Liquid Riot Bottling Company

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

250 Commercial St
Portland, Maine, 04101-4617
United States

(207) 221-8889 | map

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Added by morebeergood on 05-08-2013

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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of mbonugli
2/5  rDev -49.6%

Photo of atimari
2/5  rDev -49.6%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | food: 1

Horrible service and food. Beer only thing worth going for.

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Photo of cherche
2.04/5  rDev -48.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 1 | service: 3.25 | selection: 1.5

interesting place - decent location and cool architecture but didnt feel very authentic and the beer was just god awful.

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Photo of Doppelmax
2.3/5  rDev -42.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 3

We ordered lunch and beer. I had a liter of the fest bier that was fine. Others in the party ordered different beers that were supposed to be 12 or 16 oz according to their beer menu. They all came in the same size 12 oz glasses. When I pointed this out to the waiter he said I was wrong in an extremely rude manor. I showed him how 3 of their "16" oz glasses filled with water just filled my empty liter mug. He then asked me if I knew how many ozs were in a liter which I did. He had no reply when I told him about 36 fl oz constitutes a liter. This math wiz then explains to me that 3 16oz glasses should just fill a liter and too bad if I didn't like it. To top it off this little punk was wearing a Coors t shirt!

I'll never go back there even though the food and beer were acceptable. You only get 1 chance to make a first impression. If I had been with some of my regular beer drinking friends I would have asked for the manager and made a point. I didn't feel like doing this with some relatives I rarely see.

Too bad but they rip you off there.

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Photo of AirBob
2.5/5  rDev -37%

Photo of Boto
2.85/5  rDev -28.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.75

I just had the worst service of my life in this place. Sitting at the bar having a beer while my wife was shopping. She came in and sat down. They were busy, but not overly so. The bartender went by many times over the next ten minutes ignoring her while she tried to order a beer. When he finally brought her one she commented on the slowness of the service. He proceeded to pick up the beer and take it away. There are too many other good places in Portland to go instead of this place. It's a shame because my beer was quite good.

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Photo of Erockss
3.16/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.75

Photo of s005jjf
3.2/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of scxcrunner
3.35/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Photo of TTripp725
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of jlindros
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

This is an interesting place in the middle of downtown Portland with many great places with a few block. Def worth a stop in. Beers are OK, some good and some bad, some experiments and some I feel weren't what they should have been. The beer selection was nice, all their own, but quite a few of them. (although they do have a few cans and bottles from other places).

You can see the whole brewery and bottling/barreling area, as well as the distillery in there. The bar area was a little dark but decent looking, pretty clean, the patio was really nice overlooking the harbor. Waiter was a little iffy as he forgot things multiple times and was very slow at getting drinks or coming back to our table after we said we needed another second on a beer selection.

It's def a neat place to checkout and grab a beer or two, but def don't plan to spend the afternoon there when there are so many great places nearby.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3

a really cool place right in downtown Portland. didn't even know this was here, just sort of stumbled up. large place with a neatly configured bar with the brewhouse right behind it. close to empty when we rocked up just past 11am. only a small handful of beers on tap, but the ones we drank were fantastic. the sorachi rice is to die for, one of the best displays of sorachi hops ive had to date, and the sour was fun as well. bartender was a little arrogant and all, but we just ignored him. we didn't eat, but the food looked nice as well. they distill spirits here too, which people seemed to be enjoying when the place filled up a bit. a good stop for lunch or something, and ill bet it gets happening at night time too. worth visiting just for the sorachi rice session ipa.

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Photo of jimpdx
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

I like where they are going here. The collab with dogfish (oyster stout) was really nice although we had to try it at Novare. Would like to come back when their barrel aged spirits are flowing. The mainline beers were a little disappointing to us.

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Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of ScaryEd
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of bcgeiman
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of schroeder1200
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Chowdahead
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Been to In'finiti a few times now. Nice interior with the distillation equipment right as you walk in the door then a long bar with tables and the brewing equipment behind the bar. Kitchen is toward the back and open to the restaurant. A bit dark inside for my taste but the deck out on the water is great.

House made beer is good but not great. The descriptions on the menu all sound great but the product doesn't quite match as I have found most of the beers to be lacking flavor even the DIPA. Prices for the house made beers are fair. Guest taps are all Maine brewed for the most part however nothing you can't get at many other bars within a few block radius. Prices for the guest beers are higher then average.

Food is good but portions are quite small and prices are high. I don't mind high prices as long as I don't shell out a bunch of money and then leave hungry.

Service at the bar is quite good. Table service can be hit or miss as some of the servers seem more interested in chatting by the kitchen rather then taking orders or delivering drinks.

Crowd is quite diverse with local hipsters mixed in with lawyers from the firm next door mixed in with tourists from out of state.

Overall a solid and unique but not spectacular addition to the Portland beer scene. I am hoping their beers will improve in the future. A good place to go for after work beers or drinks on the deck in the summer.

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Photo of coombski
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Nomis
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of mltobin
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Firstly, as the first BA review noted, the frontage/signage of In`Finiti is very low-key. I had been out for a run, where I figured I would see it, but never did. Later that day, while walking, I asked a local, who had to point it out to me....I had run right past it w/o any idea.

Anyways, upon entering, you will see some nice looking equipment. And then you will see the long bar and a good amount of tables too. So, they have craft beer and "artisinal cocktails" as well. I believe that their house liquors are not yet available. But, some of their house beers are available. While there, I tried both the IPA and DIPA. Both of them were pretty tasty. From what I recall, there was a total of 5-6 house beers on. And they also have a similar amount of beers on from other brewers, with a focus on Maine, i.e. Marshall Wharf, Oxbow.

The food looked very good, but I did not try any. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable of good beer as well as making a mean cocktail. And although it was a bit difficult to find, for the first time anyhow, these folks were doing a good business. The good people of Portland, ME, really enjoy their drinking and dining out. But with places like this, I can`t really blame them. I would be interested to see what other styles or tweaks they may do on their house beers down the road.

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Photo of psweendogg
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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