Zach & Allison
Zachary and Allison Poole moved to Portland, Maine in 2008 and instantly fell in love with Maine’s food and beer culture. Working at the Run of the Mill Brewery and Public House has exposed Zach to the wide variety of amazing beer in our great state as well as expanding his brewing knowledge.
One rainy, Saturday afternoon in 2011, while sipping on some local beer in Portland’s Old Port, the idea of The Maine Brew Bus was born. What better way to promote these great handcrafted beers than providing visitors and locals alike with an all-inclusive beer tour showcasing these breweries?
Zach, bus driver, beer tour guide and Maine beer fanatic will do everything he can to make your beer experience a great one. He is determined to Drive you to Drink Local.
Meet Lenny… a 14-passenger, short bus ready to carry you throughout Vacationland so you can sit back and relax as you sample the variety of great beers on your Maine Brew Bus Tour. Lenny was adopted from Kennebunk as he was retiring from carrying school children. Lenny’s unforgettable look was designed and painted by artist Tim Clorius.
Don is a native Mainer and life-long resident of Portland. He met Zach and Allison in the fall of 2012 while pouring beer at a Maine food and beverage festival. A week later, Don helped spread the word about the brand new business at the Maine Brewer’s Festival, and now assists Zach with guiding tours and finding new opportunities to Drive You to Drink Local.
A former restaurant General Manager and industry salesperson, he stays well informed about Portland’s incredible food and beverage establishments. And he now enjoys the opportunity to share this knowledge with you on board the bus.
He has been lucky to visit some of the world’s best beer destinations, such as Brussels, Dublin, Munich, London and all around the United States. Don holds certified beer tasting credentials from both the Guinness Dublin and Anheuser-Busch breweries. But being able to come home and enjoy Maine’s craft beer has ultimately kept him very happy living right here.
A Maine history and trivia buff, he is also responsible for creating the quizzes given on board. He is very happy to now be part of The Maine Brew Bus team!