The Beer In ME

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Meet The Team – Mitch

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From milking cows as a kid to his adult role helping youth succeed, Mitch’s path in life so far has been “beautifully strange.” In our latest staff profile you can learn more about this very interesting team member who drives you to drink local. Mitch has been part of the Maine Brew Bus team since…

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Meet The Team – Nate

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Many of our guests this summer have seen Nate on board the bus as a driver or a guide. He tends to stand out, not only for his height but also for his in-depth knowledge of the people and the processes that make our craft alcohol industry truly special. Nate is originally from the south,…

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Meet The Team – Aaron

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Aaron has been involved with the company since the very early days. Learn more about one of our longest serving employees. About six months after our bus wheels hit the pavement, Aaron was asked to fill in one day as a driver for Saturday tours. He has been involved with our company ever since working behind-the-scenes as…

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Meet The Team – Alex

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Many of our guests hop on board our tours to get the inside scoop on where to go and what to do while they are visiting Maine. In this case, they get suggestions and recommendations from someone who grew up on an island in Casco Bay. In the latest of our staff profiles meet Alex,…

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Meet The Team – Tom

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Tom has become a well-known driver and guide for our tours. But he has also shared his knowledge with tens of thousands of students through the years – but not about beer. In the latest staff profile, we will learn more about the man who has dedicated his whole life to teaching people. Tom Major…

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Meet The Team – Ryan

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Let’s learn about Ryan, a driver and guide for us on the bus. Our latest staff profile shows us how he found his way from Maine’s mountains and oceanside resorts to join Team Brew Bus. Ryan Bolduc of Waterville, Maine, has been with the Maine Brew Bus since the summer of 2017. His interest in craft…

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Meet The Team – Andy

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It’s time to learn more about Pepper, or Tito, or Snuggles, or whatever name this particular driver and guide is calling himself today. Check out the next staff profile in our series – all about Andy. Born and raised in Holliston Massachusetts, Andy Scherer started working for the Maine Brew Bus in 2015 right after…

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Meet The Team – Greg

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The next profile in our series features our Group Sales Coordinator, Greg. Learn more about the interesting path that led to him joining Team Brew Bus. Greg Klein joined the Brew Bus in May 2017 and began driving, guiding and fine-tuning his craft alcohol knowledge helping to give our guests an unforgettable experience in Beercationland….

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Who makes those delicious snacks we had on the tour?

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Thousands of Brew Bus guests have enjoyed our famous snack served during the tour, a tasty vegetarian hand pie. They are prepared for us at a special place in Portland called Ten Ten Pié – a very unique bakery and market inspired by different types of street foods and international cuisine. At Ten Ten Pié you will…

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Meet The Team – Sarah

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Part of a series about each of the individuals that make up our amazing tour operations team. Today, find out about more about Sarah. Sarah Haywood has been a guide and driver with the Maine Brew Bus since August of 2017. Born in Vassalboro, Maine, she says her interest in craft alcohol – beer in…

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Maine Beer Tours | Brews Cruise on Casco Bay

Brews CruiseEllie YahnMaine Beer Tours

When I think of the summertime in Portland, all I can picture myself doing is hanging out on a boat somewhere, enjoying delicious local beer, and living the way life should be. There isn’t anything much better than cruising around Casco Bay on a perfect sunny day enjoying everything the islands, cliffs, and water have…

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Curling and Brew Tour: now every Second Friday

Adventure ToursCurling and BrewEllie Yahn

Join us as we hit the sheet to deliver stones from the hack and practice our sweeps towards the house in order to learn the medieval Scottish sport of curling. We are pleased to present our Curling and Brew tour in partnership with the Pine Tree Curling Club, now offered every month starting in January…

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Safety Behind the Wheel

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The Maine Brew Bus strives to provide our guests a memorable experience showcasing incredible local businesses. But making sure we are doing that with safety always in mind starts with spending time familiarizing all of our drivers with safe operation of our buses.   On a recent three-hour driver training session, two of our newer…

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Three Days in Portland, Maine: Ellie Yahn

Ellie YahnThree Days in Portland Maine

Today we start a series called Three Days in Portland, Maine that will provide suggestions from our staff members sharing with you what they personally like to do for fun in Maine’s largest city.  First up is Ellie Yahn, our Administrative Coordinator.   I’ve been living in town for…

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Haven’t you always wanted to try curling?

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Join us as we hit the sheet to deliver stones from the hack and practice our sweeps towards the house in order to learn the medieval Scottish sport of curling.

Pine Tree Curling Club members during a recent learn to curl event. Jim Vernier photo.

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What is Included on an All-Inclusive Tour with The Maine Brew Bus?

All InclusiveEllie YahnPublic Tours

An all-inclusive tour could mean a lot of different things. We want to make sure our guests have an experience they will never forget, which could be hard to do if you had to pay for everything along the way. So we created all of our tours in an all-inclusive format. So what exactly does the…

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Maine Beer: Learning from the past with Josh Christie

Alcohol HistoryEllie Yahn

How has the State of Maine, infamous for their fight for prohibition almost 70 years before the ban of alcohol went national, come to be one of the top beer destinations in the world? On a recent Monday, The Maine Brew Bus welcomed author, beer and book enthusiast, and bookstore owner Josh Christie to elaborate on…

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Welcome to our Team – Ellie Yahn

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Allow us to introduce Ellie Yahn, a Portland resident and graduate from the University of Maine Orono, who joins our administrative team. Starting school in 2011, Ellie studied Journalism, Art History, and finished her degree traveling to the Pacific Northwest with NOLS, the National Outdoor Leadership School. Also at UMO, she volunteered for Call to Care Uganda, a…

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Old Port Spirits is our new Official Home

Ellie YahnOfficial Home

Known for their incredible selection and knowledge of local and world-class products, owner Jacques deVillier and his team at Old Port Spirits and Cigars have joined The Maine Brew Bus on our quest to Drive You to Drink Local! And now, their key location at 79 Commercial Street has become our Official Home and will serve…

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