Bier Cellar

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Bier CellarBier Cellar

299 Forest Ave
Portland, Maine, 04101-2002
United States

(207) 200-6258 | map

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Rated by Skellbop from New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Apr 24, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
Near and tidy shop, singles available. Good service. Seems to be organized by brewery. Wine and mead available too. Very large selection represents a great picture of the Maine brew scene.
Nov 29, 2022
Rated: 3.97 by slasich from Pennsylvania

May 16, 2020
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Rated by brother_rebus from Maine

4.06/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
worst. location. ever.
Aug 03, 2019
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Reviewed by SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.03/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25
A tiny little shop with a great selection of local, national, and Belgian craft beer. I go to The Bier Cellar when I need something I know I won't find elsewhere. They have some cannings/bottlings I never thought I'd find out here, and it's my go-to place for certain staples of mine. The staff are friendly enough, and will allow you to break off singles of anything in the store, EXCEPT beer in the coolers. I will not shop for beer in any shop that doesn't sell singles. My only one major complaint is the price they charge for singles, and for certain "hyped" beers. I'm talking up to $10 per single 16oz can. That's a more extreme example, but even more realistic things are insanely overpriced as singles. I expect to pay a little bit more for single cans, but I feel they go a little overboard with some of their prices. Nevertheless, they have a good selection, and I'll continue to pop in every now and then. When I can afford to.
Jul 05, 2019
Rated: 4.8 by nwhittin from Indiana

Jun 01, 2019
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Rated by DaMacAndCheese from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Awesome spot for local Maine beers. You can pre-order some as well.
Jan 15, 2019
Rated: 5 by Davit from California

Sep 05, 2018
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
Small indescribable storefront just off of 295

The quality and Selection are amazing. Tons of local Maine Brewers such as Maine Brewing, Allagash, Bissell Brothers, Foundation, etc. Plus he gets some beers that i cannot find in the northeast . Have found Hoof Hearted and this time I found Jester king. Also has a nice selection of New England beers CBC, Lor Hobo, Derivative , von Trapp, etc. Grabbed a Grimm Artisanl I had been looking for. Will break multi packs and you can buy singles. Good website so you can preview before visiting

Knowledgeable guy behind the counter

Highly recommended and repeatable
Apr 11, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by Tmappin from Canada (NS)

Mar 12, 2018
Rated: 4.54 by tlavarea from Maine

Mar 07, 2018
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Just west of 295, down the street from the Great Lost Bear and RSVP, this stellar little clean place is entirely dedicated to good to high end craft beer. He does get some meads and ciders in here, but can be slightly biased towards what he wants in the store, nothing wrong with that to me, just shows that he wants to run a top notch store. With that in mind, he even makes sure the light coming in the window is kept to a minimum and even sets the beers closest to the window a bit further back just so that they don't become "lightstruck." Because of this, his care and respect for craft beer allowed this store to be a fantastic place in the Portland area for beer geeks to check out. Selection is quite good. Prices are reasonable. Owner is super friendly and willing to talk with anyone on what he can get for you.
Jun 17, 2017
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Rated by brewstervt from Maine

2.8/5  rDev -37.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4
Grumpy and unpleasant
Apr 09, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by dwoolley1 from New York

Oct 28, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by coombski from Maine

Oct 22, 2016
Rated: 4.32 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 17, 2016
Rated: 4.82 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania

Jul 30, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by thoglund from New York

Jul 10, 2016
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Very wide selection, knowledgeable staff, descriptive labels and a really interesting layout to the store. It's a small but cleanly organized store with a simple but uniquely eye catching way of setting out their beers.
Jul 06, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by SweetChicken from Massachusetts

Jul 03, 2016
Rated: 4.69 by CayseyW from Connecticut

Jun 28, 2016
Rated: 4.61 by zimm421 from Ohio

Jun 21, 2016
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Reviewed by Sound_Explorer from Washington

4.06/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Sweet bottle shop with the regional selection you would expect. All the goodies too, Founders BS, Sixpoint, locals and nationals. Has cider and mead as well so you should find something you like.
May 30, 2016
Rated: 4.51 by HeartofMiami from Florida

May 22, 2016
Rated: 4.65 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Apr 03, 2016
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Reviewed by Lonborgski from Maine

4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25
The go to place in Portland on the right coast if you don't want to wait in line and fight for a parking spot on Industrial Way on a Saturday afternoon. Really knowledgeable owners/staff who leave you alone until you are clear you want some help. Nice spacious layout in an easy to access location by car. Helpful descriptions of the beers on the shelves. Good cider selection, which is what first drew me in. I'll never be satisfied with selection, but Bier Cellar is about as good as you can get without waiting in line at the brewery
Apr 02, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Dec 22, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by Sweeneydawg from Massachusetts

Sep 10, 2015
Rated: 4.39 by bostonbeans from Massachusetts

Aug 15, 2015
Rated: 4.31 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Jul 01, 2015
Rated: 3.82 by cherche from Washington

Jun 24, 2015
Rated: 5 by MRVermont from New Hampshire

Jun 07, 2015
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Rated by illpass78 from Maine

5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Great staff, terrific selection. Might be best in Portland.
May 16, 2015
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Reviewed by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire

4.64/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
Great options for local and foreign selections. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff and they have an awesome email list that lets you know what is coming in ahead of time.
Apr 22, 2015
Rated: 4.01 by CTFalcon from Connecticut

Apr 20, 2015
Rated: 5 by parris from Massachusetts

Apr 11, 2015
Rated: 4.82 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Mar 28, 2015
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4.17/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
I've stopped in here a few times because it is convenient off 295 in Portland. My most recent trip was last week on the way up to Augusta for work. Great selection of Maine brewed beers. Banded horn, Marshall's wharf, Funky Bow, Maine Beer, Baxter, etc Nice selection imports as well as domestics with easily 500 labels in house. Some wine and mead as well as a section for cider. It was a late Sunday afternoon and the guy behind the counter was helpful and seemed knowledgeable. I managed to find a dozen or so new beers to try without much trouble. Pricing seemed a bit higher than I'm used to, but could be a Portland thing. I wouldn't hesitate stopping in next time I'm in the area.
Mar 26, 2015
Rated: 4.55 by NateF90 from Connecticut

Feb 26, 2015
Rated: 4.01 by NEhophead from Massachusetts

Feb 21, 2015
Bier Cellar in Portland, ME
Place rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 101 ratings