Maine Beer Company

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
radarsock  (112) Massachusetts | July 5, 2017
Everyone below me has written perfectly what it’s like visiting this spot. I do however wish that their social media presence was a little more conspicuous and frequent. That’s chump criticism, in all honesty. Located awkwardly off the highway, its position is slanted downward on a concealed hillside. Bar-hands were either hurriedly friendly and helpful or a massive pain in the ass to deal with. I refuse to drop in during special releases as that usually means I’ll be stuck in an unmoving line all bleeding day. Worth checking out. They tend to have really neat food trucks, as well.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
GMCC2181  (90) Newark , Delaware | September 11, 2018
Visited in Sep 2018. Small tap room but looks like they are rapidly expanding/under construction. Beer selection is fairly standard.... all their normal stuff and a couple bottles. Their beer rocks and I love it. They have some seating outside, brick oven pizza outside but not really a menu or food selection. Overall not a place to hang out (as of now) but worth a stop
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
karpik  (56) Sosnowiec, Poland | August 10, 2018
Taproom with the open air sittings and wood fired pizza. Service is quick, beer is great, pizza is very decent. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
mcberko  (1768) Vancouver, British Columbia | August 5, 2018
Beautiful place about 20 minutes north of Portland. Modern, clean and immaculately designed tasting room with a very nice outside patio. 8 beers on tap when I visited. You can do flights of 4 for $10, flights of all 8 for $18, or order 5 oz pours singularly for $2.50. Beers were the freshest I’ve ever tasted them, and the hoppy ones were especially fantastic. Service is very friendly. Some bottles available in the fridge to go as well. They do pizza as well, and have nice looking pretzels. If you’re in Portland or anywhere in ME, this place is a must hit.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Travlr  (3482) Charlotte , North Carolina | July 13, 2018
The brewhouse has quadrupled in size since my last visit five years ago, in a shiny new warehouse space behind the original building. The old brewhouse is being converted in a very large taproom as we speak. For now, the old taproom is small and simple with a few tables across from a small serving bar. The outdoor space is much nice in good weather, just a few picnic tables under the shade of some awnings, plus a wood fired pizza oven. The beers, of course, are spectacular, and I'm glad they've expanded since I can get them now in Charlotte, NC. Great staff, at least two of who have DC roots. A must-visit while in Portland.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu  (150) Pensacola , Florida | June 4, 2018
Beer’s great, service was awesome, ambiance was fantastic.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jandd1983  (307) Wentzville, Missouri | June 1, 2018
Stopped in after lunch, close to the highway, so very convenient. Had a flight and totally enjoyed all the beers. Big brewery thru the window, plenty of seating in the bar area or even outside. Bartenders were very friendly and offered samples of any of their beers. Well worth the stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
dinkle50  (136) Chicago, Illinois | September 7, 2017
Enjoyed 2 flights here of very fresh, tasty beer. I've always been a fan of MBC, so it was nice to finally visit. The outdoor seating is nice, smallish tap room inside. Friendly service. The brick oven pizza truck outside was great.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Leighton  (1059) London, England | September 3, 2017
A good brewery taproom. The place is quite clean, almost sterile, and well put together. It is fairly small, though. The draft and bottle selection is somewhat limited compared to many other brewery taprooms, but that's just their MO here. The pricing is fair. The staff seemed reasonably friendly. There was a food stall of sorts set up outside. Overall, I'd say this place is definitely worth a stop if you're driving past, but maybe not worth traveling out of your way to visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
j12601  (583) Poughkeepsie, New York | June 15, 2017
Second time visiting this place, first was three years ago and I’ve still yet to get through my place rating backlog, so going at it again. Gorgeous clean white open feeling space in this small to medium sized taproom. 8 beers on tap, with very reasonable pour prices. All 8 as 5oz pours for 18, singles for 2.5. Not really crowded at 11am on a Friday when they opened, but there were about 10-15 of waiting to get inside, so their popularity is certainly a thing. A few of those were just picking up bottles and leaving, but most stayed and had beers. Big tables allow communal seating for about 30 people, and there are some games (Jenga, Connect 4, Stratego, etc) hanging out to play with your friends. Snacks are available, as well as enormous pretzels for $5, and there’s a pizza truck outside. Beers here are excellent, though if you’re not a fan of hoppy things this may not be the place for you. 7 of the beers on were IPA or IPL, and the 8th was a wheat, that was lightly hoppy as well. Given that they’ve got a few stouts in their regular lineup, this could have just been an anomaly. Either way, go here. There’s also beers to go, at $5-7 per 500ml bottle, which is probably $2 cheaper than I see them at home, and likely a bit fresher. And there’s some things that aren’t on tap. Very much worth the stop.

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