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In'finiti In Portland Is Open Now

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"Family and friends" tasting at In'finiti Fermentation and Distillation last week.
"Family and friends" tasting at In'finiti Fermentation and Distillation last week.
Photo: Jesse Poirier/Facebook

RIGHT NOW, the brewery, distillery and brewpub with the long name on Commercial Street in the Old Port is open to the public. The owner is Eric Michaud, who also owns Portland's popular Novare Res Bier Cafe. Here's a first look from a thread on BeerAdvocate:

The look is somewhat industrial with a touch of steampunk, a beautiful view of the brewhouse and distillery, a touch of nautical (portholes), a huge deck right on the wharf, a beautiful wood bar and tables, and the railings and lots of other touches built from Allagash barrel staves. The menu is great with a good variety of nicely done upscale pub food and entrees, local without being in-your-face-local.
The Bollard also had a story on In'finiti in its latest issue.
As patrons enter In'finiti, the first thing they'll see is the gleaming copper pot still made by the German company Kothe Destillationstechnik, which Michaud picked up secondhand in (of all places) Nagasaki. Joined by his brother Ian, who left a career as a Broadway stagehand and set carpenter to become a distiller, Michaud will start making bourbons, which need time to age in barrels before consumption, then get going on the clear liquors that have a far shorter turnaround time, like gin and white rum.
· Infiniti Fermentation and Distillation [BeerAdvocate]
· To In'Finiti And Beyond [TB]

Novare Res Bier Cafe

4 Canal Plaza, Portland, ME 04101 207-761-2437 Visit Website

In'finiti Fermentation and Distillation

250 Commercial St., Portland