The Beer Babe's guide to Portland
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1. Novare Res Bier Cafe

8.9
4 Canal Plz (at Exchange St), Portland, ME
Beer Garden · Downtown Portland · 125 tips and reviews

Carla J.Carla Jean: The quintessential beer bar in downtown Portland. Bottle list is off the hook, but check out the taps first. Outdoor deck during the summer is where to be!

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2. Liquid Riot Bottling Company

7.3
250 Commercial St, Portland, ME
Brewery · Downtown Portland · 57 tips and reviews

Carla J.Carla Jean: Owned by the same folks that run Novare Res, this brewery and distillery offers excellent and interesting beer, as well as unique cocktails and bites to eat. Ambiance and uniqueness is where its at.

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3. Allagash Brewing Company

9.3
50 Industrial Way, Portland, ME
Brewery · Riverton · 110 tips and reviews

Carla J.Carla Jean: The "big" brewery in town. Scheduled tours in their newly-expanded brewery are fun and include samples in the tour. Also, bottles of small releases that are hard to find for sale in the bottle shop.

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4. Rising Tide Brewing Company

9.4
103 Fox St, Portland, ME
Brewery · 35 tips and reviews

Carla J.Carla Jean: An excellent brewery in the "East Bayside" community - samples, bottles available. On Saturdays they host food trucks and play corn hole outside. Fun and delicious.

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5. Sebago Brewing Company

6.9
211 Fore St, Portland, ME
Brewery · 65 tips and reviews

Carla J.Carla Jean: Recently re-branded, Sebago is coming back strong with their new late summer/fall seasonal Bonfire Rye as well as their single-hop "Hop Swap." Always something interesting on cask, ask your server!

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6. LFK

7.5
188A State St, Portland, ME
Bar · West End · 31 tips and reviews

Carla J.Carla Jean: Like artsy types? On Longfellow Square, this bar has a very unique atmosphere and great people. I've never gone in there and not had a fun conversation with someone.

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7. Local 188

8.5
685 Congress St, Portland, ME
Bar · Parkside · 70 tips and reviews

Carla J.Carla Jean: A place featuring absolutely awesome local food (menu changes all the time) and a solid tap list of local beer. Protip: A unique and not overcrowded place for brunch on Saturdays.

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8. Pai Men Miyake

8.9
188 State St (at Congress St), Portland, ME
Japanese Restaurant · Downtown Portland · 72 tips and reviews

Carla J.Carla Jean: Great constantly rotating tap list (and sometimes tap takeovers) Order the pork buns. DO IT. Just... trust me.

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9. Bull Feeney's

7.4
375 Fore St, Portland, ME
Pub · Downtown Portland · 57 tips and reviews

Carla J.Carla Jean: Nice choice of local taps at the downstairs bar, and plenty of room for whatever kind of seating you'd like. Can be loud on weekends but it's a lot of fun to see what's pouring.

10. The Thirsty Pig

8.8
37 Exchange St, Portland, ME
Pub · Downtown Portland · 34 tips and reviews

Carla J.Carla Jean: Delicious sausages + good beer? Yes, please. Thirsty Pig has inexpensive sausages and a great tap list. No frills, just a fun place to be.

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11. Urban Farm Fermentory

8.6
200 Anderson St. Bay 4 (at Cove St), Portland, ME
Farm · 21 tips and reviews

Carla J.Carla Jean: They now have a new tasting room that's happening. Check FB or website for hours, but a different and funky side of the fermentables scene.

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12. Bunker Brewing Company

122 Anderson St, Portland, ME
Brewery · 5 tips and reviews

13. Little Tap House

8.6
106 High St (Spring St.), Portland, ME
Pub · Downtown Portland · 28 tips and reviews

Carla J.Carla Jean: Newest little bar in town, the taps are a mix of local and non, and the food menu is delicious (though on the expensive side).

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14. Bier Cellar

8.7
299 Forest Ave, Portland, ME
Beer Store · 9 tips and reviews

Carla J.Carla Jean: If you want to bring home bottles from Maine, just go here. They're the best in terms of service and pricing.

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15. The Great Lost Bear

8.5
540 Forest Ave (at Ashmont St), Portland, ME
Pub · 108 tips and reviews

Carla J.Carla Jean: Known for a very large tap list and eclectic atmosphere, this place is an institution. Order the buffalo wings or cheese steak, and wash it down with some Maine beer. FYI parking is a pain!!

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16. Three Dollar Deweys

7.0
241 Commercial St (at Union St.), Portland, ME
Pub · Downtown Portland · 41 tips and reviews

Carla J.Carla Jean: Always something on special, and a decent selection of beer. Also a good place for a large group to hang out. Free popcorn.

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17. Gritty McDuffs Brewing Company

7.5
396 Fore St (at Exchange St), Portland, ME
Brewery · Downtown Portland · 97 tips and reviews

Carla J.Carla Jean: One of the oldest breweries in Maine. Always better on draught than in the bottle. Often there are cask choices, too. Worth a stop especially for the history.

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18. Maine Beer Company

9.2
525 US Route 1, Freeport, ME
Brewery · 67 tips and reviews

Carla J.Carla Jean: 20 minutes North of Portland in Freeport, Maine Beer Company is the makers of 'Lunch' an excellent IPA. However, I recommend you try MO, which I would argue is even better.

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19. Mama's Crowbar

189 Congress St (btwn Sheridan & Washington), Portland, ME
Dive Bar · East End · 8 tips and reviews

Carla J.Carla Jean: This is not a dive bar. It's a local bar that serves only local beer. Allgash is always on tap. CASH ONLY.

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20. The Shipyard Brewing Company

7.4
86 Newbury St (Hancock St), Portland, ME
Brewery · 64 tips and reviews

Carla J.Carla Jean: Everyone knows Shipyard. They do tours (not very thrilling, though) and you can sample both the beer and the Cap'n Eli Sodas.