Smuttynose Brewing Company

Hampton, NH

Designed by McHenry Architecture, the main brewery building (34,425sf) consists of complete facilities for the brewing, bottling, storing and shipping of Smuttynose beers and the program includes office space, a gift shop and an entry gallery that allows the public to view the operations and take tours of the facility. The 14-acre complex sits on the former site of the historic Towle Farm.

In terms of sustainable design, great care has been taken to minimize the impact of the building on the site. Vehicular access, circulation and parking is carefully considered within the greater landscape design, which preserves open space and the historic nature of the site.

The facility is also designed to include an on-site renewable energy system, powered by the recycled waste product of the brewing process.   An anaerobic biomass digester tank captures waste water from brewing and produces methane gas that powers an on-site electric generator. 

The brewery achieved LEED v.2.2 Gold Certification and boasts an energy use reduction of 43.6%. The project has won the 2015 AIA NH Excellence in Architecture Peoples Choice Award.


For this project, The Green Engineer provided:

  • LEED Certification management & sustainability guidance
  • Energy Modeling services

Owner: Smuttynose Brewing Co.
Architect: McHenry Architecture

Photography: © David J. Murray, ClearEyePhoto

LEED® v.2.2 Gold certified