United States > Maine > Portland
Beer Available At Great Lost Bear (arranged by most recent)
Funky Bow End of the Line Pale Ale , Pretty Things Magnifico! 87, In’finiti / Oxbow Headstash DIPA , Gearys Oak Infused (Makers Mark) Hampshire Special Ale , Moat Mountain Czech Pilsner 46, Sheepscot Valley Boothbay Special Bitter Pale Ale 80, Rising Tide Zephyr 88, Saint-Germain / Nøgne Ø Rhub’IPA 77, Sierra Nevada Blindfold 94, Allagash / De Molen Smoke & Beards 76, Eel River Climax Noel 86, Oud Beersel Framboise 91, Moinette Brune 94, Cape Ann Fisherman’s Pumpkin Stout 92, Val-Dieu Grand Cru 98, Allagash Odyssey 99, Allagash Hugh Malone 93, Baxter Phantom Punch Winter Stout 92, Oxbow Space Cowboy Country Ale 70
notalush (307) Denver, Colorado | August 5, 2007
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
All-American, hunting lodge-like pub interior, with a large bar space, many taps, and four casks (which is pretty nice) - not a beer nerd place, so don’t come expecting such - it’s more of a "slam back a couple of pints" kind of place - their focus on local session brews makes this even more apparent - their menu LOOKS impressive, but the food sounds a lot better than it actually is - you might consider eating somewhere else and then coming here for a few beers - the service is pretty slow, so you kind of have to be assertive or they won’t pay you any mind - the parking lot only holds about 8 cars, and the street parking is limited, so that’s a bit of a pain in the ass - it’s worth checking out, but I probably won’t ever go back.
Quevillon (212) Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec | July 12, 2007
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
On a été là pour un souper et quelque bières (bien sûr). La serveuse était bien gentille, malgré le fait qu’elle m’a carté, pas grave. La sélection de bières est quelque chose, pas mal tout américains. La nouritue est typiquement pub américaine, mais ça goûtait bon.
SlowandLow (14) Connecticut | April 16, 2007
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
I was rather excited to check this joint out on a late Saturday afternoon. After all the hype I heard about this place it was a bit a let down. It does showcase the most local Maine brews on tap alright sure enough. There was only one of the four beer engines working, which was a dissapointment. The layout of the bar itself for the working bartender is horrendous. The taps way down at one end and the serving station way down at the other end, made it difficult to get service. Although when she came around she was friendly enough and I only had to get up and go find her once to get another pint. I had the Hellfire XXX wings, which had a decent amount of heat to them. All in all, you are better off checking out Three Dollar Dewey’s which offers a better overall experience in all aspects to this place which did not live up to it’s reputation IMHO.
HumbertHumbert (5) Denver, Colorado | June 7, 2006
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
This seems like it would be a great hang-out for people who live in Portland. Not terribly impressive visually for visitors. Seemed a little grubby and the decor was somewhat of a mish-mash. I sat at the bar and was pleased to see that they had a sampler option for the beers (not very common outside of brewpubs.) The bartender was very friendly and knowledgeable and helped me pick out a few beers. Mostly regional beers - I would like to have seen the region extended just a bit.
Overall, it was a little too far out of the way and a little too much of a dive to compete for my time against the Portland downtown area, which was much more scenic, offered great food, and still had some good beers, if not all in one location. A good bar if you plan on being in Portland for more than a few days though.
da845 (16) new york, New York | April 5, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Has perhaps the best selection of beers with over 50 on tap (many local maine beers). A local eatery as well with decent food and a HUGE menu. If only it were downtown and not its own destination.
BigBen2120 (16) Derry, New Hampshire | January 11, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Nice looking place, great selection of both beer and food, nice atmosphere, very friendly service. I love this place! If only it were closer to where I live...
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | December 30, 2005| Updated May 20, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Stereotypical American family restaurant with way too much paraphernalia on the walls, and a greasy menu. The dark lighting won’t prevent you from reading the initially impressive menu of Maine and American taps of which Allagash Curieux on cask is a frequent highlight. There are quite a few products from far out Maine micros as well, but there isn’t much rotation of these products. Moreover, much of this selection is made of beers accessible for the uinitiated palate, so there is not that much for the world-class seeking beer geek. Food is of course greasy American pub fare. A few selections I asked for on the beer menu can be absent, so expect a not-so-updated menu sometimes. A fun place to stop by close to the highway, which you can pair with RSVP Beverage and Allagash Brewery if you don’t want to get into town, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get there.
CapFlu (193) Victoria, British Columbia | August 15, 2005| Updated May 19, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Nice ambiance with lots of divisions and wall hangings - making for some great personal space and interest. Good mix of pub food with coastal servings. Brutally honest waitresses on the two nights my wife and I visited. I ordered the Slab Crab Melt with Slaw while my wife ordered the chili nachos. Love that one can choose 5 samples from their 50 taps without nickel and dime’ing - unfortunately the beers were rather ordinary with the exception of the 60 Minute IPA. An excellent way to spend an evening - so good in fact my wife suggested going back the second night!
GirlyBeer (14) Old Orchard Beach, Maine | June 27, 2005
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I don’t like thier french fries, or their jerk chicken sandwich... but the BEER SELECTION is great! 75 beers on tap! Local micro root beer too! The only thing I"d mention: not much parking. You have to park across the street at night or down the road. There’s also no smoking, eventhough the rating at the top says otherwise.
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | May 31, 2005
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
THE place to go for Maine beers on tap...and that’s about it. Maine’s selection of imports (domestic and foreign) is about as bad as Vermont’s, so you’re not going to see any Cantillon or Burton Bridge here; but 50+ taps almost wholly devoted to a home state’s products IS pretty cool, and the comfy atmosphere and friendly (for Maine, anyway) staff and patrons make it THE must stop along with Downeast Beverage in the Portland area. Food not tried...beware, they close ridiculously early by beergeek standards (midnight on a Saturday).
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