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Cool!  You don't have to tell us that we have one of the coolest towns in the country.  Now, Portsmouth has become even cooler.

According to USA Today 10 Best.com, Portsmouth took third place for "best small town beer scene."  No doubt that these awesome breweries contributed to this recognition:

Portsmouth Brewery, located in downtown Portsmouth, has been a hoppy staple for decades.  I remember a while back, they had a beer on tap that was touted as a remedy for menopause symptoms and man, oh man, did that stuff sell out or what?!  I was able to try it once and never got a chance to do it again.  It's a great hang and has great food too.

Great Rhythm Brewing Company, located on Bartlett Street, next to North Mill Pond is new to me.  I have friends who have tried their beer and they love it.  The taproom is open every day of the week!

Thirsty Moose in Portsmouth is making some waves ever since they came to town.  There are 5 locations, including Manchester, Dover, Merrimack, Exeter and the one here in Portsmouth.  Their waitstaff is great and the food is exactly what you would want for a great night out.  (or lunch!)

Although they are located in Hampton and Dover, I would be remiss if I didn't mention Smuttynose Brewing Company in Dover and Hampton.  They are just great people at Smuttynose.  They work hard to create some really great beers and, of course, the food is equally as yummy!

The towns ahead of Portsmouth, according to the article:  Maple Shade, New Jersey at Number 2 and Avondale Estates, Georgia taking the top spot.

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