Road trip to New Hampshire today! We mostly just poked around and looked at stuff, but then we went to the Smuttynose Brewery
for tasting and dinner. Beers we tried: Wake and Break, Shoals Pale Ale, Old Brown Dog, Summer IPA, Blueberry Short Weisse, Baltic Porter, Farmhouse Ale, and a few I can't remember that were only available on-site. For dinner, we started with pimiento cheese and house-made crackers, split a platter of 5 smoked meats (brisket, ribs, pulled pork, chicken, and hot links) with collard greens, cornbread, and onion rings on the side for our main meal, and then also split the smoked corn ice cream for dessert.
They offer four sauces for the meats, only one of which we enjoyed (the sweet & hot BBQ). Their mustard was like honey mustard with horseradish in it, the Carolina vinegar was like nothing either of us had ever tasted, and they also offered this truly bizarre blueberry something-or-other that was simply not good. The chicken was fantastic, as was the pulled pork. The brisket was New Hampshire good, but any further south it would've been mediocre; ditto the ribs. The "hot links" were meh. Onion rings and collard greens were excellent! The Guy loved the cornbread; I did not (it was more flour than cornmeal, chewy instead of crumbly). The ice cream was odd, yet tasty. It came on a slice of grilled lemon poundcake, with apple jam on the side.