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Portland, Maine: Tasting Tour to Local Breweries

Activity provider: Maine Brews Cruise

Portland, Maine: Tasting Tour to Local Breweries

Activity provider: Maine Brews Cruise

Walk, talk, and taste your way through historic Portland, Maine on this walking tour. See the city's well-known breweries and enjoy samples at each stop along the way while learning about Portland's beer history.

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Duration 3 hours
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Sip your way through Portland's most iconic neighborhoods
  • Visit three local craft breweries and enjoy delicious beer samples at each one
  • Learn Portland's "beery" history from a local guide
  • Enjoy a light snack at one of the breweries along the way
Full description
Spend the day walking, talking, and tasting your way through the historic city of Portland, Maine. Led by a local guide, this 2 or 3-hour walking tour takes you through the interesting history of the city's beer culture. From becoming the birthplace of Prohibition in 1851 to establishing the first craft brewery in all of New England in 1983, Portland has a riveting story to tell.  Experience the city that saw the first craft brewery to be established in all of New England, Geary Brewing Company in 1983. It welcomed Gritty McDuff’s in 1988 as they opened their doors in the Old Port to become the first brewpub in the state. It witnessed the dramatic rise of Shipyard Brewing Company in 1992 to be one of the county’s largest brewing enterprises that now spans well beyond the U.S. to shores far away.  See the world-renowned Belgian-influenced Allagash Brewing Company which was also found within the city limits. Sebago Brewing Company counts Portland as one of their five locations serving their delicious beer along with amazing food.  Pass by one of the world’s only brewery-distillery-restaurants that was formed on Portland’s waterfront once Liquid Riot turned on their open sign in 20111. There are many other breweries in the neighborhood around Portland that are shaping their own history in the present day. Choose among the Old Port, East Bayside, and IndustriALE Way itineraries to sip and learn about each individual neighborhood's unique breweries. Each tour includes three stops at local breweries, with a tasting at each one.
  • Guided walking tour
  • Visit to three local craft breweries
  • Three beer samples at each brewery stop (seltzer, cider, mead, or kombucha may also be available)
  • Light snack at one brewery stop
  • Expert local guide
  • Local taxes & fees
  • Additional food & drink
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People under 21 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Your guide will meet you at Old Port Spirits and Cigars.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • -All guests must bring a valid form of ID.
  • -Each tour requires a minimum of 1 mile of walking. Some pathways are uneven.
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July 22, 2021

Don and Mike were excellent guides. Well worth the money!!

October 12, 2021

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