Somehow in all my trips to Rising Tide in Portland I have never done a post about the brewery. I stopped by to take some photos last week for my new site New England Beer Insurance and thought it would be a great time to do a post. The first time I visited the brewery they were on Industrial Way with Maine Beer Company and Bull Jagger, brewing on a much smaller system. Shortly after that visit they made the move to Fox Street and had their current system installed.
Nathan Sanborn (no relation as far as we can tell) is the brewer and his wife Heather is also involved in the day to day operations of the brewery. They also recently hired and an employee, Spence, who can be found at the brewery or pretty much anywhere good beer can be found. Seems I am always running into Spence somewhere in Portland. Nathan, Heather and Spence are always gracious hosts and willing to accommodate when they can.
Tasting room hours are noted below and they do sell growlers at the brewery. In addition to the 22 oz bottles distributed in Maine, Mass and Vermont they have the occasional brewery only release. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for updates and next time you are in Portland stop by and visit. Tell them their insurance guy sent you over.
Facebook Page: Link
Twitter: @risingtidebeer @risingtide_hbs
Location: 103 Fox Street – Portland, ME
Brewery Hours: Tuesday 4-7 / Thursday 4-7 / Friday & Saturday 12-3
Tours: Friday and Saturdays at 1:00
Packaging: Growlers at the brewery/ 22 oz bottles / Occasional Brewery only special release.
Distribution: Maine, Mass, Vermont