Beerunch!

This all-beer morning tour will visit three breweries in the Greater Portland area.

Adult (21+)
$70
Private Tour (includes gratuity)
$1090

Leave the mimosa's behind and hop on the bus to check out three trendsetting breweries located in lively Portland locations.

Friday’s from 11:00am-2:00pm & Saturdays from 10:00am-1:00pm
Please arrive 15 minutes before tour start time for check-in and to ensure
a timely departure

Pick-Up & Drop-Off Location
Old Port Spirits and Cigars, 79 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101

Food
Snack – Breakfast style quiche from Ten Ten Pie – Cumberland Ave Portland ME

Schedule:
*Unfortunately we cannot purchase cans at Bissell Brothers since we are there before they open.

Friday – *Starting November 1st, For Groups of 6 or More Only*
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.* // Rising Tide Brewing // Lone Pine Brewing

Saturday
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.* // Foulmouthed Brewing // Bunker Brewing

*Unfortunately we cannot purchase cans at Bissell Brothers since we are there before they open.

Price
$70/person


If you feel it’s never too early to start drinking great local beer, then the Beerunch! tour is designed for you! Leave the mimosa’s behind and hop on the bus to check out three trendsetting breweries located in lively Portland locations.

Friday

First up is Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. Bissell Brothers Brewing was founded in December 2013 by brothers Noah and Peter Bissell, along with Noah’s college friend Seth. Their original brewery was located in a warehouse previously known as the birthplace of Maine Beer Company. Their first release was The Substance, a hoppy American Pale Ale that was first released in cans in January 2014 and immediately created massive demand from beer lovers. Since those early days they have increased their production by at least 200% a year, necessitating the 2016 move of the entire brewery to Thompson’s Point in Portland. They now brew in a revitalized space 10 times the size of their old brewery that was built in 1904 and once served as a railcar repair location for the Maine Central Railroad. They received a larger brewhouse during 2017, and sent their original system north to begin brewing for their second location in their hometown of Milo, Maine.

For our next stop , we’ll be visiting Rising Tide Brewing Co. The name of Rising Tide Brewing 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.

Last but definitely not least, we will stop at Lone Pine Brewing Co. 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 late 2017, Lone Pine announced they had purchased the former Sebago Brewing brewing facility in Gorham, a move which has increased their production volume by ten-fold.

Saturday

First up, Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. Bissell Brothers Brewing was founded in December 2013 by brothers Noah and Peter Bissell, along with Noah’s college friend Seth. Their original brewery was located in a warehouse previously known as the birthplace of Maine Beer Company. Their first release was The Substance, a hoppy American Pale Ale that was first released in cans in January 2014 and immediately created massive demand from beer lovers. Since those early days they have increased their production by at least 200% a year, necessitating the 2016 move of the entire brewery to Thompson’s Point in Portland. They now brew in a revitalized space 10 times the size of their old brewery that was built in 1904 and once served as a railcar repair location for the Maine Central Railroad. They received a larger brewhouse during 2017, and sent their original system north to begin brewing for their second location in their hometown of Milo, Maine.

Next up, we will take you to Foulmouthed Brewing. Veteran home-brewers Craig Dilger and Bill Boguski have joined forces to bring Foulmouthed Brewing to life in South Portland. Their brewpub has been built inside a former auto and boat repair facility, and the brewery is also well designed for large scale production. Opened in June of 2016, Foulmouthed provides a unique assortment of beers that have been crafted to pair with the food turned out from their sunny kitchen. Learn about the origin of the name as you tour one of the most unique breweries in Maine.

Last on the tour is Bunker Brewing. 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.

Even the snack for this tour is brunch related, as you will enjoy a locally baked breakfast-themed hand pie from our friends at Ten Ten Pie.

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.

Please note that tour stops may change without notice due to events and availability of staff at each venue.