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:
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.
Down the rickety, teeny tiny staircase:
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):
A Halloween chocolate:
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Awesome little shop: Macro Polo
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John found something he wanted: an umbrella katana
After an awesome day we headed home to get ready for the tailgate/BC football. Bye Bye Portsmouth!

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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