Rising Tide Brewing Company

Rising Tide Brewing CompanyRising Tide Brewing Company
Rising Tide Brewing CompanyRising Tide Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(207) 370-2337 | map
risingtidebrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.87
Beers:
30
Ratings:
2,120
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.21
Ratings:
94
pDev:
11.64%
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Ratings by wapcap:
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3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
by wapcap from Nebraska

Nice brewery in a good location. Is walkable to and from downtown areas. They had a food truck when I was there, 3/22. Which was awesome. Beers were solid. I recommend checking out.

Mar 30, 2017
More User Ratings:
Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
by WillieThreebiers from Arizona

RTB shares space with Austin Street Brewing in what looks like it once was a car dealer. Large bar area and two service bays of seating inside, and an equally large outdoor patio area with plenty of picnic tables. Nice selection of beers, the 3 I had were solid. Friendly informative server. Food truck. Lively Sunday afternoon crowd. A very enjoyable visit.

Jun 06, 2021
 
4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Mar 01, 2021
 
4.57 by smela3 from Texas on Nov 15, 2020
 
4.28 by Griffith from Connecticut on Nov 01, 2020
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3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4
by rudzud from Massachusetts

Guess I never got around to reviewing this brewery after all the times I've been there. Vibe is pretty cool, plenty of outdoor picnic table seating with spacious inside as well as seating at the bar. There seems to be a food truck perpetually there which is nice. Solid selection of beers, larger tap list of various styles even if depending on the time of year it's really hop heavy. The beers are always pretty much on point run of the mill representations of style.

My biggest issue here is the service. I always hit this place up when in Portland as it's in a central spot for a few breweries and all but once the people running the bar have been inattentive to put it politely. Whether it's on their phones, talking to friends, or simply gone without a trace it's a chore every time to order a beer. My last trip up I was in a queue of 4 people, two of which were in front of me, and had the misfortune of watching the bartender lackadaisically get beer for those two people only to then without word or warning walk away from her post behind the bar and into the back. For fifteen minutes. The gentleman and myself looking at each other trying to figure out what was going on only for when she finally returned to go and help people sitting at the bar. Twenty five minutes after she had initially left the bar tender returned to take my order. I mean...that's comically awful service. The other times were bad but no where near that bad and the second round of beers I bought went exponentially more smoothly than the earlier experience. Still, things like that are inexcusable.

Sep 05, 2019
 
4.1 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Sep 03, 2019
 
3.92 by Arg914 from New York on Jul 23, 2019
 
4 by O-Meg from New York on Jul 23, 2019
Photo of alcoholicarrogance
4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25
by alcoholicarrogance from Maine

This was a great place to check out. I already love their beer and the staff were all great, enthusiastic, and helpful. I did the tour and it was just me, my girlfriend, and the tour host. They showed us the whole brewing process, encouraged questions, explained what goes into their beer, etc. The person that gave us the tour was awesome and felt like talking with a friend than a staff member. The place was cozy, casual, the bar beautifully decorated, clean, and had a friendly atmosphere. They had a lot of merch and have growlers available. Each staff member is happy to give recommendations if you are unsure what to try, and they offer flights. The prices in house are very reasonable, much cheaper than expected. Great place, great vibes, great people, and great beer. Definitely pop into this brewery if you are ever in the neighborhood.

May 04, 2019
 
4.5 by FannYu from Taiwan on Mar 21, 2019
 
4.61 by thegink from New York on Feb 18, 2019
 
4.18 by Pippuri from New Hampshire on Sep 03, 2018
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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
by trapp2424 from Massachusetts

We stopped by in June and they had live music outside and drafts were flowing along with food trucks parked and ready to serve hungry customers. Good variety of brews and I've seen them in some Mass. liquor stores so their distribution seems very good.

Aug 12, 2018
 
4 by acurtis from New Jersey on Jul 30, 2018
 
3.97 by Beersilio from Massachusetts on May 06, 2018
 
4.06 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Feb 14, 2018
 
4.86 by Ochs0314 from Virginia on Dec 15, 2017
 
4.28 by jfcaa193 from Canada (QC) on Oct 28, 2017
 
4.19 by tjcamm from Oregon on Oct 06, 2017
 
4.49 by Bhunter0812 from Massachusetts on Aug 12, 2017
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4.86/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
by AmyK64 from Maine

Great staff. Great beer. Varying selection of special beers and pilots. The location is great and they have food trucks rotating all summer and weekends year round. Live music on sunny days. You are missing out if you never check this place out.

Mar 11, 2017
 
4 by mkyer from Connecticut on Feb 18, 2017
 
4 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts on Feb 11, 2017
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3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

Nothing fancy about it, but it works. Great meeting area for the after work folks for a casual beer with friends, either new or known. I would go there again next time in town and being close to WholeFoods and Trader Joe's has to be a plus for Rising Tide

Jan 24, 2017
 
4.24 by Kurzman from Rhode Island on Jan 21, 2017
 
4.22 by Inglewood from Illinois on Jan 09, 2017
 
3.93 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Jan 02, 2017
 
5 by Jeff137 from Maine on Dec 24, 2016
 
3.6 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Nov 20, 2016
 
4 by redbarnbikes from New York on Nov 10, 2016
 
4 by lupercmda from North Carolina on Sep 17, 2016
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4.04/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5
by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

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.

Sep 12, 2016
 
3.8 by scxcrunner from Massachusetts on Jul 24, 2016
 
4.03 by Seebeej from Massachusetts on Jul 17, 2016
 
4.38 by CayseyW from Connecticut on Jun 24, 2016
 
4.01 by zimm421 from Ohio on Jun 21, 2016
 
4.64 by Matthowland from New Hampshire on Jun 19, 2016
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4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
by Gavage from Nevada

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.

May 14, 2016
 
3.98 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut on Apr 11, 2016
Rising Tide Brewing Company in Portland, ME
Brewery rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 2120 ratings