Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Brewing CompanyAllagash Brewing Company
Allagash Brewing CompanyAllagash Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

50 Industrial Way
Portland, Maine, 04103-1042
United States

(207) 878-5385 | map
allagash.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.16
Beers:
108
Reviews:
9,890
Ratings:
37,418
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.49
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
392
pDev:
8.46%
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Photo of Gatch
4.9/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

So happy to finally make it to one of the OGs of the New England craft beer scene. Beautiful facility with a great indoor taproom and equally great outdoor, covered beer garden. Happened to visit on the day of release for Ghoulschip and James & Julie. Amazing bottle selection as well as a vast draft list in the taproom. One could spend an entire weekend on this street with several other breweries in the neighborhood.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Amazing experience. Super welcoming; great, informative tour. Awesome beers on tap. Way above and beyond what we expected from a brewery. Dan the tour guide was outstanding. Must visit.

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Photo of Delmarvabeer
4.61/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

If you go to Maine, you have to visit Allagash and take the brewery tour. If you're lucky you'll get to see a Coolship in process. Of all of the breweries I've visited this was my favorite.

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Photo of coldriver
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Visited on a Monday afternoon (damn it - should've realized they closed at 5). Since I made a trip to Belgium last year I've really become a fan of Belgian styles and everything I tried at Allagash was really well done (something that can't be said for every American brewery trying to do Belgian Styles). My non-beer drinking wife even liked their beer! A must stop if you're in the area.

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Photo of DannyAdlerman
4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

I love this place. I went there on a Saison beer trail weekend with my son. It was a highlight of my life. Although a while back so I cannot remember the beers by name, I had a flight of five and we were then treated to a private stock sixth, and every single offering was interesting, complex, unique, and worthwhile. The staff was wonderful, and the moment they latched on to the idea that this wasn't my first rodeo, they were also really personable. I cannot wait to go back!

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Photo of NCSapiens
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

This brewery is great if you like Belgian style beers. It’s fun, they have an inside area that’s nice and an outdoor area with large picnic tables. I had fun, and would go often if I lived in Portland. Probably better when it’s warmer. Good service, knowledgeable staff. Watched over my baggage while I had a flight. It was bit outside downtown. Interesting change of pace from all the hazy IPAs around downtown Portland. Definitely worth a trip if you are in the area. It’s a fun place and overall I recommend.

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Photo of GregDBoston
4.11/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

A little glammy. Bar, merch and takeaway counter and beer hall, with very limited guest food option(s). You can get tastes, flights, pours and takeaways. Staff was a little over-the-top beer geeky when I was there rather than what I would describe as fun. I think they want to be the smartest beer guys in the room, and I don't doubt that they are. If you like their beer, you'll probably look past some of this. Because it's in the Industrial Way brewery incubation "beer park", lots of food trucks pull in with a variety of offerings, and you can walk to the other half dozen breweries there and sample from them as well.

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Photo of npolachek
4.97/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Truly an amazing experience visiting Allagash over the summer. They had live music as well as a great selection of beers and free tours and samples while on the tour. Very reasonably priced to drink at the Bruery with small pour sizes available as well. One of the best beer experiences I’ve had and would definately go back!!

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Photo of SirCharlesPorter
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Everytime we go here the atmosphere is amazing, the staff is wonderful, and the people supporting the brewery and beer are the best , and oh course a great selection of beers on tap and to go . Just did then this week on our Honeymoon and came back before we went home..

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Photo of KTCamm
4.73/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Aug 2018...a must stop on the Maine beer tour. Set aside in a quiet business park, a visit here is as close to beer nirvana as one can get. Indoor/outdoor seating opportunities. Long bar inside serves up tastes to pints of 12-16 top notch brews, with styles all over the map. Lots of brewery only selections. Plenty of take home options and merch to keep you happy.

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Photo of ShaneSeaver
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

One of the originals and one of the best. I credit the Portland beer scene to Allagash. Great people, amazing selection, always one of Portland's best food trucks on-site.

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Photo of Marzen_Fan
4.11/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

On my visit to Allagash it was a beautiful sunny day in the upper 70's so several people were enjoying the outside patio areas in front of the brewery. While the brewery is set in a somewhat commercial setting there are plenty enough trees and distance from adjoining businesses to make you feel like you are in a more remote setting than you really are. Walk inside and you enter a nicely decorated and roomy tasting room and retail area with a nice view out into the brewery. I enjoyed the comfortable and relaxed vibe of the tasting room.

I took the time to take in their approximately 1 hour tour which was well worth the time. The guides are knowledgeable and fun and with 4 samples along the way to top it off, it was definitely one of my most enjoyable brewery tour experience I have had.

I would definitely recommend stopping to check out the brewery if you are in the area, especially if you enjoy Belgian style beers.

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Photo of BrendanHurley
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

One of my favorite first and favorites breweries to ever visit. Very communal and open vibe. You can tell how much Portland citizens love this brewery and what it has to offer. Great beer and they make sure to offer the most possible beer they can for no charge, and the tour is free on top of that as well. Selection is mostly based on what they're offering at the time. During the Spring of 2017, they had just released the the Little Brett, Golden Brett, and Confluence. They were different and interesting, but I wouldn't say there was a wide selection at the time.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Awesome spot - one of the best in the Northeast from an experiential and service perspective. Great tour, four complimentary tastings, solid retail offerings. I showed up during coolship season so was able to check out the shack and score some Goulschip. The people and the vibe are top notch. A must visit that also serves as the hub for so many other nearby breweries (Austin, Battery, Foundation, etc).

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Photo of jadpsu
4.06/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

It was a few years ago but we made a trek to Southern Main, spending a couple of days in Portland and had a the opportunity to do the Allagash Tour.
While Allagash does a lot in the Wheats, Dubbel's and Belgian's which not my flavor favorites, it was an Interesting and educational tour.

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Photo of aaron6440
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Been here twice. Great tour, great beers on tap. It's also close to a ton of other breweries, so you can make a great day if the trip if you have a DD. :)

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Photo of Jd333
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

What luck. During my drive from central New Hampshire to Portland Maine on Rte 302, I noticed that I would drive within 1/4 mile of Allagash Brewery. Had to stop. Unlike other breweries I had visited, Allagash either cannot (State Laws?) or will not sell beer for on site consumption in their tasting room. Instead, they provide their visitors with free (!) flights of 4 of their most popular or in-season beers. I found Allagash Brewery to be very clean and organized, full of pleasant employees who are very proud of their brand and eager to share free samples. Outstanding. You should plan to stop if you are anywhere nearby.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Great place with outdoor and indoor seating. Free 12oz. samples of House Beer, Dubbel, Fluxus 2016, and Interlude on my visit. Decent selection of bottled beer to take away - unfortunately, nothing unusual other than Hoppy Table Beer. Waitstaff were friendly and incredibly attentive. Great atmosphere with great vibe. Selection on tap is limited but stellar quality makes up for it.

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Photo of HoppingAroundNewEngland
4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5

I love heading up to Allagash Brewery. The tour is great, the people are great, and the beer is phenomenal. The only downside is you cannot buy any beer, only get a small flight. On the other hand, it's probably a good thing because I would spend all day there. It's in a great location where you can walk down the street to a number of other great breweries, a mini brewery crawl! If you're hungry, there's usually a couple of food trucks up there at the breweries as well.

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Photo of mynie
3.54/5  rDev -21.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

A gorgeous facility. In an industrial park, but wooded, and they pay a decent amount of attention to architecture and landscaping. The tour was a tour. A dry tour, unfortunately (oh for the glory days of most-likely-illegal midwest tours that would stop several times through so the host could go grab more pitchers). But, like I said, the building is really glit and pretty and the barrel aging sections are nice.

This one is hard to rate, however, because there really isn't a bar. You get some tasting samples with the tour (4 per person, I think), and you can buy retail beer. But you can't get full pours or otherwise hang around. They're pretty consistently busy, with new tours coming in constantly, so they kinda push you along.

Also, the retail shop is a little overpriced, even by the typically overpriced standards of other brewery shops. And you can't get anything there that's not easy to find in other beers stores in New England.

So... I dunno. In a way, it's a worth a visit. You got a couple other excellently breweries within 2 blocks, and both of those have full pours and beergardens, so you can make Allagash a part of a bigger beer trip. They're also a world class brewery that has done much to help build the east coast craft scene, as well as to raise awareness of Belgian style beers in the US. So there's all that. But that type of cultural import really isn't reflected in the tour, which while pleasant enough isn't particularly unique or informative.

Final verdict: if they're open, stop by. If you get there and they're closed, you're not missing all that much by going straight to Foundation or Bissell. And, again, the tour is dry and you're only given a few samples, so you might want to stop by one of the other breweries beforehand, just to work up a buzz.

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Photo of JoKo
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Visited this brewery while vacationing up in Maine. Informative tour, got to view both the "old brewery" which still produces a lot of their experimental small batch stuff, and the "new brewery" which handles the majority of their distribution. Had some great beers, their "16 Counties" and "Black/Belgian Stout" were both very good brews.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.33/5  rDev -25.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2

Albeit in an industrial parkway, they have a fairly nice spot, with a mostly wood-centric interior. It gets quite loud and boisterous in there, not just from the throngs of people that randomly appear for their free samples, but also because the brewing process is in no way hidden from the patrons and can become very loud even in the tasting room.

Tastings are free, service is prompt and concise, but you are only allowed four 4 ounce tasters, with a quick rundown of everything you're experiencing that day. You can not buy a full pour. You can be patient for your tasting by going on a tour, or just get straight to the beer. It's a nice way to get a quick intro to some brews you may not have had. However, for me, the main focus of coming here is to snag some of their rarer bottles, which at the time was Coolship Cerise, and they had plenty of it in stock.

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Photo of PHBoiler
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

One of the rare opportunities to see a mid-size craft brewery. Impressive production facility. The taproom is high quality. Nice wood work. A number of seating options including a large patio with bean bag set. Staff was helpful, fast, and courteous. The free 4 beer flight is fantastic and includes more than just typical shelf beers. It'd be great to sample some of their wild or coolship offerings in some way, which is really the only knock on the facility.

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Photo of happyreefer
4.66/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Awesome location, super friendly people, and good parking. Would be nice if there were food offerings someday, as the patio area would be great for a beer and sandwich.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.37/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Love the location just out of town. The store/taproom is done well with (what I would call) a rustic look/feel to it. Tour was fun and really indepth which doesn't always happen. Getting to see the old equipment and barrel rooms were the highlights for me, especially with one barrel that has a clear bottom so you can look inside as it ferments/ages. If your in Portland try to get on a tour.

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Allagash Brewing Company in Portland, ME
Brewery rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 37418 ratings