Bier Cellar

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97
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Bier CellarBier Cellar
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

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

(207) 200-6258 | map
biercellar.com

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Added by troughnbrew on 06-07-2012

PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
23
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
4.76%
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by dciBA:
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4.84/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Bier Cellar has quickly won over the hearts of beer geeks in the southern Maine area and out of staters seeking beers to bring home. The store is very clean and well lit with good music playing at all times. The wooden shelving and oak barrels immediately tell you you're not in an average liquor store. Quality is top notch, with no BMC taking up valuable space. Greg, the owner is always there to answer questions and make recommendations. There's some snack food, but let's face it, you're not going to a bottle shop for food. Overall Bier Cellar has been a great addition to the fast growing Maine beer scene.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.5/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of brewstervt
2.8/5  rDev -36.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4

Grumpy and unpleasant

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Photo of dwoolley1
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of coombski
4.1/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.32/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TTripp725
4.82/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of thoglund
4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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Photo of SweetChicken
3.93/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of CayseyW
4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of zimm421
4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.06/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Skellbop
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ScottP
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Lonborgski
4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
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

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Photo of Patches826
4.5/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Sweeneydawg
4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of bostonbeans
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of rjp217
4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of cherche
3.82/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of MRVermont
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of illpass78
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great staff, terrific selection. Might be best in Portland.

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Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Bier Cellar in Portland, ME
4.41 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.
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