Stoneface Brewing Co.

Stoneface Brewing Co.Stoneface Brewing Co.
Stoneface Brewing Co.Stoneface Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

Newington, New Hampshire, 03801-7838
United States

(603) 570-2603 | map

Notes: Wednesday- Sunday: 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday

Tasting Room entrance and parking are now on the front right (South) side of the building, not the back left. Please use the other driveway.
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Photo of kelvarnsen
4.82/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

A really nice brewery not far from Portsmouth, that is making some great beers. I tried a 5 beer tasting flight, which were all excellent. The Kolsch was possible the best Kolsch I ever had. Even during a mid-week afternoon the tap room was pretty full. The staff were also very friendly and let me try a few small samples of a few other beers before I bought some beer to take home. I brought home the Blip IPA which was really tasty and I wish I had bought more.

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Photo of Jahfoi
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

My favorite brewery for a lot of reasons. I love the range of beers they offer at the brewery (but I wish they canned more darker selections than just the porter). I never get tired of their IPAs - Full Clip is my go-to. The hidden gem here is the kitchen - I love their compact, but ever changing menu. It’s easy to convince the wife to stop here because their fries are dream-worthy. Everything we’ve tried has complemented their beers perfectly (the new smashed burger is like woah). My only complaint would be that they have embraced the standard $13-15 four pack of tallboys and it’s draining my bank account.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.14/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Located not too far from I-95, I was interested in visiting because Stoneface had the top 3 ranked beers in New Hampshire based on the BA website. As mentioned above, the entrance has been renovated and sits astride the parking field. The space is big and roomy with lots of seating and the vibe fun (a Bruins game was on, naturally). I visited on a Saturday afternoon and the place was busy without being crowded.

I tried several IPAs and found them all to be well made. Among them, the style seemed more a blend of the big fruit one sees in a contemporary New England with the lighter body, lower ABV, and lesser bitterness seen in an English or ECIPA. With a dozen choices in half a dozen styles, the quality and selection were solid. Of note, Stoneface is moving away from growlers to canning to maintain a higher level of quality control, a wise move in my estimation.

The server was helpful and attentive and the food very flavor forward, if a bit to spicy and salty (something I have come to expect). A fun, low key place to eat or have a couple of drinks with friends. Certainly worth a visit or two, if you anywhere near Newington, NH.

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Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Visited on a Saturday @ noon.

Place was very busy, all bar seats full. Eclectic crowd of families & beergeeks. Overheard the place gets overrun on Fri & Sat nights.

Full Clip (NEIPA) is a good beer & so is their RIS. Food was unexpectedly good too, had a creative spicy pork tenderloin dish with rice. Service at the tables was friendly & prompt. Lots of options for on-site & to take away.

Worth a pit stop if headed up Rte 16 to the Lakes or Whites. Place definitely exceeded my expectations.

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Photo of ah2golf
4.91/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

I love this place! The beer is amazing, a lot like the brewerys in San Diego. The "West Coast" flavor of their IPA's are my favorite in the area. Think I'll go there now.

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Photo of LeRose
4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A very worthwhile stop on our way home from Maine. Easy to get to, ample parking plus overflow.

We were greeted immediately, pleasant service, great open space with the picnic table thing plus some bar height tables, in addition to the bar.

Menu has enough choices for a snack or light lunch. We had pork tacos and the Carolina fries. Excellent fries first of all, very good Carolina pulled pork, slaw - delicious and huge plate for eight bucks.

We did four six ounce pours betweenb the two of us. All four were good brews. The tap list features all of their beers by what we could tell.

Outstanding service, questions were answered with good cheer, and attentive without being too clingy.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of cmurphy7
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

I stopped by more to pick up a couple 4-packs, but the atmosphere was pretty cool so I stuck around for a beer. The bartenders / brewers were really helpful and friendly. overall a pretty cool place.

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Photo of njcraftguy
4.78/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

If you haven't checked out the new tasting room I can not recommend it any higher. Stoneface has always put out tasty brews but the old tasting room was nothing special - the new one is. Well laid out - friendly vibe, long and stellar tap list and simply amazing food. Large variety and reasonable pricing as well. It is now a must stop for me anytime I'm up north. Check out whats happening at Stoneface, you'll be glad you did. Well done guys - Cheers

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Photo of nmaher
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Have visited Stoneface on multiple occasions typically just to pick up bottles and go. It's easily accessible off of the highway and I've never had an issue with parking on site. Only gripe is that selection is limited by production, but that's certainly understandable. Service has always be good and friendly and their beers are borderline world-class.

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Photo of OffHeGoes
4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I stopped in quickly while passing through with kids. Their beers are limited in variety, but high in quality. I didn't spend much time in the brewery, but thought their service was good and I got what I was looking for. Would like to get back there when I have a bit more time.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.01/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3

First time there a couple of weeks ago on a trip from Boston to Maine. Did my own beer trail (one of 11 breweries my wife and I visited) and that was the first brewery I'd had on my list and I am glad I did. Kind of out of the way but Stoneface was worth the hunt. Based on what I saw they are already a player in the area. I suspect their "area" will expand if they keep making interesting beers. Lot's of growlers went out of there in the 1/2 hour I was there. I tried the four beers (I think there were just 4) they did have on draft. I had heard that their IPA was their "go to" beer so I bought a growler and glad I did. Mozaccalypse was OK, Mandarina Wheat (Sandbox Series) was just OK for my taste as well as the Hopulization which I found interesting and quite good. I absolutely will put that on my list of "see what they are brewing" the next time I'm in the Portsmouth area. I also bought their IPA and Porter in bottles.

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Photo of Wolvesinthetaproom
4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

When visiting New Hampshire or even if you just plan to pass through on the Seacoast into Maine, this should be a destination spot to hit.

Stoneface Brewing is a relatively new Brewery right off the exit in Newington Village. Their selection is relatively small but focused with their flagships being an American Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, and Red Rye Pale Ale which are always conveniently available in a cooler in the tap room.

In the tap room they have usually 4 samples to choose from often including whatever is the most recent release (RIS, and Mozzacalypse being the most recent bottle releases) or something they have brewed but yet to bottle such as their Porter and more recently, Nelson hopped Pale Ale. All samples are free and you can try all 4 if you wish. Prices are relatively good. The growler fills pay for themselves if you are a regular visitor, but even if not, the APA and IPA are usually $5 and $5.50 a piece for a pint.

Staff is very friendly, and can answer just about anything you can think of to ask them about the brewery and beer. Not to mention when you look around the tap room, there's a collection of bottles and cans lining the beams featuring every beer you probably dream about having in the New England region.

As of now, this brewery only sees distribution in the state of New Hampshire, so it's a good bet if you've been meaning to try it to check out the source as well. Cheers!

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Photo of SB1893
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Absolutely amazing, relatively new brewery. Just launched in spring of 2014. Anything they produce is a must-try, must-have for any fans of beer - craft or otherwise.

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Photo of jwwjd
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Very friendly crew. Excellent brews. Convenient location. Just an excellent place to visit if good craft beer is what you are looking for. The folks who run the place are big craft fans in general - they regularly promote other local brewers and their selection continues to expand with rotational offerings. Well worth your time.

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Photo of d_brommer_nh
5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

If you live near the NH seacoast, or are visiting the seacoast, and you love beer; you need to stop at this brewery. Everything the put their hands on is great.

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Photo of NHbeerguy
4.76/5  rDev +9.2%

Stoneface is an awesome Brewery. Everyone is so friendly that works there. Nice small tap room that has big windows that you can see out into the brewery. Been there a time or 2 when they are bottling, cool to watch. Love the beer selection very easy to pick what you want. Not a million choices just a few really great beers. If you are in the Portsmoth area make sure you get over to stoneface.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Stopped by here today for the first time.
Small but adequate tasting room surrounded on three sides by an industrial metal building. Fermentation and brewing off to the right behind glass packaging off to the left. Free samples, growlers to go and bottle of IPA as well. They plan to bottle the pale next and eventually hit wider distribution. Decent pricing, friendly attentive staff. I would return if in the area.

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Stoneface Brewing Co. in Newington, NH
Brewery rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2786 ratings