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.
DRINKS ABOUT TOWN
Join us for an afternoon tour to explore local craft beer, spirits, hard seltzers and ciders, and more!
Pickup & Drop-off Location: Old Port Spirits and Cigars
- Adult Ages 21+
- Private Tour for 6 or more guests $50/pp (in addition to Private Tour Fee and 20% 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 Battery Steele Brewing Company, a brewery that has really made its mark in Portland.
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.
Battery Steele 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).
Jake Condon and Shane Noble opened Battery Steele on a 10-barrel system in May 2017. They are located in a former carpet and casket warehouse in the same complex as two other breweries – and across the street from Allagash. Condon, who grew up in Presque Isle, was the general manager at Gritty’s in Portland. Noble, his partner, was previously the head brewer at Gritty’s in Freeport. After a decade of making and drinking English-style ales, Battery Steele now allows them to freedom to create modern takes on beer styles and flavors. In their early days, their popularity meant they would sell out of beer often and have to turn away thirsty fans. But after the expansion of their production capacity and their tasting room, people can enjoy their creations that fit in nicely with the neighborhood and the beer scene in the area.
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.