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About Maine Brews Cruise

Introducing…Maine Brews Cruise!

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After nine years of being known as The Maine Brew Bus, we have aligned our craft beverage tour and activity operations with that of the national company we acquired last year. Please welcome Maine Brews Cruise! It is now official: our Portland-based companies are now truly recognized as part of the Brews Cruise brand. It signals…

Maine Brews Cruise was initially founded as The Maine Brew Bus in September 2012 by husband-and-wife Zach and Allison Poole.

Our all-inclusive tours and experiences provide guests a behind-the-scenes look at Maine’s craft breweries, distilleries, wineries, and more. Over 35,000 people have been connected to Maine’s craft alcohol producers since tours began almost 10 years ago.

In early 2020, we announced an acquisition of a majority share of Brews Cruise, Inc., a company that licenses and supports craft beverage tour operators around the United States. In April 2021, Maine Brews Cruise aligned our company with the national Brews Cruise brand.

Our guests enjoy having an expert guide and often a dedicated driver to lead them to both established and up-and-coming producers. This allows an opportunity to learn much more about the craft alcohol business than could be learned on their own.

Tour and Activity News

Explore the World of Coffee on our Bike and Morning Brews Tours

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We love bringing our guests to learn about all types of craft beverages, even those that are non-alcoholic. In this new tour, we have teamed up with the expert coffee roaster at Rwanda Bean to bring you an all-ages bicycle-based offering: Bike and Morning Brews tours! Many people really love coffee. They get fresh whole…

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Exceeded Our Expectations June 2021

Our bike tour exceeded our expectations. Spencer and Nathan were great tour guides. Would recommend to anyone visiting Portland area

– Frank S. | Google
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Highly recommended from 2 avid travelers and coffee lovers! June 2021

Our first trip since COVID. Also our first coffee tour. It was such a great tour, and we’re so glad we purchased tickets for it! Would most certainly do again and recommend to our friends and family! We learned so much about how coffee is grown, picked, roasted and brewed. Don our tour guide was so friendly and knowledgeable about Portland. John the coffee roaster at Rwanda cafe has years of experience and was just as friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended from 2 avid travelers and coffee lovers!

– Sonam S. | Google
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Absolutely LOVED this tour!!! May 2021

We did the afternoon bike and brew with Don and he was amazing. Very knowledgeable and friendly. We couldn't have asked for a better tour guide. Each location we went to was very unique and it was nice to finally feel normal (everything just fully opened from the pandemic!). Still appreciate the safety measures and cleanliness of the bikes and the helmets. Would definitely recommend!!!

– Tiffany K. | Yelp
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Team building with my co-workers May 2021

Don was our tour guide and was super knowledgeable about both Maine beers and the city of Portland. He was friendly and personable and the information he shared was interesting, especially for a new resident of Portland like myself. The breweries we visited were great as well, and it was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon team building with my co-workers and exploring the city!

– Samantha A. | Google
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Maine Brews Cruise/Portland May 2021

Excellent and a very fun "major" Tom. Highly recommend. He was full of historical tidbits which made the experience memorable.

– mo202167 | Tripadvisor
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Brews Cruise was an amazing tour! May 2021

In addition to providing history of Portland, Maine, we also got to have flights of beer at some of the local breweries. Don was incredibly knowledgeable of both subject matters and super friendly. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Portland for the first time.

– Leonard G. | Google
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Great tour in Portland, ME. May 2021

Walked to 3 breweries and had sample flights at each location. Our guide Tom was very knowledgeable about the history of the city, each brewery and the beers. It was a very enjoyable way to spend a Saturday afternoon. I would highly recommend the Brewery tours.

– Jerri C. | Google
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Had A Fantastic Time May 2021

My husband and I took the bikes and brews tour and had a fantastic time. I would highly recommend it.

– Natasha W., Google
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A Great Way To Learn About The City May 2021

My dad and I were visiting from Minnesota and our tour guide, Don, was absolutely fantastic! It was a great way to learn more about the city and try out some delicious beers and spirits. highly recommend!

– Erin G. | Google
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Much more than a basic brew tour! May 2021

Can’t say how great this tour was. My husband and I are new to Maine and the Portland area. We came away from this tour really excited and energized about our future here and all the great things that Portland has to offer! Much more than a basic brew tour! Highly recommend!! Thank you Don and Nathan!!

– Rod T. | Google
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Great, fun tour! May 2021

I did the bike and brewery tour with The Maine Brews Bus and it was great! This tour gives you a great sense of what Portland has to offer as it pertains to the many breweries around. I was able to try things I didn't even think of such a chai kombucha and mead. Don was an excellent tour guide, he was friendly and engaging. Don took time out to give a history and explanation of other breweries in Portland, and because of that I continued my tour after the fact. The tour ends with a beautiful bike ride back along the coast. I highly recommend this tour.

– Maria P. | Tripadvisor
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Informative and Amazing April 2021

Booked a private tour through Brews Cruise for a friends gathering and it exceeded expectations! Nathan was informative and amazing. He fit in with our group perfectly and made us feel so welcome. Loved our experience, highly recommend!!

– Lindsey H. | Google
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Highly Recommend this Tour! April 2021

The Maine Brews Cruise was a trip highlight! Our tour guide did an excellent job of not only recommending the best beers at each location but also sharing the history of Portland along the way. Our group had so much fun, and I would recommend this tour for anyone visiting Portland!

– Irishteacher6 | Tripadvisor
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Walking Brewery Tour March 2021

Fun and safe way to visit many local breweries and enjoy a bit of Portland’s rich history. Had a blast!

– Heather C. | Tripadvisor
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MAINE BREW BUS GIVES BACK

Since June 30, 2019, we have donated $3,848 to Feed Kids!

The Maine Brew Bus joins other Maine businesses in a new marketing initiative benefitting the work of Full Plates Full Potential – a Maine-based non-profit organization whose mission is to end child hunger in all sixteen counties.