Day Trip To Portsmouth, NH: Two Brewery Tours and Shopping Downtown

On Saturday John and I went to Portsmouth, NH for a little day trip. We went on two brewery tours, had an awesome sushi lunch, and did some shopping downtown. It was such a great day!
First stop was the Smuttynose Brewery:
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I sampled the Single Island Star and John sampled the Pumpkin Ale:
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Stuff is a all over the place at Smuttynose but it was pretty cool to look at:
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The brew kettle and the boil kettle:
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Fermentation tanks:
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Krausen overflow and the bright tanks:
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The bottling line and capping machine:
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The warehouse (about a week’s supply!!):
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And an IPA sample before we left:
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After a delicious sushi lunch at Shio, we headed to the Portsmouth Brewing Company.
The tour was pretty lackluster, as my Yelp review there says, but I’m glad we went.
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Down the rickety, teeny tiny staircase:
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One brew tank and three fermentation tanks:
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After the tour we walked around downtown Portsmouth and shopped at a bunch of cool shops.
The first stop was LeRoux Kitchen (aka-heaven):
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Our haul (parchment paper, honey peanut butter, sea salt, hot chocolate mix, and black truffle oil):
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A Halloween chocolate:
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Downtown:
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Awesome little shop: Macro Polo
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John found something he wanted: an umbrella katana
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After an awesome day we headed home to get ready for the tailgate/BC football. Bye Bye Portsmouth!
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Author: Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.

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