Blog : Smuttynose Celebrates 20 Years!

By Craig | Jul 10, 2014 | in

A lot of great things were released in 1994. Oasis debuted their breakout album, "Definitely Maybe," The Lion King and Forrest Gump were in theaters, and Smuttynose Brewing Company released their first beer, Shoals Pale Ale, to the public.

On Sunday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Smuttynose will celebrate 20 years of brewing some of the Granite State's finest beer with vintage beer tastings, Smuttifacts about the past, brewery tours, and of course, there will be birthday cake.

Smuttynose first made its mark brewing out of their original Portsmouth-based facility before moving to a much larger brewery in Hampton this spring. During the tours, visitors will get the chance to learn all about Smuttynose's sustainability initiatives at the new location. The facility was built on farmland featuring a pre-Civil War barn, two carriage houses and a ninteenth century farm house, which was moved 85 yards from its original placement. The farmhouse will become a restaurant featuring dishes inspired by the slow-food movement and is set to open this fall.

The Hampton facility offers the brewery 60,000 to 65,000 barrels of capacity - that's roughly between 15 to 16 million pints - depending on brand and mix and also allows for potential growth to 120,000 barrels. It also features LED-lit on demand lighting, lots of windows and solar tubes for ample light. The move from the old facility has also enabled Smuttynose to reduce their air compressor size by half and should be able to save six million kWh during its lifetime. Other sustainable additions in the new facility include reused and recycled materials, storm water treatment systems, variable frequency drives (VFDs), a heat recovery chiller and more.

The celebration's last tour will leave the brewery's Smerch store at 3 p.m., so get there early!

Discount - Green Alliance Members receive 10% on all food (applies to meals for one GA member and guest) at Smuttynose's sister company, The Portsmouth Brewery, located in downtown Portsmouth.