NEWS

Summer Session: Here’s a preview of beers that’ll be pouring at Summer Session! With 99 breweries attending and at least 64 VIP beers and 237 beers pouring during General Session, we encourage you to plan out your tastings ahead of time! Summer Session Beer Information

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 in the planning stages for our 2018 events, 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!

  • July 28, 2018:  Summer Session 2018 Tickets are almost SOLD OUT! For more information, please visit our ticketing page for a list of participating breweries. We are also now accepting food vendor applications.
  • Hotel Information: We have a room block at the Clarion Hotel ($219/nt, 2 nights min.) Please give them a call and mention the “Summer Session Maine Brewers’ Guild” room block. (207) 774-5611.

Thank you to our Summer Session Sponsors:

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Maine Brewers' Guild

In one week, enjoy the best of Maine's craft beer with some live music from Kris Rodgers & the Dirty Gems!

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2 days ago

Maine Brewers' Guild

Party Time Excellent will be kicking off Summer Session at noon for VIP Session ticket holders! Doors open at 11:30AM. Beers start pouring at noon.

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3 days ago

Maine Brewers' Guild

Gritty’s to celebrate 30th anniversary with epic keg party!

Portland, Maine – (www.grittys.com) Gritty’s will be celebrating the power of positive drinking on Saturday, July 21st with an epic keg party on Wharf Street. It’s Gritty’s 30th anniversary. They’re going to party inside and outside the pub on Wharf St. in the old port in Portland from noon until closing. The Gritty’s guys are setting up a stage, a 17’ long copper-topped bar, eight taps and some grills on Wharf St. While inside the pub, guests can order off the menu.

“We’re inviting everyone,” said Richard Pfeffer, Gritty’s Publican and one of the founders.
“Over the years Gritty’s has become part of the fabric of Maine. We want to see the mug club members, past employees, friends, and our colleagues in the Maine craft beer business and the public to stop by to say hi, have a beer and enjoy the music.”

There will be at least 8 different small batch or collaborative beers on tap. Including a rotating IPA and collaborative beers brewed with Allagash, Run of the Mill and Liquid Riot. While supplies last they’ll give away ‘burgers and ‘dogs. FREE live music will include: country music artist, Bob Emple followed by the local band, Desperate Avikados. Then OC and the Off Beats take the stage. Around 8 pm Portland area favorite, King Memphis will wrap-up the music on the Wharf St stage. But wait, there’s more! At 10pm, eighties tribute band The Awesome will play inside the brew pub. Everybody over 21 is invited to the party, no cover.

“We had a lot of fun brewing the 3 collaboration beers with the brewers from Allagash, our friend Stevie from Run of the Mill and working with the guys at Liquid Riot,” said Brew Master and founder, Ed Stebbins. “All I can say is this is going to be the party of the summer and you don’t want to miss it.”
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3 days ago

Maine Brewers' Guild

This weekend - head to the mountains over in Bethel to visit the Guild's newest member - Steam Mill Brewing - for their official grand opening!July 21st is almost here. Rumor has it that we will have 6 beers on tap. ...

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