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Reviews by dciBA:
4.84/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$
Bier Cellar has quickly won over the hearts of beer geeks in the southern Maine area and out of staters seeking beers to bring home. The store is very clean and well lit with good music playing at all times. The wooden shelving and oak barrels immediately tell you you're not in an average liquor store. Quality is top notch, with no BMC taking up valuable space. Greg, the owner is always there to answer questions and make recommendations. There's some snack food, but let's face it, you're not going to a bottle shop for food. Overall Bier Cellar has been a great addition to the fast growing Maine beer scene.
02-02-2013 21:22:41 | More by dciBA
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4.93/5 rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Going into Bier Cellar is the best possible experience for a novice, intermediate, or super-geek beer drinker. Owner Greg Norton gets to know his customers almost immediately, and in addition to his excellent suggestions, the other staff are also completely obsessed with beer. When I walk in I can always know what's new, what's good, what's okay, what I might like - and I barely have to even ask. The selection is only limited by what can actually be distributed in Maine - Bier Cellar has anything you'd need. With ample cooler space, they're also able to keep a great selection of beer cold, so you can drink that deliciousness as soon as you get home. This is small business done 100% right - and you will not regret the experience if you're in the Portland area.
01-31-2014 22:34:40 | More by thebeerbabe82
4.82/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I have been going to Bier Cellar since it opened and want to commend them with a review. Greg certianly knows his beer and has a passion to share it. The store is well stocked but you never feel.overwhelmed because they will happily walk you through and answer questions and even pick out an assorted 6 pack for you. They are frequently doing tastings and it is highly recommended to get on the email list so you can get the best descriptions and chance to buy new products. They apologize for sending too many emails, but they consistently get the beat product and I welcome the chance to know when they are coming. And the mix and match is a HUGE plus. Best beer store in Maine that I have found hands down.
08-16-2013 00:16:25 | More by meehandennis
4.85/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$$
Bier Cellar is great in the fact that the owner of the establishment knows his beer through and through, and will have a nice conversation about the brews you purchase, and is more than willing to suggest something with enthusiasm. The experience is really highlighted by the great selection of international brews, great local glassware, and some harder to find domestics.
The one downside is the price. Many of the options you can get here, you can drive a couple of miles down the road to RSVP and pick up the same thing likely a bit cheaper. I won't fault the Bier Cellar too much for this, as this is a boutique establishment catering to craft brew enthusiasts with no BMC to be had (or many of their European counterparts), so you make up for the price with exceptional service, and a hand picked selection. It is up to you, as a consumer, what you want more, and if Bier Cellar is worth the trip.
06-23-2013 19:32:57 | More by supercodes
4.82/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$$
Best beer store in the Portland area. Great selection of basically every craft beer available in the state and no BMC in sight. They also sell cider, mead, wine and have a small selection of homebrew equipment and supplies. The store is well laid out and easy to navigate. Prices are a touch higher then some other stores in the Portland area but that is to be expected due to the lack of the BMC sales foundation most other stores have. The place the Bier Cellar really stands out is the service. The owner, Greg, is usually there and he really knows his stuff and always willing to chat or give a recomendation. A refreshing change from some other more high end stores in Portland where the owners don't know squat about beer (I'm looking at you Downeast). Bier Cellar is definitely a must stop for anyone looking for great beer in Maine.
06-13-2013 19:39:29 | More by Chowdahead
4.66/5 rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Love the Bier Cellar definitely worth a stop if you are hunting for beer in the Portland area. They have a really good selection and carry only craft beer that the owner personally curates. They definitely have a good selection of local Maine beer as well as a wide variety of imports. The layout is pretty cool it tries to group everything by region.
I think where the Bier Cellar really sets itself apart is the service. Greg has been in the store every time I have been there he really knows his stuff and can give you description of just about everything in his shop.
I would definitely recommend stopping in any time you are in the area.
05-31-2013 01:17:52 | More by Tauroe
Bier Cellar in Portland, ME
99 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.