A relative newcomer to Portland’s brewing landscape, Definitive quickly became a go-to for the beer menu’s remarkable breadth and creativity and its spacious and low-key tasting room when it opened in 2018. It’s also across the street from Allagash and steps away from Foundation, Battery Steele, and Austin Street Breweries, making it a must-stop along any beer tour.
The beer you shouldn’t skip: Come for the fruity sours and session ales (Citrus Raindrops is a refreshing session redolent of blood orange and lime), stay for the dark, dessert-centric creations, like Double Stuffed—a smooth milk stout made with chocolate cookies.
COVID-19 protocols: The indoor tasting room is open, as is the outdoor patio. Order inside at the main bar and savor your brew at a table, or order ahead online for pickup. Delivery is also available to certain zip codes.