News : Collaborative Brew

Aug 8, 2011

By Rachel Forrest

Published in the Portsmouth Herald

 It's a Wednesday morning at the Portsmouth Brewery, yet another brew day for Head Brewer Tod Mott and Assistant Brewer Tyler Jones, but today, there are a few things going on that make this brew day quite different from all of the others.

There is the arrival of John Forti, curator of Historic Landscapes, who walks into the Jimmy LaPanza lounge laden with fresh aromatic lavender, bitter horehound and earthy rosemary. There are more herbs on a counter — bull thistle, yarrow, sweet gale, mugwort. Not a hop to be seen, but a shipment of plums comes in from Delaware and peaches will soon arrive as well.

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