Rising Tide Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.89/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

103 Fox St
Portland, Maine, 04101-2539
United States

(207) 370-2337 | map
www.risingtidebrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
33
Reviews:
465
Ratings:
2,174
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
64
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
3.83%
 
 
Taps:
4
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 64
Reviews by pjkelley82:
Photo of pjkelley82
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25

When I visited rising tide they were in the first few months of opening.. nothing fancy, more of a warehouse turned brewery with a small home type bar as the tasting area. They had 4 styles on tap but the Ursa Minor was the clear winner and I brought home a bottle. Very nice staff who were friendly and answered all questions. They make good ass Beer.

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Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Cool spot in a sketchy part of town. Huge outdoor patio area. Huge garage doors that were opened up for the gorgeous day. Industrial no frills inside. They are right next door to the Maine Craft Distillery. I don't know if they share a food truck, but someone was out there slinging BBQ.

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Photo of scxcrunner
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Seebeej
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of CayseyW
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of zimm421
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Matthowland
4.64/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Gavage
4.18/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Big tasting room with a large bar and a few picnic tables in the building. High ceilings, garage doors, and white walls make this a bright place. There were 11 beers available the day of my visit, and the few pints I had were good and fresh. Friendly service here, and the only negative is the bad music selection. Lots of folks visiting, all seem to be be happy with the beers they were having. Worthy of a trip.

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Photo of MarkSansone
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jenrhart
4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped on our way through Portland on a two week beergrimige across the U.S. They had some good beer, but I wouldn't put it on the "best breweries in the U.S. list". The atmosphere was nice, especially on a beautiful June day.

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Photo of schroeder1200
4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of mynie
4.14/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Dog Friendly!

Large, warehouse-like structure a short distance from Portland's downtown. Considering the city's smallish size and incredible density of good breweries, I'm always shocked at how busy every place seems. It's like everyone here does nothing but drink.

Anyhow, we stopped by around 5 on a Saturday and it was packed. The crowd was good-natured, mostly in their 30s-40s. The tap room is expansive but there's not all that much seating, considering. The decor is sparse and wooden, charmingly under-decorated. It was also peaceful, in spite of the crowd; no music, and if there was a TV I don't remember it.

They had about 10 house beers on draft, and all drafts were 3 bucks for a 12 ounce pour. That's amazing.

The beers were all solid but nothing really blew my socks off.

Like Allagash, Rising Tide's beers are distributed beyond the greater Portland area, and so the hype to come visit this brewery isn't as intense as that surrounding Bissell or Foundation. The beers are all good, though, and the value is unbeatable, so you should definitely stop here if you're in town.

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Photo of Blackpond
4.64/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of coombski
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JIMfallon
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of blisscent
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of LeRose
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

It took us a while to find, but we're glad we did. Fun place to hang even though it is in an industrial area that is a bit run down. Ample outdoor seating, pretty decent indoor seating. The staff was VERY good on their knowledge of the beers and really helpful in talking me into doubling my purchase of their Gose... Sampled four beers, two were very good and the other two were OK. Very laid back atmosphere even though they were fairly busy. Behind the counter, things looked very chaotic in the warehouse/brewery area but it didn't impact the visit, just something noticeable. Worthwhile stop.

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Photo of youngs11
4.14/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of psweendogg
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of JaredSammy
4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of MacQ32
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of HopsnMalts_NJ
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

While the interior set up wasn't ideal for a crowd on a 90+ degree day, the beers were cold & delicious. I enjoyed a Maine Island Trail Ale, light & crisp.

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Photo of AirBob
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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Rising Tide Brewing Company in Portland, ME
3.89 out of 5 based on 2,174 ratings.
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