Multiple tours available each day through October!

The Casco Fiasco

Adult (21+)
$80
Private tour (includes gratuity)
$1225

An in-depth tour of Portland's native breweries.

Pick-Up & Drop-Off Location

Old Port Spirits and Cigars, 79 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101

Food

Full Lunch (vegetarian option available) – Choose at Check Out

Schedule

Friday
Bissell Brothers Brewing // Rising Tide Brewing  // Sebago Brew Pub // Oxbow Blending & Bottling

Saturday
Foundation Brewing Co. // Lone Pine Brewing // Sebago Brew Pub // Rising Tide Brewing

Price
$85/person

Welcome to Portland, Maine, a working-waterfront city on Casco Bay. Our access to the ocean helps explain the diversity of our vibrant city, and our access to good, clean water from Sebago Lake helps explain the incredible taste of our beer. See what some of Portland’s best brewers are up to on this in-depth tour. (Scroll Down to your tour day to read the full description)

Friday Casco Fiasco
Our first stop is Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. They have a brand new location for their brewery at Thompson’s Point. Peter and Noah Bissell, the eponymous Brothers, made a splash in late 2013 when they released their first full-production offering: The Substance Ale. Mainers and visitors alike have been clamoring for their hop-forward American ales, and this amazing new space will increase production by 40% to provide all of us with more Bissell beer.

Our next beer-based stop is Rising Tide. The name of the company, inspired by the famous quote, “A rising tide lifts all boats,” encapsulates the collaborative spirit of the craft beer industry. This husband- and wife-owned brewery was founded near Allagash in 2010, and moved to the now-bustling East Bayside neighborhood in 2012. They have experienced tremendous growth with the popularity of their core beers like Zephyr and Maine Island Trail Ale. After remodeling and expanding their tasting room, they saw on-site revenue increase by 50 percent. They have expanded yet again, now with a dedicated space for experimental beers brewed with wild yeast and souring bacteria, more space in their existing 5,500 square foot production floor, and an area for private events in a community room.

Next we’ll hop on the bus and head to lunch at Sebago! Founded in 1998 as a true brewpub, Sebago Brewing Company now has a separate production brewery in Gorham that supplies its restaurants as well as other accounts throughout New England. With a mix of classic beer styles, rotating seasonals, and more recent innovations, Sebago offers something for everyone, making good use of the water from its namesake Sebago Lake. At this pub stop, a full lunch of your choice is served with samples of delicious beer.

A dynamic brewery with a true farmhouse operation in Newcastle, our last stop is Oxbow Brewing Co. which 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.

Saturday Casco Fiasco
Our first stop is Foundation Brewing Company, an artisanal brewery that exists because the owners are very passionate about brewing and sharing great beer with others. They focus on creating world-class beers that use classic styles as the inspiration for brewing exciting beers that push conventional boundaries.They opened their doors in 2014 and were founded by avid homebrewers Joel Mahaffey and John Bonney. They have continued to expand their production space which more than doubled their size, and their new comfortable tasting room is where we will start our memorable visit.

Then it’s on to 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.

A dynamic brewery with a true farmhouse operation in Newcastle, Oxbow Brewing Co. 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.

Next we’ll hop on the bus and head to lunch at Sebago Downtown, the newest of Sebago Brewing Company’s four Maine pubs. Founded in 1998 as a true brewpub, Sebago now has a separate production brewery that supplies its restaurants as well as other accounts throughout New England. With a mix of classic beer styles and more recent innovations, Sebago offers something for everyone, making good use of the water from its namesake Sebago Lake. A full lunch of your choice is served with samples of delicious beer right from the tap.

Our last stop is Rising Tide Brewing Company. This husband- and wife-owned brewery was founded near Allagash in 2010, and moved to the now-bustling East Bayside neighborhood in 2012. They have experienced tremendous growth with the popularity of their core beers like Zephyr and Maine Island Trail Ale. After remodeling and expanding their tasting room, they saw on-site revenue increase by 50 percent. They have expanded yet again, now with a dedicated space for experimental beers brewed with wild yeast and souring bacteria, more space in their existing 5,500 square foot production floor, and an area for private events in a community room.

Once we’ve finished the Casco Fiasco tour, we’ll drop you back off at Old Port Spirits, where you can purchase some beer for later and is an excellent location to continue your exploration of lively downtown Portland.

Please note that tour venues and details may change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

207-200-9111

79 Commercial Street (Old Port Spirits)
Portland, ME, 04101