Maine Beer Tours was started by lifelong Mainers, the husband and wife team of Mark and Nichole Stevens, in late summer of 2012. The idea started in 2003 when Mark and some friends rented a thirteen passenger van and hit the road in search of local breweries in Northern New England. They made stops in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and as you could imagine, the trip was a big hit. Suddenly a business idea crept into Mark’s head.
Mark and Nichole have been dreaming of getting into the Maine beer scene for years, and finally decided that 2012 was the year they would make it happen. They have a love affair with craft beer, especially those found in their home State of Maine. They both agree, albeit hesitantly (mainly because their parents may read this), that they have been drinking Maine beer longer than they should admit to, and are thrilled to be able to help promote an industry they love, companies they respect, and folks they admire.
Maine Beer Tours is built on the premise of supporting Maine small businesses. Mark and Nichole are firm believers in the “buy local” model, and are doing everything they can to further promote these ideals. As a small business that supports other small businesses, they understand what it means to turn people on to locally sourced goods and services. One excursion with Maine Beer Tours will introduce you to a minimum of 7 Maine businesses! Mark and Nichole are constantly looking for new companies to partner with, and new vendors to feature. They understand the concept that a rising tide will lift all boats, and are working hard to ensure that everyone else knows how great their beloved state of Maine is!