Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

4 Thompsons Pt Ste 108-109
Portland, Maine, 04102-2633
United States

(207) 279-0346 | map
bissellbrothers.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.17
Beers:
75
Ratings:
7,146
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.4
Ratings:
249
pDev:
8.41%
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4.26 by REVZEB from Illinois on Jan 06, 2022
 
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Nov 14, 2021
 
4.45 by Burt from Rhode Island on Oct 17, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75
by DrStiffington from New Jersey

One of my favorite breweries to visit and drink. The new(ish) place is great! Big open area with two floors. A small but nice patio fenced in is in the front. Lists of places to sit. Two lines - one for cans and one for pours. More recently they now serve food. Very tasty pig type offerings. I enjoyed the wings last time. My only wish is that it was in the Old Port section.

Oct 02, 2021
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3.88/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

stopped in here just to pick up some cans on the way out of town. it's in a commercial business park near the transit hub and airport. There is a bar, take-out counter and some indoor and outdoor seating. mostly IPAs. the beers I've tried I thought were solid NEIPAs but I didn't think lived up to the hype

Sep 05, 2021
 
4.7 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Aug 31, 2021
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4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

The first thing I saw when entering the parking lot were sign saying pay for parking first... even though this is a bit off the beaten track... Definitely soured (and not in a good way) my stop there. Place had a hip industrial feel... beer was great (dah). Service was fine.. But I won't be back...

Jun 09, 2021
 
4.43 by Unitspin from Massachusetts on Dec 28, 2020
 
4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Dec 13, 2020
 
4.76 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire on Feb 24, 2020
 
4.36 by zbelair from Pennsylvania on Jan 10, 2020
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3.82/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

800 IPA's that taste very similar and aren't that great. However, the staff was nice enough.

The vibe on a Friday night was a bit all over the place. Can't say I really felt that comfortable.

Dec 27, 2019
 
4.32 by smb71481 from Vermont on Nov 17, 2019
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4.75/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
by Gatch from Massachusetts

Upscale industrial setting just outside of downtown. Great selection of cans and even better draft options. Outdoor patio was nice as was the loft inside. Located next to a winery and a distillery so something for everyone during a visit.

Nov 03, 2019
 
4.19 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Sep 03, 2019
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4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
by rudzud from Massachusetts

This review is for the new location. Been here a few times on can release days, line can be a little aggressive at times depending on what is being released. Decent amount of parking but I seem to recall there being various spots that would result in a ticket or tow if you parked there. Plenty of space inside for tables, rather industrial feel with large open spaces. Plenty of good quality beers on tap but things can at times be a bit flustered when it's busy. Typically try to hit them up when in the area but also stay mindful of the can release and types.

Sep 01, 2019
 
4.57 by lochraneg from New Hampshire on Aug 22, 2019
 
4.5 by Bluesfolk19 from Massachusetts on Jul 28, 2019
 
4.19 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Jul 19, 2019
 
4.23 by StoutSnob40 from California on Jul 16, 2019
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4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
by SierraNevallagash from Maine

Rather small taproom, and expect a crowd. The taco shop next door contributes to many patrons. However small, the facility seems to hold enough, with some adequate patio sitting/standing space. Went in on a Sunday afternoon, and was able to leave with a 4pk of Reciprocal. In and out in three minutes. Staff was friendly, and very prompt, and a few specific questions were well-answered. Prices are fair, and much cheaper than buying singles at the fee local shops that have them. Definitely worth the visit. I imagine Swish days get pretty crazy though.

Jun 23, 2019
 
4.47 by nwhittin from Indiana on Jun 01, 2019
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4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
by Naughead from Massachusetts

Bissell Brothers Portland is a great brewery. The best of their selections rival Trillium and Treehouse, no doubt. The vibe is family fun, and their symbiote business-neighbor (Locally Sauced ME) serves the best tacos you can find. Together, they make a tremendous in-house experience. The quality of BBB beers is top notch, survives well over time when kept cold, and has excellent nuance among the different recipes. The stars are the NEIPAs, in my opinion, and they are worth traveling for. Swish is amazing, but you can't go wrong with Here's to Feeling Good All the Time (great reference!), Preserve and Protect, Nuclear Whim, Big Small World, or Reciprocal. And their pilsner (Precept) is a simple, excellent, totally refreshing and satisfying take on a classic. I love this place and travel from Massachusetts to get their beer.

Apr 30, 2019
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4.77/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
by egrandfield from Massachusetts

Super fun, lively place. Great place to go as a group or by yourself. Generally very happy vibe and the beer is hard to beat. It kind of reminds of a 90s bar scene...I really liked it.

Apr 28, 2019
 
3.67 by coombski from Maine on Apr 26, 2019
 
4.33 by bluehende from Delaware on Apr 23, 2019
 
4.13 by SimplyBeer1026 from Maine on Apr 19, 2019
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4.94/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by Imakoniver from New York

What isn’t there to like here? Great beer, nice people, fun atmosphere, $5 beers.

Apr 04, 2019
 
4.18 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Mar 24, 2019
 
4.15 by Griffith from Connecticut on Mar 18, 2019
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4/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
by npolachek from New York

Decent vibe in an industrial area with a good selection of beers on tap. Its in an industrial zone, and you can sit outside during the summer and listen to music and rest your beers on the barrel drums. Overall a solid vibe.

Feb 25, 2019
 
4.5 by eddie704 from North Carolina on Feb 08, 2019
 
4.28 by Samdaddy from Massachusetts on Jan 12, 2019
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4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25
by seanh99 from Massachusetts

Was there for the 12/7 swish release. Great space bright and sunny inside plus they had the premier league on the tv.

Jan 06, 2019
 
4.47 by Zach423 from Massachusetts on Jan 05, 2019
 
4.29 by KingColumbus from Massachusetts on Dec 24, 2018
 
4.33 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Nov 25, 2018
 
4.26 by ManBearPat from Colorado on Nov 21, 2018
 
4.15 by crobinso from Colorado on Nov 03, 2018
 
4.19 by gbiello from Massachusetts on Nov 01, 2018
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. in Portland, ME
Brewery rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 7146 ratings