The Maine Brew Bus will be hosting a very special tour with internet-famous beer photographer John Kleinchester. The two forces will come together to bring you a tour of photographic proportions. If you know anything about my blog Active Beer Geek than you know that I love beer photography and will jump at any chance to be apart of such a tour.
John is also a Cicerone certified beer server, professional photographer, blogger, and Retail Sales Manager for NYC for Two Roads Brewing Company. He started the blog called beertography and has been a big advocate of the same hashtag as well.
The beertography tour picks up and drops off at In’Finiti which by itself is very apt for photography. The big fermentors and big copper distillers are perfect for a photo or two. The interior of the restaurant is very creative and timely in their look. with wood and copper adorning the place, you’ll love taking pictures of it all.
The next stop is at the Bissell Brother’s Brewing (BBB) Company. BBB is known for their flagship hoppy pale ale known as The Substance. Coincidentally, The Bissell Boys are hosting their Dang ‘Ole Sunday BBQ. They are pouring the Dang ‘Ole – a corn ale with lime, The Substance, Strawberry Swing – A Red Wheat Ale, and the ‘Magin – A Rye IPA. The BBQ is happening from 12-5 and we are heading straight for the BBQ with our cameras in hand.
The next stop is just 500 feet away from Bissell, Allagash Brewing Company; the home to Maine’s Belgian-inspired beers. Allagash is Maine’s second largest and the nation’s 47th largest brewery. The newly constructed brewhouse is closed on Sunday’s which means we have plenty of time to take as many pretty photos as possible. The tour will include a private tasting of Allagash’s sour barrel room, their bourbon barrel aging room, as well as a full brewery, tour.
The next two stops captures Maine’s industrial mill side, Run Of The Mill & Banded Horn Brewing Company. We first stop at Run Of The Mill for a delicious lunch. Run Of The Mill brews 25+ beers year round and is Saco/Biddeford’s only brewpub.
The next stop is a newer brewery and about 500 feet away from Run Of The Mill – Banded Horn Brewing Company in Biddeford Mill Complex. The mill complex in Biddeford has been around for 150 years. Banded Horn is ran by a former Sixpoint brewer Ian MConnell. Ian and his cousin Ron Graves started brewing in late 2013.
Overall we are traveling to many new and old breweries and brewpubs in Maine. The great thing is that you don’t have to drive, the Maine Brew Bus will drive to each destination for you. Stay tuned for more special tours in the future!
Here is a video of this great #beertography tour after it happened!