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Beerunch Brewery Bus Tour

Overview
If you feel it’s never too early to start drinking great local beer, then the Beerunch tour is designed for you!

Hop on the bus with us and we will head to Bissell Brothers Brewing before they open their doors to the public for the day. We will be able to spend time in their impressive space and enjoy their well-known beers to learn about their journey to become one of the best-known breweries in New England.

After a great start, we will travel over to East Bayside to Belleflower Brewing for another exclusive visit before the doors are opened to their thirsty fans. In a very short time, this company has chartered a course all their own by working directly with local farmers and foragers to produce some very memorable beers.

Then it will be time to step inside Goodfire Brewing, a company that has also made its mark in a very beer-centric town. We will visit with their team and sip a variety of their beers that have all originated from their talented head brewer.
City: Portland
Wed 22 May
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Starting at $99.00
Wed 22 May
Starting at $99.00
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What's Included
Bottled Water
Snacks
Beer Tasting
Transportation
Additional Info
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Minimum age is 21 years (photo ID required)
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
What To Expect
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Bissell Brothers Brewing Company
Bissell Brothers was founded in December 2013 by brothers Noah and Peter Bissell, along with Noah’s college friend Seth. Their original brewery was located at the now-famous One Industrial Way. Their first release was The Substance, a hoppy American Pale Ale that was first released in cans in January 2014 and immediately created massive demand from beer lovers. Since those early days, they have increased their production by at least 200% a year which resulted in the 2016 move of the entire brewery to Thompson’s Point in Portland. They now brew in a revitalized space 10 times the size of their old brewery that was built in 1904 and once served as a railcar repair location for the Maine Central Railroad. They received a larger brewhouse during 2017 and sent their original system north to begin brewing for their second location in their hometown of Milo, Maine.
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Belleflower Brewing
Belleflower opened in March 2021, and they are focused on creating a variety and distinction between batches. It is co-owned by the Page and Bonadies families. Zach Page and Nick Bonadies met as homebrewers who had volunteered to help launch Trillium Brewing Company. Belleflower is named after Nick’s family farm in New Hampshire and was originally given to a beloved apple tree that fell many years ago. The trunk of the “belleflower tree” has since been repurposed as a decorative beam in the barn and is a symbol of the enduring grit and ingenuity of New Englanders. Above the barn is a hex sign, a form of folk art believed to be imbued with the power to ward off evil and bring good luck. Belleflower’s logo is a modern take on this traditional sign, much like their beers which all display a creative angle on familiar beer styles.
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Goodfire Brewing Co.
Goodfire is located in East Bayside, a well-known hub within the booming craft alcohol industry of Portland. Founded by David Redding, a physician, they first poured their beers during 2017 Portland Beer Week and opened their tasting room doors shortly after. The comfortable 4,000-square-foot space includes a separate meeting and event room. The brewing equipment was produced by Tigpro, right here in Portland. Head brewer Gordon Jones started Goodfire off by brewing IPA’s named Prime and Waves, but has certainly branched out with fruited sours, saisons, and lagers.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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Reviews (14)
Dlooby25
Jun 2021
Tom and Chad are wonderful hosts and know a lot about the history of the area as well as the brewing process. I was unfortunately ill on the morning of my tour, but the three others in my party were able to attend and they still talk about how awesome this tour was. When I met up with my party later in the day, we caught up with Tom and Chad when they were touring an afternoon group at Shipyard Brewery. Tom is such a gentleman, he pulled me aside so I could tour with the second group because I hadn't been able to with my group. Very grateful to Tom for that, and I regret being too ill to attend during my tour. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Portland, ME.
Response from Host
Jun 2021
Sad news that you were not able to go with your party, but great news that you rebounded and were able to enjoy a taste of the tour thanks to Tom's efforts. Cheers!
D9086TGkellym
Dec 2019
AmazIng tour ! Tom and Seth were the best Guides and so much fun. The tour of the brewing process was very technical, informative and on point. Being in the brewing industry myself, I 100% approve. Great time- thanks everyone! I’ll be coming back Soon for sure
Response from Host
Dec 2019
Thank you for coming on a tour with us. Seth and Tom do an amazing job on our tours and they will be happy to know they got the stamp of approval from another brewing industry member! Hope to see you on another tour soon. Cheers!
duffman316
Oct 2019
We did the brewery tour at lunch time, visiting 3 breweries in about 3 hours, all were relatively close by so not a lot of driving. Our tour guide Shea was awesome, super informative, very knowledgeable. You don’t have to be a beer nerd to enjoy the tour, we weren’t very versed going in but came out with a lot more knowledge and more appreciative of what we were drinking. Will definitely try other tours the next time in Portland.
Response from Host
Nov 2019
Thank you for coming out on a tour with us! We are always happy to hear from folks who learned a lot on our tours and left the tour with more knowledge than they had before. We love teaching our guests about craft beer in an accessible and fun way. Thank you again and see you on another tour soon.

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