We’ll stroll around the historic east end of Portland, visiting some of my favorite local craft breweries and trying a wonderful selection of Maine craft beers. You’ll get to try various styles of craft beer, have a fun & relaxed time, get a little exercise (nothing too strenuous!) and fresh air, and visit some cool spots that you may not have found on your own. In regards to beer, the emphasis is on quality, not quantity. Beers are mainly sample/smaller serving sizes and for the sake of the venues involved and their staff, we ask people to drink responsibly within their own limits. That said, of course you will still have the opportunity to try plenty of beer on this tour! We go ahead with the walk rain or shine, so please wear weather-appropriate clothing etc, and if in doubt, bring an umbrella! That said, the vast majority of the time you'll be inside drinking beer ;-)
I'm a Cicerone-certified Beer Server, studying the art of beer tasting in-depth to become a fully certified Cicerone (beer sommelier). I'm also an avid home brewer & craft beer lover in general. Having worked as a tour guide for 10+ years in different countries around the world, you can be sure I’ll give you a great tour! These days I love to help people enjoy their time in Portland, especially in tracking down the tastiest local brews. Originally from England, after traveling the world I married a wonderful woman from Portland over 5 years ago & moved to Maine, to live life the way it should be!
- Around 10 different beers (tasting sizes) - A bottle of water [Above included in tour price - beers are purchased for you…
We'll stroll to a few different craft breweries, trying a total of around 10 different local beers (included in tour price). The places we visit can change depending on the day of the week & sometimes the interests of whoever is present that day, but the tour will usually involve one old Portland classic brewery, one farmhouse/Belgian-style craft brewery, and one of the best up and coming local craft breweries specializing in fresh, hoppy beers.
Food is NOT included in the tour price, but there is at least one place you can buy tasty food during the tour if you wish, so if you don't get the chance to eat lunch beforehand, don't worry!
Walk Portland & Try Maine’s Best Beers