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?
Allagash Brewing Company started in 1995, as a one man operation. At that time, both German and British styles were very prevelant around the US, while the ever-creative Belgian styles were hard to find. Founder Rob Todd not only found his niche in the industry, he perfected it. Allagash began as New Englands original Belgian-style brewery, and have grown into one of the industries most well respected brands.
Family lore has it that Ned Wight’s great-great-great-grandfather, John Jacob Wight, took over a failing whiskey distillery in the Hunt Valley, north of Baltimore, Maryland, sometime during the 1850’s and began producing Sherwood Rye Whiskey. Distilling was a part of Wight’s family until 1958, when the last Wight family distillery, the Cockeysville Distilling Company, shut its doors. Until 2011, when Ned brought that fine family tradition back. Crafting top notch Gin, Rum and Rye Whiskey, Ned is making his family proud!
Peter and Noah grew up in rural Milo, Maine, and have a history of working together. As youngsters, they pushed around a pumpkin and gourd cart, selling their goods all over the neighborhood. Well, some years have passed since then, and they have graduated to producing and self distributing hoppy libations. These guys are new to the Maine beer scene, but have built up a nice following, which will only continue to grow!
Bunker Brewing Co. is an early 21st century small artisan brewery located in the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland, ME. Their passion is creating the best experimental, traditional and seasonal brews they can, 3.5 barrels at a time. Founded in 2011 by Chresten Sorensen and Jay Villani, The Bunker is located in a 1920′s era garage of a defunct Portland scrapyard. Malt, Water, Hops, Yeast, Time, Temperature and the Passion to make a damn fine glass of beer.