On our trip to Portland, Maine near the end of the summer we visited Bunker Brewing with Megan’s sister Sam and her boyfriend Dustin. None of us had been there before, or had any of their beers.
Bunker opened in 2011. They were in a tiny brick building and built a following. They were ready to expand and did so in 2016. They moved across town to their new facility and tripled their output of beer. They were able to keep their unique brick logo, and style, by moving into another industrial brick building.
They have a pretty big tasting room with a long bar
and a bunch of picnic tables inside.
They also have 4 picnic tables and umbrellas for outdoor seating. It was a little warm and sunny the day we were there so we sat inside.
They have 4oz, 8 oz, and some 16 oz pours available. Between all of us we tried most of the samples available. We went with with a flight of 4 oz beers each.
Bunktoberfest – marzen lager 6.4%
A good fall beer, had the festbier type of flavor, a little hard to describe, malty but easy drinking, pretty good beer for the style.
Nice Life – session ipa 5%
Decent for a session ipa, mild hops on the grassy side and a touch bitter.
Salad Daze – citra lager 4.7%
Smells super citrusy and tropical, taste is a little more bitter than the smell would lead you to believe. Has a smooth lager finish,ok but not great.
They had a whole series kettle soured beers, Colourz, available while we were there. We believe those are summer seasonal beers. Overall, we were happy with the Colourz series, as they were made with fruit instead of syrup and it was noticeable.
Colourz – raspberry
Tart with good raspberry taste.
Colourz – peach
Tart with subtle peach flavor. Megan and Sam wanted more peach flavor.
Colourz – blueberry
Tart with a good blueberry flavor.
Colourz – watermelon
Tart with a really good watermelon flavor. This is a hard flavor to get but they did really well. This was our favorite of the Colourz series.
They had some cool decor. There was cool (old we assume) tin panels behind the bar and on the columns. They have growlers to go as well as most of their beer canned, mostly 12 oz cans, some in 4 packs and some in 6 packs, but a few 16 oz cans in 4 packs as well.
They went with the Colourz Watermelon.
Monday – Thursday: 2:00 – 8:00
Friday: 2:00 – 9:00
Saturday: 12:00 – 9:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00