United States > Maine > Portland
Beer Available At Novare Res Bier Café (arranged by most recent)
Liquid Riot Lumber Smack , Beachwood / De Molen De Molen With the Homies 84, Spencer Trappist Ale 95, Oxbow / Coppertail Grizacca 97, Bissell Brothers The Substance Ale 99, Allagash Currant Affair 96, Weißenoher green MONKey Hersbrucker 73, Bunker / Stillwater Acura Daze Gose , Maine Mead Works HoneyMaker Ram Island Lavender Lemonade 76, Bantam Rojo , Cantillon Cuvée Florian 100, HaandBryggeriet Haandbakk 98, BFM √225 Saison 99, Dieu du Ciel Solstice d’Été aux Framboises 99, Le Trou du Diable Saison du Tracteur 98, De Dolle Oerbier 99, Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel 100, Rising Tide Entrepôt [printemps] , Upright Seven (#7) 97, Banded Horn Bineary DIPA
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Travlr (1787) Washington, Washington DC | August 4, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited during the Twelve Percent and Shelton Bros fest, and Urbain took us backstage to the bwers area. Free food and free beer, can’t beat that. It was a bit odd for staff to almost snatch the beers out of our hands at closing time, but that was the only minor quibble in an otherwise great visit. Tap and bottle lists were very solid, great atmosphere.
nate2g (902) Boomtown!, Australia | May 3, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Located off a side alley and it’s easy to spot the sign on the Exchange Street side, just across from Thirsty Pig. Nice and comfortable inside when not too packed. They were hosting a Belgian beer fest over the weekend which is all good and well, and fortunately there were local beers still pouring on tap too such as Oxbow, Allagash, Maine Beer Co etc. I only had snacks but food menu available. Outside patio is great for warmer days. Service is fine but expect it to slow right down when busy. I enjoyed my visits here.
BeerandBlues2 (783) San Diego, California | June 24, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
This is a nice beer location just off the main Portland harbor front with a nice selection of beers, and open arms for the brewer’s reception following The Festival.
Braudog (782) Phoenix, Arizona | August 25, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is a cool little basement beer bar, nestled away in a corner of Portland. We sat on the sprawling outdoor deck and adored the draft list, choosing a couple of the wide array of big beers from the region (the list also included a raucous lineup of European and other American liver-killers). We sampled a cheese plate (well done) and enjoyed a nice summer evening. Only hit on the place was the somewhat over-taxed and slightly snooty server; but still my favorite beer stop in Portland.
GT2 (637) San Diego County , California | May 28, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Super cool place. Amazing ambiance. Outdoor patio seating, darker, posh interior. Crazy tap list- definitely in the top top. This was one of the super bars picked by Cantillon to host Zwanze Day 2011. Bottle list is enormous. Tap list is updated online. There is food but I’ve only gotten cheese/cracker/sausage plates to pair with the beer. The Trappist in Oakland is very similar to this place. Excellent.
NachlamSie (632) Denver, Colorado | August 1, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
This place is legit. Ambiance is cave like inside with stone and wood everywhere while the outside has a cool deck with a small stand with 4 more tap choices. The beer selection is top notch. I had some Fastenbier, which is always a nice, rare find. Regionals, locals, Lambics, rare stuff, etc. are available and everything into brand-appropriate glassware. The food menu looks great but I didn’t get to eat here. If you’re in Portland, just go here.
Sammy (580) Toronto, Ontario | August 16, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
A classy restaurant with a large patio. Pretty pretty good cellar list and decent tap list, with correct poured temperature and over a large bar. Hard to find, we circled one way streets a few times until I found a tourist map with the clue on how to enter by foot. A number of weird and ordinary people here, they make up a good part of the city but in the end they are harmless.
Drake (564) Free Union, Virginia | February 13, 2015
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Small, lowkey place. A little tricky to find as it’s behind a building an a single A-frame was the only hint to it’s location. Low light, lots of bricks, low ceilings. It seemed like there was a lot of staff for the clientele. Staff was friendly, but not terribly helpful.. Food options look nice but I did not partake. Top notch beer list with local selections and more rare stuff from near and far. I got to try a pretty rare Allagash here. Prices decent. I’d be here a lot if I were a local.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | July 20, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This beer bar may be a tad expensive, but have you looked at what they have on tap? They are in Maine, yet they had Struise Tsjeeses, Allagash specials (My Brother Daryl and My Other Brother Daryl), Cantillon Iris, one Marshall Wharf strong ale, plus a dozen other great Belgian selections and hundreds of well chosen Belgian and American bottles. When all else there is in town is Sebago and Gritty’s, this stands out as being absolutely satisfying. The terrace is large and secluded (no noise from the street), surrounded by the brick apartment building and laden with Allagash oak barrels. Service was friendly and knowledgeable and the interior rooms appeared very comfortable and convivial. What more can you ask for in a New England beer bar? This bar has a pretty similar tap selection to Ebenezer’s, and a similar bottle list too. Of course, Chris doesn’t work here, so you don’t have access to his amazing cellar. But I can’t really complain when all these quality brews can be had on their wonderful terrace.
Lubiere (469) Ottawa, Ontario | April 11, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
A fantastic place, situated in this old turn of the century building, cellar like. An excellent selection of taps and bottles. For food, good selection of cheeses, meats, and other snacks, 3 to 4$ per serving, accompanied with good bread. Service is super friendly. I msut come back.
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