Liquor Store Portland ME

Local resource for liquor stores in Portland. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to liquor stores and wine and spirits that have a wide variety of rums, vodkas, whiskies, tequilas, wines and beers, as well as advice on mixed drinks and drink recipes.

The Purple Caterpillar
10 Exchange Street
Portland, ME
 
Underground
(207) 773-3315
3 Spring St
Portland, ME
Description
Underground - Think of Underground as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

Pavilion
(207) 773-6422
188 Middle St
Portland, ME
Description
Pavilion - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Pavilion caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Oasis
(207) 756-8787
42 Wharf St
Portland, ME
Description
Oasis - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Oasis, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Comedy Connection
(207) 774-5554
6 Custom House Wharf
Portland, ME
Description
Comedy Connection - Dress up. Comedy Connection isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Commercial Street Pub
(207) 772-9414
129 Commercial St
Portland, ME
Description
Commercial Street Pub - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Commercial Street Pub is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Industry
(207) 879-0865
50 Wharf St
Portland, ME
Description
Industry - Dress up. Industry isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Blackstone's
(207) 775-2885
6 Pine St
Portland, ME
Description
Blackstone's - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Blackstone's makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Doug Cole
(207) 773-1570
434 Fore St
Portland, ME
Description
Doug Cole - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Doug Cole, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Doug Cole will do the trick.

Popeye's Ice House
(207) 772-9469
231 York St
Portland, ME
Description
Popeye's Ice House - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Popeye's Ice House is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

How do they make beer, wine and liquor?

By Russ Cobbe

It's a good question and one you rarely think about on the way to the store to pick up a bottle or two of alcohol. They all involve some sort of fermenting process, which changes sugars in the ingredients into alcohol.

Beer

The basic ingredients are malted barley, yeast, water and sometimes other grains are added. Hops for example are used to make the resulting brew have a bitter flavor. Barley grain is turned into a malt by soaking it in water and allowing the grains to start germinating. The grains are then dried in a kiln, which stops the germination and voila you have malted barley. The malt is ground up and mashed with hot water, which is then boiled, the result is called wort. Next comes the fermentation process which starts with cooling down of the wort and the adding of yeast. The yeast turns the natural sugars that exist in the grain into alcohol over a period of time. The end result of course is beer.

Wine

The most important aspect of wine making is deciding when to pick the grapes from the vine. Conditions must be just right for the variety being used and the picking must be done quickly. Stems are removed from the grapes after picking and the skins are generally left on for at least 24 hours. The grapes are pressed to extract the juice from the grape. This juice is allowed to settle to remove any bits of skin. Yeast is added which turns the sugars in the grape juice to alcohol and carbon dioxide. There are specialized yeast cultures that act differently on the grape juice to provide different characteristics. The resulting wine is left so the yeast settles and the wine is drawn off, this can happen multiple times until the wine is clear. The wine is cold stabilized which precipitate white
crystals that are using in making tarter sauce. Finally the wine is filtered and bottled.

Liquor/Spirits

Spirits such as Rum, Vodka, Gin and Whiskey have a much higher alcohol percentage than wine o...

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