Maine Today

Novare Res Marks 10 Years Since the Start of Its Revolution

This week, Novare Res Bier Café is celebrating 10 years of pouring beer in Portland’s Old Port. While this may seem like a small milestone, it is particularly impressive in the context of the rapid turnover that characterizes the restaurant and bar industry. In 2008, the idea of a bar exclusively devoted to beer – and hard-to-get beer at that – raised some doubting eyebrows. The name “Novare Res” means “to start a revolution” in Latin – and sums up exactly what founders Eric and Julie Michaud set out to do.

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