Beer is just the tip of the iceberg here in Portland, one of oh-so-many delicious beverages being fermented throughout town.
Saturday’s 5:15 – 8:00
Please arrive by 5:00pm 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)
Gruit @ Urban Farm Fermentory // Lone Pine Brewing // Oxbow Blending and Bottling
Dive deeply with the Maine Brew Bus and see what lies beneath the surface! We’ll hop in the bus and head to Portland’s Urban Farm Fermentory to Gruit an experimental brewing lab. This new grain fermentation facility is producing alternative styles of beer called gruit and braggots. Gruits are an ancient version of beer that replaces hops with roots, herbs, and other ingredients to create unique flavor combinations. Braggots are grain beers fortified with honey making delicious and tasty variations. Continuing the tradition set by Urban Farm Fermentory, this new operation is turning out some truly memorable beverages in East Bayside.
From there we will head inside Lone Pine Brewing Co. 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 American-style Pale and Wheat Ales for retail sale and enjoyment in their elevated tasting room.
Last but not least is Oxbow Blending and Bottling. A dynamic brewery with a true farmhouse operation in Newcastle, Oxbow Brewing Company opened a second tasting room and warehouse facility to better serve the Portland community. The hip space is bursting with graffiti by local artists and jammed with oak barrels to grow the company’s internationally-recognized wild beer program. This gives fans unprecedented access to a wide range of Oxbow’s hoppy saisons and funky experiments.
At the end of the Local Pour Tour, we’ll drop you back off at Old Port Spirits, a perfect place to pick something up to indulge in later in the night.
Please note that tour venues and details may change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.