Guests will visit the finest breweries, including Bissell Brothers Brewing Co., Rising Tide Brewing Company, and Maine Beer Company. At the end of your tour, you will be dropped off at Old Port Spirits and Cigars, where you can enjoy some down time with some live music.
Both pick ups and drop offs will be at Old Port Spirits and Cigars, the address is,
79 Commercial Street, in Portland, ME 04101. Guests departure time will be at eleven a.m., and will be in walking distance to the cruise port.
This perfect small group tour, will include bottled water, transportation, and the finest beer tastings. Gratuities at each stop, plus a vegetarian snack will also be included for all guests. A small group tour is perfect for guests, so they can enjoy a more personalized experience and have all of their questions answered by their tour guide. All guests must also be twenty-one years old or older to participate in this tour.
The Sunday Brewery Tour of Portland and Freeport is the perfect tour for guests to enjoy a different variety of beers and learn something new about the different ales along the way. This tour comes highly recommended and is a perfect Sunday tour to do.
For our first stop, we will visit 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.
We'll hop back on the bus and head to our next stop, Maine Beer Company. Maine Beer Co. was started by brothers Dan and Dave Kleban at One Industrial Way in Portland in 2009. They moved their brewery to Freeport in 2013. The brewery has gained national attention from beer drinkers, particularly for Lunch, a popular India pale ale, and for its spiritual successor Dinner Double IPA. Look for them to be in expansion mode, they have begun construction on an expansion that will more than triple the size of its Freeport brewery and tasting room by the time it is completed in 2018.
For our final stop, we'll head back into town to visit Rising Tide Brewing Company. 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.
At the end of the tour, we'll be dropping you back at Old Port Spirits and Cigars, which is a terrific place to check out some live music and the rest of what Portland has to offer on a Sunday afternoon.
Please note that tour venues and details may change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
Pickup & Return:
Old Port Spirits and Cigars.
Old Port Spirits and Cigars
79 Commercial St.
Portland, ME 04101.
Departure Times: 11am
Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- Small-group tour
- Bottled water
- Beer tastings
- Gratuities at each stop
- Vegetarian snack
Does not include:
- Gratuities for the driver/guide (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 21 years (photo ID required)
- Must provide valid contact information to complete booking including e-mail and phone number