Downeast Beverage Co.
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4.3/5 rDev +2.1%
the widest selection of beers i have seen yet in maine. beers from here and beers from away (that means not from maine). and far more micros than macros. prices are decent for in the city too. plus glasses, t's and a few sodas and such. i'd go back. plus its right across from ri-ras.
[my review was for maine beer and beverage at this location. i don't know if the "downeast beverage co" is just a new name or a new business. as soon as i visit i'll let ya know as i wouldn't want you to be decieved.]
[update 5.18.5] so. now i've been to 'downeast beverage' as such. same store. same loaction. i'm not sure i would have even noticed the name change. seems like they have more wine than before. but also more beer. also, they were quite helpful in locating some allagash odessey and saving it for me. it was a bit more than i thought it would be and the prices there were a bit more than the hannaford grocery store but not so much as to complain about.
11-15-2002 10:27:53 | More by bennybrew
4.35/5 rDev +3.3%
I visited here on my Maine vacation in August 2002. I was surprised it wasn't listed, but didn't want to add it and show up my New England Beer advocate friends. (I actually just found the price sheet I stuffed into my duffel bag.)
A very impressive selection of Maine Beers. I picked up most of my loot here. I remember getting the Atlantic Brewing Co. Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale, Gritty's Halloween Ale the day it came out, and some sea dogs. Also offered the mixed 6-pack option, really nice for the beeradvocate types that like to sample different beers. The guy working was nice and wearing a flannel shirt in August, that's something new to me.
11-10-2002 16:19:35 | More by StevieW
4.46/5 rDev +5.9%
This is a nice little place down by the waterfront in Portland. Yesterday VENOM, JohnnyP, LondonPride, Davo and myself made a raid on this place. They have a real nice selection, with good emphasis on local Maine bier as well as some very nice Belgians like Piraat and Gulden Drak, among other things. As I said, they have a wide array of Maine bier, including Cadillac Mtn Stout. You can make a mix-six of Maine 12oz bottles for $7.95. Stop by if you're nearby to stock up on some good, fresh Maine bier!
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
11-04-2002 05:23:21 | More by Bierman9
Downeast Beverage Co. in Portland, ME
93 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.