Growlers and Bottles
I have been asked a few times about the beer to take home from the Portsmouth Brewery so I wanted to clear it up for everyone. First and foremost we are a brewpub. This means that we can only serve our beers onsite. Our licensing dose not allow us to ship/distribute bottles or kegs to Florida, Mass, any local liquor store or even across the street. So if you want to enjoy a Portsmouth Brewery beer of any kind you are going to have to come to us and enjoy it at the pub in Portsmouth NH which is a great town to visit anyways 🙂
Once you are here, we do serve growlers of all of the beers that are brewed on site (except for Kate the Great of course). As soon as a new beer is on tap you can come and get a growler to take home with you. We recommend not getting growlers of our Black Cat Stout, Oatmeal Stout or Milk Stout because the are served off the Nitro tap. A nitro tap has a defuser build into it and it purposely de-carbonates the beer as it is being poured into a glass. Hence giving you a great head on your stout in the glass. If you did get a growler of one of these stouts there would be no carbonation left in the beer and it would be a super flat black water by the time your wanted to drink it at home.
The bottling situation is a little trickier though. We do a very limited bottling of most of our beers and stop bottling them when we are getting low in the serving vessels. The bottles are sold on a first come first serve basis, so there is no way that I can tell you if there is going to be a certain beer on a certain date available (except for Kate the Great of course). The 22oz bottles are sold in the retail store and if we run out of a certain style there is a possibility that we will be bottling it again. That is of unless we are just plain running low on the beer then it will just finish out its life being served off the tap here at the brewery.
I hope this clears up some confusion rather then creating more.
After reading my ramblings i want to make it a bit simpler. Growlers of everything are available as long as it is on tap (all except Kate). And bottles you are going to have to take your chances and come in to see what we have in 22oz. See ya all soon!