Sebago Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.71/5
Sebago Brewing CompanySebago Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

211 Fore St
Portland, Maine, 04101-4810
United States

(207) 775-2337 | map
sebagobrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
29
Reviews:
734
Ratings:
1,879
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PLACE STATS
Score:
86
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
87
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
0%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 87
Reviews by Yetiman420:
Photo of Yetiman420
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I've been to around 200 brewpubs in North America on business and personal travel. As part of a Portsmouth>Portland brewpub tour in September of '07, my beer buddy and I visited Shipyard Kennebunkport, Gritty's Freeport, and Sebago. If it wasn't for Sebago, the trip to Portland would have been a bust. Shipyard beers were ok and Gritty's beers were awful.

Sebago is in the heart of Portland's downtown shopping and tourist area. We arrived around 5pm on a Saturday and left around 7. We had the delicious IPA, seasonal porter, stout, and single batch IPA. These were far and away the best brewpub beers we had in
Maine. I'm not sure how Sebago has such a low rating compared to Gritty's - It's not even close in my book. The serice was very good. In fact, the manager on duty spent 20 minutes at our table chatting about good beer in New England. It's a very well managed operation and by the time we left it was really hopping.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of sbuchert
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of coombski
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Located in a hotel, this has a typical hotel bar feel. Low lighting, lots of tables. Brew pub. A large selection of just ok beer.

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Photo of TTripp725
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of scxcrunner
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of xtonytx
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of schroeder1200
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of MachIPA
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Mpsmooth31
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of DrStiffington
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.91/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Stopped in here for a late dinner on a weeknight when little else was still open. In a lot of ways it reminded me of eating at a "brewpub" location in an airport. At least part of this was due to its location in a hotel lobby, but it was also due to a somewhat sterile atmosphere, not particularly beer savvy staff, and disappointing beer selection and quality.

The only aspect where they didn't fit into that mold was the food, which ended up being the high point of the visit. The food was genuinely pretty good, I had a salmon and soba dish that was well prepared and enjoyable. Unfortunately that is more than I can say for the beer. Not being from the area we didn't really know what to expect, but the beers were mediocre to bad and mostly very uninspired. Add to this that they were out of at least three of the maybe 8 beers they had on the menu and it made for a quite underwhelming experience. Not someplace I would recommend for the beer or for a stop overall, but if you were staying in the hotel and were hungry the food was pretty good.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Excellent vibe, felt comfortable bringing the whole family. Nice selection of beers, could have been bigger. The service was very good and friendly. The food was fair priced and very good. I recomend this and will definetly be back.

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Photo of mitch3114
3.28/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

My wife and I stopped in here for a drink during our 5-year Anniversary trip to Portland. The beers that we tried weren't particularly good. My wife's beer was downright awful. The smell and taste made me nearly gag. The bar looked nice. The setup was kind of basic and simple and it seemed to be more about the food, restaurant than the beer. we drank about 3/4 of our pints and then left. One and done.

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Photo of mmellow12
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

i wasn't impressed with the beer or section.

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Photo of Ironstutz
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Good eats and good drinks! they had a cask IPA on tap when we went, was very tasty

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Photo of DrJGR629
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Pir_oz
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of whitenads
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of CAMay
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of hudsonheat
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Sebago Brewing Company in Portland, ME
3.71 out of 5 based on 1,879 ratings.
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