Wind down your Sunday'on this 3-hour small-group minibus tour! Check out three well-known craft breweries in the Portland, Maine area and end your weekend with a cold one.
Join the group and board the mini bus at 3pm to begin our tour.' Our first stop is Lone Pine Brewing. 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.
The next stop is Bunker Brewing Co. 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.
The last stop we are heading to South Portland to Fore River Brewing Co. Started by 3 friends in a old salt storage building which they renovated with repurposed material. We'll sample their beers in the brewhouse while they share their story.
At the end of the tour, we'll be dropping you back at The Craft Beer Cellar, which is a terrific place to start the rest of your evening in Portland if you desire!
Please note that tour venues and details may change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.