Starting in 2013, Banded lured beer geeks to Biddeford for its stellar beer and pubby, freewheeling atmosphere. Then in October of 2020, the team took the plunge and opened this spiffy new tasting room in Portland. Here you’ll find the same meticulously made brews on draft (like Alma, an ale aged in bourbon barrels with crab apples) or by the bottle and can.
The beer you shouldn’t skip: If seriously full-bodied stouts are your thing, you won’t soon forget a glass of Jolly Woodsman, made with espresso and shot through with notes of cranberry, bitter chocolate, and lively orange.
COVID-19 protocols: Indoor seating is currently closed, but heated outdoor seating is available. Curbside pickup or delivery can be ordered online.