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Don Littlefield

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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New Tour Itineraries For Fall and Winter

Don LittlefieldNew Tours

The summer has drawn to a close, and we are clearly now in the fall. That means it’s time for new tours! Learn more about these new tour itineraries that are available for booking now. Our schedule changes twice every year, in November and then again in May. This gives us an opportunity to produce new…

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Announcing Our New Malts and Mariners Tours

Don LittlefieldSports Tours

Professional hockey returns to Portland this year with our new team the Maine Mariners. And now learn about a new Malts and Mariners tour that is available before 21 different home games this season! We were pretty sad when Portland lost it’s professional hockey franchise a couple of years ago. Our company had created a…

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Planning A Brew Bus Tour For Your Company

Corporate ToursDon Littlefield

The summer is winding down…and it is time to buckle down and settle into a more steady workflow. But may have already noticed you and your colleagues are already getting the work blues. What can be done to boost office morale this fall? A corporate tour on The Maine Brew Bus can be a great…

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What’s New This Summer on The Maine Brew Bus

Don LittlefieldPublic Tours

We have changed a lot of things on our tours for the busy season here in Maine.  It truly would be much easier on us to not make so many changes. But we ask our guests, staff, and partners for feedback on our tours and schedules with an eye for us to make improvements. We…

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David Chick Named Staff Photographer

Don LittlefieldStaff

The Maine Brew Bus has added an important position to the team, naming David Chick of Portland as the company’s first Staff Photographer. David Chick of Portland will take on the role of shadowing tours and taking pictures to showcase our tour operations staff, our guests, and also our partners. For David, photography has been…

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Maine Beer Tours | Bike and Brews Tour

Bike and BrewsDon LittlefieldMaine Beer Tours

Join us for an afternoon of biking, discovery, and craft beer on our brand new Bike and Brews tour in collaboration with our bicycle-loving friends at Summer Feet Cycling. Portland is a great city for biking, and for craft alcohol. And with so many craft breweries and other producers located near safe biking paths, Maine…

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Our new Northern Exposure tour shows you great beer north of Portland

Don LittlefieldPublic Tours

Many of our tours are designed around the craft breweries that are located right around Portland. But our new Northern Exposure tour heads north of Portland to check out this up and coming beer scene. We are so excited about this new tour that we are bringing back a favorite name that has not been…

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A New TripAdvisor Award for the Maine Brew Bus

Don LittlefieldPublic Reviews

We received some exciting news today, The Maine Brew Bus is now in the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame! TripAdvisor created the Certificate of Excellence award in 2011 to recognize hospitality companies that deliver consistently great service across the world. It takes into account the frequency, as well as the overall rating of the…

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It’s Now Time for An All-Wine Tour

Don LittlefieldWine Tour

Every regularly-scheduled public tour we have run since 2012 has featured at least one brewery on the itinerary. Many of our tours feature only great beer from Maine breweries. But now we have introduced an all-wine itinerary every Saturday afternoon that is appropriately called…Not Your Average Wine tour! We are lucky that Portland, Maine has been…

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Sights and Cider in Spain this Summer

Don LittlefieldGroup Trips

We have teamed up with our friends at eighteen twenty wines and Longer Vacations to put together an amazing group trip opportunity to visit Spain this July! Located in Portland, eighteen twenty produces amazing wines made from rhubarb. But they also make delicious cider from apples, and they desire to see this very special place in…

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Take a swing at our Sips and Sea Dogs tour dates for 2018!

Don LittlefieldSports Tours

It’s time to think about baseball again. Training camps are in full swing, and as fans our minds are focused on the upcoming season. We’ve been working again with our friends at the Portland Sea Dogs, and we are pleased to announce the dates for our popular Sips and Sea Dogs tour this year! It’s now the fourth year…

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Will you BEer Mine this Valentine’s Day?

Don LittlefieldHoliday Tours

Join us on Valentine’s Day for a very special BEer Mine tour that will bring you behind-the-scenes of two local beer breweries and an award-winning chocolate producer. Valentine’s Day is on Wednesday, February 14th this year. And now you can take that special someone along on a late-afternoon tour that will ask…will you BEer Mine? We will start off at our…

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The 2018 Birds On Tap℠ – Roadtrip! Schedule

Adventure ToursBirds On Tap℠ – Roadtrip!Don Littlefield

The Maine Brew Bus and Freeport Wild Bird Supply are excited to collaborate on twelve great outings for 2018 in the fourth year of our popular Birds On Tap℠ – Roadtrip! series. These unique, relaxed birding and beer-ing adventures combine great local birding at seasonal hotspots with visits to sample the delicious creations of some of our favorite local producers….

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Portland Beer Week begins on November 5th!

Don LittlefieldPortland Beer Week

Portland Beer Week is the time for all beer enthusiasts to celebrate the Maine craft beer industry as we all enjoy various events taking place at local businesses in Portland and surrounding areas.  Now in its sixth year, Portland Beer Week has quickly become a standout celebration for…

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Beyond the Glass: helping the industry to learn more about beer

Don LittlefieldIndustry Training

We are pleased to announce a new event designed for the beer industry called Beyond the Glass, a free workshop to improve the level of beer knowledge in the state. Some people were left scratching their heads when we became allied members of the Maine Restaurant Association. Clearly, we are a tour operator…not a restaurant. Read More »

Craft Beer in Maine – By The Numbers

Business of BeerDon Littlefield

Why do so many people come to Maine, and specifically Greater Portland, just to drink craft beer? Let’s take a closer look at craft beer in Maine, the economic impact to our state, and how it translates to our tours and partners.   State of Maine Information from the Maine Office of Tourism showed that…

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Hops and Hoops Tour with the Maine Red Claws

Don LittlefieldSports Tours

The Maine Brew Bus has partnered for the second year with the Maine Red Claws, the NBA G-League basketball affiliate of the Boston Celtics, to present a special Hops and Hoops tour before 11 select home games during the 2017-18 season. The Maine Red Claws will…

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