Sebago Brewing Company
Active Beers: 22
Beer Ratings: 1,365
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 46 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ToasterChef:
4.13/5 rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I stopped in this past Saturday evening to take part in a the Full Moon cask event. I don't come here all that often, but I should, as it is a very enjoyable brew pub. It has a classy atmosphere with plenty of tables upstairs and some comfy booths in the downstairs dining room. I didn't order any food this time around, but the other meals I've had there have always been enjoyable. There are pint glasses full of pretzel sticks on the bar, which I like a lot. It;s a good way to help temper the effects of the tasty beers.
My wife and I got to the bar at 5, when the event was supposed to start, but the casks wouldn't be tapped for another 10 or 15 minutes. There was no pressure from the bartender to order anything though, she just brought us waters and gave us copies of the special beer list once they were printed up. Kai, the owner, came over to say hi to me and thanked me for coming out. He even remembered my name, which I found very impressive, as I think I've spoken to him more on this site than in real life. He also made a point to say goodbye before I left. It's little things like that that make me want to keep coming back.
02-01-2010 13:36:53 | More by ToasterChef
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3.99/5 rDev +6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
not too far off the waterfront, this is a good stop in for lunch in Portland. sort of open feel to it, almost like a chain family restaurant, dennys, but nicer. everything looks new, not sure how long they've beer around. sprawling bar with maybe 20 seats, and at least seven beers on tap. all were decent, the casked bonfire with Chinook hops was world class. bartender was very friendly, helpful, and generous with the samples. we didn't eat here, but the food being run out looked outstanding! vibe was good, a little noisy inside, but that's always a good thing for business. the beers were not all particularly interesting, but they were all well made. i guess they do some limited bottling too, but i liked the cask offering the best. apparently this rotates fairly regularly, and they are always doing new stuff with it. a good place to visit on the maine brewery circuit, bonfire rye is highly recommended as far as the beer goes.
08-21-2013 14:23:29 | More by StonedTrippin
3.5/5 rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Modern location away from the smell of seafish, and close to the public parking garage. A little noisy and buzy at suppertime, it wasn't too bad. A large bar, a comfortable spot (fortunately) and a moderate sized patio if you want it. Their product line is average, but there is usually something interesting on, this night a cask dry hopped citra IPA. People were happy with the food, and beer was ordered by all but a secondary consideration. Some bombers available if you wanted it, I should have checked for a barleywine - never know.
08-16-2012 23:09:53 | More by Sammy
3.68/5 rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Jan 3, 2012 (reviewed from notes)
Atmosphere is ok with a clean new interior and ample seating, though seems a bit corporate (like a Cheesecake Factory feels). This is probably what they're going for, however, in their new location underneath the Hampton Inn. It makes a nice place for a large group to meet.
Quality of beers and food is decent. I'm personally not super impressed with their beer, but there are lots of options and it's locally brewed. The Beer is very well priced ($4 for a pint). I feel like appetizers are pretty spendy so be careful there. All food was pretty tasty.
The servers do know about the beer their serving and what's available (which somehow isn't the case everywhere--even in brewpubs). Service time was relatively quick, no major complaints by any means, but nothing special.
It's definitely a place worth going to, and I'd certainly eat/drink there if staying at the Hampton Inn. However, being right in Old Port there are tons of options that locals would consider 'more authentic.'
02-08-2012 05:23:45 | More by beerbiatchMD
3.7/5 rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
At the end of Old Port, under a bank...or by a bank. Something like that.
Big place, restaurant first it seems. A touch impersonal, but clean and efficient. I sat at the bar across from a nice bartender who was 'calmly enthusiastic' about every order.
About average array of beers, most come in 2 sizes. I went with the Seafood Plate entree....cuz I had to. Beers are solid and worth a stop-by and check-out, more so b/c it's in Old Port (or close to it), so no reason not to. Flat screen TVs above the bar and around the place was expected.
A good place to start off your Old Port touring.
08-18-2011 04:51:41 | More by Mebuzzard
Sebago Brewing Company in Portland, ME
86 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.