Blog : Catch the Smuttynose Brews During Portsmouth Beer Week

By Katelyn | Feb 23, 2015 | in

Portsmouth Beer Week is in full swing and if you’re a beer lover then there is no better place to be right now than Downtown Portsmouth. The 6th Annual Beer Week is a celebration of craft beer created thanks to the collaborative efforts of local breweries, regional breweries, and Portsmouth restaurants. Not only do visitors and participants of Beer Week get to enjoy locally made brews, but they also help the City of Portsmouth gain more attention as a nationally recognized beer city.

Smuttynose Brewing Company and its sister company, the Portsmouth Brewery are long time Business Partners of the Green Alliance because they are not only local breweries, but they also value sustainability. The two breweries have incorporated more environmentally friendly practices into their everyday business operations. The Smuttynose Brewery is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified meaning that the company took great strides to build a brewery with a smaller environmental footprint. At the same time, Smuttynose sends their spent grain to nearby farms, produces some of their own hops on the grounds, and tends to beehives to continue the pollination processes nearby. As a downtown restaurant and bar, The Portsmouth Brewery must approach sustainability from a slightly different angle and has created an extensive composting and recycling program to send as little restaurant waste to the landfill as possible. Over the years, the Brewery has taken small steps like replacing incandescent lighting, installing low flow nozzles, and supporting local food providers to continue to lessen their environmental impact.

This year during Beer Week, Smuttynose and the Portsmouth Brewery are teaming up with area restaurants and breweries to bring a one of a kind experience to the New Hampshire Seacoast. On Monday, February 23, Smuttlabs, Stoneface, and Great Rhythm will be introducing their new collaborative beer- East Coast Common. In addition, each will bring their own cask conditioned version of one of their beers to this Local Brewers Collaboration Release at the Coat of Arms. On Tuesday, February 24, the celebrations downtown with Smuttynose will continue at TJ’s for the 4th Annual Clash of the IPAs where breweries will go head to head with their best IPAs, including Smuttynose’s Rhye IPA. Later in the week, Smuttlabs will present its brand new brew, THE STALLION Imperial Stout at the Press Room for the Back in Black event and will be featured at the Black Trumpet’s Beer Brinner (a hybrid brunch/dinner) on Sunday.

Chose one or go to them all, but the events in Portsmouth during Beer Week are not to be missed. Click here to see the full calendar of everything going in downtown Portsmouth.

Green Alliance members receive 10% off their bill at the Portsmouth Brewery!