Friday, November 22, 2013

Fight the Black Friday Blues with Beer!

With Smuttynose Beer, of course!

At Smuttynose, we consider a pint of flavorful beer an excellent way to take respite from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. Black Friday can certainly be a whirlwind of door busters, mega deals and crowded stores—or another day trapped in the house with your family. Fortunately, we have a solution for both situations: our first Black Friday Open House!

We're opening the doors of our original/current brewery on Heritage Avenue in Portsmouth from 1pm-7pm on Friday, November 29 for beer samples, tours, hospitality, and retail sales. We hope you'll stop by to enjoy some rare beer samples, case discounts on Scotch Ale, Barleywine, and Winter Ale, and a selection of "Smerchandise" to help you get some holiday shopping done in a casual, pro-beer environment. You won't need a reservation, just drop-in; we'll be glad to see you!

*Our 5:30pm tour will still be taking place, as scheduled.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Bouncy House Release this Friday!

This Friday, November 15, bound on over to Smuttynose at 4pm to try our newest Short Batch release, Bouncy House!

What is Bouncy House?  It's the next step in our quest to brew the perfect low-alcohol, high-flavor, hoppy American ale.  We learned a few things from brewing ParadoX earlier this year, like lowering the alcohol content and avoiding the terms "session" and "IPA."

When you taste Bouncy House, you'll taste a modest malt bill of North American 2-row, British pale ale malt, C-60 and Aromatic malt mashed for a refreshingly light body that leaves plenty of spotlight for a melange of Warrior, Calypso, El Dorado and Citra hops.

In-house, organoleptic tasting left us with some great first impressions, but Team Smuttynose wants to know what you think.  If you're on Untappd, please check in with a comment for us.  If you're tweeting, please use the #bouncyhouse hashtag.  You can also send us direct email or leave note on our Facebook page.  Your feedback will help guide any changes for the next brew.

To encourage your experimentation, we're offering 22 ounce bottles of Bouncy House for just $3 at Smuttynose and in the off-premise trade.  Draft prices will be difficult to peg exactly, but they'll be in line with what you can expect to pay for our year-round beers. 

So please come say hello, have a beer and speak your mind this weekend.  We're looking forward to it!