New Hampshire’s Original Brewpub Celebrates Itself, Other Breweries During American Craft Beer Week

The United States currently has more breweries (nearly 1800!) than at any point since the late 19th Century. Our nation’s small independent craft breweries have been the source of this growth and we want to not only celebrate the hard work of brewers, managers and owners but also thank American beer drinkers for their support as all these breweries have opened, brewed more beer, and provided jobs to over 100,000 Americans.

American Craft Beer Week runs from May 16-22, and The Portsmouth Brewery is proud to announce the following events, promotions and other noteworthy happenings that make up our celebration of American Craft Beer Week which runs from May 16-22, 2011.

We’ve added some extra tours! You can tour Portsmouth Brewery every day of Craft Beer Week at 3pm! Join Tod or Tyler (our brewers) for an intimate look at our cozy brewery. All tours come with a half-priced beer sampler!

We’re giving more back! Normally, Tuesdays are Community Pint Night at Portsmouth Brewery, but for craft beer week, every week night is Community Pint Night. We donate 25¢ to a charity of your choice for each beer you buy. It’s easy – on your way out the door, just place the tokens you’ve received in the yellow wooden box mounted next to our front door.

We’re tapping some special beers! Kate the Great will make THREE appearances over the course of the week, in addition to releases of aged Wheat Wine and Barleywine and a firkin of Milk Stout aged on “El Conquistador” coffee beans roasted down the block at Breaking New Grounds. The tapping times won’t be published, so you’ll have to keep an eye on our Facebook page to get the news.

We’re giving away a brewday! We’ll be holding a drawing and the winner gets to spend a day with Tod and Tyler. Experience Tod Mott’s wackiness! Enjoy the magic of the mid-morning chowder break! Revel in weighing out hops! It’s really the best reason to call out of work well.

We hope to see you next week but if we don’t, please raise a toast wherever you are. We all deserve it!