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:
4.15
Beers:
108
Ratings:
7,741
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.4
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
199
pDev:
8.41%
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Rated by Unitspin from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Dec 28, 2020
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Reviewed by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
A little out of the way in a bizarre collection of businesses in a industrial strip mall (not sure if there is a more flattering way of putting it). Obviously is first and foremost a production facility but with all that you'd want or need in terms of having a beer or picking up some cans. Merch, food certain days, taps and to go with a big screen identifying what's what. Cool for what it is. A big room with a cordoned off corner.
Aug 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.43 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Aug 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.26 by REVZEB from Illinois

Jan 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.45 by Burt from Rhode Island

Oct 17, 2021
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Reviewed by DrStiffington from New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75
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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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 4.7 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Aug 31, 2021
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
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
 
Rated: 4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Dec 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.76 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Feb 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.36 by zbelair from Pennsylvania

Jan 10, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.82/5  rDev -13.2%
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
 
Rated: 4.32 by smb71481 from Vermont

Nov 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8%
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
 
Rated: 4.19 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Sep 03, 2019
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
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
 
Rated: 4.57 by lochraneg from New Hampshire

Aug 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by Bluesfolk19 from Massachusetts

Jul 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by Rifugium from North Dakota

Jul 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jul 16, 2019
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Reviewed by SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
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
 
Rated: 4.47 by nwhittin from Indiana

Jun 01, 2019
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Reviewed by Naughead from Massachusetts

4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
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
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Reviewed by egrandfield from Massachusetts

4.77/5  rDev +8.4%
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
 
Rated: 3.67 by coombski from Maine

Apr 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.33 by bluehende from Delaware

Apr 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.13 by SimplyBeer1026 from Maine

Apr 19, 2019
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Rated by Imakoniver from New York

4.94/5  rDev +12.3%
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
 
Rated: 4.18 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Mar 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.15 by Griffith from Connecticut

Mar 18, 2019
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Reviewed by npolachek from New York

4/5  rDev -9.1%
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
 
Rated: 4.5 by eddie704 from North Carolina

Feb 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.28 by Samdaddy from Massachusetts

Jan 12, 2019
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Rated by seanh99 from Massachusetts

4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
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
 
Rated: 4.47 by Zach423 from Massachusetts

Jan 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.29 by KingColumbus from Massachusetts

Dec 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.33 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Nov 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.26 by ManBearPat from Colorado

Nov 21, 2018
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. in Portland, ME
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