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The Maine Brew Bus acquires Maine Beer Tours

The Maine Brew Bus, LLC announced that it has acquired Maine Beer Tours, LLC, a similar company providing all-inclusive tours to breweries, wineries, and distilleries in Greater Portland. The purchase will allow The Maine Brew Bus increased passenger capacity and expansion of tour concepts, as well as provide new itineraries for…

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Hops and Hoops tours with the Maine Red Claws

Join the huddle for our Hops and Hoops, a new tour and game combo partnership with the Maine Red Claws D-League basketball team! For the past two winters we have run a popular tour series called Pours and Pirates which consisted of a three-stop tour before a Portland Pirates minor league hockey game….

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Holiday Gift Ideas from our Merchandise Store

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the time in which we all struggle to find just the right gifts for family, friends, and co-workers. To make this time a little easier, here are some holiday gift ideas from us! Tour Gift Cards $1-$??? – Available online in any amount, they never expire, and…

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Our last Birds on Tap – Roadtrip is this Sunday

Don’t worry, it’s not gone for good. In fact, we have an even bigger and better schedule lined up for 2017. But you can still join us on Sunday for the last tour of this year! You may have noticed our birding and beer tour series has been getting a little bit of press this…

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Portland, Maine – “America’s Craft Beer Capital”

Every day we see more evidence that the people in Portland, Maine are in a very special place, somewhere that can be truly be called America’s Craft Beer Capital. We already know that Maine is a Top Beer Destination in the United States. It’s true, we make really good beer here, some say…

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A message from Paul, our Lead Tour Guide & “beverage consultant”

My name is Paul, and since March of 2015, I have been referring to myself as a “beverage consultant” for the Maine Brew Bus.

A picture from one of Paul’s first tours working aboard The Maine Brew Bus. 

This past weekend the brew bus visited Dirigo Brewing Company in Biddeford, Maine,…

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Join the fun of Portland Beer Week November 6-12th

Portland Beer Week is the time for all beer enthusiasts to join the Maine craft beer industry and local businesses as we partake in various events taking place in Portland and surrounding areas.    Now in its fifth year, Portland Beer Week has quickly become a standout celebration for Maine beer enthusiasts. Described as “a series…

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Festivals and Events – Late October

Our Road Team is finishing October strong with four different beer festivals and events in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Here is where you can find us having fun and enjoying local beer. Come and check out some local beers, food, and music before winter puts us all inside for hibernation.  Here are some great beer…

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Announcing the Belgian Bier Adventure trip!

Our first ever group trip – the Germany Oktoberfest Adventure – departs this Saturday for Germany. We are now pleased to announce our next trip, the Belgian Bier Adventure scheduled for April of 2017! 18 people are departing the United States this coming Saturday to head to Germany. The Germany Oktoberfest Adventure group trip will visit several…

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Have you seen the news?

The Maine Brew Bus has been featured in several major news outlets over the past few weeks. In case you missed it, here is what is being said to encourage people to visit Maine and take our award-winning brewery tours. National Geographic Travel Best Fall Escapes in the United States – Follow the Maine…

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Festival and Events – September/October

Our Road Team is back at it starting this weekend with the first of seven events in three New England states over the next six weeks. Find out where we you can find us at these great beer festivals.  We set up displays at these events, and talk to participants to promote our tour operations…

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Return to Shop at Craft Beer Cellar Portland

In the two years that the Craft Beer Cellar has been open in Portland’s Old Port, thousands of our guests have passed through their doors. Now we are providing another good reason to stop back in to the store after a tour.  The Craft Beer Cellar opened at 111 Commercial Street in Portland…

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Additional Discounts Are Now Available For Our Guests

Guests aboard The Maine Brew Bus have always received great discounts and benefits while in Portland. Now learn about four new partnerships that will enhance anyone’s visit to Portland! After booking a tour with us, our guests receive a confirmation e-mail that details offers and discounts with codes to be used at area lodging properties,…

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Our 500th Excellent Review on TripAdvisor!

Just this week we received our 500th individual review on TripAdvisor that rated us Excellent with 5 stars. This is truly astounding, and really we owe it all to our hard working team. I’ve written before about how important TripAdvisor is to our overall business. Many travelers coming into Maine are using this resource to…

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Welcome to Beercationland!

Introducing our new line of Beercationland items, available for the first time at the Maine Brewers’ Guild Summer Session this Saturday! We know first hand that many people come here from all over the country in order to eat great food and drink great beer in Maine. We have had well over 2,000 people do…

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Where Are They Now: Tim Clapper

Here’s an exciting new project from one of our past faculty, Tim Clapper. Learn more about Oak & Dagger Public House of Raleigh, N.C., and how you can actually get involved. One of our most popular posts was in January where we explored the current careers of some of our former staff. At that time,…

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New Tours in York County every Friday and Sunday!

The Maine Brew Bus is always looking for ways to expand outside Greater Portland. These three new tours in York County will extend our reach to our partners in Southern Maine. We are excited to announce that we have three new tour offerings that are specifically designed for visitors and residents of York County. Our…

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Meet Us By the River: Great Falls Brewfest in Lewiston

Our Road Team will be on hand at the Lewiston-Auburn Great Falls Brewfest later this month. Learn more about this unique festival now in it’s third year, and how to join us there.  Luke Livingston, the founder of Baxter Brewing Company, had an idea a few years ago: organize a beer…

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Welcome to our Team – Mike

The Maine Brew Bus has grown again, with the addition of several key members to our faculty. Today we learn about Mike, who has joined us with quite an impressive background of industry work and community service.  When Mike applied to us to work on The Maine Brew Bus, we didn’t quite know what to…

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Vote for us in the FedEx Small Business Grant contest

The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is a program to award ten small businesses with grants up to $25,000. And The Maine Brew Bus is in the running! This is the fourth year of the FedEx Small Business Grant contest that is designed to award small-business grants to growing companies and allow their…

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