The Portsmouth Brewery, Portsmouth, NH

I stopped in at The Portsmouth Brewery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  It was a late evening stop on a chilly night.  I enjoyed a cup of delicious fish chowder and paired it with Nuts and Berries Brown Ale.  The beer was smooth and malty and slightly fruity.  Delicious.  And it paired wonderfully with the soup.  Both served to warm me up on a chilly night. This is a great stop in a lively area of downtown Portsmouth.

Earth Eagle Brewings, Portsmouth, NH


I stopped in at Earth Eagle Brewings in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  I was informed that they were known for their sours.  Then,  based on the bartender recommendation I tried the Indian Summer Gose.  Delicious.  It was late evening when I stopped in and I found this beer to be deliciously refreshing.  It was light and sour and flavorful.  The Citra Hops added to the flavor experience.



Redhook Brewery, Portsmouth, NH

I stopped in at Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and enjoyed two of their beers.  Clearly, Long Hammer  IPA is a classic.  If you’re looking for a go to IPA, this is solid.  Now that I’ve enjoyed it again I’ll be sure to bring this home when I’m in the mood for an IPA.  I’ve been enjoying ESB’s more frequently, especially now that the weather has turned cooler.  This richer, smoother, maltier, heavier beer is DELICIOUS.  I definitely recommend this beer.  I’ll be bringing this home for cool winter evenings by the fire.



Smuttynose Brewing Company, Hampton, NH

I enjoyed dinner and a beer at the Smuttynose Brewing Company Hayseed Restaurant in Hampton, New Hampshire.  Their pork schnitzel was delicious and it paired perfectly with Finestkind IPA.

I then proceeded to the brewery tasting room and tried Ginger Beer (not enough ginger for me and the peppers either needed to be stronger or not included), Shoals Pale Ale (a very drinkable and tasty pale), Old Brown Dog (smooth, malty, almost-sweet brown ale), and S’mistletoe (very fruity, not sweet but not sour, light not heavy).  What a range of beers.  Something for everyone.