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Liquid Riot Bottling Company

Not Rated.
Liquid Riot Bottling CompanyLiquid Riot Bottling Company
BEER AVG
3.75/5
Based on:
61 Beers
335 Hads
Place Score: 89
Reviews: 19
Visits: 64
Avg: 3.95
pDev: n/a
Taps: 16
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

250 Commercial St
Portland, Maine, 04101-4617
United States
phone: (207) 221-8889 | map
liquidriot.com

Notes:
Place added by: morebeergood on 05-08-2013

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Reviews: 19 | Visits: 64
Reviews by mltobin:
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3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Firstly, as the first BA review noted, the frontage/signage of In`Finiti is very low-key. I had been out for a run, where I figured I would see it, but never did. Later that day, while walking, I asked a local, who had to point it out to me....I had run right past it w/o any idea.

Anyways, upon entering, you will see some nice looking equipment. And then you will see the long bar and a good amount of tables too. So, they have craft beer and "artisinal cocktails" as well. I believe that their house liquors are not yet available. But, some of their house beers are available. While there, I tried both the IPA and DIPA. Both of them were pretty tasty. From what I recall, there was a total of 5-6 house beers on. And they also have a similar amount of beers on from other brewers, with a focus on Maine, i.e. Marshall Wharf, Oxbow.

The food looked very good, but I did not try any. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable of good beer as well as making a mean cocktail. And although it was a bit difficult to find, for the first time anyhow, these folks were doing a good business. The good people of Portland, ME, really enjoy their drinking and dining out. But with places like this, I can`t really blame them. I would be interested to see what other styles or tweaks they may do on their house beers down the road.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of A-Bull
5/5  rDev +26.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Awesome place. Friendly staff. Fun atmosphere

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jhavs
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Have been here multiple times before the name change, had apps and beer yesterday at a high top table before a concert. Place was very crowded. The atmosphere is nice, kind of industrial and hip. They went with a style and it works. Service does a nice job making sure you get what you need even when crowded. The beer is good to so-so overall but I really enjoyed the Cannonball pale ale. Bright and easy drinking. Food has been well made and the menu has many interesting choices. Their cocktails are also top-notch and made with care and precision. I recommend the Garden Party. Distill their own spirits, which are available for purchase retail.

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Photo of Nomis
3.83/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of parris
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of paulish
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of bostonbeans
3.99/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of atimari
2/5  rDev -49.4%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | food: 1

Horrible service and food. Beer only thing worth going for.

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Photo of fastestmanalive
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

This is an interesting place in the middle of downtown Portland with many great places with a few block. Def worth a stop in. Beers are OK, some good and some bad, some experiments and some I feel weren't what they should have been. The beer selection was nice, all their own, but quite a few of them. (although they do have a few cans and bottles from other places).

You can see the whole brewery and bottling/barreling area, as well as the distillery in there. The bar area was a little dark but decent looking, pretty clean, the patio was really nice overlooking the harbor. Waiter was a little iffy as he forgot things multiple times and was very slow at getting drinks or coming back to our table after we said we needed another second on a beer selection.

It's def a neat place to checkout and grab a beer or two, but def don't plan to spend the afternoon there when there are so many great places nearby.

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Photo of cherche
2.78/5  rDev -29.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3

interesting place - decent location and cool architecture but didnt feel very authentic and the beer was just god awful.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of psweendogg
3.91/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of benzalman
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Boston71
4.95/5  rDev +25.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Steampunk/Industrial chic in downtown Portland Maine- welcoming staff. Great beer selection. I had a beer flight and normally I am an IPA woman but I loved their stout- full bodied smooth no bitter notes. Will definitely return!

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.16/5  rDev +5.3%

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2/5  rDev -49.4%

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Liquid Riot Bottling Company in Portland, ME
89 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.