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In'Finiti Fermentation & Distillation

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In'Finiti Fermentation & DistillationIn'Finiti Fermentation & Distillation
BA SCORE
89
very good

43 Ratings
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 14.76%
Active Beers: 36
Beer Ratings: 161
Beer Avg: 3.81
Taps: 8
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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(Place added by: morebeergood on 05-08-2013)
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Reviews by slander:
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4.28/5  rDev +8.9%

Wednesday, having rolled in from Vermont and seen some scenes. Early enough in the day that I won’t be missed in Monmouth for hours yet and can bop around some. I’m thinking In’Finiti before everyone hits town and it becomes a mob scene. Drove ove, and parked across the street after finding the front and side spaces to be owned by not them. Fed the meter and got shaken down for what changed remained. Welcome to Portland...

Expansive, bulging corner space of slate blue. Up & in, there’s an ‘L’ish bar of knotty uneven tree, with a very cool Allagash Curieux barrel stave base and piping foot rail; seating for 20 on shorty 2” cut slab log stools on steel frames. Barback holds taps on twisted industrial piping play; 2 prong, 3 prong, 2, 3, 2, 3, 2, 3, & 2, each set alternating in heights, the 3’s looking all trident like. Space for 22 taps in all running a good length over drainage. Tiered booze countered to the left, and a bit more to the right with wines stacked. Glassware shelved below & some cooler space. Barback wall is all glass looking in on tanks and tanks and tanks. Bar spur further down on the end seating another 5, looking in on the kitchen.

Purple walls with round portals cut into the side wall running the length, black ceiling, & silver ductwork. Drop industrial cone lamps tracing the bar, steel band ball lighting up front and to the rear, and Allagash barrel stave cylinder lamps along the seating above. 5 phat tree stump hightop tables adjacent to the bar, each with 3 stools that look like tootsie drops (remember them?) Raised side seating area holds nearly a dozen booths & tables; the tables being stage 2 mitosis cell split duos. Small area to the rear with 3 barrel hightop tables and a wood stove. And seating on the rear deck where we will take in dinner in a night or three’s time; 6 low boy tables, 4 hightops, & 7 barrel hightop tables.

Nodg-Nuh-Uh! Nodg-Nuh-Uh! Nodg-Nuh-Uh! Oh, I’m sorry, I just spotted Kjetil (the brewer from Nogne-O) and made him pronounce it for me like 7 times, but I think I’ve got it. Nodg-Nuh-Uh! Nodg-Nuh-Uh!

I will sample the house wares. There will be upwards of 15 on for the weekend event, but there are currently 6 house beers up; Black Abt (collab with Marshall Wharf), Belgian Royal Stout, 8.4%, very rich, roast, dark fruit; War Dark, Single Stout, 4.7%, chiocolate, coffee, roasty, bitter, nice; Rauchbier, 4.7%, campfire smokiness without awful baindaidyness, clean, well done; Mar-GOSE-Rita (collab with Smuttynose who should have known better), Gose gone no, please don’t, 5%, Fail; Belgian Amber, 6%, dry, hoppy, floral, spicy, very nice; Primus, 4.5%, an easy drinking Belgian table beer, earthy, spicy, clean & dry. War Dark, Belgian Amber, & Primus were the best of ‘em. + guest taps; a half dozen local heroes play (Bunker, Allagash, Rising Tide, Sebago, Oxbow, & Marshall Wharf), and the Dry Cidah from Portland’s Urban Farm Fermentory.

Lunch? Sure. Toyed with the lobster mac & cheese, but opted for the pretzel crusted chicken sandwich (avocado, tomato, arugula, and aioli on a Kaiser roll), and took in a side green salad accompaniment. This could be my new Maine chicken sandwich (don’t tell Grittys) and a steal at $7.

My wanting to revisit this place sometime not during The Festival weekend realized 6 months later, now finding 11 house beers on; Saison Mellifere (collab with Maine Mead), 5.5%, a nice saison, honey sweet; Small Baltic Porter, 4.6%, licorice, roast, chocolate, awesome; Disbelief, a strong dark Belgian, 8.1%, very dubbely, with maple syrup; The Killing, a cranberry sour, 5%, tart, and pleasant; Bruin, a dubbel, 5.7%, sufficiently dubbelly, sweet candy sugar, dry & nice; Steam, 5.1%, easy drinking steam, light & crisp; Barrel Aged #1 Dad Double IPA (collab with De Struise), a mere 15%, vanilla first & foremost, well masks the booze that I know lives there, caramel, yes, must be a shorty. Didn’t get at and/or don't remember the Hellesbock, Barrel Aged Impy Porter, Won IPA, or Tripel. The Saison Mellifere, Small Baltic Porter, The Killing, Bruin, & Steam were the best of this round.

Shooting the shit with owner Eric on revisit; he is engaging and some good shit. Let us sample some of this and that. It’s a good house. The bar & stools are from an old black walnut fallen in PA, and the ball and stave lamps are some cool shit. Excellent views out back, nice friendly folks, and the tunes are chili. Pints are $5 on the higher side and the beers are generally quite good. Yeah, this works for me.

slander, Jan 04, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +5.9%

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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.

kellyej, Sep 21, 2014
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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.

jimpdx, Sep 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Visited while in Portland during Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp and this place was a nice stop. A nice brewery/distillery which is visible behind the bar. A lot of restaurant setting inside and a nice deck out back overlooking the water. Just a quick stop by definitely recommended, I wish I had more time to try a few of their beers. I had the chance to try their Sour Brown ale which was definitely what I needed to wake up my pallet. I would definitely recommend checking this place out and I definitely will next time I am in Portland. Cheers!

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4.44/5  rDev +13%

Walk into Infinity and your eyes are immediately directed to the brew room which the bar and the interior of the place is positioned in front of. A large projected screen tv was playing the world cup game and the bartender was making incredibly fancy cocktails. I had a few samples of different beer Infinity's beer before selecting what was called the "World Cup IPA." The IPA was good and the atmosphere of the place was unique and a nice addition to the portland scene. I did think the beer was a little pricey since Infinity brewed the beer themselves but other then that the place was great. I didn't have anything to eat but I did like the layout of the open kitchen.

Tajmohol, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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In'Finiti Fermentation & Distillation in Portland, ME
89 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.