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Liquid Riot Bottling Company

Not Rated.
Liquid Riot Bottling CompanyLiquid Riot Bottling Company
Based on:
55 Beers
271 Hads
Place Score: 89
Reviews: 18
Visits: 59
Avg: 3.93
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

250 Commercial St
Portland, Maine, 04101-4617
United States
phone: (207) 221-8889

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @liquid_riot

Place added by: morebeergood on 05-08-2013

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Reviews: 18 | Visits: 59
Reviews by mltobin:
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3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
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 parris
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of paulish
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of bostonbeans
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of atimari
2/5  rDev -49.1%
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 +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
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 -29.3%
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 +2.8%
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 -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of benzalman
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Boston71
4.95/5  rDev +26%
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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Photo of CTFalcon
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of DrStiffington
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of etmur007
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.16/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of mbonugli
2/5  rDev -49.1%

Photo of bcgeiman
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of kellyej
4/5  rDev +1.8%

This is an excellent bar and is a great representation of the Portland beer scene. They have a ton of different styles on tap and the food is also quite good. I went in around Christmas time last year and did a tasting of their Azacca IPA, Burton IPA, Rauchbier, Small Baltic Porter, Obscurity Imperial Stout, and the Barrel Aged Quad. Out of them all, my favorite was the Azacca though I really enjoyed everything.

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Photo of jimpdx
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

I like where they are going here. The collab with dogfish (oyster stout) was really nice although we had to try it at Novare. Would like to come back when their barrel aged spirits are flowing. The mainline beers were a little disappointing to us.

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3.2/5  rDev -18.6%

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4.6/5  rDev +17%

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Liquid Riot Bottling Company in Portland, ME
89 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.