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Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
Active Beers: 44
Beer Ratings: 599
Beer Avg: 3.86
Taps: 17 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
2 Pinchy Ln
phone: (207) 338-1707
(Place added by: deltatauhobbit on 03-17-2008)
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vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Although I frequent this site often, this is the first time I've reviewed a brewery. In fact I created an account just to do this one review.
I just returned from a two week road trip with a few buddies checking out different breweries across northern New England. When it came to Maine everyone raved about Marshall Wharf, so we couldn't wait to get there and check it out.
We tried a number of beers and I can honestly say there wasn't one that we didn't enjoy. The atmosphere was great, complete with a biergarten right on the bay. The only thing I would have changed was the gravel area across from the handicap ramp. It looked like a dumping ground for all their junk. It definitely took away from some of the charm of the place. All in all, I was pleased to find that this place was everything that everyone had claimed.
Unfortunately my opinion changed abruptly by the end of the night. Upon our departure, one of my buddies stopped by the brewery windows to check out their setup. He quickly called the rest of us over and we were shocked to see rats scurrying all over the brewery. There was a group gathered around a pile of, what appeared to be, grain on the floor. I stood there in horror picturing rats rummaging through grain bags that were then used to brew the beer we just drank.
The next morning I woke up early and took a walk down the footpath that happened to pass right in front of Marshall Wharf. I couldn't help myself from taking another look inside. The rats weren't around anymore. Instead, what I saw was even worse. The window sill and one of their tanks (I think it may have been their mash tun, but I'm not sure) were covered in rat feces.
Although their beer was phenomenal I felt this was something I couldn't keep quiet on. I have to assume there must be rats running around the kitchen in Three Tides as well.
08-17-2013 23:06:39 |
More by microbrewnerd
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
stopped by three tides for dinner with friends & sampled all 11 drafts on tap. i was impressed w. the diverse line-up until i starting sampling them. thier kolsch was buttery, flawed. their small stout was a bit too thin & watery. porter was too alcohol forward. BUT- their RIS, sexy chaos, is hands down world freaking class! so, once i settled with a glass of sexy chaos, i was all set & a bit forgiving. yes, it was that good.
great atmosphere. friendly service. great food & incredible harbor views. i like the layout as it kinda feels like a adult playland: indoor bar, elevated outdoor dinner seating, and a lower, more casual, space with great proximity to the water. it's authentically maine.
09-12-2013 19:39:07 |
More by craft_shannie
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | $$
I finally visited Marshall Wharf brewery. It was a nice stop on the way up to Acadia, and great to pick up some growlers to enjoy during our week long stay there. They had just been at the Belfast Harbor Fest the day before where they sold out of a bunch of stuff so they only had five taps on. Their Phil Brown Ale was delicious and drinkable (really had to drink a full pint from the growler to appreciate how great it is). Also Big Twitch IPA was fantastic, I got two growlers of that one. At 9% I'd call it a DIPA, though. They also had Deep Purple Rauchbier which was nice and smokey, but I decided against getting a whole growler of it, bottles would be better for that one IMHO. They also had a 4% stout made from second runnings from their RIS, (Little Mayhem) and a 3% red ale (Pinchy Red) that I didn't care for. On the trip back to return the emptys I also sampled a Kolsch that was pretty good.
I was hoping their RIS Chaos Chaos would be available, but it wasn't. I was told that their restaurant next door has 17 of their beers on tap. I thought it was a little irksome that the beers were on tap just twenty feet away but still not available for tasting or growler fills in the brewery tasting room. But it is what it is. I'll be making this a regular stop every year from now on.
08-31-2012 13:01:48 |
More by geocool
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
My folks live in Belfast, so we are able to get over here quite a bit. This is a slick little place down on the waterfront, with a great amount of deck seating and a decent inside area, as well. There is also a little biergarten below the deck where you can hang out and enjoy some beers. Indoors, there is a decent bar, and it's all concrete, which is pretty gool. The deck is usually where we end up sitting so we can enjoy the waterfront. The service is very good. The restaurant portion is a tapas service, so don't go if you are extremely hungry. Other than that, there are no complaints. The food is unique and delicious. There is usually a decent amount of local fare available. If you are there, get the crab quesadillas....trust me. The beer selection is always changing and updating, and the last time I was there they had 12+ on tap. The brewery is in the building next door, where you can get growlers filled. Overall, a great little gem in Belfast, a city that seems to finally be growing a bit. Worth a visit if you are in the area.
08-16-2011 03:15:03 |
More by GarthDanielson
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Marshall Wharf/Three Tides is great addition to Midcoast Maine. I would really encourage them to open at say 2:00PM rather than 4:00, at least on Saturdays.
I've sampled the Phil Brown Ale, Primus Tumultus (farmhouse ale), Weisse Grip Heffeweizen, Tug Pale Ale and Cant Dog Imperial IPA. Tug is very hoppy for a pale ale and struck me as somewhat unbalanced in that regard but hop fanatics may love it. Phil is a very nice brown, it uses some peated malted but with enough restraint that it works quite well. The keg in question was under nitro pressure and the mouth feel was great. Primus was the only total disappointment for me. At 4.5% it is closer to a saison than a biere de garde but the flavor profile was more like a light biere de garde although hoppy for that style . Cant Dog is an excellent IIPA with the 10% ABV well hidden. The Weisse Grip was good hefeweizen although nothing spectacular. It was served in the appropriate glassware but it only had about an inch of head which dissipated fairly quickly. Excluding the Phil everything I'd had has been under CO2, no cask ales.
The interior is pleasant if a bit dark. There is no view of the harbor unless you are sitting at the bar or on the outdoor deck area. The deck is quite large but given the cool and very wet June we've had this year there hasn't been too much deck weather.
The service was pleasant and prompt although it wasn't exactly jammed when I've been there.
The menu is limited and leans more toward appetizers/first courses than actual meals. I found the pizzette and the crab quesadilla to both be good but neither were anything too special. The chocolate cake was just okay. I was far more impressed with the beers than by the food. Prices for both food and beer are reasonable.
06-28-2009 00:04:13 |
More by LostHighway
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I actually attended the Marshall Wharf Brewing New Release/Tasting get together(albeit briefly). I went in to buy some growler's only, I had my little girl with me or I would have stayed for the tasting. I knew going in I wanted to try one of their stouts, little did I know they had multiple stouts. Personally, I didn't expect that, I thought they might have one and a small selection of other brews. I literally had to scan their board for a few minutes(to make sure I wasn't missing anything) to select the beer I wanted. I probably should have done some research before going in.
I've actually never had their beer and when I asked for a general description the owner(again, presumably) gave a relatively precise description and I think after realizing he went over my head dumbed it down for me. He was very down to earth about it. The guy doing the pouring for the tasting also seemed very knowledgable as well and I wouldn't have any hesitation about asking him for recommendations. They actually had a bunch of empty growlers behind the counter and when I asked about one of them he immediately knew what it was.
I'm saving the two growlers I bought for a later date. The service itself was excellent. Having my hands full with my daughter, the owner(presumably) offered to box up my growlers for me and bring them out to the car. That was really cool because I really did need a hand.
I work about 45 minutes away and during my routine beer shopping lunch breaks I was told by one of the owners about their excellent brews. I'll have to say that I'm totally geeked out about being able to get growler's so close to my home. Even if I try their beer and it's mediocre I'm definitely going back just due to their service and selection.
I don't hand out 5's just for fun. I like knowing that I can go to a place where they are knowledgable enough to give you recommendations, the service is great and the selection is wide.
I'm only rating the quality as a 3.0 because I haven't actually tasted their product yet. However, I'll rate each beer I've tried after tasting it.
03-11-2012 00:03:37 |
More by rderedin
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Went here with my wife and parents at the end of a Maine vacation. I chose it from all the other microbreweries in maine for our last celebration dinner after reading the BA (BF) reviews. We had a great time! The service was a little weird, with one waitress dealing with the entire patio, but aside from that, it was great ambiance, quite delish food and of course great beers--the best i had while in maine. The Tug Pale Ale blew me away with it's hoppiness and sessionability; i also had the Doctor Dunkleweissen dark wheat beer and it was pure pleasure. But i ended up bailing on trying anthing else cuz i loved the Tug so much. They were out of the Big Twitch IPA or that would have been next on my list. Fun place, incredible beers, can't recommend it enough. My wife and dad had martinis and my mom and i beers but everyone was really into the place. They even have local Maine gin. Go.
08-27-2009 03:42:02 |
More by mrpunan
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Wow... A tiny, little bar/restaurant in Maine. The bar held maybe 12 people, with a total capacity of about 50 in the restaurant, if that. As such, we had to wait about 1.5 hours to get a seat, but it was well worth it when we did, and of course we sampled some brews in the meantime. You can also hang outside on their ample deck with riverside view, as long as it's not too cold for you. Staff was very accommodating considering how busy it was.
The brews were all made next door at Marshall Wharf Brewing Co. I had at least a sample of all 17 beers on tap, and I must say that overall, the quality of the beer here was pound for pound among the best of any brewpub I've been to. Every beer here was between great and amazing, even the lighter beers, which I generally don't go for.
Then the food. So good... Not the best mussels I've ever had (a title still reserved for Eulogy and/or Monk's in Philly), but amazingly fresh, clean and beautiful. I also split an app with my wife and whatever it was was extremely tasty.
Seriously, this place was great. A bit off the beaten trail, but well worth the trip. I would love to go back here if I ever visit Maine again.
05-03-2011 04:14:33 |
More by Rifugium
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
Searching for a brewery in North Central Maine and was introduced to Three Tides first for dinner and drinks then to Marshall Wharf for a couple growlers. The atomsphe of the place is vibrant right on the Belfast water front good view great use of the space with a lively outdoor area including a large outdoor fireplace made out of an old grain auger. I tried at least 8 of there beers took two growlers home over a weekend and had some of the food as well. The bar service at Three Tides was impeccable with the bar tender recalling my name after only one visit. I am not into cocktails but there was a great liqour selection and the bartenders took the time to squeeze fresh juices and make cocktails that are crafted as well as the beers.
I will stop back here every summer I am in Maine
09-05-2011 11:23:08 |
More by jnezda
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
It is certainly a real joy to stop by Three Tides Restaurant, David and his wife are very welcoming and friendly. The bar has an awesome atmosphere, a great back deck that overlooks the the Bay in which you can enjoy a beer and watch the tide come in or go out. When I stopped they had 17 beers on tap. I enjoyed a T2R9 Barlywine, it was aged for 2 years. My wife had a coffee infused porter which was also fantastic. Danny McGovern, has an wonderful oatmeal stout in his honor, is one of the brewers at the Marshall Wharf Brewing. All and all it is a must stop when I am visiting family in Belfast.
11-20-2010 02:54:00 |
More by mtnbikerpa
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