Smuttynose Portsmouth Brewery Newsletter

Join Smuttynose and Portsmouth Brewery for Portsmouth Beer Week 2014, a celebration of our local beer culture. The action starts Saturday!  

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From the days of Frank Jones to beginning of the modern era in 1991, Portsmouth is Beer City, New Hampshire.  

Each year around this time of year, breweries, bottle shops, bar and restaurant owners, distributors and beer bloggers collaborate to present a plethora of events to celebrate the collective beeriness of our Seacoast city. 

2014’s Portsmouth Beer Week begins this Saturday, February 22 and runs through March 3. This email  The Portsmouth Brewery and Smuttynose’s events.  You can see the full schedule at 

The Portsmouth Brewery – A little bit of everything at 56 Market Street

As New Hampshire’s original brewpub, we’ve learned a lot tricks over the years and we’ve integrated a lot of them into our Beer Week schedule.  There are special casks, an Imperial Pint Club members-only beer dinner, a collaboration brew with a brewery you’ve never drank before and the release of 2014’s Royal Impy Stout on draft and in bottles. Just click over to our Brewers’ Notes blog for all the particulars. We look forward to raising a glass to the booming Seacoast beer scene with you!

Smuttynose – Out and about and ready to mingle!

If we were to describe all our events for Portsmouth Beer Week, we’d need a few more of these emails! Bill Harris has done a fantastic job of creating unique events with other breweries and some of the Seacoast’s top beer destinations. You may have been to some of these before, while others are completely new. From hair-cutting fund raisers and a preview tour of our new home at Towle Farm to a wine bar takeover and the annual Night of the IPA’s; we need you to come drink our beer! Jump over to our blog for all the delicious details. 

The Portsmouth Brewery   |    56 Market Street • Portsmouth NH 03801   |    603.431.1115
Smuttynose Brewing Co.   |    225 Heritage Ave • Portsmouth NH 03801   |    603.436.4026


Sam Adams Newletter

Hey Badassbeer!

2014 has already been a pretty busy year for us here at the Boston brewery.

Over the past two months a lot has been happening, including the release of two new spring brews, Cold Snap, our new spring seasonal, and Escape Route. Rebel IPA, our new West Coast style IPA, is now available nationwide on draft and in 6 and 12 packs, which is something we know a lot of you have been waiting for. We’re also excited to celebrate our 30th Anniversary with the beer that started it all, Boston Lager.

So far, we’ve had a lot going on this year, and there’s still more to come! Learn more about a special release of our most award winning beer, Samuel Adams Double Bock, and check out where we’ll be kicking off our Brewing the American Dream speed coaching events.

Enjoy this month’s edition of What’s on Tap!

Snap Out of it with Cold Snap

To celebrate the release of our new spring seasonal Cold Snap, we came up with some ways we’re hoping will help you Snap Out Of It. Go to to create your spring flight (including a Cold Snap of course) or share a #SnapOutOfIt image with one of three custom Cold Snap frames for a chance to win one of five $100 American Express gift cards. We’re also running a Snap Out of It Sweepstakes to give you a chance to escape the cold with a guest to Hawaii for five days and four nights. Enter to win this trip through our Facebook page. We’ll be accepting entries until the end of February, so be sure to get yours in!

Rebel IPA

Rebel IPA is now available nationwide on draft and in bottles (6 and 12 packs)! Check out our Find a Sam page to find Rebel IPA near you.

Want to learn more about the beer? Check out a blog post by our brewer Seth Adams.

We want to know your thoughts on our first West Coast style IPA. Let us know what you think by hopping on Twitter and using the hashtag #RebelIPA!

Double Bock

One of our original “big beers,” Double Bock was first brewed as our spring seasonal back in 1988. It has gone on to be one of our most award winning beers, earning 12 Great American Beer Festival medals, including a medal at GABF 2013.

Double Bock is brewed with over a half a pound of malt per bottle (almost as much as a loaf of bread) which creates a deep mahogany color, caramel sweetness and velvety smooth body. The rich maltiness is balanced by the Bavarian Noble hops, higher ABV, and lager smoothness to create a luscious and warming brew. This was our original “big beer” but the style has always had a link to this time of year. German Doppelbocks were originally brewed by monks back in the 15th century to provide sustenance during Lent.

Double Bock may be a big brew, but it also makes for a delicious beer and food pairing. The intense and sweet flavors complement and balance the savory richness of meats like duck, lamb, or pork tenderloin. The caramel malt sweetness and alcohol warmth also help balance the creamy richness of desserts like cheesecake or Crème Brûlé.

Beginning this month for a limited time, Samuel Adams Double Bock will be available nationwide in 22oz bottles and on draft. To see if Double Bock is available near you, visit our Find a Sam page.

Brewing the American Dream

Are you a food, beverage or hospitality small business owner? Are you looking for marketing, packaging, legal, financial or sales and distribution advice? We can help!

Come to one of our Speed Coaching events near you! Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Speed Coaching events are an opportunity for low-to moderate-income small business owners to get professional coaching and advice from our employees and local business experts on their areas of expertise including: marketing, design, packaging, sales, distribution, finance, operations, IT, e-commerce, buzz-building, and other disciplines during numerous twenty minute, one-on-one sessions.

Philadelphia: Monday, February 24th
Los Angeles: Tuesday, March 25th (Tickets not yet available)
San Diego: Thursday, March 27th (Tickets not yet available)

Visit for more information and events this year!

Golden and hazy, this unfiltered Kölsch has a light and smooth taste with subtle notes of honey from the pale malts and flaked barley. The classic Kölsch style, from Cologne Germany, is less bitter than a pilsner with a subtle fruitiness and hint of sweetness. For our version, we wanted to compliment the beer’s light crispness with the bright yet delicate freshness of Alsatian Strisselspalt and Aramis hops. These little known French hops, derived from nearby Bavarian Noble hops, have a lemony, grassy character.

In our opinion, there is no better Samuel Adams experience than the one you get here at the Boston Brewery. Come learn about our history, the brewing process and, of course, taste some of our award winning beers.

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Join us at the Boston Brewery as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! We’ll be featuring Irish Red on draft and will have a couple other styles that are great for celebrating this holiday.

  • Open House
  • WHEN: Thursday, March 13
    5:30PM – 8:00PM
  • WHERE: Samuel Adams Boston Brewery

Samuel Adams Boston Lager Cupcakes

Chef David Burke created this sweet cupcake recipe that incorporates Boston Lager, perfect for celebrating any occasion, especially our 30th anniversary!

Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl. Separately, beat together butter, sugar and cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl. Add in eggs and mix until thoroughly combined. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients until well combined. Pour in water and beer and finish by adding salt. Stir until mixture is smooth and there are no lumps. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners. Pour approximately 3 to 4 oz. of the batter into each cupcake. Bake at 325 degrees for approximately 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Directions for Boston Lager Buttercream Frosting: In a standing mixer, mix together sugar and butter on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes. Add vanilla extract, Boston Lager and whipping cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed.

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  • Ingredients (makes 2 dozen):
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Boston Lager Buttercream Frosting:
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons Samuel Adams Boston Lager

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