- Morning Bus Tour
- Special Brewery Access
Be among the early birds to check out three trendsetting breweries located in lively Portland locations. This all-beer morning tour visits three breweries in the Greater Portland area.
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
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 Shipyard Brewing Company, a brewery that has helped put Portland on the map for craft beer.
After we enjoy a selection of their many different styles of beer, we will head over to Après. We will sample flavorful hard seltzers and alcoholic apple ciders that they produce right in the lively East Bayside neighborhood.
Our last stop is at Three of Strong Spirits for cocktails to learn about their fascination with taking their time to create high-quality rums.
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 1:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Other days may be available for private tour bookings based on availability.
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).
Founded in 1994, Shipyard is one the largest breweries in the State of Maine. The legendary partnership of Fred Forsley and Alan Pugsley of Shipyard Brewing, is not one to look past. Starting in Kennebunk as Federal Jack’s Brew Pub, Shipyard made their way to Portland in 1994 after they grew out of their space only a year later. Even now, with new breweries opening up all over Portland, they continue to be a huge player in Portland’s craft beer industry today.
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.
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.
Please note that tour stops may change without notice due to events and the availability of staff at each venue.