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Portland Brewery Brunch Tour

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    First up is Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. has a brand new location for their brewery at Thompson's Point. Peter and Noah Bissell, the eponymous Brothers, made a splash in late 2013 when they released their first full-production offering: The Substance Ale. Mainers and visitors alike have been clamoring for their hop-forward American ales, and this amazing new space will increase production by 40% to provide all of us with more Bissell beer.
    For our next stop , we'll be visiting Rising Tide Brewing Co. The name of Rising Tide Brewing Company, inspired by the famous quote, “A rising tide lifts all boats,” encapsulates the collaborative spirit of the craft beer industry. This husband- and wife-owned brewery was founded near Allagash in 2010, and moved to the now-bustling East Bayside neighborhood in 2012. They have experienced tremendous growth with the popularity of their core beers like Zephyr and Maine Island Trail Ale. After remodeling and expanding their tasting room, they saw on-site revenue increase by 50 percent. They have expanded yet again, now with a dedicated space for experimental beers brewed with wild yeast and souring bacteria, more space in their existing 5,500 square foot production floor, and an area for private events in a community room.
    Last but definitely not least, we will stop at Lone Pine Brewing Co. After working in the retail side of beer for over a decade, Tom Madden decided that the time was right to break into producing his own beer. A long-time home brewer and Certified Cicerone, he reconnected with his longtime friend John Paul who had been working in the music industry in California. Together, they opened Lone Pine in March of 2016 in a former countertop production space in Portland’s East Bayside, and they are churning out American-style Pale and Wheat Ales for retail sale and enjoyment in their elevated tasting room.
    Even the snack for this tour is brunch related, as you will enjoy a locally baked breakfast-themed hand pie from our friends at Ten Ten Pie.
    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.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Alan and Chris were fantastic guides showing us three distinctly different breweries and giving us an up close and personal education about the history of the facilities/beers. They were genuinely passionate about beer and Maine and it showed throughout our time together. We look forward...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    themainebrewbus, Manager at The Maine Brew Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for coming on a tour with us! We try to craft our tours carefully so we can show our guests how the Maine craft beverage scene is unique and creative. We also look forward to seeing you on another tour. Cheers!

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We came with 7 people together a s had a great time. Ryan was very informative and every brewery we visited had different vibes and great beer. Great way to start your day in Portland

    Thank Molly L
    themainebrewbus, Manager at The Maine Brew Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Awesome! Thank you for the shoutout to Ryan, we know he'd appreciate it. Hope to see you again the next time you visit Portland!

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Tour guide was sweet, super informative and a good host. The brewerys were really cool, friendly. It was a great day out

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    themainebrewbus, Manager at The Maine Brew Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Glad to hear you had a great time on a tour with us! Thanks again and hope to see you again!

    Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

    Hank and Goose were our great guides. Enjoyed three fantastic breweries - Bissell Brothers, bunker and Foulmouthed. Great beer and great people on the tour. Learn about brewing, if you like, or simply enjoy the beer. You’re guaranteed to have fun on this tour. Enjoy!

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Greg R
    Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

    I took my husband on this tour as a surprise. He LOVES beer and is very much into the micro brewery scene. I am not so into beer... This tour was perfect though. There where ALL types of beers to try and both the tour...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
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    Adam D, Manager at The Maine Brew Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2019

    You are so welcome, thanks for joining us. Glad to hear you both had a good time and we look forward to seeing you again!

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