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Within the past ten years, Maine and neighboring New Hampshire have become highly popular destinations for microbrew pubs. Perhaps it has something to do with wanting a "cold one" following a day of... Read More
Within the past ten years, Maine and neighboring New Hampshire have become highly popular destinations for microbrew pubs. Perhaps it has something to do with wanting a "cold one" following a day of aggressive mountain hiking, biking or downhill skiing? One of the top microbrew eateries in the greater Portland area is the Portsmouth Brewery, located less than two hours south of Portland in nearby Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Portsmouth Brewery has become a legend with fans of craft beer-making. It's top ales include the Finest Kind Pale Ale featuring a sharp hoppy flavor; the sweet Hoffman Weiss with its hints of coriander and lemon (popular with summer beer drinkers); and the dark and rich Porter. The menu earns rave reviews with tantalizing dishes including Spicy Black Bean Soup, Fresh Sardines with Tomato Caper Sauce, Flaky Bratwurst Rolls, and Duck Vindaloo. The staff deservedly receive high marks for their friendly, welcoming attitudes. Like many brew pubs, the Portsmouth Brewery promotes a comfortable, inviting atmosphere for families. Quite often, mom and dad can be seen sipping ales while the youngsters dig into generous servings from the menu. For those seeking a superior combination of beer and food, Portsmouth Brewery is worth the trip.