BBC13 Pre-Conference Excursion: Portland, Maine!

Assuming we keep existing past the end of the Mayan calendar next week, we’ll be exploring Portland, Maine as our pre-conference excursion for the 2013 Beer Bloggers’ Conference!

This is a super exciting excursion that will surely sell out, so make sure you register now for the conference and for this fun activity! Cost for citizen bloggers is just $50 and $100 for other participants. Here’s the itinerary:

Thursday, July 25th

Friday, July 26th

  • Bus together to Boston via Portsmouth, NH
  • Beer Pairing lunch at Portsmouth Brewery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

What is not included in this excursion is your transportation to Portland and your lodging. We are working to secure a room block and good rate for us at a local Portland hotel, and will let attendees know those details as we get them. To get to Portland, you can either fly in to Portland’s airport (PWM) and then depart from Boston Logan (BOS). Or – there’s Amtrak’s Downeaster service from Boston’s North Station or Concord Coachlines directly from Logan airport. Both options offer free wi-fi. The bus option is noted to be faster and less expensive than Amtrak, ¬†though Amtrak is more scenic.

Whoo hoo! So who’s in?




  1. says

    Do you have an idea on what time this will start? If I do it, I’d like to arrange to do my travel on Thursday so I don’t have to spring for an extra hotel night.

  2. says

    I can vouch for the awesomeness of the bus. It is clean, frequent, on-time and inexpensive. You can pick it up directly at Logan and it leaves about every hour on weekdays. You don’t have to book a specific one (just buy a ticket and then hop on the next one that comes). for more info. Hope you all come up to see my awesome city!!

    The Beer Babe

  3. says

    Thanks for researching the bus/Amtrak options. I was comparing air fares to Boston and to Portland, and the difference is hundreds of dollars. Flying into Boston and busing to Portland is a helluva lot cheaper, even adding in the excursion fee.