So this page is incredibly out of date! But trust us, lots of stuff has been going on since 2012, but we're sure you've heard. Besides the opening of our brand new brewery, and lots of awards, we're actually getting ready to launch a new website this Summer, hence the reason we're not doing a lot of updating around here.

Ratebeer_11_certificate1/27/11 - Out of of over 10,000 breweries rated, Smuttynose is ranked 28th - in the top 0.3% - on Ratebeer’s 2011 Best Brewers in the World list

August, 2012  - 

We've officially broken ground on our new brewery at Towle Farm in Hampton. Click here to track the progress of the work in real time on our Towle Farm webcam. 

October, 2011 - 

Smuttynose Wheat Wine Ale was awarded a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver

January, 2011 - 

Smuttynose Robust Porter was recently recognized with a Good Food Award in San Francisco. 

November, 2010 - 

We've made some changes to our Big Beer Series Subscription. Click here for details.

November, 2010 - 

Smuttynose Beers are now available in the greater Chicago area, distributed by Windy City Distribution.

October, 2010 - 

Smuttynose Wheat Wine Ale and Robust Porter claim two of the 14 gold medals awarded at the Mondial de le Biere in Strasbourg, France.


September, 2010 - 

Smuttynose Brewing is listed as one of New England's Five Best Breweries by Yankee Magazine, and our Finestkind IPA “the single best beer brewed in New England.” 

Big-A-4pk-lorez-Silouh-smAugust, 2010 - 
Smuttynose Big A IPA Wins CAMRA's 2010 Michael Jackson Award at the Great British Beer FestivalFrom CAMRA's press release:

"The Great British Beer Festival is today pleased to announce that the winner of its annual American cask real ale competition, the Michael Jackson Award, is the Smuttynose brewery's Big A IPA, from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The competition is judged during CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale's flagship event, taking place inside Earls Court, London, from August 3rd-7th 2010. 

Smuttynose's Big A IPA, a 9.7% ABV India Pale Ale, is described by CAMRA's US bar team as having an 'orange and citrus fruit, with a nicely balanced body, a hint of malt and a bunch of alcohol, and perhaps a hint of honey. The beer ends nicely with a lingering hop dryness'. 

Smuttynose's success today means the New England brewery has now won this award three times, and remains one of the most successful brewers in the competition's history."

2/8/10 - Read Executive Editor Howard Altschiller's lengthy profile of Smuttynose Brewing and the Portsmouth Brewery in the Portsmouth Herald.

1/23/10 - The first shipment of Big A IPA in 12-ounce bottles leaves our warehouse.

4/29/09 - Smuttynose is now on Facebook. 


3/20/09 - Yes, the rumors you’ve heard are true: Portsmouth Lager has been retired from our full-time lineup and will no longer be available. For a detailed explanation of that decision, check out Peter’s blog, Smuttynose Tavern.

3/01/09 - We have just made our first shipment to Florida, so now, with the recent addition of Georgia, Smuttynose beers are available along the entire east coast.


9/01/08 - The October issue of Men’s Journal magazine names its selection of America's Best Beers, and leading the list is our own Shoals Pale Ale.

Smuttynose Brewing Co. • 105 Towle Farm Road • Hampton, NH 03842