Short answer: Yes!
Longer answer: we are open daily for to-go sales only via drive thru service at this time. Our taproom is closed until further notice due to the pandemic, and we don’t have enough outside capacity to serve you on our patio. We (really, really, really) look forward to pouring beer for you and hosting you in our taproom again when the time is right.
All details on pick up from our Portland location can be found here, but in short: our drive thru is located right outside the entrance to our taproom. You can order online for same day pick up before you arrive, or roll up and order on the spot from what’s available. Either way we ask that you drive carefully, wear a mask, and keep a safe distance from our team and others not in your party.
Short answer: Yes!
Longer answer: we are open for curbside service only Friday through Sunday. While we enjoyed safely hosting you outside on our patio in the warmer months, we will be offering to-go sales only until further notice due to the pandemic. We (really, really, really) look forward to pouring beer for you and hosting you in our taproom again when the time is right.
A great question, and one we wish we had the answer to! Currently we are focused on doing everything we can to help keep our community and our team healthy during this pandemic – and for now, that means to-go sales only at both of our locations.
All details can be found here, but in short: place an order online ahead of time, then meet our van at the Oxford House Inn in Fryeburg, Maine the following Saturday from 12-3pm (weather permitting) to pick it up. Wear a mask and keep a safe distance from our team and others not in your party. Particularly convenient for those who live close to Fryeburg, but aren’t in a valid home delivery location.
Maybe! We release Swish on a regular basis throughout the colder months, with the last release of the season usually scheduled for the spring. Check your location’s ordering pages (Portland or Three Rivers) to see what we currently have in stock for pick up and home delivery.
For the most up-to-date list of what’s currently available for pick up from our Portland drive thru, pick up from Oxford House Inn, or to order for southern Maine home delivery – please refer to Portland’s online ordering page. We also update a list and case counts for available brands on our website.
For the most up-to-date list of what’s currently available at our Milo location for pick up and mid-to-northern Maine home delivery, please refer to Three Rivers’ online ordering page.
We post a weekly release schedule for our Portland location each week on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. We also update it on our website. Three Rivers receives a truck of fresh beer from Portland each Wednesday – please follow them on Instagram and Facebook for updates.
Yes! We offer home delivery to many zip codes throughout the state of Maine. If you live closer to Portland, learn more about southern Maine home delivery here. If you live closer to Three Rivers, learn more about mid-to-northern Maine delivery here.
No. It is against the law for us to ship beer in Maine, within the state or outside of it.
Yes! Bissell Brothers merch can be ordered alongside beer wherever we deliver. We can also ship items (not beer) anywhere in the USA – including glassware, apparel, stickers, and more. See our full selection here.
Yes! We have gift cards valid for purchases of beer and merchandise online or in person at both locations. Available for purchase here in any amount you choose to be instantly emailed along to a lucky recipient.
Take a look at our Beer Finder to see where in Maine you can enjoy our beer on draft or in cans. Locations on this map aren’t guaranteed to have our beer in stock, as they may be sold out or closed for the season. Please reach out to them directly to confirm.
We self-distribute all over Maine – if you’re interested in carrying Bissell Brothers, please contact [email protected] for information on wholesale distribution. If you’re located out of state, please see the following FAQ about out-of-state distribution.
When production allows for it, we make occasional shipments throughout the year via our distribution partners to the following locations: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Greater Philadelphia, Virginia, Washington D.C., Georgia, & Florida.
Below is the full list of distributors who carry our beer within each region:
Massachusetts, Rhode Island: Craft Collective
New Jersey: Hunterdon Brewing Company
Greater Philadelphia: 31st and Wharton
Virginia & Washington D.C.: Reverie Distribution
Georgia: Modern Hops
Florida: Progressive Distribution
Please reach out to our Director of Distribution Josh Schlesinger at [email protected] for additional information about out-of-state distribution.
We do not offer growler fills from our Portland location.
Normally at Three Rivers we offer a selection of beer that is available to take home in growlers, but we are not currently offering or filling them due to the pandemic.
Not yet… but stay tuned for updates!
Normally our Portland location is a stop on the Maine Brew Bus schedule, but we are closed for all tours until further notice due to the pandemic.
Three Rivers does not offer tours.
Humulone, a type of organic acid, is a bitter-tasting chemical compound found in the resin of mature hops (Humulus lupulus). It’s a prevalent member of a class of compounds known as alpha acids, which give hoppy beer its characteristic bitter flavor.