PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The explosion in the number of craft breweries in Maine has been good for the state's economy - not just because more people are working brewing beer, but by also becoming tourist destinations of their own.
Now entrepreneurs are connecting beer lovers to the breweries they love, or have never heard of, in an effort to promote the state's craft beer industry.
"We're trying everything we can to promote the local scene as much as possible," explained Mark Stevens, who operates one of two dedicated beer tour businesses in the city of Portland with his wife, Nichole.
"Our whole focus is drinking local," he continued. "When they are focusing as much as they can on local blueberries, or local this, local that, local spices - I love that concept. It's something I really believe in and it is nice to show others what is going on out there."