Maine Beer Tours will give craft beer lovers from New England, and beyond, the opportunity to learn about the brewing process, taste some of the best beers in the Northeast, and learn about the Maine brewing industry. Where exactly are we going on Saturday?
Maine Craft Distilling
Maine Craft Distilling uses local Maine ingredients to make their spirits, from Aroostook County barley in their whiskey (50 Stone), to the carrots in their unique botanical gin (Chesuncook). They floor malt their barley in the tradition of the great Scottish distilleries, and run everything through “Frankenstill” until it is just right. As Maine’s first “farm to flask distillery”, Maine Craft Distilling is locally made, locally sourced and locally loved.
We’ll get a great chance to see their distillery and sample a variety of their offerings.
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Rising Tide Brewing Company is a small-scale, family-owned brewery with a focus on handcrafted artisinal ales that draw on traditions from around the world. They distribute their beers through Mariner Beverage to bars, restaurants, and specialty retailers throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.
Samples, a spin around the brewery and the chance to meet a brewer.
Shipyard Brewing Company
The Shipyard Brewing Company has been making award-winning, craft brewed ales in Maine for almost 20 years. They have grown to one of the countries largest craft breweries, ranking in the top 20. Each and every batch of Shipyard beer is hand brewed in small batches, where they use only the finest ingredients, including the top fermenting, multi-strain of yeast from Ringwood Brewery in England.
We’ll watch a fairly painless video detailing their history and sample a number of beers from the Shipyard family.