The Original Portsmouth Brewery
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HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #208

Established around 1870, the original Portsmouth Brewing Company was the smallest of the three city breweries. This photo likely shows the entire staff and stable working at the Bow Street plant near St. John’s sometime between 1875 and 1885. (Continued below)

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORIC PHOTOS of the Greater Portsmouth Area appear here weekl

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Small, but feisty, the company advertised a wide variety of products including "India, Pale, Stock and Cream Ales, Hop Beer and Old Brown Stout" plus the uniquely named Portsburger Lager.

 

From HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
(c) Strawbery Banke Museum . All rights reserved

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