Happy to have gotten the chance to have supper at The Portsmouth Brewery this evening here where Maine meets New Hampshire on the Atlantic shore. It's still cloudy and damp but at least the sheets of rain from earlier in the week are gone. Piling into a pub was just the thing.
I got the hefeweizen and a milk stout was ordered across the table. The hefe was rich and pineappled and the milk stout creamy chocolate. I had wanted to extend my relationship with the stout but the growler wasn't available. First, I was told oddly that milk stout can't handle being in a growler due to its low carbonation level. I gave my assurance that I was familiar with the style and a growler would be fine taking their caution into account. Then, coming back from checking, I was told there just weren't any growlers anyway. That made more sense.
We had their pulled pork, a veggie burger as well as chowders and a hummus dip. All were tasty and the service was friendly and fast. Best of all, the place was full of families like us with young kids and no one batted an eye. Prices were good with meals coming in at under ten bucks and the pints costing $4.50. I am consoling myself with the Red Sox and a Port Brewing Wipe Out IPA that I picked up the other day but a growler of the milk stout would have been pretty swell back here at the hotel.