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The Pour Tour
Date: 11/9/2012 Album ID: 1564872
Photos by Gordon Chibroski
the Maine Beer Bus takes a group on a tour of breweries, a meadery, a coffee roaster, a fermentor and a distillery to kick off Portland Beer Week.
Gordon Chibroski / Staff Photographer:  On Thursday, November 8, 2012, Zach Poole, right, greets the tour members as they board The Maine Brew Bus behind the Thirsty Pig bar and restaurant. He will lead them on a special tour of two beer breweries, a meadery, a coffee roaster, a fermenter and distiller over the next four-five hours.
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Gordon Chibroski / Staff Photographer:  On Thursday, November 8, 2012, Ben Alexander, left, owner of Maine Mead Works, explains how mead is made from honey, yeast and water in these tall stainless steel columns, to a tour group that includes from left, Adam Lamarre, Jeremy Miller and David Lamarre.
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Gordon Chibroski / Staff Photographer:  On Thursday, November 8, 2012, Chresten Sorensen, owner of Bunker Brewing, says he owns the smallest brewery in Maine, giving him the freedom to make what ever type of beer he feels making on any particular day. This was the second stop on the Pour Tour, part of Portland Beer Week, by the Maine Brew Bus.
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Gordon Chibroski / Staff Photographer:  On Thursday, November 8, 2012, Eli Cayer, founder and owner of Urban Farm Fermentory, explains how he makes his hard ciders, kombuchas, and meads at his place in the East Bayside area before he gives tastes to tour members.
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Gordon Chibroski / Staff Photographer:  On Thursday, November 8, 2012, Ned Wight, left, founder and owner of New England Distillery, tells of his great, great grandfather's distillery that gave him the idea to resurrect a family distillery and produce a fresh, creative and different type of gin, rum and whiskey, as three members of the Pour Tour, from, left, Jeremy Miller, David Lamarre, and Adam Lamarre, taste and discuss the Ingenium Dry Gin.
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Gordon Chibroski / Staff Photographer:  On Thursday, November 8, 2012, Tandem Coffe Roaster owner, Will Pratt, left demonstrates a coffee roast as Ulen Dobui, passes out cups for tasting during the Pour Tour event that also includes tours of beer breweries, meaderies, fermenters and distilleries in the Portland area.
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Gordon Chibroski / Staff Photographer:  On Thursday, November 8, 2012, Roland Morin of Rochester, N.H.,  enjoys one of many tastes of six different beers at Rising Tide Brewing Company on Fox St. in the East Bayside area on the Pour Tour provided by Zach Poole and his Maine Brew Bus to kick off Portland Beer Week.
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