Portland On Tap

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Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, Food and Wine


Kid Friendly: Yes. There's no part of the tour inappropriate for kids.
Some Portland tasting rooms serve their own soft drinks. But it is all about alcohol and drinking, so.... Use your judgment about your kids.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

Rum, "the Maine Law," a Riot, and the Craft Beer Boom

This three-and-a-half hour customizable tour starts at your hotel, or an agreed-upon spot, and introduces you to some reasons Portland is one of the top cities in the world for craft beer fans. We'll point out brewpubs and craft beer bars in the Old Port on our way to Washington Avenue and East Bayside where tasting rooms abound. Beer, mead, wine, and spirits are all available.


Beginning on the waterfront or at your downtown hotel, the tour will proceed past sites associated with Portland's distilling and trade history, hit spots associated with the infamous "Rum Riot, " prohibition, the 1775 burning of Falmouth, and Portland's dissolute and darker side. Heading into East Bayside we'll quench our thirst at some of the many tasting rooms in the area before concluding at an agreed-upon end point.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Alternatively, we may meet by the sculpture "Armillary" at the northeast corner of the intersection of Franklin and Commercial Streets. This corner is just outside the cruise ship port at the state pier.

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.

Your enthusiasm for any particular tasting room may vary the length of the tour somewhat.



What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: Walking tour, sightseeing, historical and cultural commentary, as well as opinions about beverages.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 USD - The tour price does not include any food, beverages, or souvenirs. This estimate is aimed at a median price. If you buy souvenirs, growlers, food, etc. it could climb higher. If you're a tasting flight & move on type, your cost could be lower.

What’s Extra

  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Beverages, food, and souvenirs are not included.

Private tour guide Jeff

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