#12. Hampton

Sandy beaches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean draw summer tourists to Hampton, N.H., a small town with an artistic flare. Much creative energy is poured into beer making at Smuttynose Brewery, which is named after the third largest of nine islands that make up the Isles of Shoals, found 7 miles off the New Hampshire coast. The brewery honors New England’s rich history of beer making while playing an active role in the community. Among the highest-rated beers that Smuttynose produces is the Baltic Porter, a bold black beer with a smooth finish that earns a rare 100/100 score on RateBeer.com.

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