets you a card for 4x 4oz tasters.... they usually have 8-9 different offerings available. Staff has always been very informative, friendly and helpful. Love this place!


4.54/5 rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Jan 08, 2016
Smuttynose Brewing Company in Hampton, NH
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