Taking Monday off is starting to sound like a great idea!
This Sunday afternoon tour visits two great local breweries and an award-winning Maine producer of wine.
Every Sunday 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Please arrive 15 minutes ahead of 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
Snack – Vegetarian hand pie from Union Kitchen, 1 Union Wharf, Portland
Fore River // Bunker Brewing // Cellardoor Winery
Our first stop is Fore River Brewing. Fore River Brewing Company opened in South Portland in early 2016, and they are already the oldest of three breweries in the city. John and TJ – two friends and avid homebrewers – teamed up with Alex the property owner (who had just sold his landscaping business) to open the brewery. They worked for months to handcraft and perfect their beers and the beautiful tasting room, which has both classic and modern barn elements in the design. Look for an outside beer garden at this spot just across the river from Portland.
The next stop is Bunker Brewing. Originally based in a tiny, brick-walled former scrapyard building in East Bayside, Bunker Brewing Company has moved to a much larger former warehouse on the West side of town. Their creative brewers make a rotating assortment of ales and lagers, making this the perfect stop during which to ask the question, “What’s the difference between an ale and a lager?” Enjoy their spacious tasting room and outside patio while pondering that important question over a well-crafted Bunker beer.
Finally, we will stop at Cellardoor Winery. In 2007, Bettina Doulton bought Cellardoor Winery of Lincolnville, ME. Once she visited Lincolnville in December 2006, and saw the 68-acre, 200-year-old farm that featured a 1790s post-and-beam barn and old farmhouse, as well a state-of-the-art winery across the road, it was a done deal. Cellardoor at the Point is a 5,000 square foot tasting room and event space to tell their story to a larger audience and to pour their award-winning wines in a repurposed space that features a large horseshoe public tasting bar, a smaller private bar that can be reserved for groups, and a large event space suitable for bigger gatherings.
At the end of the tour, we’ll be dropping you back at Old Port Spirits and Cigars, which is a terrific place to continue exploring downtown Portland for the rest of your evening if you desire!
Please note that tour venues and details may change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
The Maine Brew Bus
79 Commercial Street (Old Port Spirits)
Portland, ME, 04101