Drinks About Town
This all beer tour will visit some of the top names in the area from Portland to Freeport!
Sunday are for the Beers! Join us every Sunday for an all beer tour and visit some of the top names in the area.
Sundays 11:00am – 2:30pm
Please arrive 15 minutes before tour start time for check-in and to ensure a timely departure.
Pick-Up & Drop-Off Location
Old Port Spirits and Cigars, 79 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101
Savory Hand Pie from Ten Ten Pie (171 Cumberland Avenue, Portland)
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. // Maine Beer Company // Rising Tide Brewing Co.
For our first stop, we will visit Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. has a brand new location for their brewery at Thompson’s Point. Peter and Noah Bissell, the eponymous Brothers, made a splash in late 2013 when they released their first full-production offering: The Substance Ale. Mainers and visitors alike have been clamoring for their hop-forward American ales, and this amazing new space will increase production by 40% to provide all of us with more Bissell beer.
We’ll hop back on the bus and head to our next stop. Maine Beer Company was started by brothers Dan and Dave Kleban at One Industrial Way in Portland in 2009. They moved their brewery to Freeport in 2013. The brewery has gained national attention from beer drinkers, particularly for Lunch, a popular India pale ale, and for its spiritual successor Dinner Double IPA. Look for them to be in expansion mode, they have begun construction on an expansion that will more than triple the size of its Freeport brewery and tasting room by the time it is completed in 2018.
For our final stop, we’ll head back into town to visit Rising Tide Brewing Company. The name Rising Tide, 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.
At the end of the tour, we’ll be dropping you back at Old Port Spirits and Cigars, which is a terrific place to head from to check out some live music and the rest of what Portland has to offer on a Sunday afternoon.
Please note that tour venues and details may change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.