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Allagash Brewing Company

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4.1/5
Allagash Brewing CompanyAllagash Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(800) 330-5385 | map
allagash.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
56
Reviews:
8,981
Ratings:
32,946
PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
315
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
9.43%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
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 madelf66
4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of redbarnbikes
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Eddiehop
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of thebooyakid
3.69/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of The_Bonedeath
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of ptat
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of crewfan1952
4/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BgivBrews
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
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 Ashley3865
4.48/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of byronic
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.61/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mkyer
4.11/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

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4.35/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Oakley
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of kdevilliers
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of 5Y_Chris
4.77/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of mynie
3.54/5  rDev -18.6%
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 rockinrach
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of 7irondave
4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JoKo
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
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 cuvtcuv
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SweetChicken
3.98/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

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