Fresh Air and Craft Beverages Can Be Found On Our Bike And Brews Tours
Join us for a fun biking outing to discover great craft beverages in Portland on our Bike and Brews tours. Now featuring three different themed itineraries available nearly every day from May through November!
With so many craft beverage producers located near safe biking paths, we have expanded our Bike and Brews bicycle tour program this year to create three different types of tours available for the entire season.
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 7 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 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.
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.
Here is our Bike and Brews lineup for this season:
NEW TOUR! Bike and Morning Brews Itinerary (7-Mile Route from 9:45 – 11:15 am) – Book Now
Suggested Itinerary: Rwanda Bean, Thompson’s Point
New this year is an all-ages offering, it’s our Morning Bike and Brews tour! The bicycle-based tour guides will ride along with the group to Rwanda Bean where a selection of coffees will be tasted in a cupping demonstration.
Our host will give us a talk about the roasting process and how they work directly with farmers in Rwanda. We’ll get coffee and a freshly baked item to enjoy in their beautiful new cafe and roastery at Thompson’s Point.
ALL BEER! Early Afternoon Itinerary (3-Mile Route from 11:45 pm – 2:30 pm) – Book Now
Suggested Itinerary: Oxbow Blending & Bottling | Belleflower Brewing | Rising Tide 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 – 5:45 pm) – Book Now
Suggested Itinerary: Maine Mead Works | Lone Pine Brewery | Three of Strong Spirits
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-fueled 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.