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September Special Events
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Dear Badassbeer,

Labor Day is always a bit of mixed bag. Three day weekends are always nice, but the first weekend in September also signals the end of summer. Suddenly, the night air gets crisp and you’re either putting your children on the school bus or getting caught behind one on the way to work in the morning.

September also offers a big slate of activities in downtown Portsmouth that Smuttynose and The Portsmouth Brewery are either directly involved in or we at least sponsor. I hope that you’ll take a few minutes to learn about some of the fun that’s just around the corner, even if you have to wear a sweater.

We hope to see you out on the town soon!


Smuttynose Tours are Fridays at 3pm and Saturdays at 11am. Our tour lasts about an hour and a complimentary tasting is included. Please call ahead (603-426-4026) for groups of 8 or more.

Portsmouth Brewery Tours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 3pm. Visitors will receive a coupon for a half-priced sampler paddle.

Now, for some housekeeping. We don’t want to clutter up anyone’s inboxes, so we cull our mailing list from time to time. If you don’t wish to receive this newsletter, please click on the unsubscribe link at the top of this page. (Not clicking "confirm" doesn’t automatically unsubscribe you.)


Portsmouth Criterium- September 18

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Smuttynose is proud to be the title sponsor for the 7th Annual Portsmouth Criterium which takes place on Sunday, September 18 in the heart of downtown Portsmouth. Market Square will be transformed into the central part of a short bicycle race course. In addition to four different professional level races, riders of all ages can participate in the Kids’ Race or the Community Challenge which already includes teams from the City of Portsmouth and Papa Wheelie’s Bicycle Shop. Funds raised from the Community Challenge will be donated to The Krempels Center.

If you’re not a cyclist, you can still come out and watch all the action from any spot around the race course. "The Crit" is a fun day out on the town and unlike a road race, you’ll see cyclists streaming past you again and again since criterium winners are determined by the total number of laps and then by time differential.

As in past years, the final block of Market Street will host a Lifestyle Expo from 11am to 5pm that features cycling demonstrations, health & fitness exhibits, sports & recreational organizations, children’s activities, bike safety & tunings, sponsor booths, entertainment and other things that should appeal to fitness and sporting types. Fortunately, Market Street will still be home to the Portsmouth Brewery, an expo that appeals to a much broader range of lifestyles.

Please visit the Criterium’s website for more information.

Telluride-By-The-Sea- September 23-25

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Each year, the historic Music Hall in downtown Portsmouth hosts a program of films that have come directly from the Telluride Film Festival, which was held over Labor Day. One of the biggest events on the Portsmouth arts calendar, Telluride-By-The-Sea brings film lovers from all over the Northeast to Portsmouth for a weekend of film, food and fun. Best of all, pass holders can attend a wrap party in the Jimmy LaPanza Lounge on Sunday night at the close of the fest. Smuttynose is proud to be the only beer served at the Music Hall, even if the won’t let you bring your pint in the auditorium.

Here’s the film list:

Albert Nobbs (Ireland, 2011, 108m) Courtesy Roadside In 1890s Dublin, for a woman to be independent and single, she must live as a man. Five-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close is Albert, a shy, fastidious hotel butler with a deep secret. Recreating her award-winning stage role (which she co-wrote), Close gives a triumphant, transformative performance as an emotionally scarred woman who has lived in disguise for so long her own identity has nearly vanished. It’s a portrait of female solidarity in a classist, sexist society of the 19th century.

Le Havre (Finland/France, subtitled, 2011, 103m) Courtesy Janus Films Max (André Wilms), an aging failure as an artist, lives a marginal, yet serene life shining shoes, watched over by his protective wife (Kati Outinen), and tolerated by the merchants in his working-class neighborhood. But Max’s sanguine perspective is tested when his wife becomes gravely ill and he accidentally becomes responsible for a young, illegal African immigrant (Blondin Miguel). Aki Kaurismaki’s hopeful tale of redemption streaked with paradoxical bleakness, with Wilms and Outinen luminous and heartbreaking as the late-age romantic couple.

A Dangerous Method (UK, 2011, 98m) Courtesy Sony Classics In 1904, Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), the daughter of wealthy Russian Jews, is diagnosed with acute hysteria. The young Swiss doctor Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) begins treating her with psychoanalysis, the radical new "talking" cure. His success connects him with the pioneering Dr. Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) until Jung’s growing passion for Sabina and his own poetic imagination clashes with his mentor. Director David Cronenberg (A History of Violence) transforms an intellectual power struggle into an almost hypnotic dance.

We Need to Talk About Kevin (UK/US, 2011, 112m) Courtesy Oscilloscope In this adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s bestseller, Tilda Swinton (I Am Love) and John C. Reilly play an estranged couple whose 15-year-old son commits a sociopathic act of violence. Swinton, in a tour de force performance, masterfully inhabits the lonely world of a guilt-riddled survivor, split between horror and responsibility. As the details of their son’s crimes are revealed, the intricacies of marital and parental relationships are examined with a narrative pace that is both foreboding and deliberate.

In Darkness (Poland, subtitled, 2011, 145m) Courtesy Sony Classics In WWII Poland, collaborationist, anti-Semitic Ukrainians prove as enthusiastic about slaughtering Jews as the Germans ever were. Determined to evade deportation and certain death, a small band of Jews from disparate backgrounds find a nightmarish hiding place in sewers of the city of Lvov. They soon discover they must pay the mercurial Leopold Socha, a con man and anti-Semite, for concealment. In retelling this true story, master filmmaker Agnieszka Holland alternates scenes of almost unbearable suspense, with moments of startling sensuality and beauty.

The Kid with a Bike (Belgium, subtitled, 2011, 87m) Courtesy IFC Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, the latest film by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne centers on Cyril, a restless 11-year-old boy (played with terrific intensity by newcomer Thomas Doret) placed in a children’s home after being abandoned by his father. Unwilling to accept this betrayal, Cyril runs away to his former home in search of both his dad and his abandoned bicycle. Instead, he meets Samantha (Cécile de France), a kind hairdresser who helps him on both fronts.

Please visit The Music Hall’s website for more information.

Passport- September 24

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Many of us at Smuttynose have been to quite a few beer events in our lives, but we’ve never been to an event quite like Passport. Held at Strawbery Banke (Portsmouth’s living history museum), Passport offers the unique experience of strolling around historical buildings and period gardens while tasting deliberate and considered beer and food pairings from a carefully curated list of breweries and restaurants. A limited number of tickets ensures a comfortable amount of space as well as a relaxing atmosphere. David Yarrington, Smuttynose’s Director of Brewing Operations and Renee Thomas, our Sales Administrator, were both involved in the planning of the third installment of this wonderful experience, most notably contacting brewers.

Portsmouth Brewery will be pouring Oktoberfest and Dirty Blonde Ale, while Smuttynose will offer Robust Porter and Big A IPA during the main event. A special VIP pairing session will take place earlier in the evening and will exclusively feature vintage Smuttynose Big Beers: 2007 Really Old Brown Dog, 2008 Baltic Porter, 2009 Wheat Wine and 2010 Maibock, each paired with the New American cuisine of Mombo, a restaurant located adjacent to the event site.

If you enjoy beer and food, you’ll want to make sure that you book your tickets now as they will sell-out.

Fishtival- September 24
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Being on New England’s Seacoast adds an extra dimension to our area’s growing locavore culture; we get incredibly fresh seafood!
At the third annual Fishtival, held in Prescott Park, a coalition of nine different organizations have united to celebrate not only all things scaled, gilled and bivalved, but also the people who get them from the sea to our dinner plates.
Demonstrations, activities, marine touch tanks and performances are just a few things you’ll find fun at the Fishtival. The event runs from noon until 4pm, which gives you time to go home and take a nap before you go to Passport! Admission is free and seafood samplings are $4 each.
More information can be found on Prescott Park’s website..

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