Taking a tour of area breweries is a way to enjoy a taste of local brews, seasonal favorites, and the state’s characteristic flavors and ingredients, all while getting the backstory on how these award-winning, hand-crafted beers are made. Touring a Belgian-style brewery is an option, as is visiting one of the largest craft breweries in the country, right on the city’s waterfront. Visitors can also sample small-batch artisanal ales in local tasting rooms around the region.
Greater Portland enjoys such a wealth of choices for beer lovers that experiencing them all is an adventure in itself. Visitors can start by taking a Maine Beer Tour, or a Maine Brew Bus Tour to explore Portland area breweries, or opt for a Bike and Brew Tour where participants survey the region’s microbrews by bicycle. Getting a taste of Maine’s rich beer history couldn’t be easier, thanks to the local breweries that happily open their doors – and their taps.