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Fermentation Distillation

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14 Union Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-4607
15:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Tue 15:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015

What a place! Great beer....so many to choose from, I recommend getting the sampler pack! The food is beyond great...for the price and the service it is well worth it. The staff is so knowledgeable and friendly. One of the best aspects is reclaimed decor...so wonderful. You can see all the brewing and distilling equipment. Ive been there 5 times... More 

Thank Scotte911
Waltham, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2014 via mobile

We were seated outside by a door used for entry to the outdoor seating. At one point, an employee flung the door open and hit my husband in the knee. It was a simple mistake but it was something that could have been a lot worse. Another employee saw it and told our waitress but she didn't really act like... More 

Thank d h
Mayville, Wisconsin, United States
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192 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Considering the venue, close to the water, we expected typical Portland flair but unfortunately the menu consisted of mainly burgers and sandwiches. There was nothing fancy about the presentation of the food, and the flavor was average. I tried their vodka, and was definitely not impressed by the flavor. Those drinking beer tried several and didn't complain. So I guess... More 

Thank Kim S
Waterbury, Connecticut
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216 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

I was in Portland for business. I couple of restaurants we went to were already booked so we stopped in here. None of us drink hard liquor, but we thought we would try it anyways since it is advertised as a restaurant and brewery. There are about ten local beers on the menu. I tried one and it was terrible,... More 

Thank rr177
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2014

We had lunch there and were very disappointed. I had the burger which had little flavor and was overwhelmed by the roll. She had the salmon sandwich which was also blasé. Side fries or small salad were extra, we opted for the salad. They were tiny and under-dressed. We arrived early afternoon and the service was extremely slow, in spite... More 

Thank MaineOconnors
North Olmsted, Ohio
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224 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013

So most of the breweries around Portland have samplers of their beers. This place didn't have samplers available but you can try whatever you want and then order half or full pints.

Thank LisaNM
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013 via mobile

While in Portland we decided to stop at Fermentation Distillation for a brew. They had an awesome deck on the harbor. We didn't have any food but got a couple of brews. Excellent beer and being able to sit outside with a harbor view priceless. They have only been open for six months and will have the distilled spirits for... More 

Thank Canright
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We visited another interesting entry into the vast selection of eating and drinking establishments in the Portland area. Upon entering, you are greeted by large brewing vats, through the adjoining large windows. The brewing process was in full view from your seat, very cool! We started with a specialty cocktail,I had a concoction called a Chartruse Swizzle. It was made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brew Pub, Pub
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Union Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-4607
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?