Portsmouth Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.83/5
Portsmouth BreweryPortsmouth Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

56 Market St
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801-3705
United States

(603) 431-1115 | map
www.portsmouthbrewery.com

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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BEER STATS
Beers:
111
Reviews:
1,719
Ratings:
3,291
PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
343
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
6.41%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
8
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 195 | Ratings: 343
Reviews by bennybrew:
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4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

EDIT 9.18.05 get off you ass and go to portsmouth brewery.

benny goes to portsmouth
by benny july 22, 2005

i's was visting purplemanor in kittery when the thunder and the lightening came. and the power went out. so in a thunder, well, let us me be more dramatic and call it a lightening storm, we, me n purplehops, walk across a metal bridge to portmouth and the portsmouth brewing co.

i've been there before a couple times only once for beer (as a certain brewer type there was NOT there to trade growlers when he said he would be). this time i was there for a spell and really, well, drank the place in.

we were at the downstairs bar (this time). it looked more like a lounge and there were a lot of young people (young enough to get carded [i am old]). and a lot of people asking for bud lite and settling for mixed drinks [full bar]. it lacks that "brew pub" feel. that ends the complaining about portsmouth brewing co.

beers were plentiful and some fucking tasty. i believe there were 8 beers on. ooh! the only redeeming quality of the downstairs room was that was where the cask engine was. i had the last dry hopped brown and mr.purple had an ipa. we also had us some junebock and might i just say "holyfuckingshit."

i had me a salmon sandwich, which was nice. looked to be a decent pub menu with some higher end plates too. beers were $3.75, i think, more for the junebock and the food looked fairly priced.

bartenders at the bar were attentive and entertaining. we didn't ask too many questions about beer as we, of course, are brilliant and have not need of other people's opnions, but they were good at manking recomendations to others.

i'd go again.

at least, every time the power goes out when i'm in kittery....

big ups to the purples for putting me up for a night and to tod mott (and jayt) for some fine brews.

beyourself

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3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

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3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of scxcrunner
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Great restaurant in a really cool town. lots of good offerings on tap from smuttynose and portsmouth brewing but also some other rare finds. They had bottles of parabola, velvet merkin and sucaba.

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Photo of nmaher
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of JIMfallon
3.56/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Going to the Portsmouth Brewpub, one can expect exceptional service even on the busy days as the management almost always knows how to deal with the crowds. Pretty sure they've nailed it to a tee down to getting people in and out within a reasonable amount of time. I've never had a bad beer here. The food, well, if you don't like the food here, I'm thinking you just don't like food period (have fun starving - lol). What an exceptional place for food and beer. I just need to get there when they bring out Kate the Great out of retirement (oh sigh, when will that ever be).

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Photo of Jeff_Hallam
4/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

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4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

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4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Great food and atmosphere. Awesome guest beers on tap besides in house brewed Portsmouth beers and Smuttynose. Service was informed. Be sure to check their cellar list some real treats there.

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3.79/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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Portsmouth Brewery in Portsmouth, NH
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