Bier Cellar

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Store

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

(207) 200-6258 | map
biercellar.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.46
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
100
pDev:
9.64%
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Reviews by parris:
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parris from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Apr 11, 2015
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slasich from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

May 16, 2020
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brother_rebus from Maine

4.12/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Aug 03, 2019
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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
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nwhittin from Indiana

4.8/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Jun 01, 2019
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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
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Davit from California

5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Sep 05, 2018
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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
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Tmappin from Canada

4.16/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Mar 12, 2018
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tlavarea from Maine

4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Mar 07, 2018
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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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brewstervt from Vermont

2.8/5  rDev -37.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4

Grumpy and unpleasant

Apr 09, 2017
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dwoolley1 from New York

4.14/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Oct 28, 2016
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coombski from Maine

4.1/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75

Oct 22, 2016
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Gkruszewski from New York

4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Sep 17, 2016
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TTripp725 from Pennsylvania

4.82/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Jul 30, 2016
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thoglund from New York

4.18/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Jul 10, 2016
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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
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SweetChicken from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Jul 03, 2016
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CayseyW from Connecticut

4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Jun 28, 2016
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zimm421 from Ohio

4.61/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Jun 21, 2016
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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
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HeartofMiami from Florida

4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

May 22, 2016
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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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ScottP from New Hampshire

4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Apr 03, 2016
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Place rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 100 ratings