Join us on Sundays for a mix of local beer and mead.
Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of tour time to ensure a timely departure.
Pick-Up & Drop-Off Location:
Old Port Spirits and Cigars, 79 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101
Savory Hand Pie from Ten Ten Pie (171 Cumberland Avenue, Portland)
Rising Tide Brewing Co. // Maine Beer Company // Maine Mead Works
Our first stop, run by a husband and wife, is Rising Tide Brewing Co. The name, taken from the famous quote “A rising tide lifts all boats,” encapsulates the collaborative spirit of the craft beer industry, and the loyal following of locals speaks to the young company’s community engagement as well as to the quality of its beer. We’ll thread our way through the thirsty crowd and retrieve samples for you to enjoy while you learn about the largest brewery in Portland’s booming “yEast Bayside” neighborhood.
We’ll hop back on the bus and head to our next stop. Perhaps you’ve heard of it…Maine Beer Company. Founded in 2009 near Allagash, Maine Beer Co. has made a serious name for itself as a producer of hop-forward ales, including the coveted Lunch IPA. They have announced plans to massively expand their facility during 2017 to better serve their ever growing fan base. So have a flight on us and maybe you’ll even be lucky enough to catch the rarest beast, their super popular brewery only release called Dinner DIPA…
For our final stop, we’ll head back into town to taste the worlds oldest fermented beverage: mead. While mead, or honey wine, is typically heavy and syrupy, you’ll be pleased to find that the team at Maine Mead Works has developed a light, dry, modern take on the formula. They’ll sample us on their extensive list of variations before showing us some of the secrets to their success.
At the end of the tour, we’ll be dropping you back at Old Port Spirits, which is a terrific place to start the rest of your Sunday evening in Portland if you desire!
Please note that tour venues and details may change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.