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?
Allagash Brewing Company
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.
Samples and a tour of their incredible facility.
New England Distillery
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!
We will enjoy samples of their offerings and a peak into the world of distillation.
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!
We’ll have a sample or two (depending on what they have on tap) and check out their brewhouse.
Great Lost Bear
Since 1979 the GREAT LOST BEAR has become a Portland institution. A family restaurant and an American Craft Beer Destination. We will have pub snacks and a pint, and they have a lot to choose from!
Pub snacks and a pint. Enough said.