We have been busy getting ready for the Brattleboro Brewers Festival recently and unfortunately that has put a damper on editing our videos. So that explains Amy’s winter clothes in this video from our great Portland Maine trip. In this episode we check out Novare Res Bier Cafe. A killer downtown beer bar hidden in the back of an alleyway in Portland.

We got a full tour from their beer manager Shahin Khojastehzad and shared a few great beers including the Rosé de Gambrinus from Cantillon which we had never tried (Side note, we are completely getting into the sour beers recently. Chris Lively would be so proud).

Novare Res has probably the coolest mug club we have ever seen, with a chained up gated room for mug holders to secure their belongings and chill on busy nights. The atmosphere, food and of course beer list, were all top notch.

Fun fact, the Novare Res was opened by the former Moan and Dove manager Eric Michaud. As a tribute to the connection, one bar stool from the Moan and Dove is at Novare Res while one of their bar stools is down at the Moan and Dove.

Well, back to preparing the beer list for the Brattleboro Brewers Festival, hope to see you there and if you stop by Novare Res (as you should) tell them that Here for the Beer sent you!

Novare Res Bier Cafe
4 Canal Plz
Portland, ME 04101-4034
(207) 761-2437

Tags: Beer Bar, Maine, Portland

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  1. B

    Great video! I also love the shout out to Moan and Dove. As a western MA native I am a big fan!

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  3. Glass Bottles

    Looks like a great find. Next time I’m up in Portland, I know where I am heading! Thanks for finding this place!

  4. B

    Just went there a couple weeks ago, loved it! Linked to your blog for the great video! I will definitely be going back up there again.

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    I was just in Portland for a weekend and wish I had discovered this place – well, thanks, there’s always next time. I did enjoy (very much) a decent quantity and variety of Shipyard ales though, a worthy local brew.

  8. Bob

    Boy, could I get myself in trouble in a place like Novare Res Bier Cafe!
    I might never leave. Thanks for the tip.

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  11. Nathan

    Few years ago I was in a similar cafe and the interior was very great. You can visit cellar. Good idea.

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