Craft Brewery Profile: Bissell Brothers Brewing Company
For Bissell Brothers, brewing great craft beer is not just a job, it’s a calling. The Bissell Brothers Brewing Company got its start on the famous 1 Industrial Way in Portland, Maine, which has given birth to several exciting young craft brewhouses.
They soon expanded to a new, much larger facility at Thompson’s Point, not only allowing the Bissell Brothers to produce twice as much product for the proud beer drinkers of Maine, but allowing you, the beer fan, to enjoy their offerings in the biggest taproom in the entire state. Featuring a cool, funky logo and a staff that’s as serious about having fun with craft beer as any you’ll find, a trip to the Bissell Brothers brewery is not an experience you’ll want to miss when in Maine.
What’s on Tap?
If you like beers with names that give you something to think about the whole time you’re drinking it, you’re going to love Bissell Brothers beer. Their flagship ale is known as The Substance Ale, and features Appolo, Chinook, Summit, Centennial and Falconers Flight hops. One of their newest IPAs is called Industry versus Inferiority, and showcases Mosaic, Idaho 7 and Amarillo hops with Carastan, Pearl and flaked barley malts.
Indulge both your nihilism and love of hops with Nothing Gold, their most hop-heavy beer with Citra, Equinox and Amarillo. Bissell Brothers’ entry into the world of dark beers comes courtesy of Angels with Filthy Souls, a strong maple porter featuring 2-Row, Munich, Dark Munich, chocolate, midnight wheat, Dark Crystal and brown malts. If you’re in the mood for a double IPA, it seems hard to go wrong with the Here’s to Feeling Good All the Time, with Galaxy, Simcoe and Mosaic hops.
Make Sure to Catch…
…that enormous taproom, open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 8 p.m., or 5 p.m. on Sunday. They’re also open for can sales from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday. You can enjoy 5-ounce or 10-ounce pours of what’s on tap that day, but they have a strict no-flights policy — they want you to concentrate on the beer you’re drinking.