The innovative test brewery and scratch kitchen
opens Weds., Nov. 6


PRESS RELEASE / October 30, 2019 (Dover, NH) – Smuttynose Brewing Co. is thrilled to announce the grand opening of Smuttlabs Brewery & Kitchen, an innovative test kitchen and craft brewery located in the heart of historic, downtown Dover, NH, and the first physical outpost of its lauded Smuttlabs experimental beer program.

The space, located at 47 Washington Street, will open to the public on Wednesday, November 6, from 5 to 10 pm. Full operational hours will commence the following day.


Sprawled across an expansive, totally renovated 5,000-square-foot interior with ample room for 120 guests, the space will feature vibrant custom artwork, a 42-foot bar, and eight forward-thinking, limited- batch draft beers rotating constantly, so even frequent visitors will be greeted with new offerings on a regular basis. To-go beer will also be available for purchase.

“We’ve been hard at work perfecting the opening lineup of beers and couldn’t be happier with the result,” said Smuttlabs Head Brewer Charlie Ireland. “Quality, flavor and obsessive innovation are at the heart of everything we’re doing here, so definitely expect a few things you’ve never seen or tasted before.”


The food side of things is the domain of Anthony Ricco, a renowned local chef with a flair for elevated pub food. Ricco’s menu will showcase many Smuttynose beers worked right into the recipes, including hand-cut pub fries with duck confit poutine, cheese curds, caramelized onions, and a Robust Porter gravy, and Old Brown Dog fried chicken and waffles with sweet potato butter and a warm drizzle of New Hampshire maple syrup.

Smuttlabs has been distributing popular beers brewed from a pilot system at Smuttynose Brewing Co. since December 2013, including standouts such as Snaccident Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout, Battle Grounds Coffee Porter, and Kung Fu Hobo Kölsch.

Smuttlabs Brewery & Kitchen will be open during the following hours: Monday – Thursday, 11:30 am to 10 pm; Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 11 pm; and Sunday, 11 am to 10 pm.

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