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“Nice stops and fun portland beer history”
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The Maine Brew Bus
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Owner description: 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. Most tours feature a local snack or meal, trivia, behind-the-scenes experiences, and of course delicious beer and beverages!
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“Nice stops and fun portland beer history”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Four of us did the Suds and Spirits Tour on Saturday, July 5th. It was a fun busy day on commercial street portland as we embarked on our journey to our first stop, Foundation Brewing, which was about four miles inland in an industrial park that also houses several other breweries, including allagash.
Our guide was great at giving us some history about portland and it's bar/brewery past and present, along with some trivia games related to the brew industry.
Foundation, a four month old brewery, was terrific. The two owners were both there, and were clearly passionate about there new venture. The farmhouse type beers were very good, and we went back the next week to purchase a 32 oz howler of Wanderlust. The place was immaculate. You left really hoping these guys will be successful, and feeling pretty confident that they will be.
Next stop was a replacement stop, Maine Craft Distillery, in the bayside neighborhood of portland. Samples of six liquors, and a description of their process was provided. Nice people, and an interesting place. It is next to Rising Tide, another brewery. We grabbed a snack at the food cart and lunch truck outside, since lunch was not included on this tour ( if you want lunch, book the casco fiasco tour instead that includes lunch at sebago in the old port).
We then returned to our starting point, infinity, where we went into the fishbowl, the brewery that can be seen from the restaurant. The diners were more interested in watching the World Cup game than watching us.
The beers included a sour mash, the type of which is gaining popularity. Some liked it, others found it too sour, but all of us found it interesting.

This is a great company that knows how to give you a fun time and also teach you a few things.

Visited July 2014
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“Free beer bus on Tues and Wednesdays”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We didn't do any organized tour but we hopped on the FREE Hop and Go Shuttle they run every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-7. What a fantastic idea. We picked it up at the Rising Tide Brewery and then got off at the Sebago Brewing Co. We were then going to take it to the Salvage BBQ, but missed the last shuttle. The driver was great and they have many stops (breweries, hotels and restaurants). Thank you!

Visited July 2014
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“Great afternoon on the Southern Crawl!”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

This was the inaugural voyage of the "Southern Crawl Tour". We visited 4 breweries, ate lunch and had a great game of beer trivia. The bus driver and tour guide were fantastic and very knowledgable. The owners of the breweries were very accommodating and passionate about their beers. I would highly recommend the tour.

Visited July 2014
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“Attention Beer Lovers!”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We took the Casco Fiasco tour with Adam & Zack (really just guessing on the names) on July 5th. We had a blast. Our guides were enthusiastic, knowledgable and truly into the Portland beer scene. The tour was well worth the money spent and we will be booking another tour with this company. Thanks from Guest and Guest Who

Visited July 2014
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“Awesome experience”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

I could see how the price could turn some people off, but it was totally worth it. 4 different breweries, small and large, lunch and a great time. If you like beer and are spending a weekend in Portland you have to do this.

Visited June 2014
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