The Beer In ME

Meet The Team – Andy

Ellie Yahn Staff

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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Our new Northern Exposure tour shows you great beer north of Portland

Don Littlefield Public Tours

Many of our tours are designed around the craft breweries that are located right around Portland. But our new Northern Exposure tour heads north of Portland to check out this up and coming beer scene. We are so excited about this new tour that we are bringing back a favorite name that has not been…

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A New TripAdvisor Award for the Maine Brew Bus

Don Littlefield Public Reviews

We received some exciting news today, The Maine Brew Bus is now in the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame! TripAdvisor created the Certificate of Excellence award in 2011 to recognize hospitality companies that deliver consistently great service across the world. It takes into account the frequency, as well as the overall rating of the…

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Meet The Team – Greg

Ellie Yahn Staff

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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It’s Now Time for An All-Wine Tour

Don Littlefield Wine Tour

Every regularly-scheduled public tour we have run since 2012 has featured at least one brewery on the itinerary. Many of our tours feature only great beer from Maine breweries. But now we have introduced an all-wine itinerary every Saturday afternoon that is appropriately called…Not Your Average Wine tour! We are lucky that Portland, Maine has been…

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Who makes those delicious snacks we had on the tour?

Ellie Yahn Partners

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

Ellie Yahn Staff

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 Cruise Ellie Yahn Maine 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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Sights and Cider in Spain this Summer

Don Littlefield Group Trips

We have teamed up with our friends at eighteen twenty wines and Longer Vacations to put together an amazing group trip opportunity to visit Spain this July! Located in Portland, eighteen twenty produces amazing wines made from rhubarb. But they also make delicious cider from apples, and they desire to see this very special place in…

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Take a swing at our Sips and Sea Dogs tour dates for 2018!

Don Littlefield Sports Tours

It’s time to think about baseball again. Training camps are in full swing, and as fans our minds are focused on the upcoming season. We’ve been working again with our friends at the Portland Sea Dogs, and we are pleased to announce the dates for our popular Sips and Sea Dogs tour this year! It’s now the fourth year…

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Will you BEer Mine this Valentine’s Day?

Don Littlefield Holiday Tours

Join us on Valentine’s Day for a very special BEer Mine tour that will bring you behind-the-scenes of two local beer breweries and an award-winning chocolate producer. Valentine’s Day is on Wednesday, February 14th this year. And now you can take that special someone along on a late-afternoon tour that will ask…will you BEer Mine? We will start off at our…

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Welcome to the Team: Greg Klein

Greg Klein Staff

Our new Group Sales Coordinator came from our driver and guide ranks and brought a trainload of outside skills and experience to our team. Learn more now about Greg Klein in his own words. I was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up in Manhattan as well as northern New Jersey before moving…

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Curling and Brew Tour: now every Second Friday

Adventure Tours Curling and Brew Ellie 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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The Maine Brew Bus Acquires Rhode Island Brewery Tour Company

Rhode Island Brew Bus

Photo: Zach Poole (left) of The Maine Brew Bus and Bill Nangle of The Rhode Island Brew Bus after transfer of the company was completed on December 11, 2017. (Photo courtesy The Rhode Island Brew Bus) Zach Poole, founder of The Maine Brew Bus, LLC, announced that he has acquired the operations of The Rhode Island…

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The 2018 Birds On Tap℠ – Roadtrip! Schedule

Adventure Tours Birds On Tap℠ – Roadtrip! Don Littlefield

The Maine Brew Bus and Freeport Wild Bird Supply are excited to collaborate on twelve great outings for 2018 in the fourth year of our popular Birds On Tap℠ – Roadtrip! series. These unique, relaxed birding and beer-ing adventures combine great local birding at seasonal hotspots with visits to sample the delicious creations of some of our favorite local producers….

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Portland Beer Week begins on November 5th!

Don Littlefield Portland Beer Week

Portland Beer Week is the time for all beer enthusiasts to celebrate the Maine craft beer industry as we all enjoy various events taking place at local businesses in Portland and surrounding areas.  Now in its sixth year, Portland Beer…

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Beyond the Glass: helping the industry to learn more about beer

Don Littlefield Industry Training

We are pleased to announce a new event designed for the beer industry called Beyond the Glass, a free workshop to improve the level of beer knowledge in the state. Some people were left scratching their heads when we became allied members of the Maine Restaurant Association. Clearly, we are a tour operator…not a restaurant. Read More »

Craft Beer in Maine – By The Numbers

Business of Beer Don Littlefield

Why do so many people come to Maine, and specifically Greater Portland, just to drink craft beer? Let’s take a closer look at craft beer in Maine, the economic impact to our state, and how it translates to our tours and partners.   State of Maine Information from the Maine Office of Tourism showed that…

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Hops and Hoops Tour with the Maine Red Claws

Don Littlefield Sports Tours

The Maine Brew Bus has partnered for the second year with the Maine Red Claws, the NBA G-League basketball affiliate of the Boston Celtics, to present a special Hops and Hoops tour before 11 select home games during the 2017-18 season.

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The “feed KIDS” Initiative to Help End Child Hunger in Maine

Full Plates Full Potential

The Maine Brew Bus joins other Maine businesses in a new cause marketing initiative benefitting the work of Full Plates Full Potential – a Maine based non-profit organization whose mission is to end child hunger in all sixteen counties. Just one month after first introducing the concept, two dozen businesses in the Greater Portland area…

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