The Southern Crawl

Join us as we head south to check out some amazing breweries outside the Greater Portland area.

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Adult (21+)
$70
Private Tour (includes gratuity)
$1090

Just as Portland's craft beer industry began to flourish, the neighboring towns to the south followed suit and began exploring the possibilities with in the industry. Join us on our Southern Crawl tour to check out some amazing facilities just south of Portland!

Friday and Saturday 3:15-7:00pm 
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

Food
Savory Hand Pie from Ten Ten Pie (171 Cumberland Avenue, Portland)

Schedule

Friday
The Run of the Mill // Dirigo Brewing Company // Funky Bow
Private tours and holidays only. Please call our office for availability.

Saturday
Barreled Souls Brewing // Dirigo Brewing Co. // Banded Horn Brewing


Friday

We will hop on the bus and head south to The Run of the Mill. Formerly managed by Maine Brew Bus founder Zach Poole, Run of the Mill occupies a beautiful old mill building overlooking the Saco River. This brew pub has a wide line-up of beers produced in traditional British-style open fermenters, and its unique two-story brewing set-up is a perfect place to learn about the brewing process with sample in hand. Fun fact: Run of the Mill is the sister brew pub to Hallowell’s The Liberal Cup.

Next up is Dirigo Brewing Co. Tom Bull has been in all phases of the business. He is a former home-brewer, bar manager, commercial brewer, and has even worked delivering beers for a distributor. After a successful run with his previous brewery called Bull Jagger, Tom is back with his new brewery called Dirigo Brewing Company in a section of the former Biddeford mill complex. His specialty is lagers, but he knows how to brew great ales as well. Visit the impressive tasting room overlooking the Saco Falls as you sip on Tom’s great beer.

Last stop is Funky Bow Brewery and Beer Company. A young business seeing some astounding growth, Lyman’s only brewery involves a father and son team leveraging the success of their organic landscaping operation into a successful brewing operation. Funky Bow has recently expanded, and now cans many of its offerings to greatly increase the brand’s retail presence. The atmosphere at this out of the way spot is excellent, and usually involves a wood-fired pizza oven going at full bore.

At the conclusion of the Southern Crawl tour, we will drop you off back at Old Port Spirits and Cigars, where you can pick up some beer for later in the night or head out into The Old Port.

Please note that tour stops may change without notice due to events and availability of staff at each venue.

Saturday

We will hop on the bus and head south to Dirigo Brewing Co. Tom Bull has been in all phases of the business. He is a former home-brewer, bar manager, commercial brewer, and has even worked delivering beers for a distributor. After a successful run with his previous brewery called Bull Jagger, Tom is back with his new brewery called Dirigo Brewing Company in a section of the former Biddeford mill complex. His specialty is lagers, but he knows how to brew great ales as well. Visit the impressive tasting room overlooking the Saco Falls as you sip on Tom’s great beer.

Next up on the tour we will head to one of Biddeford’s former mill buildings, where we’ll check out Banded Horn Brewing Co. Banded Horn Brewing Company was founded in the winter of 2013 by cousins Ron Graves and Ian McConnell. It was fitting as these two had started home-brewing together back in 2005, and Ian had received excellent preparatory training for commercial brewing while serving as the head brewer at Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Brewery. They opened Biddeford’s first ever brewery in a 200 year-old mill building, part of the historic Pepperell Mills complex. Banded Horn’s variety of both ales and lagers, as well as the spacious tasting room filled with entertainment options, make this stop truly unforgettable.

For our final stop, we will hit Barreled Souls Brewing. Barreled Souls was founded in the summer of 2014, and may be the only brewery in the country fermenting 100% of its beer in oak barrels. They are using a Burton Union system which was originally developed in England in the 1800’s and was once the industry standard. Their basement-level brewery is making a huge variety of unusual styles in their wooden fermenters, with many of their beers also spending time aging in wood barrels. The attractive tasting room has a shuffleboard table and chairs made of repurposed oak barrels, as well as a distinct speakeasy vibe.

At the conclusion of the Southern Crawl tour, we will drop you off back at Old Port Spirits and Cigars, where you can pick up some beer for later in the night or head out into The Old Port.

Please note that tour stops may change without notice due to events and availability of staff at each venue.