Smuttynose Brewery to Open Hayseed Restaurant
Smuttynose Brewery is set to open the historic New England inspired Hayseed Restaurant on February 25.
Hayseed, Smuttynose Brewery's new farm-style restaurant, is inspired by the history of coastal New England- but intertwines vintage, modern and global elements to make it a truly unique experience. Set to open on February 25, the restaurant is highly anticipated by the Smuttynose beer fanatics and curious spectators touring the brewery. Hayseed is located in Hampton's Towle Farm's revamped Victorian-era farmhouse and includes vintage bottles and elements made from natural wood to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The restaurant can seat 95 people indoors, and 35 people in its seasonal beer garden. With Smuttynose beers being distributed in more than two dozen states, Europe and Asia; it is no surprise that dozens of Smuttynose beers, Smuttlabs beers, and a handful of guest beers will be featured.
The beer-friendly Hayseed menu is looking to delight customers with its fresh and global twist. With ingredients coming from farms, fisheries and on-site gardens, the menu captures the essence of New England cuisine. Executive Chef, Kevin Hahn, has a knack for creating food that pairs perfectly with a refreshing beer (or two). As the winner of the “People’s Choice – Best Chef” at the 2009 and 2010 Spotlight Awards, Hahn is looking forward to creating brilliant, culinary creations. From cooking everything from cajun to Asian, his food will be simple and clean, inspired by an array of places from around the globe.
Smuttynose Brewery was founded in 1994 by Peter Egelston. Keeping with his love of historical coastal New England, Smuttynose is named after the third largest island off the rugged coast of New Hampshire. The nine islands make up the Isles of Shoals, known for its eerie and mysterious past of axe murderers, poets, and everything in between. Although Smuttynose is expanding, it will never lose its New England inspiration and historic roots. The Smuttynose staff is hoping Hayseed will be a place where people can relax and each other's company, with a fork in one hand and unbelievable beer in the other.