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Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant

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Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides RestaurantMarshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
BEER AVG
3.86/5
Based on:
48 Beers
937 Ratings
Place Score: 95
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: n/a
Taps: 17
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2 Pinchy Ln
Belfast, Maine, 04915-6873
United States
phone: (207) 338-1707

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
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(Place added by: deltatauhobbit on 03-17-2008)
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 2.25

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Photo of Owl-Head
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

I went to both the Three Tides and Marshall Warf and I was more attracted to the Warf than the restaurant. The Warf was very authentic seeming and very small, quiet and personal, which I personally am more drawn to. The server was excellent, very patient and willing to answer all our questions thoroughly without even so much as a sideways glance. They clearly know their stuff at Marshall Warf! The Beer itself was only a bit above average but I am glad I experienced it. I tried their APA, Happy Dog Coffee Porter, Wet Dog, and
T2-R9 Barleywine. Though it seems like a mixed bunch of beers it seemed like each one was just a bit off from what I really would have liked. However, the location and the feel of their taproom is definitely worth the trip to Belfast to experience

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Photo of craft_shannie
3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

stopped by three tides for dinner with friends & sampled all 11 drafts on tap. i was impressed w. the diverse line-up until i starting sampling them. thier kolsch was buttery, flawed. their small stout was a bit too thin & watery. porter was too alcohol forward. BUT- their RIS, sexy chaos, is hands down world freaking class! so, once i settled with a glass of sexy chaos, i was all set & a bit forgiving. yes, it was that good.

great atmosphere. friendly service. great food & incredible harbor views. i like the layout as it kinda feels like a adult playland: indoor bar, elevated outdoor dinner seating, and a lower, more casual, space with great proximity to the water. it's authentically maine.

Photo of Chegui
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I loved their Cant Dogg. It was made the day before. I will visit them again on my yearly Maine trip. I passed by this place countless of times and never really noticed it was there. The barbecue spot by it was how I found it. I followed the smell and noticed the hidden gem that is Marshall Wharf.

Photo of microbrewnerd
3.25/5  rDev -24.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Rats anyone?

Although I frequent this site often, this is the first time I've reviewed a brewery. In fact I created an account just to do this one review. 

I just returned from a two week road trip with a few buddies checking out different breweries across northern New England. When it came to Maine everyone raved about Marshall Wharf, so we couldn't wait to get there and check it out. 

We tried a number of beers and I can honestly say there wasn't one that we didn't enjoy. The atmosphere was great, complete with a biergarten right on the bay. The only thing I would have changed was the gravel area across from the handicap ramp. It looked like a dumping ground for all their junk. It definitely took away from some of the charm of the place. All in all, I was pleased to find that this place was everything that everyone had claimed. 

Unfortunately my opinion changed abruptly by the end of the night.   Upon our departure, one of my buddies stopped by the brewery windows to check out their setup. He quickly called the rest of us over and we were shocked to see rats scurrying all over the brewery. There was a group gathered around a pile of, what appeared to be, grain on the floor. I stood there in horror picturing rats rummaging through grain bags that were then used to brew the beer we just drank. 

The next morning I woke up early and took a walk down the footpath that happened to pass right in front of Marshall Wharf. I couldn't help myself from taking another look inside.  The rats weren't around anymore. Instead, what I saw was even worse. The window sill and one of their tanks (I think it may have been their mash tun, but I'm not sure) were covered in rat feces. 

Although their beer was phenomenal I felt this was something I couldn't keep quiet on.  I have to assume there must be rats running around the kitchen in Three Tides as well. 

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4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

I finally visited Marshall Wharf brewery. It was a nice stop on the way up to Acadia, and great to pick up some growlers to enjoy during our week long stay there. They had just been at the Belfast Harbor Fest the day before where they sold out of a bunch of stuff so they only had five taps on. Their Phil Brown Ale was delicious and drinkable (really had to drink a full pint from the growler to appreciate how great it is). Also Big Twitch IPA was fantastic, I got two growlers of that one. At 9% I'd call it a DIPA, though. They also had Deep Purple Rauchbier which was nice and smokey, but I decided against getting a whole growler of it, bottles would be better for that one IMHO. They also had a 4% stout made from second runnings from their RIS, (Little Mayhem) and a 3% red ale (Pinchy Red) that I didn't care for. On the trip back to return the emptys I also sampled a Kolsch that was pretty good.
I was hoping their RIS Chaos Chaos would be available, but it wasn't. I was told that their restaurant next door has 17 of their beers on tap. I thought it was a little irksome that the beers were on tap just twenty feet away but still not available for tasting or growler fills in the brewery tasting room. But it is what it is. I'll be making this a regular stop every year from now on.

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Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant in Belfast, ME
95 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.