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“The best way to experience the Maine beer scene!”
Review of Maine Beer Tours

Maine Beer Tours
Ranked #8 of 27 Food & Drink in Portland
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Maine is a haven for craft beer, and what better way to enjoy the Maine beer experience than to have us bring you to where the magic happens! Have you ever wondered how a beer gets bottled or canned? What the difference between an Ale and a Lager is? Why some beers are darker than others and what exactly is a hop? Wonder no more! Maine Beer Tours offers an ALL INCLUSIVE brewery tour experience. While on the bus we will be sure to give you some of the rich beer history in Maine, and even toss some goodies at you, by way of some trivia. At Maine Beer Tours, we feel the appreciation for Maine craft beverages brings strangers together who quickly realize and appreciate all of Maine's offerings as well as the other patrons they engage with on board. That being said, it is not uncommon to see folks on our tours start as strangers and end up grabbing food and drink together after the tour has ended. Maine Beer Tours has been connecting beer enthusiasts to the source since August 2012 (though inception began nine years prior to that) when no other Maine business was offering the same service. It has been a wild ride and we've met a lot of great people along the way. So what are you waiting for? Hop on board Maine's original, homegrown, beer tour bus and lets us do the driving for you!
Reviewed 25 February 2014

My wife and I took the inaugural tour and loved it. The information during the tour was insightful and interesting. The tour was a great way to see Portland and taste some unique beers from growing breweries.

Thank farleygamma
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Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

This was the first activity we did in Portland. This tour is was great. I paid full price and I believe it was worth every penny, I even bought a shirt too. Owners Mark and Nicole are a class act and I would recommend this to anyone from experienced beer drinkers to new comers. The brewery tours are great and the bus rides between them are even more fun. Thank you Maine Beer Tours. Have fun

Thank Bterry15
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

This was an amazing trip- there were some great new breweries to try, Marc (owner) was knowledgeable, friendly, and had a great sense of new breweries and where to take us. Everything was perfect- down to the little touches of leaving our pretzels on our seats for when we came out of our first stop- to encouraging us to cool down our newly purchased beer in his provided cooler- to the bottle openers on each seat's cupholder- just can't say enough about how great an experience it was. We went with a coupon, and I'd definitely go back and pay full price.

Thank brm235
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Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed this tour. As beer snobs we feel like we already know so much about Maine beer, but this trip taught us there is always more to know. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and kept us laughing. He was able to bring beer lovers and novices together, finding ways to validate everyone's likes.

The sops were a great combo of small and large stops and our guides connection to each brewery helped us get some great behind the scenes info and sights.

We will be back again!

Thank JessfromMaine
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

We did the Maine beer tour in November 2013 and it exceeded our expectations. Marc, the owner is very cordial host and driver of the 'Brew Bus'. While you should have at least one person in your party who is a beer lover, even wives who tagged along seemed to have a good time. We also checked out Maine Distilling and Urban Farm Fermentory since Sebago was not open the day we took the trip. I really enjoyed this variation in how craft beverages are exploding in Portland and how entrepreneurial businesses are attracting people back to town.

A couple of suggestions to make the tour better. Great soft pretzels are served on the bus between stops however, they really need to be warmed or kept in a warm cooler. Also, the owner could be a bit more responsive to phone calls when taking reservations. I had to make 3 calls to reach him with no call backs when requested on the first call.

While you could replicate your own self tour, having Marc fill in the history of brewing in Portland and finding places you may not have known about make the Maine Beer Tour a must for anyone who want to experience the Maine beer scene.

Thank Steve M
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