Blog : Smuttynose Brewing Company Opens New Location

By Madelaine | May 8, 2014 | in

By Madelaine Swymer
Green Alliance Staff Writer

HAMPTON — Smuttynose Brewing Company is excited to announce the grand opening of its new location at Towle Farm in Hampton, N.H.! This historic site is now home to Smuttynose’s new energy-efficient headquarters and brewery. Doors open on May 31, with public tours running from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. After opening day the brewery will resume its normally scheduled summer tour hours.

“Our entire staff is so excited to open the new brewery to the world,” said Peter Egelston, Founder and President of Smuttynose, “but closing Heritage Avenue is bittersweet. It’s been our home for nearly 20 years and we hope to send it off in style.”

Regular tour hours are winding down at the Portsmouth location. But there’s still a chance to tour the original brewery one last time! This weekend Smuttynose will host an open house during its regular tour hours. There will be no other tours in the two weeks following the last open house, as the tour staff will be setting up the new tasting area and retail shop at Towle Farm.

The new facility was designed to accommodate lots of visitors, while still being gentle on the environment. Smuttynose has always focused on reducing its carbon footprint, and the renovation of Towle Farm has allowed it to implement some new green building techniques. The new brewery features light-emitting diodes with motion sensors. These LEDs are 150 percent more efficient than traditional fluorescent lighting normally found in industrial buildings. Solar tubes have also been installed throughout the roof to allow natural light to pour in. The new buildings follow Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards. The LEED system is a rating system for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes and neighborhoods.

Smuttynose gives New Hampshire beer-drinkers a sustainable, satisfying option. Drinking local beer reduces the expenses and emissions of travel to deliver the product, thus reducing its carbon footprint. For avid Smuttynose enthusiasts and new customers alike, now is a great opportunity to witness the begining of a new chapter in Smuttynose's story. Take advantage of Smuttynose’s tour opportunities to learn more about its sustainability initiatives, and see how quality local brews are crafted.