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Portland Beer Tour

Cure all that ales you with a Maine beer weekend! Book this holiday to spend two nights in luxury at Maine's premier beach destination Inn by the Sea, and discover some of the best beers and beer pairings in Maine, with behind the scenes looks at several breweries, and delicious beer dinner at the inn. You will surely return home with a bigger appreciation of this remarkable beverage!


  • Ride the Maine Brew Bus
  • Behind the scenes tour of local micro breweries
  • Ale and Exhale ground hop scrub and barley massages for two
  • Maine 3 course beer dinner for two
  • 2 nights accommodation


2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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A selection of single bedroom accommodations are located in the Main Inn. All of these guest rooms are air conditioned and offer a full complement of amenities including plush bathrobes, luxurious bedding, iPod docking stations and luxurious bath products. Select Garden Suite and Spa Suite accommodations are pet friendly.

Traditional guest rooms

Traditional guest rooms are a single room accommodation offering a king sized bed, romantic gas burning fireplace, a coffee maker, mini-refrigerator and a large flat-screen TV. The oversized bathrooms offer a large glass walk-in shower. There are no tubs in the traditional guest rooms. Many traditional rooms offer ocean views. Pets cannot be accommodated in traditional guest rooms.

Garden suites

Garden suites are located on the ground level and offer a king bedrooms with separate living room space. Most garden suites offer an ocean view. The living room space features hardwood floors, an executive desk, full sized pull-out sleep sofa and a mini-refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave.

The living room space walks directly out to the property grounds and offers a small porch with seating for two. Garden suite bathrooms are oversized and offer a soaking tub and glass walk-in shower. Bedrooms are king-bedded and offer a large-screen television, iPod docking station, a large closet, and dresser.

Spa suites

Spa suites are two-level accommodations featuring either a king-sized bed or two double beds on the upper level. The first floor of the guestroom offers a wet bar kitchenette including a mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, glassware and dishes. The kitchenette opens into a large living space with a full size pull-out sleep sofa and executive desk.

A balcony opening from the living space features ocean views and seating for two. On the second floor of the Spa suite is a lofted bedroom and oversized bathroom. The bathroom offers an air jet tub, a glass walk-in shower and a heated floor.

Beach suites

The beach suite guest rooms offer stunning water views, outdoor patios and decks, large living spaces with hardwood floors and gas burning fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, king sized bedrooms and oversized baths with dual vanities, soaking tubs and showers. All beach suite accommodations are fully air conditioned. Select one bedroom beach suite accommodations are pet friendly.

One bedroom beach suites offer 700 square feet of luxury space overlooking the Wildlife Habitat and Crescent Beach. Porches or balconies feature comfortable soft seating and open into oversized living spaces with a full sleep sofa, dining table for six, gas burning fireplace and flat screen television.

An equipped kitchen offers a two burner range, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave and full complement of dishware and cooking items. The bedroom features a king size bed, soft seating and flat screen television. An oversized bathroom offers dual vanities, soaking tub and walk-in shower.


You will spend two nights in luxury at Maine's premier beach destination Inn by the Sea, where you will be welcomed with beer bites and a fine selection of Maine beer. In the evening, you will enjoy Chef Sicinski's three course beer tasting menu, with Maine fare that plays off the pairings beer notes of locally crafted brews.

The next day, you will join the Portland Brew Bus, which will "drive you to drink locally" for lunch and a guided behind the scenes look at several of Maine's craft breweries. Upon returning to the inn, you will be expected for a special Ale and Exhale 45 minute SPA service for two, which includes a ground hop scrub and barley massages with hops’ essential oils, along with a spicy citrus and pine forest flavor profile.

Included excursions

  • Travel aboard the Maine Beer Bus
  • Visit local breweries


With dozens of unique micro breweries and a foodie rep like no other coastal city, Portland is the perfect small port town for beer lovers to explore. Located on a peninsula in Casco Bay, this city is the state’s largest and thrives with activity just 15 minutes from Inn by the Sea. A historic seacoast town, Portland blends its rich culture as a working waterfront with galleries, unique shops, music and theater venues, farmers markets and award-winning restaurants. Portland continues to accumulate national “best of” awards, including One of the Coolest Small cities in America by GQ, America’s Best Town in the East by Outside Magazine, a top ten Greenest City by Organic Magazine and America’s Foodiest Small Town by Bon Appetit.

This oceanfront hotel and beach resort offers a breathtaking private boardwalk access to one of the top ten beaches in the State of Maine, Crescent Beach. Just minutes outside of Portland Maine, you will be steps away from this pristine Maine beach waterfront while staying at the Inn. Crescent Beach offers over a mile coastal length of pristine sandy beach with gentle surf making it a favorite for families, kite flyers and beach walkers alike. If you have not yet experienced the beaches of Maine, you will discover an abundance of usable flat waterfront real estate. A stay at this upscale family resort with a semi-private beach access is perfect for a relaxing sunset walk or a day of fun with the family.



  • Boating nearby
  • Diving nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Massage
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming nearby


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Café nearby
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Local market
  • Pet care / grooming


Sea Glass Restaurant at Inn by the Sea offers an unsurpassed Maine dining experience with spectacular ocean views from its intimate waterfront dining room or al fresco deck, just ten minutes from Portland Maine. Chef Steve Sicinski marries the freshest local ingredients with a focus on health and taste to create "intelligent" cuisine that offers full flavor while retaining nutritional value in preparation.

Alongside local produce from nearby Portland Maine farms and lobster tasting menu, Executive Chef Steve Sicinski's day boat catch and evening menus feature underutilized seafood fresh from Maine’s coastal waters. The Chef, working with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, identifies abundant and delectable fish from the Gulf of Maine that are under-appreciated. The chef pairs sustainable seafood with fresh produce, meat and poultry from local farms whenever possible in a true celebration of Maine fare.

Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, Sea Glass Restaurant is open year-round and welcomes both hotel and public guests to enjoy waterfront dining. Larger parties are invited to reserve the Cove Room, our Private Dining Room for parties of nine to twenty. The Cove Room offers a seasonally changing Chef's Tasting Menu.

Things to do (optional)

  • Admire the lighthouses
  • Attend local events
  • Enjoy the ocean view
  • Go fishing
  • Go shopping
  • Practice water sports
  • Relax at the beach
  • Visit the art galleries

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 course Maine beer dinner for two, paired with Maine craft beer
  • 4.5 hour tour of local micro breweries on the Maine Brew Bus
  • Lunch during the beer tour
  • Taxes and fees
  • Two 45 minute Ale and Exhale ground hop scrub and barley massages with hops’ essential oils, and a spicy citrus and pine forest flavor profile

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals and beverages
  • Airfare
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport is Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM).

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