Best Breweries Worth Visiting in New Hampshire and Maine


The Savory Ladies

July 19, 2022

If you are looking for awesome beer, great food and a cool atmosphere, here are our top choices.

Smuttynose Brewery HQ

Smuttynose Brewing Co.

105 Towle Farm Road, Hampton New Hampshire

Smuttynose has been crafting beer since 1994. As the brewers say on their website: “For anyone who’s happiest with a lungful of fresh air and a healthy dose of dirt under their fingernails, this is your beer."


Average:  3.82

Beers:  98

Throwback Brewery

7 Hobbs Road, North Hampton New Hampshire

Throwback has been making craftbeer since 2011.  Its vision is to make sure 100% of its ingredients are grown no more than 200 miles from its location.


Average:  3.74

Beers:  71

Cisco Brewers

35 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth New Hampshire

Since 1995 Cisco has been making “awesome” beer! “They bottled up that “happiest place on earth” energy into every beer we’ve served.”


Average:  3.76

Beers:  45

Maine Beer Company

525 US Rt 1, Freeport Maine

Maine Beer Company was founded in 2009 by two brothers.  “They were determined to create a company centered around social responsibility and the motto “Do what’s right.”


Average:  4.02

Beers:  34

Allagash Brewing Company

50 Industrial Way, Portland Maine

Since 1995 Allagash has been brewing Belgian-inspired beers. Winning the Brewery of the Year in 2021, at the Great American Beer Festival, the founder Rob, won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional in 2019.


Average:  4.03

Beers:  154

Austin Street Brewery

1 Industrial Way, Portland, Maine

Austin StreetBrewery was founded in 2013, by two friends. Utilizing 160 barrels of fermentation space between two production facilities, the pair is poised to maintain their position of integrity and quality in the very community that supports them.


Average:  4.04

Beers:  57

Liquid Riot

250 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine

Since 2013, Liquid Riot has been Maine’s first Restro-Brewery & Distillery.  “At our core, we believe first and foremost, that everyone has a right to drink what they so choose.  We put all the passion and energy of past riots into our own liquids; all made locally.”


Average:  3.84

Beers:  123

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