Blog : Hayseed Farmstyle Restaurant Grand Opening

By Katelyn | Feb 24, 2015 | in

The long awaited day has finally arrived; Smuttynose Brewing Co. is set to open Hayseed Farmstyle Restaurant on Wednesday, February 25! Last year, Smuttynose opened their new brewing facility at Towle Farm in Hampton, NH. and preserved much of the charm of the historic farmstead, including the Victorian-era farmhouse, while establishing a new state of the art brewery focused on sustainability.

For years, Smuttynose has worked to create a more sustainable business and to reduce their environmental footprint. With the establishment of the new facility at Towle Farm, Smuttynose incorporated more environmentally friendly practices into their every business operations including sending spent grain to nearby farms, producing their own hops on grounds, and becoming Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified. Hayseed Farmstyle Restaurant, located in the former farm house, will continue the sustainable practices pioneered by Smuttynose Brewing Co.

Executive Chef, Kevin Hahn, is the former co-owner of Pepperland CafeĢ located in South Berwick, Maine and will oversee the restaurant menu, which is focused on a unique farmstyle cuisine. He will utilize many locally sourced ingredients from area farms, fisheries, and on-site gardens and the restaurant hopes to continue to increase the local providers they work with. Hayseed features tables made from red oak harvested from Towle Farm, as well as a zinc topped bar where guests can enjoy more than two dozen Smuttynose, Smuttlabs, and selected guest beers, cask conditioned beers, and vintage Smuttynose Big Beer bootles. The renovated farmhouse seats 95 guests, and an additional 35 in the outdoor beer garden during the warmer months, allowing guests to enjoy food and drinks while taking in the beauty of a historic New England farm.

Smuttynose 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. Like Smuttynose, the Portsmouth Brewery has taken large strides to become more sustainable, including the development of an extensive composting and recycling program to send as little waste to landfills as possible, and many other small steps around the restaurant to lessen their environmental footprint. 

Click here to check out the full menu offered at Hayseed and their hours of operation. 

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