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Friday Evening Brewery Tour in Portland

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    Stop At: The Maine Brew Bus, 79 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4719

    Pick up and drop off at Old Port Spirits and Cigars

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Geary Brewing Company, 38 Evergreen Dr, Portland, ME 04103-1066

    New England's oldest craft brewery kicked off Maine’s modern brewing revolution back in 1986. David Geary developed the local taste for British-style beers that helped revive America’s waning beer industry. Geary’s also has a nice tasting room to accommodate visitors to the decades-old facility. After 30 years of a family run operation, Geary’s was bought by another set of local family business owners, Robin and Alan Lapoint. The Lapoints have been manufacturing filtration products for over 25 years in Maine serving many parts of the Beverage Industry. Taking this know-how and combining it with their knowledge of Geary’s, a customer of theirs, the new ownership acts to preserve and steward New England’s First Craft Brewery. This change has brought the addition of producing different styles of beer including lagers and IPAs, some of which you’ll have the opportunity to sample during the visit.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Lone Pine Brewing Company, 219 Anderson St, Portland, ME 04101-1400

    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 quickly enjoyed tremendous success and popularity. In 2018, Lone Pine moved their brewery into the former Sebago Brewing brewing facility in Gorham which has increased their production volume by ten-fold. They have also opened a spacious new tasting room at the new site allowing them to also expand their barrel program.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Bunker Brewing Company, 17 Westfield St Unit D, Portland, ME 04102-2730

    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.

    Duration: 45 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Old Port Spirits and Cigars, 79 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
    Departure Time
    5:00 PM
    3h 15m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Beer tasting samples
    • Bottled water
    • Transportation
    • Gratuities at each stop
    • Vegetarian snack
    • Snacks
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Entry/Admission - Geary Brewing Company
    • Entry/Admission - Lone Pine Brewing Company
    • Entry/Admission - Bunker Brewing Company
    • Gratuities for driver/guide (optional)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 21 years
    • Must provide valid contact information to complete booking including e-mail and phone number
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The brew bus is an absolute blast! I learned and drank so much Tom, one of the guides, was AWESOME. He is so friendly and fun, you will not regret going!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jenna B
    themainebrewbus, Manager at The Maine Brew Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for coming on a tour with us and for the recommendation to others! Hope to see you on another tour soon!

    Reviewed 21 May 2019

    Really nice guide and driver, Nate and Doyle. We had a great time and learned more about brewing beer than we thought possible.

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Adam D, Manager at The Maine Brew Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2019

    Hello, Beagles ARE awesome! Glad to hear you had fun with me and Nate, it was great meeting you. Hope to see you again!

    Reviewed 28 April 2019 via mobile

    Nate was an awesome guide and Ryan kept us safe in torrential rains on the drive between breweries. I highly recommend! You learn so much and enjoy the friends you meet along the way.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Navigate430054
    Reviewed 26 February 2019

    We received 2 tickets as gifts from my son and we are so happy we did. Nate and Kris were wonderful tour guides and we met some wonderful people. The Friday Night Flight was fantastic and can't wait to go again. Maybe we'll try a...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    1  Thank Jacqui H
    Adam D, Manager at The Maine Brew Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2019

    Hey Jacqui! Really appreciate you taking the time to share your good times. Glad you enjoyed the experience and we look forward to seeing you again!

    Reviewed 3 September 2018

    We had a great tour with Major Tom and Big Dog as our leader and driver. The Brew Bus gave us a great opportunity to visit some breweries that are not right in town that we probably would not have had an opportunity to go...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    1  Thank armgiem
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