The Suds and Spirits tour visits three unique locations, mixing both beer and spirits for a veritable boilermaker of a tour! Whether you're an amateur or a connoisseur, you'll want to enjoy this unique experience discovering Maine's booming craft alcohol scene.
Our first stop is'New England Distilling. Founder and head distiller Ned Wight comes from a family of whiskey makers and he's brought their Maryland-style spirits north. We'll learn about the distilling process while sipping on his citrusy Ingenium Gin, his barrel-aged Eight Bells Rum, and Maine's first post-prohibition whiskey, Gunpowder Rye.
Next up is'Geary's, Maine's oldest brewery resides in Riverside Industrial Park, surrounded by much younger players. But Geary's recently opened a tasting room to accommodate visitors to the decades-old facility. See inside the space that kicked off Maine's modern brewing revolution with the release of Geary's Pale Ale in 1986.
Our final stop is Austin St.'The name of the'Brewery references both the name of co-founder/head brewer Jake Austin and the street he once lived on. Austin Street is one of the breweries causing such a stir at Portland's One Industrial Way warehouse complex. Bold beers are coming out of their new brewhouse, which is 10 times larger than the system they started with and ran for close to two years. We will learn about their range of beers, and will learn more about their plans for the future.
Please note that tour stops may change without notice due to events and availability of staff at each venue.