Our first stop is Lone Pine Brewing on this all-beer tour.
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
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)
Lone Pine Brewing Co. // Maine Mead Works // Fore River Brewing Co.
Our first stop is 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 American-style Pale and Wheat Ales for retail sale and enjoyment in their elevated tasting room.
The next stop is Maine Mead Works. Founded in 2007 by Ben Alexander, Maine Mead Works strives to reintroduce the world to the oldest of all fermented beverages: a wine made from honey called mead. In collaboration with South African scholar Dr. Garth Cambray, they developed a state-of-the-art continuous fermentation system, bringing mead making into the 21st century. While traditional mead is often 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. Learn about the secret of their success and taste their extensive list of variations, including some invigorating sparkling Ram Island mead blends.
The last stop we are heading to South Portland to Fore River Brewing Co. Started by 3 friends in a old salt storage building which they renovated with repurposed material. We’ll sample their beers in the brewhouse while they share their story.
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 evening in Portland if you desire!
Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of tour time to ensure a timely departure. Please note that tour venues and details may change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.