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Mark and Nichole Stevens have always loved craft beer. Mark began homebrewing in his Mr. Coffee during college, and Nichole spent several years slinging drinks behind the bar. After spending a vacation in search of northern New England breweries that offered tours, the couple decided to create Maine Beer Tours to give guests a behind-the-scenes look at the burgeoning craft-beer industry. Maine Beer Tours’ palatable expeditions explore the ins and outs of the brewing process and the Maine brewing industry. Groups sightsee at several well-known breweries that employ diverse brewing styles and ingredients, including the well-known Allagash Brewing Company, Shipyard Brewing Company, and Urban Farm Fermentory, which doubles as a food-fermentation center and bee yard. To help expand guests' knowledge and pique interest in new types of beer, breweries give guests samples of their toothsome porters, ales, and witches' brews.
180 Commercial St
Portland,
ME
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Whether leading visitors along the historic streets of Old Port or along the craggy coast near Portland's harbor in a trolley, the guides at Maine Foodie Tours regale visitors with background on the area's artisan cuisine. Each of them partners with local culinary artisans to uncover historical tidbits about dishes or reminiscences about the days when whoopie pies were still carved out of wood. On walking tours, they explain how fish houses, canneries, and textile mills have given way to coffee shops, bakeries, and restaurants, stopping for samples of fish, cheese, and microbrews to illustrate each point. On chocolate tours, they may explore the history of the cocoa bean by leading guests to confectioneries that craft cupcakes, ice cream, fudge, and truffles. In the spring, summer, and fall, Maine Foodie Tours offers other excursions, such as trolley and bike tours.
Vervacious 227 Commercial Street
Portland,
Maine
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Khaled spent his childhood exploring Middle Eastern deserts. Jen spent hers exploring central Maine's rolling farmlands. Despite their polar-opposite upbringings, their thirsts for adventure eventually brought the pair together. So when Khaled up and left for Alaska, it didn't take Jen long to follow him. There, the two pioneered the idea of the shoreline cruise, catering specifically to disembarking cruise-line passengers. Through their joint endeavor, The Scenic Route Maine Tours, they bring the tours back to Jen's homeland. Their van tours explore nearby Kennebunkport, known for its lobster rolls, along with LL Bean's flagship store and local lighthouses. And around the holidays, they bring Saint Nick to children's homes.
177 Commercial Street
Portland,
ME
US
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