This all-beer morning tour will visit three great breweries in the Greater Portland area.
Be among the early birds to check out three trendsetting breweries located in lively Portland locations.
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
Snack – Vegetarian hand pie from Union Kitchen, 1 Union Wharf, Portland
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. // Foulmouthed Brewing // Goodfire Brewing
If you feel it’s never too early to start drinking great local beer, then the Beerunch tour is designed for you! Hop on the bus to check out three trendsetting breweries located in lively Portland locations.
First up is Bissell Brothers Brewing which was founded in December 2013 by brothers Noah and Peter Bissell, along with Noah’s college friend Seth. Their original brewery was located at the now-famous One Industrial Way. 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 which resulted in 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 Goodfire Brewing in East Bayside, a well-known hub within the booming craft alcohol industry of Portland. Founded by David Redding, a physician, they first poured their beers during 2017 Portland Beer Week and opened their tasting room doors shortly after. The comfortable 4,000 square foot space includes a private meeting and event room. The brewing equipment was produced by Tigpro, right here in Portland. The first beers produced by head brewer Gordon Jones were both takes on IPA’s, named Prime and Waves, and were surprisingly immediately available in cans by utilizing their own canning line.
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.