NEWS

Winter Session Beer Festival:

1/8/2018 BEER LIST for Winter Session is now posted here: 2018 Winter Session Beer Info 

1/9/2018 BEER LIST for Winter Session (added Oxbow info): 2018 Winter Session Beer Info-As of 1-9-2018 (1)

VENUE LAYOUT and Brewery Map is here: Winter Session Venue Layout Breweries Map 2018

The Maine Brewers’ Guild is hosting Maine’s biggest winter beer festival on Saturday. January 13th, 2018 at Brick South in Portland. To learn more and view tickets – check out our eventbrite listing: 2018 Maine Brewers’ Guild Winter Session Beer Festival

Maine Beer Trail: A passport listing breweries in the state, broken down by region, and info on whether or not they have a tasting room, offer tours, and serve food. This is your guide to Maine breweries. Print it out and visit breweries, have them sign and date the trail, and mail it in to be rewarded. 10 breweries visited = a hat, 20 breweries visited = t-shirt, all Maine breweries = Prize Pack. Click link FMI.

Map of Maine Breweries: this is the most up to date version, and includes breweries that have opened up since our last version of the Beer Trail printing. Click the link for a google map of all the breweries in the state, and find the brewery closest to you!

Maine Brewery Tasting Room Spreadsheet: This is the comprehensive list of all the tasting rooms in the state and their hours, as of Summer 2017. Created by local author and bonafide beer geek, Josh Christie.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

We’re hosting a few fun events this fall/winter, and also want to let craft beer fans know about some other happenings around the state – keep an eye on the Guild Facebook page and this website for more info!

  • November 5th-11th – Portland Beer Week: Series of events around town throughout the week, hosted and organized by local bar/ restaurant owners, brewers, and friends of the craft beer industry. FMI: https://www.facebook.com/PortlandBeerWeek/
    • November 6th – Pro-Am Competition – A ticketed event at Salvage BBQ offering attendees the chance to try beers created by pairing local homebrewers and professional brewers. Featuring Portland-based breweries. Organized by the Mashing Maineiacs Homebrew Club, benefitting the Maine Brewers’ Guild. 100+ tickets
  • November 12, 3-5PM, Our 4th Annual ‘Freshmen Orientation’ – small format event featuring all of Maine’s newest brewers in a round-robin style format. Very limited tickets, about 150. TICKETS: brewedinmaine.brownpapertickets.com
  • January 13, 2018, Winter Session Beer Festival. Featuring Maine breweries, local food, and local beers set within the awesome space of the Brick South building at Thompson’s Pt Portland, ME. Warm atmosphere, old beer, good times. More info coming  soon.

 

Drinking in winter with new friends and old at Winter Session 2018 - Maine Brewers' Guild Beer Festival. What a perfect day to host our first indoor winter beer festival with 50+ Maine breweries represented. An awesome time of year for brewers to reconnect and catch up, Mainers to get out of the house in the depths of winter, and easy access aboard the Amtrak Downeaster for Bostonians and friends all around Maine and New England. (photos: Knack Factory) ...

Drinking in winter with new friends and old at Winter Session 2018 - Maine Brewers' Guild Beer Festival. What a perfect day to host our first indoor winter beer festival with 50+ Maine breweries represented. An awesome time of year for brewers to reconnect and catch up, Mainers to get out of the house in the depths of winter, and easy access aboard the @[122348992144:274:Amtrak Downeaster] for Bostonians and friends all around Maine and New England. (photos: @[411407148896527:274:Knack Factory])

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