News : Welcome to Smuttynose Brewery's new home

Jun 6, 2014
Published in Foster's Daily Democrat
 
By Morgan Palmer
 
HAMPTON - If you're expecting a run-of-the-mill beer tour when stopping by the Smuttynose Brewery, you're in for a surprise. The company's new brewery on 105 Towle Farm Rd. in Hampton is the perfect place to shop, tour, eat, and, of course, drink.

Smuttynose scouted several locations before deciding Hampton was the ideal spot back in 2008. Peter Egelston, the company's founder, spent $24 million creating his dream brewery, and as a visitor, you can see why.

If you've visited Smuttynose on Heritage Avenue in Portsmouth, this new location will be a sight for sore eyes. Not only is the building 15,000 square feet bigger (from 25,000 to 40,000 square feet), it's located on one of the oldest farms in the area, which creates a striking backdrop. The 14-acre farm also holds a fruit orchard, complete with cherry, apple, and peach trees, and several colonies of bees.

Avid drinkers of the brewery's most popular beer, the Finestkind IPA, will recognize the vintage Pontiac Chieftain trailer from the label right when you drive in. This was hauled in from Maine and will be converted into a beer garden by 2015. A 9-hole disc golf course will also be added to the grounds in 2015.

That's not all: An 1870's Victorian farmhouse on the property will be converted into a new restaurant, Hayseed, which will open this fall.

Just visiting for the beer? Don't worry, there's plenty for you to do, too. 

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