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Why You Should Take a Smuttynose Brewery Tour

Smuttynose Brewery Tour

For any beer lover, it shouldn’t take much convincing to go on a Smuttynose Brewery Tour. Located south of Portsmouth in Hampton, NH, the craft brewery brews fantastic beer and has for nearly 25 years. The brewery puts an emphasis on creativity, authenticity, quality, sustainability, and the result is great beer you’ll love to drink. For beer lovers, especially, a Smuttynose Brewery Tour is sure to satisfy.

There are many great reasons to vacation to Maine, and the proximity to so many wonderful things to do is certainly one of them. Here at Dockside Guest Quarters in York, ME, we are happy to recommend more fun things to do. We want you to have an incredible time while you’re here, so you can trust our recommendations!

What You Will Experience on a Smuttynose Brewery Tour

It’s quite an experience to walk around the 270-barrel fermentation tanks in the brewery, and that’s exactly what you’ll do on a Smuttynose Brewery Tour. Follow your tour guide through the brewery atmosphere full of bottlers and brewers, smells of yeast, malt, hops, and more. And, at the end of the tour, sample a selection of the beer you just had the pleasure of meeting. While tours are free, a suggested $2 donation can be applied to either of the non-profits Smuttynose supports. In addition to the free tour, sampler cards are $4 and include four samples of your choosing. This is the perfect vacation experience for any beer lover.

What Beer Should You Try?

For your samples, here are some of the beers on draft at the brewery you’ll want to try.

Finestkind IPA: 6.9% ABV • 74 IBU

Smuttynose’s flagship IPA, Finestkind is a citrus-hop one-two punch thanks to a combination of Simcoe and Santiams smoothed out by Amarillo hops.

Summer IPA: 5.4% ABV • 25 IBU

Tropical fruit, citrus, and hops combine for a summer beer that’s both light and refreshing.

The Stallion: 9.7% ABV • 40 IBU

A complex imperial stout that’s come of age in red wine barrels.

Pinniped Special: 5.2% ABV • 25 IBU

This Vienna Lager has a smooth malt flavor balanced by a hoppy finish.

Rhye IPA: 6.9% ABV • 84 IBU

An IPA with a kick of rye and popping hoppiness.

Orville: 7.1% ABV  • 35  IBU

This farmhouse ale is hopped with falconer’s flight hops.

Robust Porter: 6.2% ABV • 60.5 IBU

Their robust porter is their most decorated beer and features dark, rich, roasted malt flavor.

Relax and Unwind at York’s Guest Quarters

After you’ve toured Smuttynose Brewery, come back to York for beautiful ocean views, incredible Maine cuisine, and the most comfortable stay in York: Dockside Guest Quarters. You’ll love our convenient and comfortable lodging options, as well as the delicious food from our restaurant. Browse our availability and see for yourself how great a vacation to York can be.