Be among the early birds to check out three trendsetting breweries located in lively Portland locations. This all-beer morning tour visits three breweries in the Greater Portland area.
Pickup & Drop-off Location: Old Port Spirits and Cigars
- Adult Ages 21+
- Private Tour (includes gratuity)
DISCOVER THE BEST BEST TASTES IN PORTLAND
At The Maine Brew Bus, we are here to bring you just that. Join us every Friday for our Friday Night Flights tour and start your weekend off the right way!
After the tour, we’ll drop you back off at Old Port Spirits and Cigars to grab some bottles and cans before continuing your exploration of lively downtown Portland.
Snack – Vegetarian hand pie from Union Kitchen, 1 Union Wharf, Portland
Every Friday from 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Note: Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour starts for check-in and to ensure a timely departure.
- Brewery Extrava
- Three of Strong Spirits
- Lone Pine Brewing Co.
Please note that tour stops may change without notice due to events and availability of staff at each venue.
Opened in July 2019 by Joe and Charlene Doherty along with brewing industry veteran Michael LaCharite. LaCharite, the head brewer, has abundant experience in the professional brewing industry. A Siebel Institute of Brewing Science graduate, he has owned and/or brewed at some of Maine’s most iconic breweries. Brewery Extrava is located in Portland’s East Bayside – one of the hotbeds of craft alcohol production in the city. They are brewing on a custom-built, three-vessel, 10 bbl brewhouse along with a 1 bbl pilot system, and they have a large tasting room filled with wood elements and serving up to 12 beers on tap. They are creating both traditional and innovative variations of Belgian and other international beer styles, including mixed fermentation and barrel-aged beers. Their goal is to offer a contrast in style from the hop-forward portfolio of many of the breweries in the area. Extrava means “to come from exploration and examination”, and this new entry into Maine’s craft beer scene is poised to give us some creative takes on familiar styles.
Three of Strong opened in Portland’s lively East Bayside neighborhood in July of 2019. Founded by financial and investment manager Sam Pierce and beverage industry attorney David McConnell, their 6,200 square foot tasting room is also their distillation workshop. This allows them to showcase small-batch rums that are distilled with 100% organic cane syrup, pure Sebago Lake water, and yeast. Distiller Graham Hamblett was previously the master distiller at Dogfish Head Distilling Co. in Delaware. Find out the historical origin of their unique company name as you enjoy rum-based cocktails in Maine’s newest distillery.
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 quickly enjoyed tremendous success and popularity. In 2018, Lone Pine moved their brewery into the former Sebago Brewing brewing facility in Gorham which has increased their production volume by ten-fold. They have also opened a spacious new tasting room at the new site allowing them to also expand their barrel program.