Pre-Week: Maine Beer Co – Your Face Off @ WHYM Craft Beer Cafe
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm

Portsmouth Beer Week Pregame @ WHYM Craft Beer Cafe

Maine Beer Company – Your Face Off

Come stretch your liver and get ready for Portsmouth Beer Week with six Maine Beer Company draughts:


  • Mo
  • Another One
  • Mean Old Tom
  • Peeper
  • Lunch
  • Tiny Little Something

When: Friday Feb 19th – Starting at 5:00 PM

Where:  WHYM Craft Beer Cafe



NH Nanobrewery Tap Takeover @ Earth Eagle Brewings
Feb 20 all-day

NH Nanobrewery Tap Takeover @ Earth Eagle Brewings

5 guest taps from the far corners of NH including Lone Wolf & Able Ebenezer!


Founders KBS Tapping @ Coat of Arms
Feb 20 @ 11:30 am

Rare Beer Tapping at the Coat of Arms Portsmouth

Kicking off Portsmouth Beer Week 2016, join the Coat of Arms for a tapping of 2015 Kentucky Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company:

Where: Coat of Arms

When: 11:30


Beer Profile: What we’ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight.

ABV: 11.2%
IBUs: 70
RateBeer Rating: 100


“I don’t Funk with You” featuring Allagash Brewing Co @ Row 34 Portsmouth
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm

Allagash Beer Party “I don’t Funk with You”
Explore Barrel-aging and Brettanomyces with New England’s finest brewery.

When​: Saturday, Feb 20th, 12pm.

The Beers​:

  • St. Klippenstein
  • Avance
  • Curieux
  • Little Brett
  • Double U
  • Interlude.
NH Freshman Orientation Beer Sampling @ Throwback Brewery
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

2015 New Hampshire Freshman Brewery Orientation Beer Sampling

Presented by Portsmouth Beer Week

Hosted by Throwback Brewery



Amazingly, there are 1.5 breweries opening daily around the country.  The number of breweries opening has not slowed down in recent years and New Hampshire was no different — with over 10 breweries opening in 2015.   Have you had a chance to meet them?  If not, here is your chance.

Freshman Orientation is similar to speed dating with breweries.  This event will give you a chance to meet and sample beers from the 2015 brewing class for New Hampshire.

Brewery List:

  • Neighborhood Brewing Company – Exeter, NH.
  • Great North Ale Works – Manchester, NH.
  • Mooselick Brewing Company – Troy, NH.
  • Garrison City (Added 2/8/16) – Dover, NH.
  • Third Colony Brewery (Added 2/11/16) – Manchester, NH.
  • Hobbs Tavern and Brewing Co – West Ossipee, NH.* (Added 2/16/16)
  • Oddball Brewing – Pembroke, NH. * (Added 2/16/16)
  • Rockingham Brewing – Derry, NH. * (Added 2/16/16)
  • Deciduous Brewing – Newmarket, NH. * (Added 2/16/16)

Other members of the 2015 Class:

  • Ashuelot Brewing Company
  • Big Water Brewery
  • The Brewers of NYE Hill Farm
  • Swift Current Brewery
  • White Mountain Brewing

* means that the brewery will be included in the sampling, but is unable to attend (Updated 02/17/16).

Event Times:

  • Session 1: 12:00 to 1:30

Event Location:

  • Hosted by Throwback Brewery, 7 Hobbs Rd, North Hampton, NH 03862

Cost:  $30.00  To purchase, please click here for TICKET LINK.

Ticket includes:

  • Samples from participating breweries
  • Meet and Greet with each brewery
  • Appetizers and small bites  (updated 2/18/16 – Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup)

Organized in partnership with 2Beerguys.com, Hop Head United, Granite State Growler Tours and Throwback Brewery.

Buffalo Beer Release @ Beara Irish Brewing Company
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm

Buffalo Beer Release @ Beara Irish Brewing Company

Beer: “Buffalo” (Buffalo chicken and sauce soaked in Survivor)

Survivor Mid-Atlantic Irish Pale ALe: nice balanced ale – result of a collaboration between Beara Irish and Rising Sonds Brewery in Cork, IE.


Where:  Beara Irish Brewing Company
When:  February 20th, 2016

Rare Beer Release – Allagash St. Klippenstein @ the Coat of Arms
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm

Allagash St. Klippenstein Tapping @ the Coat of Arms. Starting at 1:00 PM.

Rare Beer Release – Allagash Double U @ the Coat of Arms
Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm

Allagash Double U Tapping @ the Coat of Arms.  Starting at 3:00 PM.

Local Craft Distillery Night @ Coat of Arms
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm

Local Craft Distillery Night @ Coat of Arms

Stop into the Coat of Arms to meet the distiller(s) behind the local craft distilleries.  Sample their spirits and different beer cocktails made with their spirits.



Local Distilleries: (As of 2/12/16)

  • Smoky Quarts Distillery – Spiced Flavored Rum
  • Sea Hag Distillery – Granite Coast Rim
  • Tall Ship Distillery – Appledore Rum

Beer/Cider Cocktails:

  • Tall Ships Appledoor Rum cider cocktail using Downeast Cider and special ingredients
  • Sea Hag Spiced beer cocktail using Rockingham Amber and special bitters
  • Smoky Quartz Spiced Flavored rum beer cocktail using Boddington’s and special ingredients

In addition, a special 7th Settlement’s 1623 Almighty Brown w/Tall Ships Rum soaked oak cask will be tapped.

Where:  Coat of Arms

Starting at 7:00 PM.

Sam Adams and WHEB party @ Fat Belly's Bar and Grille
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

2/20 – Fat Belly’s – Portsmouth Beer Week Kick-off Party 7-9pm!

Join Sam Adams and WHEB for a kick-off party you won’t soon forget!

Featuring The Seacoast first tapping of Sam Adams Rebel Rouser Double IPA as well as Sam Adams Cold Snap and Rebel IPA! Enter to win concert tickets, ski passes, Fat Belly’s gift cards and tons of Sam Adams gear!

Where: Fat Belly’s Bar and Grille
When: February 20, 2016

BOTTLE RELEASE: Chaga Groove @ Earth Eagle Brewings
Feb 21 all-day



Sunday 2/21 Chaga Groove BOTTLE RELEASE @ Earth Eagle Brewing!

Bourbon Barrel Aged Gruit with Maple Sap & Chaga Mushrooms.


New Hampshire Bar Crawl and Poker Run @ Various locations in Portsmouth
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

New Hampshire Bar Crawl and Poker Run

Join a crew of NH Breweries as they stroll around Portsmouth on Saturday February 21st. At each stop, enter to WIN a “New Hampshire Brewery Tour Package” including VIP tours of all participating breweries. (No purchase necessary)

Participating Locations and Featured Breweries:
(1:00 PM) Rusty Hammer – Stoneface
(2:00 PM) RiRa – Redhook
(3:00 PM) Press Room – Kelsen
(4:00 PM) Fat Belly’s – Tuckerman’s
(5:00 PM) Thirsty Moose – 603 Brewery

Times are estimates and may change on the day of the event.

Featured breweries will be on special from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM.


Chocolate, Cheese and Beer Pairing @ Throwback Brewery
Feb 21 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

One of our favorite events we do all year – this will be our fifth annual Chocolate, Cheese, and Beer pairing @ Throwback Brewery!

This year we are tapping into the skills of our talented Head Chef Carrie and upping the game a bit! As always, this event will feature six different New England cheeses, seven 4-oz samples of our beer, chocolate from Winnipesaukee Chocolates, and a tour of our facility with head brewer Annette Lee.

Here’s a sneak peak at what you can expect:

  • Course 1 – Amuse-Bouche: House-made Beer and Cheese dip with house-made spent-grain cheese crackers. Paired with Love Me Long Time Pilsener.
  • Course 2– Cheese Slate: Three thoughtfully selected New England cheeses paired with two Throwback beers. (Sneak peak: One of the cheeses will be a fried goat cheese ball served with Romesco sauce. Yum!) These cheeses will be accompanied by local apple slices, house-made beer mustard, our house pickle, house-made jam, and bread.
  • Course 3– Freshly-made salted chocolate salted pretzel stuffed with Timberdoodle from Woodcock Farm, Weston, Vermont. Plus, a local blue cheese that is sure to please. Perfectly paired with two Throwback beers.
  • Course 4– Dessert: House-made marshmallow drizzled with a chocolate chili ganache. Hand-crafted chocolate from Winnipesaukee chocolates with an appropriately paired Throwback beer.
  • Tour– Tour of our Hobbs Farm facility with head brewer Annette Lee. Color commentary by co-founder Nicole Carrier. Tour while enjoying a special cask of our Donkey-Hote Double IPA, dry hopped with Nelson and Columbus.

Interested? Here are the details –
When: Sunday, February 21st. Two sessions: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
Where: Throwback Brewery ‘s Brew House, in our beautiful 1860’s post & beam barn. 7 Hobbs Road, North Hampton, NH 03862
Price: The tickets are $36.30 per person. For convenience, when you check out, the 9% NH meals and beverage tax will be added on, as well as a 15% service charge, bringing the total to $45.

Don’t miss out on this delicious opportunity! For tickets, please click here.


New England Cask Night @ Coat of Arms
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm

New England Cask Night @ the Coat of Arms

Featuring casks from: (as of 2/12/16)

  • Foolproof Raincloud Porter aged on Vanilla Bean
  • Peak Organic Espresso Amber
  • Berkshire Brewing Lost Sailor IPA

Starting at 5:00 PM.


Long Trail Pint Night @ Flatbread Company - Portsmouth
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Long Trail Pint Night @ Portsmouth Flatbread Company

Join Long Trail to sample some of their newest offerings, including Limbo and Unearthed American Stout

Where: Portsmouth Flatbread Company
When: Monday February 22nd 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

MONDAY NIGHT RAW (BAR) @ Jumpin Jays Fish Cafe
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm


Join us Monday February 22nd and 29th for unique pairing experience.

Choose from our menu of six raw offerings and add a sample of a craft beer picked to pair perfectly by our experts.

Featuring local offerings from:

  • 603 Brewery (Londonderry NH)
  • Stoneface (Newington NH)
  • Tuckermans Pale (North Conway NH)
  • Newburyport Plum Island Belgian White (Newburyport MA)
  • Kelsen Brewing Co (Derry NH)
  • VonTrapp Brewing Co (Stowe VT)

Where:  Jumpin’ Jays Fish Cafe


Rare Beer Night @ Thirsty Moose Portsmouth
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm

Rare Beer Night @ The Thirsty Moose Portsmouth

Join the Thirsty Moose for a special tapping of over 20 different beers that are especially had to find in and outside of NH.

Beer List: (as of 2/10/16)

  • North Coast Barrel Aged Old Rasputin XV
  • Goose Island Bourbon County Barley Wine
  • Founders 2015 Backwoods Bastard
  • Dogfish Head Higher Math
  • Dogfish Head Bitches Brew
  • Ballast Point Barmy
  • Ballast Point Peanut Butter Victory at Sea
  • Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad
  • Uinta Stompin’ Grounds
  • Founders 2015 Blushing Monk
  • Kelsen Double Battle Axe Double IPA
  • 21st Amendment 2015 He Said He Said Baltic Porter (Elysian Brewery Collaboration)
  • 21st Amendment 2015 He Said Tripel (Elysian Brewery Collaboration)
  • Stoneface Rye Porter (Tributary Collaboration)
  • Peak Organic Oak Aged Mocha Stout
  • Rising Tide Ursa Minor Weizzen Stout
  • Banded Horn Jolly Woodsmen
  • Oskar Blues Hot Box
  • Smuttlabs Brett and I
  • Smuttlabs Rouge De Shire
  • Stone Brewing Mutt Brown Ale
  • Two Roads Geyser Gose
  • Two Roads Root of All Evil
  • Sam Adams Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
  • Moat Mountain Carrol County Stout
  • Moat Mountain Irish Hipster
  • Allagash Avance
  • Foolproof Revery
  • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
  • Goose Island The Muddy
  • Goose Island Lolita (bottle)
  • Goose Island Regal Rye Stout (bottle)

Where: Thirsty Moose Portsmouth
Starting at 6:00 PM.

Goose Island Limited Release Night @ Federal Cigar Portsmouth
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm

Goose Island Limited Release Night

– 2015 Bourbon County Stout
– 2015 Lolita
– And More

Where: Federal Cigar Portsmouth
Starting at 7:00 PM.

These are the People in Your Neighborhood Beer Co. @ Coat of Arms
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm

These are the People in Your Neighborhood Beer Co.

Join Neighborhood Beer Co for a tap takeover @ the Coat of arms for a live Seacoast Beverage Lab Podcast interview with Horst Dornbusch, featuring a book release and signing with Horst and homemade German Brats with sauerkraut.

Where: Coat of Arms
Starting at 7:00 PM

About Horst Dornbusch: 

Horst is a GABF award-winning brewer, an international beer judge, a brewing consultant, and sought-after event speaker. He is the author of several books and hundreds of technical articles about beer. He was one of the editors of the 900-page brew industry reference work, The Oxford Companion to Beer, published by Oxford University Press.

About Neighborhood Beer Co.

3 local guys with narrow degrees of separation including being neighbors (Joe & Mike), UNH fraternity brothers (Joe & Tim), and Timberland alumni (Tim & Mike) all shared a common passion—German Beer. This led them to contact one of the foremost experts on German Beer west of the Rhine—Horst Dornbusch. After many beers and much persuading, Horst agreed to lead, tutor, and teach these guys and form one of the most dangerous German beer teams in the industry.



Ballast Point Celebrates our 1st Portsmouth Beer Week @ Thirsty Moose - Portsmouth
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate our 1st Portsmouth Beer Week!

the following will be on tap:

  • Sculpin IPA
  • Grapefruit Sculpin IPA
  • Pineapple Sculpin IPA
  • Mango Even Keel
  • Navigator Dopplebock
  • Homework Series # 6 Robust Porter
  • Victory At Sea Peanut Butter Cup
  • Dorado IPA
  • Watermelon Dorado IPA
  • Barmy

See you there!

BEER RELEASE: Earth Eagle Fallen Angel Barley Wine @ Earth Eagle Brewings
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm

Tuesday 2/23

Fallen Angel Barley Wine TAP RELEASE @ Earth Eagle Brewings

Starts at 6:00 PM.

IPA Night @ The Blue Mermaid
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday IPA Night, featuring a lineup of tasty IPA’s

One of the most popular events of Portsmouth Beer Week is back again for it’s 6th year — IPA Night.

Join us at the Blue Mermaid to rock the night with an awesome selection of IPA’s.

Beer List:  (as of 2/22/16)i

  • Smuttynose Big A IPA
  • Stone Pataskala
  • Sierra Tropical IPA
  • Otter Creek Back Seat Burner
  • 21st Amendment Back in Black IPA
  • Kelsen Double Battle Axe IPA
  • Rising Tide Cutter DIPA
  • Redhook Long Hammer
  • Newburyporrt Melt Away Session IPA

Starting at 6:00 PM.

Smuttynose and Stone Best-Coast Bash! @ The Press Room
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm

Which coast is best? Who cares, they are both great!

Stone Brewing and Smuttynose Brewery get together and share some truly incredible beer!

Beer List:

  • Smuttlabs
    • Barrel Aged Stallion
    • Brett & I
  • Stone Brewing
    • Bourbon BBL Arrogant Bastard
    • Pataskala Red X IPA
The Dark Side’s Imperial Assault @ Coat of Arms
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm

The Dark Side’s Imperial Assault @ the Coat of Arms

Featuring dark aged draught beer from Smuttynose, Moat Mountain and Stone Brewing Co’s plus a special cask from Rising Tide.

Beer List:  (Updated as of 2/12/16)

  • 2014 Moat Mountain Imperial Stout
  • 2014 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
  • 2013 Smuttynose Baltic Porter
  • 2013 Smuttynose Gravitation
  • 2011 Smuttynose Barleywine
  • 2016 Rising Tide Ursa Minor Cask Conditioned

Where: Coat of Arms
Starting at 6:00 PM.

Brewers Beer Dinner @ The Franklin Oyster House
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm

Brewers Beer Dinner @ The Franklin Oyster House

Tuesday, February 23rd
Brewers Dinner Featuring

  • Great Rhythm Brewing Co – Resonation Pale Ale
  • Smuttlabs – Oak Aged Stallion
  • 7th Settlement – Vanilla Bean Infused Brown Ale
  • And More

Menu:  (as of 02/23/16)

  • Course 1: Oyster with Chocolate pearls and smoked sea salt. Paired with Smuttlabs Stallion.
  • Course 2: Aged Chedder with Almond Crackers, Honey Comb, and apple Mustard. Paired with 7th Settlement Vanilla Brown.
  • Course 3: Sunny Up Duck, herbed brioche, root veg, garlic foam. Paired with Deciduous Phenotype IPA.
  • Course 4: Seared Scallop with preserved lemon, brussel sprouts, pomegranate fluid gel. Paired with Resonation Pale Ale.
  • Course 5: Hanger Steak, Chocolate Chilli Demi, Cipollini, Fingerlings. Paired with Neighborhood Junkyard Pedigree Imperial Copper.
  • Course 6: Lemon Pound Cake, Mint Greme Friache Ice Cream, blueberry chutney. Paired with Throwback Sweet Cheeks Sour Blueberry.
Harpoon and Friends Hoppy Adventure Bar Crawl
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Harpoon and Friends Hoppy Adventure Bar Crawl

Help Harpoon launch their NEWEST addition to their IPA lineup….Hoppy Adventure Double IPA

5:00 PM Mojo’s BBQ Grill
6:00 PM State Street Saloon
7:00 PM Fat Belly’s Grill and Bar
8:00 PM British Beer Company Portsmouth
9:00 PM Thirsty Moose Portsmouth

If you are a Harpoon and Friends member, then your first pint is on Harpoon.

Pond Hockey Invitational @ Strawbery Banke
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

**** UPDATE 03-01-16: EVENT CANCELED DUE to WEATHER CONDITIONS [rain :( ]. We will try again next year! ****


**** UPDATE 02-23-16: EVENT POSTPONED DUE to WEATHER CONDITIONS [rain :( ]. Rescheduled for Wednesday March 2nd. ALL THE SAME DETAILS ****

1st Annual Pond Hockey Invitational hosted by Portsmouth Beer Week

Event Details
When:  Wednesday February 24, 2016
Where: Labrie Family Skate at Strawbery Banke


  • 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Beer Social, partnered with Figtree Kitchen  ($5.00 beer social)
  • 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Pond Hockey Games


Participating Breweries:

  • Smuttynose Brewing Company
  • Stoneface Brewing Company
  • Throwback Brewery
  • Redhook Brewery
  • Oxbow Brewing Company
CIDER RELEASE: North Country Barrel-Aged Cider @ Earth Eagle Brewings
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm

Wednesday 2/24 North Country Barrel-Aged Cider TAP RELEASE @ Earth Eagle Brewings!

Cider List: (as of 2/18/16)

  • Bitter Brothers Bourbon Barrel Cider, aged for 6 months in a Jim Beam Barrel
  • Bottom of the Barrel Cider, aged for 8 months in a Jim Beam Barrel
  • Cranbarrel, blended with local cranberries and aged for 6 months in Jamaican Rum barrels
  • Belgian Bourbon barrel cider, which is just plan whacky.

Where:  Earth Eagle Brewings
When:  Starting at 6:00 PM.




TJ’s East Coast West Coast Battle @ TJ's Food and Spirits
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm

TJ’s East Coast West Coast – A battle of epic proportions!


  • Stone Pataskala Red X IPA
  • Smuttynose East Coast Common
  • Two Roads Road 2 Ruin
  • Baxter Window Seat
  • Sam Nitro White
  • Sierra Otra Vez

Where: TJ’s Food and Spirits

Starting at 7:00 PM.

“Biggie meets Tupac” featuring Stone and Stoneface
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm

Stone & Stoneface Beer Party “Biggie meets Tupac”
East Coast and West Coast come together for an Epic evening at Row 34.

When​: Thursday, Feb. 25th, 5:00 PM.


Stoneface Beers​:

  • Pale Ale
  • IPA
  • Hopulization
  • Porter
  • RIS


Stone Beers​:

  • RuinTen
  • 08.08.08
  • Coffee Milk Stout
  • Xocoveza
  • IRS


The Oysters: ​

  • Island Creeks
  • Hama Hamas.

Where: Row 34 Portsmouth

Neighborhood Beer Co Tasting @ Street Food 360
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm

Neighborhood Beer Tasting, Try Our Newest Brew
Thursday, February 25th, 5:00 PM.

Try a sample or order a pint of our latest and greatest new beer and take home the highly coveted Neighborhood pint glass.

Where: Street Food 360

Beer Social & Brew Hampshire Movie Night with QA panel @ 3S Artspace
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm


For the 7th year in a row, we will be featuring a “beer inspiration” movie. This year, we have selected “Brew Hampshire” produced by Meagan Frappiea & Bryant Naro.


Event Details:
When: Thursday, February 25, 2016
Where: 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St, Portsmouth, NH 03801.
Time: 6:00 (beer social) 7:00 (movie).  There is a Q/A with NH Breweries, directly following the movie.
Cost: $12.00 (in advance) $15.00 (at door)
To order tickets CLICK HERE.

Brew Hampshire
Feature Documentary Film
By Meagan Frappiea & Bryant Naro

Industry Panel: (as of 2/23/16)

  • Alex MacDonald – Co-Founder, Earth Eagle Brewings
  • Scott Thornton – Founder, Great Rhythm Brewing
  • Uncle Frank – Brewer & Jack of all trades, Redhook Brewery
  • Dave Adams – Foudners, Granite State Growler Tours


What is Brew Hampshire?

Brew Hampshire is a feature length documentary about the craft brew culture in New Hampshire, and sets out to discover how New Hampshire’s “Live Free or Die” attitude attracts brewers with an entrepreneurial and artistic spirit.

Principle photography is complete, and the film is now in the final stages of post-production (Color Correction and Sound Mixing). Our goal is to get the film on VOD services, as well as distributing Blu-Rays and DVDs. Aside from the funds from our successful Kickstarter campaign, the project is funded by the married-couple team behind Slate Roof Films—Meagan Frappiea & Bryant Naro.

We have released a short documentary on Throwback Brewery, as both a test run for us and a proof of concept for the larger project.

This event is organized in partnership with 2Beerguys.com, 3S Art Space, NH Breweries and Slate Roof Films.

See more at: http://brewhampshirefilm.com/



Wing Pairing with Smuttynose! @ Thirsty Moose Portsmouth
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm

Thirsty Moose Wing Pairing with Smuttynose!

Featured Wing/Beer Pairings:

  • Smuttynose 2013 Really Old Brown Dog with Spicy BBQ wings
  • Smuttynose 2012 Zinneke with Citrus Chipotle wings
  • Smuttynose Big A IPA with Sweet Red Chili Glaze wings
  • Smuttynose Daily Brett with Western Apricot wings
  • Smuttynose Rhye IPA with Zesty Garlic wings
  • Smuttynose Smoked Cherry Short Weisse with Home Made Sauce with the beer

Where: Thirsty Moose Portsmouth
Starting at 6:00 PM.

BEER RELEASE: Mumme Ancient Ale release and Talk with Emerson Baker @ Earth Eagle Brewings
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm

Thursday 2/25, 6:30pm, Mumme Ancient Ale TAP

RELEASE & TALK w/ Emerson Baker, author and professor of history at Salem State University.

Throwback Thursday – Phat 90’s @ Coat of Arms
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm

Throwback Thursday: Phat 90’s

Throwback Cask Takeover (including 2015 Fat Alberta). 90’s music and dinner specials that pair with the beer.

90’s attire is HIGHLY encouraged.

Where: Coat of Arms
Starting at 6:30 PM.

Shades of Black @ Federal Cigar Portsmouth
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm

Federal Cigar features Shades of Black

Featured Selection:

  • 2008 Smuttynose Imperial Stout
  • Sam Adams Black Harbor Imperial Stout
  • Two Roads Igor’s Dream Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Where:  Federal Cigar Portsmouth
Starting at 7:00 PM.

Block Six Craft Beer/Food Pairing @ Block Six Restaurant @ 3S Art Space
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm

Block Six has created a Beer Week specific à la carte style menu. Each dish has a suggested craft beer pairing, leaving it up to you to create your own unique dining experience!

There will be six New Hampshire craft breweries represented on our draft lineup, including Stoneface, Kelsen, and 603 Brewery.

Reservations recommended: call (603) 294-9060

(Stay tuned for the menu – 2-17-16)



Founders Brewing Cigar Pairing @ Federal Cigar - Portsmouth
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Friday night 4:00 -6:00 PM hang out with the Founders Brewing Crew at Federal Cigar for a beer and cigar pairing event.

Beer List:

  • Founders Imperial Stout
  • Founders Centennial IPA
  • Founders KBS
  • and More…

Where:  Federal Cigars – Portsmouth

When:  Friday, February 26th.  From 4:00 – 6:00 PM.

Chillin with Scott T @ Poco's Cantina
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm

Great Rhythm, meet the brewer night @ Pocos Cantina

Stop in to meet Scott Thornton of Great Rhythm Brewing co and hear all about his new brewery, sample some of the newly formulated products and stay for a pint.

Where: Poco’s Cantina
When: February 26, 2016

CIDER RELEASE – North Country Hopshire Cider @ Portsmouth Brewery
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm

CIDER RELEASE – North Country Hopshire @ Portsmouth Brewery

Hopshire is a dry-hopped cider using Mosaic Hops.

Where: Portsmouth brewery in the Lapanza lounge
When: Friday February 26th, starting at 6:00 PM.

Gettin’ Durty @ WHYM Craft Beer Cafe
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm

Gettin’ Durty at WHYM

The Third annual “Durty” Party kicks off at 6:00pm! Show up in your best “worst” outfit for killer deals on Durty pints, prizes for best costume and free high-fives!

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize for the “worst” dressed – Think camo, mullets, acid washed jeans… get creative!
  • Kick the keg prizes, this is the last keg of Durty this year!

When:  February 26, 2016
Where:  WHYM Craft Beer Cafe

Longtrail Unearthed Tapping @ British Beer Company
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm

Long Trail Unearthed Pint Night @ the British Beer Company

Join Long Trail for a special tapping on Friday February 26th @ 6:00 PM.

ENTER TO WIN a ski a stay package to Killington Mt. with the purchase of your first pint of Long Trail (Ask for details)

Beer Description:
Unearthed is rooted in a labyrinth of roasted malts. The alter-ego to the big and juicy Limbo IPA, this American stout is full of big notes of coffee and chocolate.

ABV: 7.9
IBU: 58

Vacationland & Granite State Cask Night @ Coat of Arms
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm

Vacationland & Granite State Cask Night

Featuring casks from Sebago, Moat Mountain and Great North.

Where: Coat of Arms
Starting at 7:00 PM.

Sour Saturday @ Earth Eagle Brewings
Feb 27 all-day

Saturday 2/27 SOUR SATURDAY! All Earth Eagle Brewings sour tap takeover!

Sour List:

  • Sour Puss
  • Samantha
  • Madame Trixie
  • Wild Willy
  • & maybe more!


Blonde Ale Release @ Beara Irish Brewery
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm

Beara Irish “Blonde” Ale Release

Style: Belgian Blonde Ale
Description: Belgian Blonde ale made with Abbey Ale Yeast – very sessionable at 4.9% – Irish, Biscuit, Munich and Vienna malts dry hop with Citra, Cascade and Chinook hops.

Where: Beara Irish Brewery
When: February 27th, 2016

Portsmouth Tavern Tour @ Starting at Thirsty Moose Portsmouth
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm

The second annual Portsmouth Tavern Tour kicks off at the Thirsty Moose at 2:00 PM.  Join hundreds of people as they embark on a self guided tour of some of Portsmouth’s best bars!

Each bar will have a sponsored brewery and giveaways, if you have your passport!

Each Brewery will have a grand prize to be given away, just fill in your passport and leave it at your last location!

2:00 PM Start at Thirsty Moose (featuring Smuttynose)

  • Fat Belly’s (featuring Sam Adams)
  • TJ’s (featuring Baxter)
  • The Portsmouth Brewery (featuring Smuttynose & the Portsmouth Brewery)
  • The Blue Mermaid (featuring Sierra Nevada)
  • Earth Eagle (featuring Two Roads)
  • The Rusty Hammer (featuring Sierra Nevada)
  • The Press Room (featuring Stone Brewing Co)
  • WHYM Craft Beer Cafe (featuring Smuttynose)
  • British Beer Company (featuring Sam Adams)
  • The Coat Of Arms (featuring Smuttynose)
  • RiRa Irish Pub (featuring Smuttynose)
  • Federal Cigar, Portsmouth (featuring Ipswich Rt 101 IPA)
  • Poco’s Cantina (featuring Great Rhythm)
“Hops is where the Heart is” featuring Maine Beer Co @ Row 34 Portsmouth
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm

Maine Beer Co. Beer Party “Hops is where the Heart is”

Maine Beer Co. shows us why they make the best hoppy ales in New England.

When​: Saturday, Feb 27th, 5:00 PM.

The Beers​:

  • Lunch
  • MO
  • Peeper
  • Another One
  • Mean Old Tom

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Saturday Night Firkin @ Coat of Arms
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday Night Firkin @ Coat of Arms

Cask Night featuring casks from Smuttynose, Moat Mountain, Throwback and Stoneface.

Cask List (as of 2/17/16)

  • Great Rhythm Resonation – Cask Conditioned
  • Smuttynose RHYE IPA – Cask Conditioned
  • Stoneface Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout
  • Throwback – A Cask Surprise!
  • Moat Mountain – Imperial Stout

Where: Coat of Arms
Starting at 7:00 PM.

Craft Beer Week Hangover Cure Tour with Granite State Growler Tours @ WHYM Craft Beer Cafe
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am

Granite State Growler Tours is proud to partner with WHYM Craft Beer Cafe to bring you the 3rd Annual Portsmouth Beer Week Hangover Cure Tour including an exclusive first peek at Liars’ Bench Beer Company.

The Growler Tours and WHYM have teamed up yet again to close out Portsmouth Beer Week with a bang, bringing you amazing food and beer and a first look at the seacoast’s newest brewery!

What do you get with this package?

  • A delicious brunch at WHYM paired with beer
  • You will be the first beer lovers to get a private tour of the new Liar’s Bench Beer Co in Portsmouth
  • You will meet General Manager Dagan Migirditch, head brewer Dane Nielsen and learn all about their beer and the brewery
  • A ride between WHYM and Liar’s Bench on Greta the Growler Getta or Hop Hunter

The cost for this package is $40 per person.

We will have 28 total seats available, arrive at WHYM for brunch at 11 and we will leave for Liar’s Bench at 12:00 PM.

Don’t wait, as this event has sold out every year!  (ticket link)

Times and schedules are subject to change.


Hangover Beer Brunch featuring Newburyport Brewing Co @ Vida Cantina
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am

Hangover Beer Brunch featuring Newburyport Brewing Company

Join us Sunday February 28th for a special brunch menu featuring all your favorites with special beer pairings.

Enter to win a VIP Brewery Tour for (4) just for coming to eat with us!!

Where: Vida Cantina
Starting at 11:00 AM.

Fine Cheese & Earth Eagle Brewing Beer Pairing @ Earth Eagle Brewings
Feb 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

FINE CHEESE & Earth Eagle Brewings BEER PARING

Hosted by Vermont‘s own “Beer & Cheese Maven” Ruth Miller featuring NH & other New England frommage!

Where: Earth Eagle Brewings
When: Sunday 2/28 from 11:30 – 1:00 PM
Cost: $30.

Get your tickets in advance!


Smuttynose Hotter then Hell Brunch @ the Blue Mermaid
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm

Smuttynose Hotter then Hell Brunch @ the Blue Mermaid featuring music from WXGR!

Start Time: 12:00 (Noon)
Cost: $45.00

Includes 4 courses with beer pairings!

  • Vintage Really Old Brown Dog
  • Vintage Imperial Stout
  • Smuttlabs Smoked Peach Short Weisse
  • Shoals Pale Ale
  • Finestkind IPA

All 4 courses with reception beer – $45.

Please call the Blue Mermaid for Reservations (603) 427-2583.

MONDAY NIGHT RAW (BAR) @ Jumpin Jays Fish Cafe
Feb 29 @ 6:00 pm


Join us Monday February 22nd and 29th for unique pairing experience.

Choose from our menu of six raw offerings and add a sample of a craft beer picked to pair perfectly by our experts.

Featuring local offerings from:

  • 603 Brewery (Londonderry NH)
  • Stoneface (Newington NH)
  • Tuckermans Pale (North Conway NH)
  • Newburyport Plum Island Belgian White (Newburyport MA)
  • Kelsen Brewing Co (Derry NH)
  • VonTrapp Brewing Co (Stowe VT)

Where:  Jumpin’ Jays Fish Cafe