You've worked 4 days, and can already feel the weekend. Get it going with our Thirsty Thursday tour.
Thursday’s 5:00 – 8:30
Please arrive by 4:45pm to ensure a timely departure.
Pick-Up & Drop-Off Location
Old Port Spirits and Cigars, 79 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101
Vegetarian Savory Hand Pie from Ten Ten Pie
Foundation Brewing // Mast Landing // Yes Brewing
You’ve worked 4 days, and can already feel the weekend. Maybe you want to start a little early or maybe you are gathering some friends or workmates together to celebrate. Our Thirsty Thursday Tour will fit the bill. Hop on the Bus and we will bring you to 3 breweries to get a behind the scenes look and taste the beers that are helping Portland become one of the premier Beer Destinations.
Our First Stop Foundation is an artisanal brewery. Foundation Brewing Company exists because they are 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 expanded their production space that doubled their size, and their new comfortable tasting room is where we will start our visit.
Next up is Mast Landing Brewing. They were college buddies homebrewing in a garage in Freeport, now they co-own the very first brewery ever in the City of Westbrook. Mast Landing Brewing Company was founded in March of 2016 by Ian Dorsey and Neil Fredrick, two University of Maine alums. They are focusing on brewing very small batch ales that are light in malt character but full on flavorful hops. Their location in a former tire manufacturing facility will give them plenty of space to grow as they move forward.
Last we head to Yes Brewing. Longtime homebrewers John Bigelow and Cam Ingraham wanted their company Yes Brewing to bring something unique to the area craft brewing scene. What if a small brewery could make small batches of typical styles, but then also use very unique ingredients to complement their beer? After partnering with brothers Brady and Troy Frost, Westbrook’s second brewery opened their 2,400 square-foot facility in June of 2017. Quickly people have figured out that mint can exist in an IPA, and that jalapeno pale ale is actually pretty good. Check out how they are able to produce enough of their beer on a small system while sipping on one of their newest offerings.
Once we’ve finished the tour, we’ll drop you back off at Old Port Spirits and Cigars, where you can purchase some beer for later and is an excellent location to continue your exploration of lively downtown Portland.
Tour stops and itinerary subject to change based on production or facility needs.
Please note that tour venues and schedules may change due to production demands of our partners.