tour-the-breweries-of-new-hampshireNew Hampshire is filled with breweries as unique as the state itself. From breweries to microbrews and brew pubs, there is sure to be the perfect spot for any person, mood or appetite. Check out our favorite spots in the area.

Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
Established in 2000, Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co. brews 19 unique ales and lagers. Their flagship varieties include the Czech Pilsner, Iron Mike Pale Ale and Miss V’s Blueberry. Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co. beers can be found in many area restaurants and are distributed throughout Maine and New Hampshire.

Tuckerman Brewing Company
Since 1998, Tuckerman Brewing Company has been devoted to creating a family of award winning beers. They brew 6 varieties of beer, but are most known for their American Style Pale Ale and the Headwall Alt. After fermentation, their beers are cold conditioned and dry-hopped in lagering tanks for maximum taste and quality. The Headwall Alt was rated among the Top 6 Brews in New England by Boston Globe in 2009 and was also featured on the Beer Advocate’s list of top altbiers. Tuckerman Brewing Company is open for tours and tastings daily.

The Portsmouth Brewery
New England’s original brewpub, The Portsmouth Brewery, has been serving great food and outstanding handcrafted beers since 1991. They brew close to 100 lagers and ales seasonally, producing 300,000 pints yearly. When stopping in for a cold pint, be sure to try the “food as good as the beer”. The Brew House and Jimmy LaPanza Lounge offer a lively atmosphere in the heart of downtown Portsmouth.

Smutty Nose Brewing Company
Named after Smuttynose Island off the New Hampshire Coast, the small brewer is filled with character and regional flavor. Smutty Nose Brewing Company produces 8 classic varieties, including the popular Bouncy House IPA, along with a hand full of seasonal selections. Stop in at their Hampton headquarters for a beer tasting and free tour.

After a fun afternoon of exploring area breweries, our hotel makes the perfect place to rest and recharge for another day of adventure in the White Mountains.