Portsmouth Brewery Newsletter

Fall beers are brewing,
but the patio is still open!

Notice Anything Different?

Welcome the new Portsmouth Brewery Newsletter, PBrew News!

We’ve recently decided to separate the Portsmouth Brewery news and Smuttynose news; they had a great run together, but not everyone needs or wants both updates. If you’ve been along term subscriber, please click the profile update at the top of this email and let us know which news you prefer. If you signed up via the Portsmouth Brewery’s new website, you’ll need to update as well, to keep up with Smuttynose’s new beer releases, events around the world and happenings at the new Towle Farm brewery. Otherwise, we’ll see you soon at Portsmouth Brewery!

Autumn brings some of the most sought-after and seasonal flavors in the beer world- wet hops! Head Brewer Matt and his team are brewing two different versions of our popular Hop Harvest (5.5%) ale. The first is a single batch featuring a new hop called Equinox, while the second iteration is double brew of the same recipe highlighting the variety Mosaic. There is no other time of the year to enjoy the unique juciiness of freshly picked hops, so make sure you get some Hop Harvest in your growlers this fall!

The great lager streak of 2014 continues! As you read this, 434 gallons of our Oktoberfest (5%) is conditioning in the cellar, while we wait for a call from Blueberry Bay Farm of Stratham, NH. That phone call means 400 pounds of pumpkins are ready to be picked up and put in beer! What beer? Pumpkin Ale (5%) and Imperial Pumpkin Porter (9.9%) will both be double brewed so there’ll be plenty of both to go around. The Portsmouth Brewery proudly uses fresh, locally-grown, chemical-free pumpkins in all our “gourd-geous” pumpkin beers.

If all this isn’t enough, Matt will be home-smoking 55 pounds of malt with a blend of applewood, oak and maple for the next brew of Scotch Ale (8.5%) which will be released later on this fall.

Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter so you know when these beers go on tap!

Svelte, huh? Portsmouth Brewery cycling jerseys are now available at 56 Market and on our swanky new website.  We’ve also got new hats and fresh t-shirt designs waiting for you. 
Chef John says we’ve had one of the busiest summers of our 23-year history. He asked to share a very loud, public “THANK YOU” to his kitchen staff. Now that summer is winding down, we’re planning our fall/winter/spring beer socials. Rolf, Des and Jon have some great ideas, but we haven’t set anything in stone.

If you’ve got ideas for beer socials you’d like to see at Portsmouth Brewery, please share them via Twitter (@portsbrew) or on our Facebook page

We don’t often make it out of 56 Market Street, but Chef Jon and/or Head Brewer Matt will be representing at these upcoming downtown Portsmouth events.

Vintage & Vine– September 6 at Strawberry Banke; serving pulled duck sliders on a homemade pretzel roll with house apple butter.

Passport– September 13 at Strawbery Banke; 5C’s IPA paired with house pretzel bites and a homemade cheddar-ale sauce plus a cask of Portsmouth Brewery ESB dry-hopped with East Kent Goldings in the VIP tent.

At Portsmouth Brewery, we believe it’s easy to do good while drinking well. Every Tuesday is Community Pint Day, when we donate 25 cents from every pint of beer to your choice of four non profits. Currently on the box are:

Post Landfill Action Network
Child & Family Services of New Hampshire
Portsmouth Zero Waste 
Officer Stephen Arkell Memorial Fund

The civic-mindedness isn’t limited to Tuesdays; everyday is Parking Violation Day! Just bring in your City of Portsmouth Parking ticket and the required payment. We’ll mail it in for you and give you a pint for being a responsible citizen.

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