This 3 stop all-beer tour will take you to the Freeport and Brunswick areas to explore their growing beer scene!
Join us on this Sunday morning tour to explore what new and unique products that our neighbors to the North are brewing!
Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour begins to ensure a timely departure
Pick-Up & Drop-Off Location
Old Port Spirits and Cigars, 79 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101
Savory Hand Pie from Ten Ten Pie (171 Cumberland Avenue, Portland)
This itinerary begins the week of June 4th
Maine Beer Company // Moderation Brewing // Flight Deck Brewing
Many of our tours are designed around the craft breweries that are located right around Portland. But our Northern Exposure tour heads north of Portland to check out this up and coming beer scene.
For our first stop, we’ll be visiting Maine Beer Company. Maine Beer Company was started by brothers Dan and Dave Kleban after learning how to brew at home on a $300 system they found online. 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. They moved their brewery to Freeport during early 2013, and eventually were brewing 13,000 barrels of beer a year on a 15-barrel brewhouse. They just completed work on their newly expanded facility that includes a 60-barrel brewhouse, and this will more than triple their production volume.
Next up, we’ll take you to Moderation Brewing. Moderation Brewing opened just this past March. Founded by Philip Welsch and Mattie Daughtry, the brewery and tasting room is located on Maine Street in Brunswick in a building that dates back to 1875. The name Moderation is a play on a couple of different concepts, including the period before total Prohibition where people were encouraged not to drink – but if they do drink in moderation. The founders are striving for a comfortable place for people to come together and relax, converse, and indulge after a long day. Breweries like this one represent the connection between the locals through the shared love of good local brews, in moderation of course! Both Mattie and Philip are native to Brunswick and excited to share their love for their hometown and fresh, locally made and sourced craft beer.
Last but not least, we’ll bring you to Flight Deck Brewing. Flight Deck Brewing was born in the summer of 2016, when co-founders Jared Entwistle and Nate Wildes saw an opportunity to bring a destination brewery to the college town of Brunswick, Maine. Entwistle, who previously worked at Shipyard Brewing Co. in Portland, has been brewing since he was 18 by staying up all night and storing beer in a closet so his parents wouldn’t know. The town’s first craft brewery is located in a 4,500 square foot building that was previously the former Small Arms Range of the Brunswick Naval Air Station. Flight Deck has four fermentors and an entirely electric, seven-barrel brew house, which makes it the largest electric brewery in Maine. Learn how they actually use 100% renewable energy as you sip on their beers made from ingredients as exotic as sumac and as New England as blueberries.
After the tour, we’ll drop you back off at Old Port Spirits and Cigars to grab some bottles and cans before continuing your exploration of lively downtown Portland.
Please note that tour stops may change without notice due to events and availability of staff at each venue.