Portland is a great city for biking, and for craft alcohol. And with so many craft breweries located near safe paths, we are happy to present three different Bike and Brews Tours in Portland!
The gathering point is The Portland Encyclepedia on Commercial Street. This is where you will meet your expert guide and check out the provided bikes and helmets.
After a brief safety talk, it is time to hop on board the bikes and pedal our way as a group towards the first stop.
Our three-mile routes mostly feature biking on mixed-use paths where no vehicles are allowed, and there is considerable biking along the ocean with scenic views out to many islands in Casco Bay.
Along the way, we will make a few stops to learn about Portland’s rich history from the Rum Riots to Prohibition.
At each stop, we will learn a little bit about each company, meet the people responsible for delivering quality craft beverages, and sample their various products.
After biking our way to each of our stops, together we will head back to the starting point with a better understanding of Portland’s thirst for outstanding craft beer and other beverages.
- Learn Portland’s Beer History
- Taste Maine Craft-brews
- Bike Along the Ocean
Daily May to October except for Sunday at 9:45, 11:45 and 3:00 pm Other times available upon request
Price $85.00 pp
NEW TOUR! Bike and Morning Brews Itinerary (7-Mile Route from 9:45 – 11:15 am) – Book Now
Suggested Itinerary: Rwanda Bean, Thompson’s Point
New this year is an all-ages offering, it’s our Morning Bike and Brews tour! The bicycle-based tour guides will ride along with the group to Rwanda Bean where a selection of coffees will be tasted in a cupping demonstration.
Our host will give us a talk about the roasting process and how they work directly with farmers in Rwanda. We’ll get coffee and a freshly baked item to enjoy in their beautiful new cafe and roastery at Thompson’s Point. $45.00 PP
ALL BEER! Early Afternoon Itinerary (3-Mile Route from 11:45 pm – 2:30 pm) – Book Now
Suggested Itinerary: Oxbow Blending & Bottling | Lone Pine Brewery | Rising Tide Brewing
This all brewery and beer tour is the perfect way to start your adventures in Portland. We will be on a three-mile route that uses some surface streets, but returns on mixed-use paths where no vehicles are allowed.
Each brewery is producing a wide range of styles and flavors. We will also be pointing out several other great places you might want to check out while you are in the city. On the trip back we will be on a path right along the ocean with scenic views of many islands in Casco Bay. $85.00 pp
MIX OF BEER, WINE, AND SPIRITS! Late Afternoon Itinerary (3-Mile Route from 3:00 pm – 5:45 pm) – Book Now
Suggested Itinerary: Maine Mead Works | Austin Street Brewery | Three of Strong Spirits
Looking for something that will please everyone? Our late afternoon itinerary visits a brewery, winery, and distillery! This route will get the mild hill out of the way first, and we will pause at the top to learn about the oldest burial ground in Portland (and to catch our breath).
Then it’s on to learn about the world’s oldest fermented beverage – mead, or honey wine. A stop at a well-known brewery and a rum-fueled distillery should do the trick as we use an oceanside path to safely return to the Encyclepedia. $85.00 pp
$85.00 per person
Private tours for groups available upon request
NOTE: These tours are offered in partnership and conducted by Maine Brews Cruise
- Tour guides
- Fitted bicycle and helmet
- Handcrafted beverages
- snacks and water
Tours daily except Sunday at 9:45, 11:45 am and 3:00 pm
Price: $85.00 per person
We had a phenomenal time on the bike and brew tour! It is a fun and active way to explore Portland and meet great people. We highly recommend it!