Join us every Friday for our Friday Night Flights tour from 5:00-8:15pm and start your weekend off the right way!
Friday Night Flights
Friday’s from 5:00-8:15pm
Pick-Up & Drop-Off Location
Old Port Spirits and Cigars, 79 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101
Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour starts for check-in and to ensure a timely departure.
Snack – Savory Vegetarian Hand Pie from Ten Ten Pie – Cumberland Ave Portland ME
Austin Street Brewing// DL Geary’s Brewing Co.// Lone Pine Brewing
After a long week workin’ like a dog, what better way to start the weekend off than with great beer and great people? At The Maine Brew Bus, we are here to bring you just that. Join us every Friday for our Friday Night Flights tour from 5:00-8:15pm and start your weekend off the right way!
Our first stop will be Austin Street Brewery. The name Austin Street neatly references both the name of co-founder/head brewer Jake Austin and the street he once lived on. Founded in the spring of 2014, Jake and his co-founder Will Fischer were barely able to keep up with demand as they were brewing on a 1-barrel system for the first two years. Now brewing on a 10-barrel brewhouse, they are able to produce and package their well known Patina Pale Ale and Six Grain milk stout right along with more unique beers that are using different yeast strains and wild fermentation methods.
Next up, we’ll be visiting DL Geary’s Brewing Co. New England’s oldest craft brewery resides in Riverside Industrial Park, surrounded by much younger players. See inside the space that kicked off Maine’s modern brewing revolution with the release of Geary’s Pale Ale in 1986. David Geary developed the local taste for British-style beers that helped revive America’s waning beer industry. Geary’s also has a nice tasting room to accommodate visitors to the decades-old facility. After 30 years of family-run operation, the business was recently sold to a local businessman who was not previously connected to the beer industry. This change has brought about a shift in types of beers being produced, some of which you will be able to sample during the visit.
Last (but not least) we’ll be stopping at Lone Pine Brewing. After working in the retail side of beer for over a decade, 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 popular hoppy ales for retail sale and enjoyment in their elevated tasting room.
Finally, we’ll drop you back off at Old Port Spirits and Cigars to grab some bottles and cans before continuing 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.