Bier Cellar | Portland, Maine
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Bier Cellar
Excellent based on 19 ratings
Type: Beer Store

299 Forest Ave
Portland, Maine United States 04101 [ print map ]
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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 (26) | Taps: 0 | Bottles: 100+

Bier Cellar

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Beer Available At Bier Cellar (arranged by most recent)
Bridge Road / NÝgne ō India Saison 96, St. Bernardus Abt 12 100, Buxton / Evil Twin Anglo Mania 96, Buxton / Evil Twin Come Again 95, Siren / Stillwater Smoke Signals 91, Siren / Stillwater When The Light Gose Out 71, Omnipollo Table Beer Milk Pale 85, Stillwater Contemporary Works - Surround 97, Stillwater Contemporary Works - Yacht 92, Evil Twin / 7venth Sun Citra Sunshine Slacker 97, Mikkeller Blackest Bourbon Aged Stout 76, Funky Bow So Folkiní Hoppy IPA 76, 21st Amendment Down To Earth 88, Baxter Stowaway IPA 91, Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA 92, Baxter Tarnation California-Style Lager 53, Etienne Dupont Organic Cidre Bouchť Brut de Normandie 97, Stillwater Contemporary Works - Stereo 94, Notch Session Saison 84, Prairie Funky Gold Amarillo 99
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19 reviews for Bier Cellar
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  89%
 Selection  81%
 Food N/A 
 Value  76%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
nate2g  (1016) Boomtown!, Australia | May 3, 2015
This is a fun beer shop to peruse the fantastic selection and grab some bottles to go. Easy to navigate as the aisles are well layed out and the bottles are clearly marked. And itís not just beer here but also a nice cider and mead range. I only chatted briefly with the cashier but friendly guy. Definitely get here if looking to stock up before leaving Maine.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee  (118) Bedford, New Hampshire | March 25, 2015
Iíve stopped in here a few times because it is convenient off 295 in Portland. My most recent trip was last week on the way up to Augusta for work. Great selection of Maine brewed beers. Banded horn, Marshallís wharf, Funky Bow, Maine Beer, Baxter, etc Nice selection imports as well as domestics with easily 500 labels in house. Some wine and mead as well as a section for cider. It was a late Sunday afternoon and the guy behind the counter was helpful and seemed knowledgeable. I managed to find a dozen or so new beers to try without much trouble. Pricing seemed a bit higher than Iím used to, but could be a Portland thing. I wouldnít hesitate stopping in next time Iím in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley  (344) Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec | March 24, 2015
Visited on a Sunday afternoon. Nice little shop, clean and well organized. The selection is good, not huge but with plenty of good choices and no rotten beer. Some highlights include very fresh Maine Beer Co beers, Cidre Dupont, lots of Prairie and some good Mikkellers. Staff was helpful and knowledgeable about beer. Prices were reasonable without being cheap. Good place to fill up on some beers before heading home.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
John25  (17) 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.
JK  (312) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier  (110) Final Resting Place, Vermont | 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 didnít cause me to take the drive up to Bootleggerís in Topsham. The selection was extremely good but the quality is way better than Bootleggerís. 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987  (104) Arizona | February 10, 2014
Very good selectrion, a little upscale shop with as much of the good stuff as possible.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan  (317) 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 thatís a minor quibble given the satisfaction I received from this beer store.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk  (213) 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.
  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 Tullyís might have slightly broader selections but Bier Cellar comes up with some obscure offerings Iíve 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

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