Portsmouth Beer Week 2015


The 2015 edition of Portsmouth Beer Week should be the best one yet for Smuttynose. Bill Harris has done his best to bring you nothing but top-quality events celebrating Portsmouth beer. We’ve been here since almost

2/20: Gettin’ Durty-er at WHYM 7pm:  $3.00 Durty Pints, plus Smuttlabs and Smuttynose  and prizes for your “best-worst outfit” (Think camo, mustache, mullets, macramé shorts, those parallel-slashed t-shirts and more)! Featuring the New Hampshire draft release of Smuttlabs Ol’ Grundy Humper and a keg of Smuttlabs Smoked Peach Short Weisse.

2/22: Hotter Than Hell Beerunch at Blue Mermaid! Reception at noon, then four courses of fiery beerunch, now with more hell. $45, including tax & tip; please call the Mermaid for reservations 603-427-2583.

  • 1st: Smuttlabs East Coast Common Ale
    • Chipotle Honey & Bacon-Glazed Doughnut Holes
  • 2nd: Zinneke Belgian Stout
    • Pain Killer French Toast: When Pigs Fly challah battered in coconut, pineapple, orange and spiced rum with a jalapeno-pineapple syrup.
  • 3rd: Durty
    • Chicken Fried Steak seasoned with cayenne over hotter-than-hell hash and an andouille-scotch bonnet gravy topped with a fried egg
  • 4th: Smuttlabs Smoked Peach Short Weisse
    • Grilled Tropical Fruits: dusted with Santa Fe spice with a New Mexico chili-rum cream

2/22: Roll Out the Barrels at RiRa. Kegs will be tapping like a thrash metal drummer in the heart of Market Square! We’re bringing kegs of 2015 Imperial Stout, Smuttlabs/Great Rhythm/Stoneface East Coast Common and Smuttlabs Oaked Tripel.

2/23: Smuttlabs/Stoneface/Great Rhythm East Coast Common Roll Out Party; 7pm at the Coat Of Arms.  Smuttlabs, Stoneface, Great Rhythm will be rolling out a brand-new collaboration beer – East Coast Common! Each brewery will be bringing a cask-conditioned version of one of their own beers to pour alongside a cask of the collaboration, for a total of 4 rare and unique cask conditioned beer in one night! Seacoast Beverage Lab will be podcasting live for the release. This event is public and pay as you go.

2/24: 4th Annual Clash of the IPA’s; 7pm at TJ’s: It get’s better every year!  IPA’s from all around the county will be featured for the night, especially Smuttynose Rhye IPA (now dry-hopped with Citra) and East Coast Common.

2/26:  Still up in the air

2/27: Back in Black with Stone Brewing Co; 7pm at The Press Room: Black beers all night long! Featuring the world premiere of Smuttlabs THE STALLION Imperial Stout and Smuttlabs Rye Stout; Stone Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers and Stone Imperial Stout. Good people from both breweries will be on hand to talk beer, curling and macramé (not really those other two, mostly beer).

2/28: Passportsmouth- 2pm at the Thirsty Moose, then elsewhere. Everyone loves a grand tour, and that’s the plan for this brand new Portsmouth Beer Week event. at 3pm, head out to one of the participating bars and get your card stamped. After four stamps, turn your card in for a prize drawing with schwag provided by Smuttynose, Smuttlabs, Sam Adams, Great Rhythm, Throwback, Baxter, Ipswich and more includes; VIP brewery experiences, hoodies, Dickies workshirts, and more.

Bars on the tour are: The Press Room, RiRa, State Street Saloon, The Rusty Hammer, WHYM, Fat Belly’s, Poco’s, The Coat of Arms, The Gas Light, The Blue Mermaid, Federal Cigar Bar and TJ’s.

3/1: On the 8th Day, God Created Brinner! 12pm-7pm at The Black Trumpet  Bring your sweatpants and pj’s; the Chef Evan Mallet and his team are serving up a $45, prix-fixe hybrid breakfast-dinner menu or  la carte ordering.  The beer list: 2012 Smuttynose Scotch Ale, Smuttlabs Oaked Tripel, Smuttlabs Rye Stout and 2009 Wheat Wine Ale, plus a”Smokey and the Bandito,” a mezcal-Scotch Ale bloody mary. Call 603-431-0887 for reservations


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