Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Smuttynose does Portsmouth Beer Week 2014

Portsmouth Craft Beer Week is upon us and, once again, Bill Harris has created a death-defying slate of Smuttynose events to celebrate the beverage that is most near and dear to our hearts- beer! Here's our dance card, so plan wisely for massive fun. For more specific details, please contact the hosting accounts.  

Friday February 21st, Get Durty at WHYM, and look bad while doing it! Dress down in your “best worst outfit,” as we say good-bye to Durty for the season! We will have $2.00 Durty pints, and a prize for the most outrageous outfit…think mustache, mullet, camo, and hunter's orange; if you have a jean jacket you should wear it. Our staff will be there at 8pm; you should join us for Durty good time. 

Saturday, 2/22:  Seacoast Winter Brew Fest at the Portsmouth Gas Light Go to for all the details and for ticket purchases.

Sunday, 2/23:  Smuttynose Hotter Than Hell Brunch at the Blue Mermaid from 1-4pm. This four-course brunch will feature food that will set your mouth on fire and beer to cool everything down.  All four courses, with beer for $45.00 tax & tip included. Please call the Blue Mermaid for reservations. (603.427.2583)
·      Featured Beers
o    2010 Farmhouse Ale,
o    Curry Infused 2013 Baltic Porter
o   2014 Big A IPA
o   2012 Really Old Brown Dog  

Sunday, 2/23: RiRa Goes for the Gold with Smuttynose and Sam Adams!  Join us at 4pm for the 2014 Winter Olympics closing ceremonies, while drinking rare and hard-to-find, gold medal-winning beers from Smuttynose and Sam Adams! WHEB will be on hand with great prizes so get here early!
·       Featured Beers  
o   2009 Wheat Wine Ale, Gold at the GABF
o   Big A IPA Gold at the Great British Beer Festival

Monday, 2/24:  The Black Trumpet Beer Bar – Smuttynose takes over one of the most scenic spots on Portsmouth’s historic waterfront.  4 great beers will pair with a special menu from the creative kitchen of the Black Trumpet!  The “Beer Bar” opens at 5:30. This event is one of the most popular ones we do, so plan to arrive early.
·      Featured Beers
o  Bouncy House v2.0
o   SmuttLabs Red Wine Barrel-Aged Winter Ale
o   2010 Really Old Brown Dog
o   2009 Imperial Stout

Tuesday, 2/25th The Thirsty Moose will offer a four-course menu expertly paired with Smuttynose beers for just $29.99. Selections will feature rare and vintage releases.  Smuttynose will be on hand from 6-8pm to answer any questions and talk about the parings.
·      Featured Beers
o   2012 Scotch Ale
o   2012 Really Old Brown Dog
o   Bouncy House v2.0
o   Robust Porter

Tuesday, 2/25: TJ’s – It’s back! Malt-lovers will flee in droves when the epic Night of the IPA’s kicks off at TJ’s for a hopstravaganza featuring:
o    Smuttynose Noonan Black IPA
o    Smuttynose Bouncy House v2.0
o    Sam Adams Rebel IPA
o    The Just Beer Project Anytime IPA
o    Sebago Full Throttle IPA
o    Sierra Nevada X Hop Single Fresh
o    Stone IPA
o    Baxter Stow Away IPA
o    Widmer Bros Upheaval IPA
o    Lagunitas IPA
o    Founders All Day IPA
o    603 Brewery White Peaks IPA

Thursday, 2/27 - Street Eat/Drink 360 is preparing a 3 course pairing menu, with pairings for $25.00. Featuring SmuttLabs Red Wine Barrel-Aged Winter Ale, Bouncy House v2.0 and 2009 Gravitation! Service begins at 6pm.

Friday, 2/28  6-8pm:  Poco’s and 2 Ceres co-host the Jet Setter edition of WXGR’s Gourmet Lounge, featuring Smuttynose and Great RhythmBrewing.  Each restaurant will host their own live cooking demo of international foods to be paired with Smuttynose Finestkind IPA and Great Rhythm Resonation Pale Ale.  You can see how Finestkind and Resonation differ from each other and pair with food.  The first 80 attendees will enjoy complimentary pairing samples.

Saturday, 3/1: Craft Beer Cellar, Smuttynose Tasting 1-3pm featuring: Finestkind IPA, Old Brown Dog, Shoals Pale Ale, Robust Porter, Noonan Black IPA, Wheat Wine and Imperial Stout

Saturday, 3/1The Press Room – Get Buzzed at the Press Room! We’re raising funds for Press Room bartender Jesse McMahon, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.  All you have to do is collect pledges ahead of time and then get your head shaved at the bar between 3pm and 5pm.  Don’t worry, brewers won’t actually do the shearing; they’ll be watching while professionals do the work.  Attendees will enjoy cask conditioned, vintage and barrel-aged beers to soften the blow of losing your hair.  Visit the Press Room for sponsorship details and sign-up sheets. 

BONUS PRIZE: Anyone who raises over $25 and shaves their head will receive a VIP tour of the NEW Smuttynose brewery and prize pack that includes a Smuttynose hat… for your new hairdo! 

·      Featured Beer
o   2010 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wheat Wine Ale
o   Bouncy House v2.0
o   Cask Conditioned Finestkind IPA

Sunday, 3/2 – WHYM – Smuttynose Beer Brunch Bus Trip!  Reserve your spot on the Brewery Brunch Bus! The Granite State Growler Tours bus departs WHYM at 11am to visit the all new Smuttynose Brewing Co. After the tour (with free samples) we will head back to WHYM for a pint of cask conditioned Robust Porter and brunch! The cost is just $35.00 for all of these wonderful experiences! Tickets can only be purchased at WHYM and is limited to 30 people will get tickets, so act fast.  If you don’t make the bus, you can still enjoy the brunch, starting at 1pm.  Please call WHYM for reservations. (603) 501-0478

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Return of the Bounce!

Remember Bouncy House, that session IPA we brewed way back in 2013?  It was a pilot batch for a new beer Smuttynose will release later this year.

This Friday at Heritage Avenue, we'll be releasing our next pilot batch of Bouncy House at 4:30pm. To you, this means samples on tap and 22 ounce bottles for $3 each. There will be a two bottle limit, so we can spread the beer around as best we can.  The bottle price is in line with the rest of our year-round beers and we're excited to be able to offer something this delicious at such an appealing price.  

Here are the details:

4.65% abv  86.5 IBU  29 barrels in this batch

Malts: North American 2-Row, Crisp Pale Ale, Aromatic, C-60, Carahell
Hops: Bittering- Magnum, Flavoring- Calypso, Dry Hop- Calypso and Saphir
Yeast: American Ale Yeast

We will begin shipping Bouncy House 2.0 to all our wholesalers on Monday, February 17, so if you don't make it in to the brewery, some beer will still be heading in your general direction, provided you already have Smuttynose beer where you live.

Come put a few ounces of Bounce in your fridge this Friday!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Smuttynose Events February 3-9, 2014

The Smuttyverse is beginning to get back in the swing of things, despite a lop-sided Super Bowl and grim news from Gobbler's Knob.  Shake off the February gloom and come have a beer with us.

Tuesday, February 4

-Hooksett, NH, 4pm-6pm @ Bert's Better Beers:  Liz will be pairing 2014 Imperial Stout, Durty and Robust Porter with Lindt chocolates. It's an excellent pre-Valentine's Day study session. 

Wednesday, February 5

-Burlington, VT, 5pm-11pm @ The Farmhouse Tap & Grill:  DoBrO David Yarrington is bringing some serious vintage beers from the recesses of our warehouse to the city on the lake.  Check out this line-up: 2009 & 2010 Wheat Wine, 2011 Imperial Stout, Barleywine, Farmhouse Ale and Gravitation, 2012 Really Old Brown Dog and 2010 Baltic Porter.  Crikey!  You won't want to miss this one, folks; those are some serious beers! We'll also have fresh beer for those of you not into the vintage thing.

Thursday, February 6

-Cambridge, MA, 7pm-9pm @ Christopher's:  Vintage roll-outs continue with a keg of 2011 Barleywine going on the draft system.  We didn't pull this from the archive; Christopher's planned ahead and set it aside on their own, like a wise New Englander.

Friday, February 7

-Charlottesville, Va, 3pm-6pm @Whole Foods:  Glen Bulloss will be in the house pouring samples of our awesome, hoppy brown ale, Durty.  Get your weekend food fixin's and have a beer!

-Portsmouth, NH, 4:30pm-7pm  SmuttLabs Red Wine Barrel-aged Winter Ale bottle release.  Stop by our original brewery on Heritage Avenue in Portsmouth for samples and bottle sales of our next SmuttLabs release.  We've packaged this delicious elixir in 375mL, crown-finished bottles which retail for $9 each.  Brewery tours are at 5:30 and you can reserve your spots online:

-Hanover, NH, 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Stinson's Village Store  Jess and Liz will be pouring out tastes of our big, hoppy, brown ale, Durty for shoppers and curious folks just as their weekends begin.  Expect high fives and smiles as well as delicious New Hampshire beer.