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:
69
Reviews:
1,087
Ratings:
7,074
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.41
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
240
pDev:
7.94%
View: Beers | Place Reviews
Reviews: 47 | Ratings: 240 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Imakoniver:
Photo of Imakoniver
Imakoniver from New York

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.

Apr 04, 2019
More User Reviews:
Photo of Mickt465
Mickt465 from New Hampshire

4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Feb 24, 2020
Photo of zbelair
zbelair from Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Jan 10, 2020
Photo of GuyFawkes
GuyFawkes from Illinois

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

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
Photo of smb71481
smb71481 from Vermont

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

Nov 17, 2019
Photo of Gatch
Gatch from Rhode Island

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

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
Photo of GregSemenza
GregSemenza from Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Sep 03, 2019
Photo of rudzud
rudzud from Massachusetts

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.

Sep 01, 2019
Photo of lochraneg
lochraneg from New Hampshire

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

Aug 22, 2019
Photo of Bluesfolk19
Bluesfolk19 from Massachusetts

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

Jul 28, 2019
Photo of Rifugium
Rifugium from North Dakota

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

Jul 19, 2019
Photo of StoutSnob40
StoutSnob40 from California

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

Jul 16, 2019
Photo of SierraNevallagash
SierraNevallagash from Maine

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.

Jun 23, 2019
Photo of nwhittin
nwhittin from Indiana

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

Jun 01, 2019
Photo of Naughead
Naughead from Massachusetts

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.

Apr 30, 2019
Photo of egrandfield
egrandfield from Massachusetts

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.

Apr 28, 2019
Photo of coombski
coombski from Maine

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

Apr 26, 2019
Photo of bluehende
bluehende from Delaware

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

Apr 23, 2019
Photo of SimplyBeer1026
SimplyBeer1026 from Maine

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

Apr 19, 2019
Photo of RickyBfromCT
RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

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

Mar 24, 2019
Photo of Griffith
Griffith from Connecticut

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

Mar 18, 2019
Photo of npolachek
npolachek from New York

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.

Feb 25, 2019
Photo of eddie704
eddie704 from North Carolina

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

Feb 08, 2019
Photo of Samdaddy
Samdaddy from Massachusetts

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

Jan 12, 2019
Photo of seanh99
seanh99 from Massachusetts

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.

Jan 06, 2019
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. in Portland, ME
Brewery rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 7074 ratings