Feeling Thirsty? Let us show you behind the scenes look at some of your new favorite breweries in Greater Portland.
Help yourself get by those last few days of the week by taking a trip on our big green bus! Maybe you want to start a little early or maybe you are gathering some friends or workmates together to celebrate. Hop on the Bus and we will bring you to 3 breweries to get a behind the scenes look and taste the beers that are helping Portland become one of the premier Beer Destinations.
Thursday’s 5:00 – 8:30pm
Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour begins 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
Vegetarian Savory Hand Pie from Ten Ten Pie
Sebago Brewing Co. // Yes Brewing // Oxbow Blending and Bottling
For our first stop, we will be visiting Sebago Brewing Company. Founded in 1998, Sebago Brewing has become Maine’s premier contemporary American brewpub and one of the fastest growing craft breweries in the state. With four pubs located throughout Southern Maine, and an impressive brand new production facility in Gorham, they clearly demonstrate a refusal to stay with traditions that often can be found in a company with 20 years in the business. The new 31,000 square foot brewery and a four vessel, fully-automated, 40-barrel brew house more than doubles the size of the facility that had produced their beers for a dozen years. The need for this new modern brewery was made clear with amazing growth over the past several years of their year-round core beers, five seasonal beers and several highly anticipated, limited-edition Single Batch Series beers.
On to our next stop, Yes Brewing. Longtime homebrewer John Bigelow wanted their company Yes Brewing to bring something unique to the area craft brewing scene. What if a small brewery could make small batches of typical styles, but then also use very unique ingredients to complement their beer? After partnering with brothers Brady and Troy Frost, Westbrook’s second brewery opened their 2,400 square-foot facility in June of 2017. Quickly people have figured out that mint can exist in an IPA, and that jalapeno pale ale is actually pretty good. Check out how they are able to produce enough of their beer on a small system while sipping on one of their newest offerings.
Last but not lease, we will visit Goodfire Brewing. Goodfire is the latest beer producer to open in East Bayside, a well known hub within the booming craft alcohol industry of Portland. Founded by David Redding, a physician, they first poured their beers during 2017 Portland Beer Week and opened their tasting room doors shortly after. The comfortable 4,000 square foot space includes a private meeting and event room. The brewing equipment was produced by Tigpro, right here in Portland. The first beers produced by head brewer Gordon Jones were both takes on IPA’s, named Prime and Waves, and were surprisingly immediately available in cans by utilizing their own canning line.
Once we’ve finished the tour, we’ll drop you back off at Old Port Spirits and Cigars, where you can purchase some excellent beer to take home and can continue your exploration of lively downtown Portland.
Please note that tour venues and schedules may change due to production demands of our partners.