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BEER AVG
4.17/5
Maine Beer CompanyMaine Beer Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

525 US Route 1
Freeport, Maine, 04032-7009
United States

(207) 221-5711 | map
mainebeercompany.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
25
Reviews:
4,330
Ratings:
25,648
PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
311
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
4.71%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 311
Reviews by Abilow33:
Photo of Abilow33
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

The atmosphere was neat. It looks like an old style New England Barn on the outside. When you go in it is more of a modern feel. You can watch the beer making process through the window. I was a little disappointed that they did not have Lunch in the bottle (sold out). But they did have it on tap. The prices were kind of high.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of madelf66
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of redbarnbikes
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of thebooyakid
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BeerGuy8315
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I went by myself on a Monday afternoon on a short trip to the Portland area, so I'm sure this place is a little more lively and fun on the weekends/nights. It was still busy, but the staff kept things moving. Love the window into the brewery that gives you the ability to watch the beers you're drinking in the early stages. Good selection of beers and nice seating areas inside and outside. Only downsides are no growler fills and my only real complaint was more about the cold pretzel I bought, which I wouldn't have if I hadn't touched it already. I'm sure they're much better warm. Overall, a cool place with some great beers and fun atmosphere.

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Photo of chiefbender
4.57/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of ptat
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of lupercmda
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of goodshiz
3.59/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of thoglund
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.57/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MaxOhle
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of JackRWatkins
4.73/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

V: Everything was very chill, there is a very relaxed and friendly environment not to mention the aesthetic is consistent and the building is beautiful
Q: everything is well maintained, the food is great (though portions are admittedly small), and the place is clean and welcoming
S: staff are very polite, helpful and friendly
S: selection is admittedly limited but let's be honest nobody is wandering in here from the road not knowing what their in for, this is a place you go because you mean to go there, great overall would highly recommend

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Photo of TTripp725
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

The vibe that this place puts off is off the hook. My girlfriend and I enjoyed a flyte of several beers and the company of two different sets of complete strangers who were touring Maine Breweries as we were. The staff was extremely polite and helpful even though they were getting slammed. There wasn't one beer that we tried that we didn't like, and price to quality ratio is in the customer's favor. This will be one place that we visit every time I travel back home to visit my family

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Photo of Oakley
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Dylanloe
5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of munro78
3.15/5  rDev -25.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2

Just visited, and eeeehhhhh. Pro's: very clean, efficient. Con's: No growler fills, beers were pricey, and nothing else to sample outside pale ale and iPa's. Read their reviews and was disappointed, imo

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Photo of Beer21
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Lovecraftian_IPA
5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Pulling in and seeing the big solar panels and the brick oven pizza truck is glorious. The inside is small but easy to get a taste or full glass. 8 options available including the always delicious lunch

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Photo of Seebeej
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of RatchetBrewing
4.79/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mynie
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

A 15-minute or so drive from downtown Portland. Traffic in Maine is never much of a thing, even if the locals say otherwise.

You know about MBC's beers: they're awesome. If you like them, you should stop here. They don't sell growlers, sadly, but they always have plenty of bottles for sale at a significant discount versus what they cost in shops. Lunch (the beer, not the meal) is typically available, but not always. Dinner and other highly coveted beers are sold ONLY during specially designated release periods.

If you're staying around to drink, all beers cost 5 bucks per 12 ounce pour. They typically have all of their regular offerings on tap.

The vibe is very Maine-y. The place looks and feels more like a house than a production brewery. There's a big porch and yard where you can drink outside (with your dogs, if you want) and you can see the brewery through the taproom. Everyone is very friendly and service is prompt.

My only complaints is that the bottle prices, while cheaper than stores, are still pretty high. They also don't typically have anything on tap that you can't find bottled. That's good and bad, I guess, since you avoid mad scrambles for rare releases, but I also like being able to try new stuff when I visit a brewery. Overall, though, this is an excellent brewery and visiting makes for a pleasant drinking experience.

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Maine Beer Company in Freeport, ME
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