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The Maine Brew Bus

1,099 reviews
Portland, ME, USA
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About The Maine Brew Bus
Welcome to The Maine Brew Bus. Maine's Original Brew Bus proudly offering Brewery Tours in Portland, Maine and beyond! Whether you're an amateur or a connoisseur, you'll want to join us on The Maine Brew Bus for a unique experience discovering Maine's booming craft alcohol scene. We'll introduce you to your new favorite beer plus the friendly faces responsible for its production. We're more than just a designated driver, we're your expert tour guides on an all-inclusive adventure. Tours are led by knowledgeable guides and feature stops at Maine producers, including breweries, distilleries, wineries, bars, and more, showcasing the best our local scene has to offer. All tours feature a local snack or meal, trivia, behind-the-scenes experiences, and of course delicious beer and beverages all included!
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Discover Portland, Maine’s craft-drink industry on this guided, 3-hour tasting tour. Portland is well known for its beer, but it’s also home to other craft beverages. Visit some of the Forest City’s finest breweries and distilleries to discover the best beer, wine and spirits it has to offer.
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$70.00 per adult
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Explore the Portland craft brew scene on a guided tour of three local breweries. From small-batch ales to IPAs, meet the makers at each brewery and learn about their brewing techniques. Sample the included tastings before heading to the next stop. Relax and enjoy yourself on the tour with hassle-free transportation aboard a bus.
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$70.00 per adult
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Wrap your week up like a  local with this Friday evening tour of Portland breweries aboard the Maine Brew Bus. Your stops will include the Austin Street Brewery, known for their stouts and pale ales. You'll also visit the oldest craft brewery in New England, DL Geary's Brewing Co., as well as the much newer Lone Pine Brewing, which launched in 2016.
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$70.00 per adult
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Brewery hop at brunch time with this fun daytime tour that takes visitors to some of Portland's best breweries! You'll start off at Bissel Brothers Brewing Company, known for their hoppy ales, before continuing on to Rising Tide Brewing, a husband-and-wife-owned operation, and on to Lone Pine Brewing Co. Although beer is what's on the menu for brunch, you'll get a breakfast-themed hand pie to soak up some of your libations.
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Reviewed yesterday

Three locations for the tour might sound like too little - but it’s perfect variety and gets you all around the area! We went to places we wouldn’t ever go otherwise. Highly recommend!

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Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of fun, and a great way to see some of Portland’s many breweries. Worth the money, and we had a great time.

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Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a great way to visit multiple breweries without worrying about driving. We got VIP treatment at the breweries themselves and Ryan and Chris were great hosts. I definitely recommend the Maine Brew Bus tours.

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Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the best brewery tour! It was perfect for our bachelorette weekend and we all had such an amazing time. Our tour guide was knowledgable and made the tour fun!

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Date of experience: August 2019
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themainebrewbus, Manager at The Maine Brew Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Awesome! Thank you for coming on a tour with us and we are so glad you choose to spend part of the bachelorette party weekend with us!

Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a BLAST as a bachelorette party. Shea was super fun, knowledgable and a total comedian! Highly highly recommend and request Shea! Delish beer and the best pies that they give out right on the tour :)

Date of experience: August 2019
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themainebrewbus, Manager at The Maine Brew Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're so glad that the tour and Shea's comedy were a hit with your bachelorette party! Thank you for the recommendation and for coming on tour with us. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Shea & Marsha were AMAZING. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend. Such an amazing tour with lots of great laughs, drinks, and snacks!

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Date of experience: August 2019
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themainebrewbus, Manager at The Maine Brew Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for coming on a tour with us! Hope to see you on another soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Great tour of three excellent breweries. Very well done and the guide was very knowledgeable. Some of the breweries had food trucks which was a good option if you were hungry.More

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Date of experience: August 2019
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themainebrewbus, Manager at The Maine Brew Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for coming on a tour with us! We love the food truck scene in Portland and appreciate the added benefit and options they give our guests to grab a snack while on tour with us. We always provide a snack on tour, a...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed the Maine Brew Bus experience. It was more of a Craft Brew Tasting Room hopping experience than learning about the brewing process- and that is not a bad thing. The host was entertaining and knowledgeable. I appreciated the opportunity to experience this service.

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Date of experience: August 2019
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themainebrewbus, Manager at The Maine Brew Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for coming out on a tour with us. We're glad to know you enjoyed the Maine Brew Bus experience and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 days ago

The bus was a lot of fun. Our guide realized we were locals and quickly geared the trip more to the tasting and focused less on the histories (which we knew a lot of already, but he was obviously very knowledgeable on). Would recommend for...More

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Date of experience: August 2019
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themainebrewbus, Manager at The Maine Brew Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We do our best to be flexible to our guests's needs and interests so we can tailor each tour to every group! We really appreciate locals who take our tours as they often are very knowledgable and familiar with our partners and it's awesome that...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The tour was amazing. Shea was an awesome guide. Gave us great historical background of the area. The wine's were amazing. They even had homemade snacks for the bus about halfway through! Would recommend.

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

Shea IS an awesome guide and she'll appreciate the shout-out! Thanks for taking a tour with us and we look forward to having you on another soon. Cheers!

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bobio5
March 20, 2018|
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Response from fourfang | Reviewed this property |
All of the tours go 3+ hours since you see 3 breweries and there's some drive time. Their website says 5 to 8:15 which makes sense.
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730ernesta
May 6, 2017|
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Response from pzambrano841 | Reviewed this property |
It's right down Commercial Street near the dock area. Unless you have some physical limitations it should be within easy walking distance.
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ashank1228
April 29, 2015|
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Response from Don L | Property representative |
Howdy, sorry for the delay in responding. I didn't see this question until today. Our tours are run aboard small 15 passenger buses that have three steps to enter. We do have one of our fleet that has a wheelchair ramp if... More
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