Seen a couple of Portland, ME threads pop up, so I thought I'd try to consolidate things. Bottle Stores in Portland, ME (in order of my preference.) Bier Cellar RSVP Maine Brewing Supply Downeast Beverage (in the old Port) Breweries in Portland, ME (in order of my preference) 1. AllagashHours: Mon - Sat 10a-5p (only open Sat seasonally)Tours: Sign up using link. (11a, 12:30p, 2p, 3:30p)Growler Fills: no.Coolships and other "surprises" sometimes available.2. Maine Beer CoHours: Mon 10-2. Tues 10-2. Fri 12-4.Tour: Friday @2p.Growler Fills: no3. Rising TideHours: Tues, Thurs 4-7. Fri, Sat 12-3p.Tours: Fri, Sat @1pGrowler Fills: yes4. Geary'sHours: Mon-FriTours: ~2p. Call in the morning to check.Growler Fills: no5. ShipyardHours: 7 days a week. 11 - 4pTours: hourlyFull Tours: Tuesdays 5:30p. Sign up in advance.Growler Fills: no"Nearby" Breweries (in order of distance): Certainly not exhaustive, but these are some of my favorites that are north of Boston. Baxter (Lewiston, ME): Cans! Thurs-Sun 12-6p. 45min drive Oxbow (Newcastle, ME): Open for growler fills: Fri 2-6p. 1h drive. Portsmouth (Portsmouth, NH): Open for food/growlers 7 days a week. 1h drive. Marshall Wharf (Belfast, ME): Open for food/growlers T-F 4p-close. 2h drive. Hill Farmstead (Greensboro Bend, VT): Cash only. Growlers/Bottles. Wed-Sat 12-5p. 3.5h drive The Alchemist (Waterbury, VT): The source of Heady Topper. Open daily, 11-7p. 4h drive Lawson's Finest Liquids (Warren, VT): 4.5h drive Dieu Du Ciel (Montreal, QC, Canada): 5.5h drive Portland Beer Bars: Novare Res - lots of taps and bottles, small menu (in the Old Port) Great Lost Bear: lots of taps, huge menu, kid friendly (on Forest Ave) Mama's Crowbar: smaller 'local' bar, popcorn, cash only (on the hill) Sebago Brewing Co: Brewpub with locations in Portland, Scarborough, Gorham, and Kennebunk. Portland has tons of places with incredible food and a handful of nice taps... a few personal favorites: Duckfat: drink an oxbow/allagash with your poutine/fries. the shakes (and everything else) are good too. Pai Men Miyake: ramen/sushi... the brussel sprouts are a hidden gem. Hitachino Nest + others. The Thirsty Pig: local sausages and taps Nosh: bacon... can get crowded. LFK: new place. site lists its taps. those are all jeans/t-shirt friendly places. If you want to spend more time picking out restaurants, check out the Portland food map. "Nearby" Beer Bars that are worth the trip... (in order of distance) Lion's Pride (Brunswick, ME): Owned by Chris Lively of Ebenezers. Lots of taps and bottles. Novare Res gets a lot of attention in Portland, but I've had better service up here - the food is better as well. It's a nice stop if you find yourself traveling north from Portland. 30 min drive Ebenezer's (Lovell, ME): I'd go out of my way to go here, Chris Lively's service is unparalleled... Incredible. 1.5h drive I'll leave northern ME/VT/NH to people from those areas who know the places a bit better. Sorry in advance if I left anything out - there have been lots of changes over the last few years and I'm sure I've overlooked plenty.