Sebago Brewing Company

Sebago Brewing CompanySebago Brewing Company
BA SCORE
53.9%
Liked Their Beers
3.75 w/ 1,975 ratings
Sebago Brewing CompanySebago Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(207) 775-2337 | map
sebagobrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
32
Reviews:
760
Ratings:
1,975
Liked:
1,065
Average:
3.75/5
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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.4%
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
88
Liked:
3
Avg:
3.79/5
pDev:
7.39%
 
 
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 52
Reviews by beerbiatchMD:
Photo of beerbiatchMD
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jan 3, 2012 (reviewed from notes)
Atmosphere is ok with a clean new interior and ample seating, though seems a bit corporate (like a Cheesecake Factory feels). This is probably what they're going for, however, in their new location underneath the Hampton Inn. It makes a nice place for a large group to meet.

Quality of beers and food is decent. I'm personally not super impressed with their beer, but there are lots of options and it's locally brewed. The Beer is very well priced ($4 for a pint). I feel like appetizers are pretty spendy so be careful there. All food was pretty tasty.

The servers do know about the beer their serving and what's available (which somehow isn't the case everywhere--even in brewpubs). Service time was relatively quick, no major complaints by any means, but nothing special.

It's definitely a place worth going to, and I'd certainly eat/drink there if staying at the Hampton Inn. However, being right in Old Port there are tons of options that locals would consider 'more authentic.'

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ManapuaMan
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Frye's Leap IPA has, for whatever reason, a special place on my palate. Love that beer on tap, so when the lines at Eventide and Duck Fat spilled onto the sidewalk I kept on walking, turned left and then strolled into Sebago.

Clean, spacious building with tables, bar, booths and outdoor seating along the sidewalk. Good taplist with, you got it, Frye's and many other brews on tap. Ordered some hummus/tzatziki and bree and lobster flatbread. Quick service and the food was good. Didn't stick around for long but had a nice, easy vibe to it. One of those "there when you need it" type of place that won't let you down.

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Photo of sbuchert
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of coombski
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
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 +9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of scxcrunner
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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

Photo of xtonytx
4.13/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of schroeder1200
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of MachIPA
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Mpsmooth31
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of DrStiffington
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of nickfl
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
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 +9.8%
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 -13.5%
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 -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Brandonparrent
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
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 -1.1%

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 +10.8%

Photo of Pir_oz
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of whitenads
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of CAMay
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Sebago Brewing Company in Portland, ME
Brewery rating: 53.9% out of 100 with 1,975 ratings
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