Bike And Brews Tours Are Rolling For The Season!
Maine Brews Cruise
Join us for a fun and safe biking outing to discover great craft beverages in Portland, Maine, on our Bike and Brews tours from now through October.
With so many craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries located near safe paths, we are happy to be back with two different tour itineraries available nearly every day.
Our three-mile routes mostly feature biking on mixed-use paths where no vehicles are allowed, and there is considerable biking along the ocean with scenic views out to many islands in Casco Bay.
You do not have to be an avid cyclist to take this tour. In fact, the routes are designed for easy group biking, not many hills (if any at all), and we will be moving at a leisurely pace. If you are worried about being placed in a large group, these tours are limited to 8 bikers for personal safety and attention.
One of the best parts of this tour is you don’t even need to bring your own bike, the ticket includes a bicycle fitted for you and a sanitized helmet to use (you can bring your own if you prefer) provided by our friends at Summer Feet Cycling.
After meeting your guide, checking out the bikes, and a brief safety talk, it will be time for you to hop on and pedal as a small group towards the first stop.
Along the way, we will make a few pauses to learn about Portland’s rich alcohol history. There is plenty for us to talk about from the Maine Law to the Rum Riots to Prohibition.
The bicycle-based tour guides will ride along with the group to each location, where a selection of craft beverage samples that are included in the ticket price will be provided to each guest.
After biking our way to each of our stops, together we will head back to the starting point with a better understanding of Portland’s thirst for outstanding craft beer and other beverages.
At each brewery stop, we will learn a little bit about each company, meet the people responsible for creating amazing craft beverages, and sample their various products.
Light snacks and water will be available for each rider. This tour will operate in “light to moderate” rain and shine, so plan accordingly. But if the weather will drastically affect our tour, tickets are fully refundable in the event of a necessary weather cancellation.
After biking our way to each of our stops, together we will head back to the starting point with a far better understanding of Portland’s thirst for outstanding craft beer and other alcohol.
Tours are offered daily from May through October, except for Mondays and Wednesdays. Here is our Bike and Brews lineup for this season:
ALL BEER AND BREWERIES! Early Afternoon Itinerary (3-Mile Route from 11:30 pm – 2:30 pm) – Book Now
Suggested Itinerary: Oxbow Blending and Bottling | Belleflower Brewing | Apres or Hi-Fidelity Brewing
This all brewery and beer tour is the perfect way to start your adventures in Portland. We will be on a three-mile route that uses some surface streets, but returns on mixed-use paths where no vehicles are allowed.
Each brewery is producing a wide range of styles and flavors. We will also be pointing out several other great places you might want to check out while you are in the city. On the trip back we will be on a path right along the ocean with scenic views of many islands in Casco Bay.
MIX OF BEER, WINE, AND SPIRITS! Late Afternoon Itinerary (3-Mile Route from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm) – Book Now
Suggested Itinerary: Maine Mead Works | Three of Strong Spirits | Lone Pine Brewing
Looking for something that will please everyone? Our late afternoon itinerary visits a brewery, winery, and distillery! This route will get the mild hill out of the way first, and we will pause at the top to learn about the oldest burial ground in Portland (and to catch our breath).
Then it’s on to learn about the world’s oldest fermented beverage – mead, or honey wine. A stop at a well-known brewery and a rum-focused distillery should do the trick as we use an oceanside path to safely return to the start.
Want to see what one of these tours looks like? Here is a short video from one of our Bike and Brews tours in 2020.