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7 Reasons To Take A Brew Bus Tour

All InclusiveDon LittlefieldPublic Tours

We know that our pricing may seem high to some people in order to visit the many breweries, wineries, and distilleries around the area. We hear the objections every day from people who are only looking at pricing instead of the full scope of what we are delivering. So what do you really get for…

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Insider Experience: Ireland – Day Six Back to Dublin

Don LittlefieldGroup Trips

Another night of fun in Cork City leads to the inevitable – the trip back to Dublin and the end of our Insider Experience: Ireland group trip. Along the way, we will visit two of the world-renowned Irish alcohol brands: Jameson Distillery and Guinness Brewery. There also is a very special surprise waiting in a…

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Insider Experience: Ireland – Day Five to Cobh

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The pace has slowed down just a little on our Insider Experience: Ireland group trip. There is a second night of lodging planned in Cork so that we can check out a small but important town, a medium-sized brewery, and have time to visit some of the pubs that might have been a little too busy the night…

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Insider Experience: Ireland – Day Four to Cork

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The very special day has arrived – it is now Saint Patrick’s Day in Ireland! While in Dingle we marched is the earliest parade in the country, and then once in Cork we attended one of the largest parades in Ireland. Here is the story from Day Four of the Insider Experience: Ireland group trip. We…

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Insider Experience: Ireland – Day Three to Dingle

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It’s time to hit the road once again and make our way down to the Dingle Peninsula. Along the way, we will visit the pubs of two different families that are connected to our trip, and get inspiration from locally-made gin, vodka, whiskey, and beer. Here is the report from Day Three of the Inside…

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Insider Experience: Ireland – Day Two to Limerick

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Setting out bright and early after our first day and night in Ireland, our group of Insider Experience: Ireland travelers headed out of Portlaoise and towards the west coast of the country. Here is the report about their incredible adventures along the way. A long night for some and an early rise for all really…

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Insider Experience: Ireland – Day One from Dublin

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A group of 23 travelers from all over the United States is in Ireland for the next week, checking out the craft beer scene in the country along with the amazing geographical sites and cultural moments. Here is the report from Day One of their adventures as they assemble in Dublin and make their way…

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Sips and Sea Dogs Tour Dates for 2019 Season Now On Sale!

Don LittlefieldSports Tours

It may still be winter, but it’s time to think about baseball again. Training camps have pitchers and catchers working out, and will soon be in full swing. With another Red Sox World Series victory last year, fans are really excited about the upcoming season. We’ve been working again with our friends at the Portland Sea Dogs, and…

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2018 Year in Review – Marketing and Outreach

Business of BeerDon Littlefield

We know that we can amaze and delight our guests once they are on the bus, but how do our guests first find out about us? Do they learn about us at an event, discover us when searching for things to do, or directly by word of mouth? Let’s take a look at our marketing…

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2018 Year in Review – Guest Satisfaction

Business of BeerDon Littlefield

Our guests love to talk about their experiences on our tours. They tell their friends, co-workers, and families. They rate us on public review sites and also tell us their thoughts in a private survey link. Let’s see how our tours performed last year. Note: This is the fourth post in a series looking back at…

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2018 Year in Review – Partner Revenue

Business of BeerDon Littlefield

Every tour that The Maine Brew Bus conducts generates serious revenue for many other small businesses in Maine. Today we will see how much money is distributed to our various partners as a result. Note: This is the third post in a series looking back at our tour operations during 2018. Click here to read…

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2018 Year in Review – Tour Information

Business of BeerDon Littlefield

The Maine Brew Bus conducted hundreds of different tours during 2018. Let’s see just how far we went and where we visited during the year. Note: This is the second in a series looking back at our tour operations during 2018. Click here to read the first post about Guest Composition.  One of the first…

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2018 Year in Review – Guest Composition

Business of BeerDon Littlefield

We are taking a look back at the various activities of The Maine Brew Bus during the year 2018. First up, we will look at who our guests really are and exactly where they come from. Note: This is the first in a series looking back at our tour operations during 2018.  Through weekly analysis of…

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2018 Year in Review – First, a Look Back at 2013

Business of BeerDon Littlefield

We now spend a lot of time as a company to try to fully understand our guests and work to improve the experiences that they have with us. In order to have the best information, we have built systems and procedures to collect and use this data. Let’s take a look back to 2013 to see…

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Meet The Team – Adam

Don LittlefieldStaff

Adam recently joined our team as our Tour Coordinator after he relocated to Portland from Boston. Learn more about him and his very interesting background in our latest staff profile. Adam joined the Brew Bus team in September of 2018. He was named to the newly created position of Tour Coordinator on the strength of…

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How many of Maine’s Top 25 Beers of 2018 can be found on our tours?

Don LittlefieldPartnersPublic Tours

Our friends at the website Beer This Week recently ran an end-of-year survey for what people think were the Top 25 Beers in Maine for 2018. The results show how many you can learn about and taste on our various tours. This annual survey is certainly a popularity contest.  It is not supposed to Maine’s…

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Meet The Team – Julie

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She may seem very quiet and reserved…but in reality, Julie is anything but that. In our latest staff profile learn more this hard-working member of the team, and why you really don’t want to test her skills. Julie has been driving and guiding with the Brew Bus since April of 2018. She was born and raised…

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Hold Your Next Team Outing With Us on the Bus!

Corporate ToursDon Littlefield

It’s always a challenge to plan a great team outing. You want to get everyone out of the office and get to know each other socially, but you don’t want to do the same activity as last time. How do you make it interesting and memorable for everyone? We have a great solution for you…

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Cheers to Portland Beer Week!

Don LittlefieldPortland Beer Week

November means that it is time for Portland Beer Week! We love this celebration of all things beer, in which breweries and venues create fun ways to explore different angles of this industry. Here is a preview of just some of the great events on tap during the week. Now in its seventh year, Portland…

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Our Road Team Helps To Drive Our Tours

Don LittlefieldFestivals and Events

Our company attends over 30 beer festivals and other events around much of New England to actively promote our tour operations in Portland, Boston, and Providence. Learn more about the activities of our festival and event Road Team members, and how you can join them. If you attended any of these events this year, you might…

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