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.

Friday and Saturdays, 10:30am-3:00pm**
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

Food

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

Schedule

Friday
Bissell Brothers Brewing // Lone Pine // Sebago Brew Pub // Oxbow Blending & Bottling

Saturday
Foundation Brewing Co. // Rising Tide Brewing // Sebago Brew Pub // Oxbow Blending & Bottling

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.

Onto 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.

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.

A dynamic brewery with a true farmhouse operation in Newcastle, our last stop is Oxbow Brewing Co. which recently 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 Co. They have been making a splash in the Maine brewing scene since opening in 2014. Founded by avid homebrewers Joel Mahaffey and John Bonney. They produce world class beers, while paying homage to the classics, but bringing something new exciting.

A dynamic brewery with a true farmhouse operation in Newcastle, Oxbow Brewing Co. recently 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 beer-based stop, run by a husband and wife, is Rising Tide Brewing Co. The name, taken from the famous quote “A rising tide lifts all boats,” encapsulates the collaborative spirit of the craft beer industry, and the loyal following of locals speaks to the young company’s community engagement as well as to the quality of its beer. We’ll thread our way through the thirsty crowd and retrieve samples for you to enjoy while you learn about the largest brewery in Portland’s booming yEast Bayside neighborhood.

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.