Bier Cellar | Portland, Maine
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Bier Cellar
Excellent based on 16 ratings
Type: Beer Store

299 Forest Ave
Portland, Maine United States 04101 [ print map ]
207 200 MALT

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Hours: Tue - Fri 12:00 - 8:00 PM; Sat 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM; Sun 12:00 - 5:00 PM


Mayor: Lukaduke (47) | Taps: 0 | Bottles: 100+


Bier Cellar

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Beer Available At Bier Cellar (arranged by most recent)
Mahrs Bräu Kellerbier Ungespundet Hefetrüb 80, Peak Organic Citrus Saison 42, Green Flash Hop Odyssey Citra Session IPA 95, Austin Street Crushable IPA , Against the Grain Kentucky Ryed Chiquen 92, Against the Grain 35K 95, Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal 98, Austin Street Bier 2 Cellar , Mikkeller Beer Geek Bacon 99, Evil Twin Aún Más Café Jesús 100, Maine Beer Mean Old Tom 99, Anchor IPA 92, Foundation Wanderlust , Peak Organic Fresh Cut Pilsner 92, Freigeist / Bayerischer Bahnhof Geisterzug Gose 88, Westheimer Premium Pilsener 30, Brewfist / Prairie Artisan Ales Spaghetti Western 98, Sebago Simmer Down 71, Smuttynose Bouncy House 79, HaandBryggeriet Sur Megge 95
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16 reviews for Bier Cellar
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  91%
 Selection  82%
 Food N/A 
 Value  78%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  92%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
John25  (8) Middletown, New Jersey | August 27, 2014
Setup like a high end wine store. Very clean, wood shelves 3 high, description of each beer on an index card on the shelves. The owner was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We talked a lot about beer styles and distribution - very helpful. To compliment the bottles they also have some glassware from local breweries and books about beer. Craft brewery signs decorate the walls. The selection is kind of small but mainly top tier beers and breweries organized by country. -- Definitely worth stopping here if you are in Portland.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
JK  (279) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | July 1, 2014| Updated August 6, 2014
Good store. Not a huge selection but the owner seems to know beer and had good advice. Reasonable prices and singles are available. I bought seven bottles but no discount offered.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
hockeybeerguy  (58) Juneau, Alaska | June 28, 2014
Within a year before I moved away from Maine, this place had just opened up. It quickly became a go to place for me as it was right down the street from Great Lost Bear and had much better service than RSVP and also didn’t cause me to take the drive up to Bootlegger’s in Topsham. The selection was extremely good but the quality is way better than Bootlegger’s. When in Portland, go here, its just off of 295, and they do mix-a-six packs with a discount on it or they did when I used to live there at least. Hopefully, they still do that. Oh, last thing, parking is really tight there since they share it with a couple other stores there. I used to park at Hannaford around the corner if that parking lot was too crowded.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987  (104) Connecticut | February 10, 2014
Very good selectrion, a little upscale shop with as much of the good stuff as possible.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan  (270) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | October 1, 2013
Nice spacious layout, easy to get to off the highway. I was lucky enough to have been greeted by the owner who was very respectful of my hurried stop (wife & kids waiting in the car) and who essentially walked me through his entire inventory, guiding me as to which selections were essential an which should be left on the shelf for another visit, if time permitted. Definite 10/10 service! Then I get to th till and find out that I get a fat discount on my purchase!! This place is doing everything right. One suggestion: keep the IPAs chilled, but that’s a minor quibble given the satisfaction I received from this beer store.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk  (170) Washington D.C., Washington DC | September 16, 2013
Great beer shop with tons of titles and everything is available in single bottles. Lots of European imports and a decent selection of locals as well. Not the hugest place but a place of discerning selection.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
ShaneMacGowan  (20) Maine | September 11, 2013
The Bier Cellar has been a great addition to the southern Maine beer retail landscape. Greg is very knowlegeable and helpful and the selection is well chosen. RSVP or Tully’s might have slightly broader selections but Bier Cellar comes up with some obscure offerings I’ve never seen elsewhere in Maine. Bier Cellar also gets my nod for the best shopping environment/experience. Caveats: could use more cooler space, more parking spaces and prices are sometimes slightly lower at Whole Foods or RSVP (sometimes higher at those shops too to be fair). Overall, however, Bier Cellar gets my vote as the best beer store in Maine
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb  (63) Marblehead, Massachusetts | August 1, 2013
Small store in a strip mall near 295 down the street from the Great Lost Bear. Very interesting set-up with each beer displayed with detailed descriptions on top of shelving that holds multiple bottles of the display version. Small cooler on the left holds select offerings. Cider, mead and some wine is also available. Selection is limited, but very well chosen and described. Very friendly staff enthusiastically supports well-chosen purchases. Prices seem on-par with other Portland outlets. Not a place to score cases for a party, but many rarities make it well worth a visit.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerBabe  (13) Portland, Maine | July 8, 2013
The staff are incredibly helpful, and the selection is well organized, frequently updated and always contains excellent choices. The local section is kind of unbeatable, but it is also one of the only places in the region that you can get some of the international beer that Greg stocks.If it were possible, I’d like to double the service score. Staff and owner are always willing to spend the time to recommend things and they have NEVER done me wrong. I’m a beer drinker but they also have an impressive wine, cider and mead section. Nice all around.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones  (306) Buffalo, New York | July 1, 2013
nice spot, solid selection, helpful staff, stop by

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