Haven’t you always wanted to try curling? Join us as we hit the sheet to deliver stones from the hack and practice our sweeps towards the house in order to learn the medieval Scottish sport of curling.
Sunday, April 23rd from 3:00 – 7:00pm (dependent on Traffic)
Please arrive at our pickup location at 2:45pm to ensure timeliness for our partners.
Pick-Up & Drop-Off Location
Portland Ice Arena 225 Park Ave, Portland, ME 04102
Savory Hand Pie from Ten Ten Pie (171 Cumberland Avenue, Portland)
Sunday: Portland Ice Arena // Lone Pine Brewing Co. // Fore River Brewing Co.
The Maine Brew Bus and Pine Tree Curling Club are partnering up to bring you our Curling and Brew Tour!
We will meet at the Portland Ice Arena where you will get an intro to curling and time to play a game with each other and some of the club members. Pine Tree Curling Club is an organization out of Portland, ME established in 2015. They have approximately 50+ members, and the level of experience ranges from first-time curlers to experienced. Their goal is to promote the sport of Curling throughout the Southern Maine area by offering opportunities to learn and enjoy the sport.
We will then hop on the bus to visit Lone Pine Brewing Co. After working in the retail side of beer for over a decade, owner Tom Madden decided that the time was right to break into producing his own beer. A long-time home brewer and Certified Cicerone, he reconnected with his longtime friend John Paul who had been working in the music industry in California. Together, they opened Lone Pine in March of 2016 in a former countertop production space in Portland’s East Bayside, and they are churning out American-style Pale and Wheat Ales for retail sale and enjoyment in their elevated tasting room.
For our last stop, we will take a trip to Fore River Brewing Co. Fore River opened in South Portland in early 2016, and they are already the oldest of three breweries in the city. John and TJ – two friends and avid homebrewers – teamed up with Alex the property owner (who had just sold his landscaping business) to open the brewery. They worked for months to hand craft and perfect their beers and the beautiful tasting room, which has both classic and modern barn elements in the design. Look for an outside beer garden at this spot just across the river from Portland.
Finally, we will drop you back off at the Portland Ice Arena before you continue your exploration of lively downtown Portland.
Please note that tour stops may change without notice due to events and availability of staff at each venue.