The Maine Brew Bus was founded in September 2012 by Zach and Allison Poole, who realized that people in Portland might enjoy a guided safe ride to drink local beer at different small producers.
The all-inclusive tours on bright green school buses provide a behind-the-scenes look at Maine’s craft breweries, distilleries, wineries, and more. Tours are led by expert guides in addition to a knowledgeable non-drinking driver to ensure the best possible experience for participating guests as well as for the businesses with which they partner.
The Maine Brew Bus offers regularly scheduled and private tours in Greater Portland and Southern Maine. Some tours are partnered with local minor-league baseball and basketball teams and include game tickets as part of the tour package. They 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 Roaster tours, and the popular Progressive Beer Dinner series.
In 2013, The Maine Brew Bus became the #1 Tour in Portland as rated by TripAdvisor users – an enviable position that they maintain to this day. The fleet now includes three 13-passenger buses and 10 additional staff members, and drove well over 5,300 guests from around the globe to “drink local” during 2016.
In 2014, 2015, and 2016, The Maine Brew Bus was presented the coveted TripAdvisor “Certificate of Excellence” for outstanding guest reviews. They also received an Editor’s Choice award by Down East Magazine as a “2014 Best of Maine” recipient, and were selected for Portland Buy Local and Entreverge awards in 2015.
For more information and to see a current schedule of tours and events, please visit www.themainebrewbus.com
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