Join your guide in the Old Port and travel on foot with us to learn about the extraordinary history of beer brewing in Portland.
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About Maine Brews Cruise
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.
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Portland, Maine, is a family affair. There’s more than enough here in food, beverage, and recreation to inspire and delight parents and kids alike. My son Archie is nine years old. He is right at the age where he likes to go out in town and have fun, just like Mom and Dad. But of…
An all-inclusive tour could mean a lot of different things. We want to make sure our guests have an experience they will never forget, which could be hard to do if you had to pay for everything along the way. So we created all of our tours in an all-inclusive format. So what exactly does Maine Brews Cruise provide for each guest on our tours? Samples Tasters and flights at each stop are included in your ticket price. Each location that we visit will provide a sample of their latest or most sought-after craft alcohol products. For the time that we are there, you can expect multiple samples to explore different styles and brands. You are not obligated to finish all of the samples, we’re sure there will be somebody nearby to help you out. Our tours always include beer,…
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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.