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.
Every Saturday from 10:00am-1:00pm
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
Friday: Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. // Rising Tide Brewing // Lone Pine Brewing
Saturday: Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. // Foulmouthed Brewing // Goodfire Brewing
Sunday: Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. // Goodfire Brewing // Lone Pine 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 locations.
About the Breweries:
Bissell Brothers Brewing – Bissell Brothers 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.
Foulmouthed Brewing – Veteran homebrewers 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.
Goodfire Brewing Company – Goodfire is located 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 separate meeting and event room. The brewing equipment was produced by Tigpro, right here in Portland. Head brewer Gordon Jones started Goodfire off by brewing IPA’s named Prime and Waves, but has certainly branched out with fruited sours, saisons, and lagers.
Lone Pine Brewing– 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.
Rising Tide Brewing Company – 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.
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.
The Maine Brew Bus
79 Commercial Street (Old Port Spirits)
Portland, ME, 04101