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Upcoming Events in Fall/ Winter 2017

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!

  • October 15-21 – Greater Bangor Beer Week: Series of events around town throughout the week, hosted and organized by the Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau. FMI:
  • November 4th – Winter Session Beer Festival at Thompson’s Pt in Portland. 12-4. More info/ tickets on sale in early September. This is our version of our summer beer festival, to take place indoors – 1,000+ tickets.
  • 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:
    • 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 (exact date TBD) – 4th Annual ‘Freshmen Orientation’ – small format event featuring all of Maine’s newest brewers in a round-robin style format. Tickets and more info to come out in early September. Very limited tickets, about 150 tickets. FMI:


About the Maine Brewers’ Guild










The Maine Brewers’ Guild is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the craft beer industry in Maine. Our mission is to keep Maine in the forefront of the craft beer revolution by offering high quality and creative diversity for the customer.

Since 1986, Maine has been at the forefront of the craft beer movement. Our state is home to over 80 breweries which produce hundreds of beers; from juicy New England IPA’s to rich, malty English ales, stouts, porters, sours, Belgian ales, farmhouse ales, goses, gruits, crisp lagers and everything in between. Wherever you travel in Maine, you’ll find locally made ales and lagers that are fresh, unique and sure to please. Cheers!

Our membership is comprised of professional brewers and our members produce 99.9% of all the beer made in Maine, along with Allied Trade members who work with our brewers and serve the craft beer industry.

All brewery membership inquiries should be sent to our Membership Coordinator – Ryan Conery-Poulin at, and all Allied Membership inquiries should be sent to

Have a question? Writing an article or producing a piece on craft beer and want to talk with us? Please visit our Media Kit for quick facts and figures. If you don’t find the answer there, please direct your email inquiry to our Executive Director, Sean Sullivan,

Current Officers and Board Members
Sean Sullivan – Executive Director, Maine Brewers’ Guild

Brandon Mazer – Shipyard Brewing Company – President
Kai Adams – Sebago Brewing Company – Vice President
Tina Bonney – Foundation Brewing Co. – Treasurer
Chelsea Livingston – Baxter Brewing Company – Secretary
Abe Furth – Orono Brewing Company – At Large
Tim Adams – Oxbow Brewing Company – At Large
Andrew Geaghan – Geaghan Bros. Brewing – At Large
Jeff Pillet-Shore – Allagash Brewing Company – At Large
Danny McGovern – Monhegan Brewing Company – At Large
Dan Kleban – Maine Beer Company – At Large (Appointed)
Richard Pfeffer – Gritty McDuff’s Brewing Co – At Large (Appointed)

Ryan Conery-Poulin – Maine Beer Company – Volunteer Membership Coordinator
Amanda Cahoon – Administrative Assistant, Maine Brewers’ Guild