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:
4.33
Beers:
59
Reviews:
1,019
Ratings:
6,802
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.41
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
235
pDev:
7.94%
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Reviews: 45 | Ratings: 235
Reviews by DoctorZombies:
Photo of DoctorZombies
4.07/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Good indoor space with seating outside too. Two lines, one for draught beer, the second for cans/merchandise. Super friendly people in line and working. Huge public parking lot. Easy to get in and out, even on a Friday afternoon.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GregSemenza
4.19/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of rudzud
4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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.

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Photo of lochraneg
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Bluesfolk19
4.5/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Rifugium
4.19/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

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.

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Photo of nwhittin
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Naughead
4.9/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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.

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Photo of egrandfield
4.77/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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.

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Photo of coombski
3.67/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of bluehende
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SimplyBeer1026
4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Imakoniver
4.94/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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

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

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

Photo of npolachek
4/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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.

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Photo of eddie704
4.5/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Samdaddy
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of seanh99
4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

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

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Photo of Zach423
4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of KingColumbus
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Prost76
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ManBearPat
4.26/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

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Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. in Portland, ME
Brewery rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 6802 ratings