The Suds and Spirits Tour visits three unique locations, mixing both beer and spirits for a veritable boilermaker of a tour!
Please arrive by 10:15am 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)
Saturday – New England Distilling // Geary’s Brewing // Austin Street Brewing Co.
Saturday Suds and Spirits Tour
Our first stop is also our largest: D.L. Geary Brewing Company, Maine’s oldest brewery resides in Riverside Industrial Park, surrounded by younger players. Geary’s recently opened a tasting room to accommodate visitors to the decades-old facility. See inside the space that kicked off Maine’s modern brewing revolution with the release of Geary’s Pale Ale in 1986.
Next up is New England Distilling. Founder and head distiller Ned Wight comes from a family of whiskey makers and he’s brought their Maryland-style spirits north. We’ll learn about the distilling process while sipping on his citrusy Ingenium Gin, his barrel-aged Eight Bells Rum, and Maine’s first post-prohibition whiskey, Gunpowder Rye.
Our final stop stop, Austin Street Brewing Co. The name of Austin St. Brewing Company neatly references both the name of co-founder/head brewer Jake Austin and the street he lives on. Austin St. is the youngest and smallest of the three breweries causing such a stir at Portland’s 1 Industrial Way warehouse complex. Bold beers are coming out of such a modest set-up, and we’ll sample the goods while learning about the company’s homebrew roots.
Finally, we’ll drop you back off at Old Port Spirits, 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.