Hop aboard the Local Pour Tour to taste many different styles and flavors and learn what makes Portland’s craft alcohol scene so diverse!
Pickup & Drop-off Location: Old Port Spirits and Cigars
- Adult Ages 21+
- Private Tour (includes gratuity)
SPEND SATURDAY SAMPLING THE BEST BEERS OF PORTLAND
The Saturday tour with the latest departure time is designed to give you a good look at three different breweries in our local scene.
When our whirlwind tour comes to an end, 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.
Vegetarian hand pie from Union Kitchen, 1 Union Wharf, Portland
Every Saturday 5:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Please arrive 15 minutes before tour start time for check-in and to ensure a timely departure.
- Brewery Extrava
- Lone Pine Brewing
- Bunker Brewing
Please note that tour venues and details may change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
Brewery Extrava was founded 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. 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.
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.
Originally based in a tiny, brick-walled former scrapyard building in East Bayside, Bunker Brewing Company has moved to a much larger former warehouse on the West side of town. Their creative brewers make a rotating assortment of ales and lagers, making this the perfect stop during which to ask the question, “What’s the difference between an ale and a lager?” Enjoy their spacious tasting room and outside patio while pondering that important question over a well-crafted Bunker beer.