Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Portsmouth Beer Week 2013 Announcement

Many of you have been asking any special events we might have planned for Portsmouth Beer Week 2013. 

Ladies and Gentlemen, without further ado, here's Head Brewer, Tyler Jones:

Monday, May 14, 2012

Do You Know Where Our Fish Comes From?

The fillets in our fish sandwiches are locally caught, harvested from sustainable fish stocks and incredibly tasty.  If you've eaten one in the last four months, you might enjoy learning a bit more about where it came from.  If you haven't, you might enjoy your next one a bit more after watching this video, which features our celebrity Executive Chef, Todd Sweet.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Doing Good While Drinking Well with Portsmouth Brewery and 3S Artspace

As many of you know, we custom-print scratch tickets to manage our annual Kate the Great bottle distribution.  All of the proceeds from the ticket sales are donated to local non-profit organizations that are selected by our staff.  We think it's a great way to do some good for the local community.

We want to take a little bit of time to introduce the non-profits to you, one at a time, through the magic of video.  We'll begin the series with Christ Greiner of 3S Artspace

For those of you who were able to participate in the scratch tickets, we thank you for your part in "Doing Good While Drinking Well."  

If you didn't get any scratch tickets, you've still got a chance to serve the community.   We're hosting another blood drive, on May 11 at Middle Street Baptist Church in Portsmouth.  The same "Give a Pint, Get a Pint" promotion is in effect.  If you donate, you'll get a coupon for a free pint of beer on us (but in the interest of your health, you can't use it until May 12).

Also, every Tuesday is Community Pint Day at the Brewery. For each beer you buy, we donate 25¢ to a charity of your choice.  It’s easy - on your way out the door, just place the tokens you’ve received in the yellow wooden box mounted next to our front door.  We’ll take care of the rest!

See you at the pub!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Meet The Krempels Center

Our July 26th beer social features beers from five great breweries and delicious food from the kitchen of Chef Todd Sweet. The five breweries who's beers will be featured have also sent along their executive brewers, including Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione. Proceeds raised by all this star power, will be donated to the Krempels Center. We thought you might wnt to know a bit more about the reipeint of these much-needed funds, so we spoke with Carol Davis, Senior Program Director.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Something International is Brewing in the Pub!

Juergen Buhrmann, Plant Manager of Weyermann Malting Company in Bamberg, Germany, joined Tod and Tyler on June 8, 2011 to brew an all-German Oatmeal Stout. Oats aren't legal beer ingredients according to the Reinheitsgebot beer purity law, though Germany still has an old tradition of brewing with oats. Thankfully, raconteur and German beer expert Horst Dornbusch was on hand to drop some knowledge for you good people.

Look for this beer on tap in early July.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Brewer Roll Call!

Part of the numerology of our 20th Anniversary Beer was to have 20 brewers add 20 different hops during the two brew days. With some luck and proper planning, we had alumni brewers on the first day and current brewers from all over the world on the second one.

Needless to say, it was fun. Old friends who hadn't seen each other in years were able to reconnect. New contacts were made and a few beers were consumed. Frankly, I could do this every week.

We want to thank all of these brewers, past and present, for being a part of this landmark brew.

For you impatient folk, here's a list of names. It's convenient, but you'd really be better off watching them do what they do best--brewing beer.

1) Tod Mott- Portsmouth Brewery
2) Tyler Jones- Portsmouth Brewery
3) Tyson Demurs- Portsmouth Brewery
4) Peter Egelston- Alumni Portsmouth Brewery/Smuttynose Brewing Company/Northampton Brewery
5) Chuck Doughty- Alumni Portsmouth Brewery/Smuttynose
6) Paul Murphy- Alumni Portsmouth Brewery/Smuttynose
7) Sean Navish- Alumni Portsmouth Brewery
8) Keith Gosselin- Alumni Portsmouth Brewery/Smuttynose
9) JT Thompson- Alumni Portsmouth Brewery/Smuttynose
10) Charlie Ireland- Smuttynose
11) Chris Kluun- Smuttynose
12) Tom Ostromecky- Smuttynose
13) Zach Boda- Alumni Portsmouth Brewery/Current Allagash
14) Jason Perkins- Allagash
15) Andy Schwartz- Craft Brewers Alliance
16) Jim Sipp- Craft Brewers Alliance
17) Alex Kopf- Craft Brewers Alliance
18) Will Meyers- Cambridge Brewing Company
19) Greg Oulette- Martha's Exchange
20) Steve Schmidt- Meantime Brewing Company
21) Yvan de Baets- Brasserie de la Senne
22) Paul Davis- Prodigal Brewing Company

This first video is a repeat of Part 1 (for the sake of continuity)

Part 2 introduces you to brewers who both added hops and currently work for either Portsmouth or Portsmouth Brewery.

And finally, the third installment showcases brewer friends who took time to celebrate (I hesitate to use the word party) with us and throw some hops in our boiling kettle.

Thanks again to everyone who has walked through our doors, eaten our chowder, brewed our beer, grilled your burgers, and helped out in any other way over the last 20 years. We appreciate your efforts and we're happy to share our celebration with you.


The Staff of the Portsmouth Brewery