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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.

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

Over 35,000 people have been connected to Maine’s craft alcohol producers since our tours began almost 10 years ago.

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

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Maine Brews Cruise offers regularly scheduled and private tours in Greater Portland and Southern Maine. Some of our tours are partnered with local minor-league baseball and hockey teams and include game tickets as part of the tour package.

We also offer frequent specialty and adventure tours, such as the popular Birds on Tap – Roadtrip! series, the Zymurgy Home Brew tour, History of Portland Beer tour, local Coffee and Tea tours, and other exciting offerings produced throughout the year.

In each year starting in 2014, The Maine Brew Bus has been presented the coveted Tripadvisor “Certificate of Excellence” for outstanding guest reviews. After five years in a row of that award, we were placed into the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame in 2018.

Starting in 2020, TripAdvisor renamed the award the Travelers’ Choice award, and once again we were a recipient for our consistently outstanding customer reviews. Year after year, this award is received and exemplifies our dedication to creating unforgettable tours for our incredible guests. 


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Past Team Members (Brew Bus Alumni)

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