PORTSMOUTH BEER WEEK ’17

February 27, 2017
March 3, 2017
 

2/27 Acoustic Monday: James Gilmore, 6-9pm, playing his own special brand of alternative folk. No cover charge.

2/28 Tuesday: EEB/Smuttynose DIP FEST! 5-7pm. 3 of our beers, 3 of theirs, paired with 6 different house-made dips. Be a dip why don’tcha!

3/1 Wednesday: Barreled Cider Release! 5pm. FiVE different barrel-aged ciders from our kind buds at North Country Cider!

3/3 Funky Friday! 5pm. We take over our own taps with sours and barrel-aged beauts we’ve been saving and aging for this special week!


Past Events

“Green Hour” New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2016 , 8pm - shortly after Midnight
 

absinthenewyThe only ABSINTHE-themed New Year’s Party in New England–maybe in the country! In late 19th century French cafes, 5 pm become known as l’heure verte, or “the green hour,” signaling the onward flow of emerald absinthe into the later hours of the evening. We’ll be starting ours at 8pm but the intent is the same! We’ll have some period music playing, lots of green lights, food specials, a champagne toast, and absinthe sweet absinthe both louched and in some delicious cocktails.

Not familiar with the stuff? Absinthe is a very high-proof anise-flavored spirit derived from herbs, most importantly wormwood. It’s often distinguished by it’s natural green color but there are some clear versions as well. (If it’s some other color beware, it’s probably junk!)

Contrary to popular belief:

– absinthe does not cause hallucinations

– it should never be set on fire

– it only needs sugar when it’s poor quality

– is best enjoyed mixed 1 part absinthe to 3 – 4 parts ice water

never drink it straight, you’ll burn your throat and miss out on the wonderful flavors!


WiNTER SOLSTiCE CELEBRATiON

December 21, 2016 , 6pm
 

yule-altarCome help us reel in the Yuletide on this auspicious day when the dark half of the year yields to the light. From this day forward, the days become longer–let your inner pagan rejoice! We’ll celebrate with special yule beers including our first collaboration with North Country Cider, themed foods, and plenty of cheer!


HOLIDAY DINNERS @ the PITT TAVERN on STRAWBERY BANKE

December 3, 2016 , and 12/4, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18. 3 SEATINGS NIGHTLY
December 18, 2016
 

pittcopy_massiveGet your tickets for one of these wonderful dinners prepared by our friends at the Black Trumpet.

3 seatings a day for 7 days: December 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th & 18th.

They’ll be pouring a very special EEB brew: Phoenix Brown with cinnamon and dates aged on rum-soaked local cherry wood!

 


PORTER COCHON Release!

November 23, 2016 , 6pm
 

fullsizerender1Veggies beware, the meat beer is back in town! 5 feral pig heads, smoked on sweet gale and sweet fern stalks, brewed in a mysteriously robust porter. We’ll have some house-made country pâté made with that very same beer-boiled face meat too. Let your carnivore delight!


OUR 4th ANNiVERSARY!

November 17, 2016 , All day long!
 

Penney-8702edIt’s been 4 years, 4 YEARS since we opened that little 10-seat tasting room. Come help us celebrate as we do a full EEB tap take-over including some tre’ rare barrel-aged beauts. Yup, some special foodage’ will be happening too so don’t miss it!


JACKWAGON Double IPA Release!

November 10, 2016 , 5pm
 

jackwagonSHIRTCome get in on a rare affair: the release of our double IPA!

Chef Floyd will have some especial noshy for this juicy event too!


SCHOONER CLUB PARTY!

October 18, 2016 , 5pm - 10pm
 

It’s free food and beer, a bottle share, and a special release or two for that most special of beery patrons, our beloved Schooner Club members!

          *Please note that this is a MEMBERS ONLY event, no guests will be admitted.


3rd Annual SAUSAGE FEST

Ladies invited too!

September 25, 2016 , Noon - 6pm
 

s-gerlOur own little Oktoberfest, 6 hours of sausages, kraut, pretzels, homemade potato salad, polka music (featuring a few sets from famed accordionist Gary Sredzienski!), and BEER sweet BEER, both our own and guest Oktoberfestive pours! Even some commemorative mugs for some lucky guests!


Granite State Brewers Association Summer Fest ’16

Arms Park, Manchester NH

July 30, 2016 , 1pm - 5pm
 

The largest single collection of New Hampshire’s breweries any where this year! There will be food vendors and local music as well. Details to be added as list is finalized.

This is a one session Saturday event in beautiful Arms Park in Manchester, NH. VIP hour, VIP parking, general admission and designated driver tickets will be available. Summer Fest benefits New Horizons for New Hampshire, Granite State Brewers Association and Brew NH.


Sam Adams LONGSHOT Homebrew Winners!

July 29, 2016 , 5pm-9pm
 

SA niteEXCLUSIVE NH opportunity to taste the winners of the 2015 homebrew competition: Raspberry Berliner Weisse, Flanders Red Ale, Belgian Golden Ale.

Special food parings too!

Plus, don’t miss the homebrewing demo, courtesy of A&G Homebrew Supply,  in our new BEER GARDEN!


Maine Brewers’ Guild Beer Festival ’16

Thompson’s Point, Portland ME

July 23, 2016 , 1-5pm
 
  • WHO: Maine Brewers and Guest Breweries in support of the Maine Brewers’ Guild
  • WHAT: The biggest and best brewfest in Maine will be back to Thompson’s Point for our annual celebration of Maine’s craft beer community and the ultimate summer afternoon on Maine’s waterfront.
  • WHY: To promote the Maine craft beer community, celebrate our incredible offering of Maine-brewed beer, and raise funds for the Guild. Plus, we know how to create the best festivals: From world-class beer from world-class breweries, to live music, plus plenty of space at the venue to spread out, a variety of delicious food from local food trucks, this will be the biggest and best brewfest in Maine.

Vermont Brewer’s Festival ’16

Burlington Waterfront Park

July 15, 2016 , noon - 4pm, 5:50pm - 9:30pm
July 16, 2016 , noon - 4pm, 5:50pm - 9:30pm
 

 “An Artisan Craft Beer Festival celebrating Artisan Craft Beer and the Brewers who brew them. The third weekend in July at Burlington Waterfront Park with scenic views of Lake Champlain framed by the Adirondack mountain range.”


Seacoast Microbrew Festival ’16

Henry Law Park, Dover NH

July 9, 2016 , 1pm-4pm
July 10, 2016 , 1pm-4pm
 

“Two sessions over two days this year! And with fewer available tickets per day we’ll be able to celebrate with more beer lovers AND cut down on lines. Instead of one large beer tent, like last year (a bit of an issue with long lines in the July heat) we will be dividing the breweries into two tents. In addition, we will be having two bands per session, more food vendors, and everyone goes home with a SMBF tasting glass. Twice the music, half the lines, and more Seacoast beer than ever!”


Jack’s Abby Tap Takeover @ EEB

July 1, 2016 , 5pm - 10pm
 

logo-150w-1Come welcome these guys to New Hampster with a ‘Merican-style BBQ! We’ll still be pouring our own elixirs but all the guest taps will feature Jack’s Abby lagers including Hoponius Union, House Lager, Calyptra, Smoke & Dagger, Sunny Ridge and Leisure Time. Get a flight of’em if you’d like. We’ll also have some special BBQ food for you as well!


Farm-A-Q 2016

Heron Pond Farm, South Hampton, NH

June 26, 2016 , noon - 4pm
 

“A joint effort of Slow Food Seacoast and the Heirloom Harvest Project, Farm-a-Q is a picnic-style event with a bounty of local beer, heirloom and heritage foods grown on local farms and prepared by some of the area’s best restaurants. The afternoon features an incredible buffet, showcasing the abundance of delicious locally grown products and the talent of local chefs and brewers.”


BeerAdvocate’s  Microbrew Invitational

June 3 & 4, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston

June 4, 2016
 

CWxQ9xqUYAA6pJpThree sessions: June 3 (6–9:30 p.m.), June 4 (1–4:30 p.m. and 6–9:30 p.m.). This event features a carefully curated lineup of beer and other fermented beverages from some of the world’s finest microbreweries. (This event is in lieu of the American Craft Beer Fest that typically occurs in June at this venue.)

Tickets  $55 per person (plus fees) includes all beer tastings and access to one of Limited to 2,500 tickets per session. All attendees must be 21+ with a valid ID.


NH Beer Week (4/2-10) @ EEB

April 10, 2016
 

FullSizeRenderSaturday 4/2 Special Tapping: 2007 Smuttynose Wheat Wine all day.

Monday 4/4

        – Special Tapping: 2012 Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog all day.

        – 6pm: The Bog Standard performs acoustic sea shanties, rebel songs, and pirate music!

Wednesday 4/6 Special Tapping: 2012 Smuttynose Scotch Ale all day.

Thursday 4/7 Special Tapping: Barrel-aged REGiNALD WiTHERSPOON’S OLD-ASS GRUIT (slightly roasty & smokey base with a bold medley of herbs and spices!) all day.

Friday 4/8 Special Tapping: 2012 Sierra Nevada BIGFOOT all day.

Sunday 4/10, 11:30am, 2nd Bottle Release: CHAGA GROOVE (old ale style gruit with maple sap, chaga mushrooms, aged for 11 months in a bourbon barrel). 200 22oz. bottles, limit of 2 per person, $20 ea.

Tons of other stuff going on around the state, check it out!


PORTSMOUTH BEER WEEK  (2/20-29) @EEB

February 29, 2016
 

Ports BeerLogoSaturday 2/20, All Day, NH Nanobrewery Tap Takeover 5 guest taps from the far corners of NH including Lone Wolf & Able Ebenezer.

Sunday 2/21, CHAGA GROOVE Bottle Release. Bourbon Barrel-Aged Gruit with Maple Sap & Chaga Mushrooms. POSTPONED!  

Monday 2/22, 6-9pm, Live Acoustic Music with JOE YOUNG!

Tuesday 2/23, 6pm, FALLEN ANGEL Barley Wine Beer Release

Wednesday 2/24, 6pm, North Country Barrel-Aged Cider Release–4 different barrel-aged ciders on tap!

Thursday 2/25, 6:30pm, MUMME Ancient Ale Release & Talk w/Emerson Baker, author and professor of history at Salem State University.

Saturday 2/27 All Day, SOUR SATURDAY! All EEB sours including Sour Puss, Samantha, Madame Trixie, & Wild Willy.

Sunday 2/28 11:30-1pm* FINE CHEESE & EEB BEER PARING hosted by Vermont‘s own “Beer & Cheese Maven” Ruth Miller featuring NH & other New England artisanal fromage. Buy tickets in advance @ EEB, $30. *Bar will be open to public AFTER this event.

Monday 2/29 CLOSED for repairs and upgrades.

Want more details? Read Eric Martinson’s blog post!

Events at other venues: portsmouthbeerweek.com


Ice Fest 2016

February 13, 2016 , Noon - 3pm
 

beveridge-ice-fest-2015-taps-3We are bringing Ice Fest back to Tuftonboro‘s 19 Mile Bay–OUT ON THE ICE! Sample tasty brews from several NH Breweries, Chili, Cocoa, and participate in some snow-related races and games, and of course Ice Fishing! Tickets to the beer garden are $30 and will be sold on the ice. This year we are fundraising To End 68 Hours of Hunger. Hosted by Beveridge Craft Beer & Soap Co.


Extreme Beer Fest 2016

February 5, 2016 , 2 days - 3 sessions
 

Friday & Saturday
Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts

Extreme Beer Fest (EBF) is the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity. Join us we celebrate brewers who push the boundaries of brewing and raise a fist at the norm. Palates will be inspired. Minds will be blown. Prepare for epicness.


International Gruit Day 2016

February 1, 2016 , All Day!
 

Since 2013, craft brewers with an interest in making gruit ales have banded together to mark February 1 as International Gruit Day. The day is intended to raise awareness of and pay homage to the historical traditions of brewing with botanicals. We are contacting several gruit-friendly breweries to arrange some keg swaps so we can offer gruits from around New England as well as our own. Stay tuned for special prices and special brews!


Our 1st Bottle Release: Bourbon Barreled NOCTURNAL STOUT!

January 24, 2016 , 11:30AM
 

Our beloved American stout has been doing easy time in a Buffalo Trace barrel, for your enjoyment!

Great pour now, probably epic in a year!

Just 200 22 oz. bottles available, limit of two per person.

THIS SUNDAY!!


2nd Annual SAUSAGE FEST!

November 1, 2015 , noon - 6pm
 

Our kitchen will be closed for the day as we grill-up them Maine Meat sausages again, this time outside in our pahkin’n lot under a big ass tent!

$2 of every pint sold will donated to Vanessa Stevens and family who are in the midst of kicking cancer’s ass!


edible Seacoast Magazine/Applecrest Farms Oktoberfest

October 27, 2015 , 5:30pm - 8pm
 

“edible Seacoast Magazine and Applecrest Farm Bistro proudly present OKTOBERFEST 2015. We invite you to cheer this year’s harvest with a Pig Roast and Fermentation event under the stars at Applecrest Farm Orchards on Tuesday October 27, 2015. Ten of our local chefs are contributing amazing sides and fermented flavors to accompany our roasted local pig, and nine breweries will be pouring a variety of craft beer samples. Proceeds from tickets sales will benefit the local non-profit Seacoast Eat Local and their work to make local food accessible year round. Join our local food community to eat, drink, celebrate the success of the 2015 harvest, and help us secure a successful Winter Farmers’ Market Series!”

http://edibleseacoast.com

http://farmbistro.com/

Applecrest Farm Bistro
133 Exeter Road
Hampton Falls, NH 03844
603-926-0006

 


“Let’s Talk Beer!” Live Game Show

October 27, 2015 , 7pm
 

Let’s Talk Beer is a live beer-centric game show hosted by Ben Watts and Brian Aldrich of Seacoast Beverage Lab. Come witness them flawlessly incorporate trivia, physical challenges, pub games, and a TV screen for laughs, learning, & prizes! (We’re hoping to nail down these guys for a monthly EEB gig–stay tuned!)


SCHOONER CLUB APPRECiATION PARTAY

October 20, 2015 , 4pm - 9pm
 

Closed for the day to devote ourselves the People of the Schooner  ~  Complementary Food & EEB Beer  ~  SCHOONER OWNERS ONLY!


Craft Beer Cellar/WZLX Craft Beer Experience

October 10, 2015 , 2 days - 3 sessions
 

“This Columbus Day Weekend, join us for the WZLX Craft Beer Experience, presented by Craft Beer Cellar and sponsored by Brennan’s Smoke Shop. We’ll be taking over the Cyclorama/Boston Center for the Arts for three sessions over two days, October 9th and 10th, 2015. 40 breweries and cideries will offer 120 different beers and ciders.”

Tickets on-sale now for $45 through September 6th – price will increase to $55 on Monday, September 7th.


2015 VERMONT FiRKiN FESTiVAL

October 10, 2015 , 1pm - 5pm
 

Join us at the 2nd Annual VT Firkin Festival, held at Four Quarters Brewing in Winooski Vermont.  Sample specialty cask beers from 15 regional breweries, each bringing multiple casks, and enjoy great local food onsite.  $40 gets you a 5 oz sample glass and 10 tasting tickets. 21+only. Rain or Shine.

http://www.vtfirkinfest.com/


Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival 2015

October 3, 2015 , 11:00am - 4pm
 

Get’cher tix and join us in Exeter NH for the 4th annual! A bunch of awesome breweries and a ton of great food!


Beer Dinnah @ Leaven, Somersworth, NH

September 23, 2015 , 6 - 9pm
 

Every day is a beer dinner at EEB, but Becky’s 30th beckons! Join us 9/23 at Leaven for our first beer dinner! 3 courses, 3 beers, 9 precious memories in Somersworth, NH! Stay tuned for details.


PASSPORT 2015 — Craft Beer and Culinary Tour

September 19, 2015 , 5-7:30PM
 

Stroll Strawbery Banke Museum’s grounds on the Piscataqua whilst enjoying a savory tour of craft beers from over 20 small and larger brewers, perfectly paired with appetizers prepared by the region’s noted chefs and food purveyors. Learn about beer styles and the cuisines they complement, and listen to The Sidewalk Boys  perform near the main tent. Guests receive a special PASSPORT glass. Vegetarian appetizers are available.

Diplomat VIP Event (4:00-7:30 PM) SOLD OUT

Tickets: click here. Passport Main Event: $75, designated driver: $30.


Seacoast Micro Brewfest (Dover, NH)

July 11, 2015
 

The Seacoast Micro Brewfest, put together by Seacoast Local and 7th Settlement Brewery, is the realization of a combined vision of community brewing and eating.

Set along the winding, granite-lined Cocheco Riverbank, the Seacoast Brewfest will feature local restaurants, music and almost every single brewery in the NH Seacoast area! With the help of fantastic local businesses, the Seacoast will come together to celebrate our community. Be one of the fortunate attendees of the first ever Seacoast Micro Brewfest!


Farm-A-Q 2015 (Lee, NH)

June 28, 2015 , 12pm - 4pm
 

“This year we look forward to the culinary creations of our old favorites and some new comers as well. Here’s a short list of who will be grillin’, baking, and pouring for you on the 28th:

Anju, Anneke Jans, Black Trumpet Bistro, Block 6, Earth Eagle Brewings, Franklin Oyster House, Grill 28, Joinery, Louie’s, Moxy, Portsmouth Brewery, and Vida Cantina.

The day will feature tastings, demonstrations of oil-seed pressing, a Slow Fish under-loved fish throw-down, children’s nature-based activities by Community Roots, tabling by numerous local community organizations, a wild walk led by White Pine Programs, and best of all, the amazing locally grown, picnic-style meal prepared by our even more amazing local chefs!

Farm-a-Q 2015 is hosted by John and Carol Hutton at Coppal House Farm, a 78 acre mixed power farm best known for their Corn Maze and fall harvest crops. Carol and John also raise grass-fed, hormone free animals and an assortment of vegetables on their beautiful property.

Food served between 1:00 – 3:00. Enjoy workshops, live music and activities all afternoon. Tickets are $25 or $20 for Slow Food members. Youth pay $15 (ages 13 – 20) and children under 12 are $5 (children under 3 are free).

Volunteers get in free! If interested, please contact us at slowfoodseacoast@gmail.com or sign up at out volunteer page HERE

Tickets are now available so mark your calendars and get ready for this great summer event.”


Seacoast Winter Brew Fest

February 21, 2015 , 11am - 8pm
 

Back for a fourth year, the krew at 2Beerguys.com have teamed up with the Portsmouth Gaslight Company to host the 4th Annual Seacoast Winter Brew Fest.  The brew fest is the featured event during the 6th Annual Portsmouth Beer Week.

The 6th Annual Portsmouth Beer Week starts on Friday February 20th and extends through Monday March 2nd, 2013. Portsmouth Beer Week is a collective celebration of beer within the Portsmouth community. Local and regional breweries have also teamed up with local establishments to provide some unique offerings to their draught lineups.

TICKETS ON SALE HERE.


International Gruit Day

February 1, 2015 , Noon - 9pm
 

“Since 2013, craft brewers with an interest in making gruit ales have banded together to mark February 1 as International Gruit Day. The day is intended to raise awareness of and pay homage to the historical traditions of brewing with botanicals. We want to make IGD 2015 the biggest and best yet!”

Earth Eagle will offer $2 off all gruit pints and 20% off all gruit growler fills for the day. Be sure to try our Cambridge Brewing Co./EEB collaboration gruit, ECHOES. A CBC/EEB/Mystic Brewery collab gruit will be on tap at CBC called GRANDCHESTER MEADOWS. Mystic will  have a CBC/EEB/Mystic collab gruit on as well called YOUR POSSIBLE PASTS. Make the rounds, taste them all!


Dark Beer & Pie Day

November 26, 2014 , Noon - 9pm
 

One day only! Dark beer tap-takeover along with pies from Ceres Street Bakery!

Puca, Quadrasaurus, Mummy Milk, Them Bones, Engine Joe, and Erebos, a dark sour!


Cask Tuesday

October 14, 2014 , 4pm
 

 Our 1st CASK TUESDAY It’s our favorite strong ale, 13th B’AK’TUN, who’s been hanging out in a cask with port-soaked coca nibs! Hella’ good we expect. Tapping this puppy at 4pm.