Portsmouth Beer Week Events, Including The 7th Annual
Chocolate, Cheese, & Beer Event
*** We are closing today, Wednesday, February 7th due
to the snow. Hopefully you guys stay nice and warm and enjoy this email of
upcoming events! ***
brings the start of Portsmouth Beer
Week – a 10-day celebration of the local craft beer scene here on
the seacoast. We hope you’ll join us for one of our many fun events during the
week, such as our annual Chocolate, Cheese,
& Beer Pairing Event
on Wednesday, February 28th @ 6pm. You are not going to want to miss this
one! Here’s the lineup of what we have planned so
Saturday, February 24th, 11am-9pm: Cask vs. Draft vs.
it’s just the beer geeks in us, but we love seeing how one beer can taste so
different depending on how it is served (cask, nitro, draft) or what hops are
used. Based on the popularity of our past Cask vs. Draft vs. Nitro events, you
guys get a kick out of these kind of fun beer comparisons, too! So please join
us on Saturday, February 24th, when we
are offering a limited edition sample tray of our Playlist beer, consisting of
Playlist 00:02 on draft, on cask, and on nitro, plus Playlist 00:01 on draft –
so you can see how different a beer can taste when the hops are changed
up. Each limited edition sample tray will come with one voting card-
vote for your favorite, and we’ll
give you $1 off a pint of that beer!
7th Annual Chocolate, Cheese, & Beer
year, we like to play with and push the culinary possibilities of pairing
hand-crafted chocolate and thoughtfully selected cheeses from local New England
and NY artisans with our farm-fresh beers.
This year marks the 7th
offering of this event, and we continue to be inspired by all the magical ways
we can pair chocolate, cheese, and beer. The menu is almost complete and the first draft includes
goodies like Flying Goat pub cheese
ball encrusted with Enna Chocolate’s cocoa nibs, Spring Brook Farm (Arlington,
VT) Ashbrook cheese soufflé with Enna Chocolate’s cocoa
power & our vegetable ash, house-made chocolate cruller with maple
cream, fried cheese curds with muhammara, house-made whipped hop honey, plus –
more chocolate and cheese! Check out this page for more details on the menu. We’ll be
updating it as we finalize the beers as well.
As always, ticket price is INCLUSIVE of tax and
gratuity. So grab your seat
today as this event has a history of selling out quickly! (Makes a
great Valentine’s gift, too!) And, yes, chocolate, cheese, and beer make
for a most lovely dinner.
March 2nd: A Spirit-ed Celebration with Sea
year, Portsmouth Beer Week ends up being not just about craft beer, but about
community and friendship as well. To that end, we thought, why not invite one of
our favorite neighbors over for an event? Come join us on Friday, March 2nd for
a spirit-ed celebration with local distiller Ron Vars of Sea Hagg fame. Ron will be here at 6pm,
but we will be highlighting three of his spirits (Sea Hagg Blueberry Rum, Ice Pik Vodka, and Rocky Peak Cinnamon Whiskey) in
various food and drink specials all day. Rumor has it that there maybe a
cask of our Stout, Stout infused with the cinnamon whiskey and potentially a
barrel-aged stout as well!
March 4th: Smokin’ Sunday
visit us here at Hobbs Farm for a day of smoked beers, BBQ food specials, and a
fire in our beer garden! Special beers that day will include a one-off keg of
Chipotle Dippity Do, a special cask of Smoked Peach Pilsener, and the return of
one of our favorite beers – our Campfire Smoked Robust Porter.
Portsmouth Beer week, we’ll be serving up the Collaboration Belgian IPA we made
with the 17 other breweries in and around the seacoast. More information on this
beer can be found here.
Hope to see you here during Portsmouth Beer Week, and
hopefully even earlier! We’ve got a really fun lineup of beers on right now –
running the gambit from very light to a very Stout Stout!
–Annette & Nicole