An in-depth tour with a full lunch to explore some of Portland’s impressive craft breweries. Taste what our best brewers are up to on our flagship tour.
Pickup & Drop-off Location: Old Port Spirits and Cigars
- Adult Ages 21+
- Private Tour for 6 or more guests $45/pp (does not include Private Tour Fee or Gratuity)
SPEND THE AFTERNOON EXPLORING DIFFERENT DRINKS IN PORTLAND
This afternoon tour is a look at many different craft alcohol products that are being made here in the city of Portland.
We will start at one of the very well-known breweries in Portland, Foundation Brewing Company.
After we enjoy a selection of their many different styles of beer, we will head over to Three of Strong Spirits for cocktails to learn about their fascination with taking their time to create high-quality rums.
Our last stop is at one of the newest alcohol producers in the city, Après, for flavorful hard seltzers and alcoholic apple ciders that they produce right in the lively East Bayside neighborhood.
At the end of the tour, we’ll be dropping you back at Old Port Spirits and Cigars, which is a terrific place to head from to check out the rest of what Portland has to offer.
Generous portions of alcohol products made at each different location are included in the tour price.
A local snack will be provided to each guest during the tour.
Every Saturday and Sunday 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Other days may be available for private tour bookings based on availability.
Foundation Brewing Company | Three of Strong Spirits | Après Drinks
Plan to arrive at the meeting location no later than 15 minutes before tour start time for check-in and to ensure a timely departure for all.
The live guided tour, safe transportation, reserved access at each location, alcohol samples, a local snack, and staff gratuities at each partner stop.
It does not include any gratuities for the driver and guide (unless chartered as a private tour).
Foundation Brewing Company was started in 2014 by avid homebrewers Joel Mahaffey and John Bonney, along with their wives. Joel and John met at a homebrew shop called Central Street Farmhouse in Bangor and soon began homebrewing together. Joel is a former art director and designer, and John transitioned away from the practice of medicine. They both found their true passion in the art of making beer – the true foundation for modern civilization. Today they use classic styles as the inspiration for brewing exciting beers that push conventional boundaries.
Three of Strong opened in Portland’s lively East Bayside neighborhood in July of 2019. Founded by financial and investment manager Sam Pierce and beverage industry attorney David McConnell, their 6,200 square foot tasting room is also their distillation workshop. This allows them to showcase small-batch rums that are distilled with 100% organic cane syrup, pure Sebago Lake water, and yeast. Distiller Graham Hamblett was previously the master distiller at Dogfish Head Distilling Co. in Delaware. Find out the historical origin of their unique company name as you enjoy rum-based cocktails in Maine’s newest distillery.
Après is a cidery and dedicated hard seltzer and cider producer that offers the most unique social drinking adventure in Portland. They launched in the summer of 2021 by co-owners Ryan Houghton from the Hop Yard and real estate professional Michael Cardente. They brought on Ian Goering, the former head brewer at Tributary Brewing in Kittery, to head up the production at Après. Extensive renovations to the industrial building allowed for their production area that includes a 15-barrel brewing operation and a barrel-aging room for their cider. They also have a newly created event space to supplement their c0zy 80-seat tasting room with an outdoor seating area.
Please note that tour stops may change without notice due to events and the availability of staff at each venue.