Events & Beer Happenings

The Maine Brewers’ Guild hosts Maine’s premier craft beer events. 99.99% of beer brewed in Maine is brewed by a Guild member, and all of our events support our nonprofit.

Scroll down for a list of upcoming Maine craft beer events planned for this year. 

Winter Session Beer Festival inside Brick South at Thompson’s Pt., 2017

BjorFestival in Reykjavik, Iceland, 2017.

BjorFestival in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2017.Summer Session 2017 – underneath the pavilion at Thompson’s Pt. 

Maine Brewers’ Guild Events & Happenings

  • Summer Session Beer Festival: Maine’s Premier Craft Beer Celebration, Saturday, July 28, 2018:  Our annual summer beer festival in Maine is back at the waterfront venue of Thompson’s Pt in Portland, Maine for our annual craft beer celebration. Featuring more Maine breweries than any other festival, as well as their out-of-state brewery guests – this is the biggest and best beer festival in the state. Food trucks, live music, plenty of space, easy access to trains, buses, transport from Boston and north (walking distance to Amtrak train station and Concord Coach Lines bus terminal) – this is the one to plan your trip to Maine around. Tickets on sale now and more information here:

Cheers to our Summer Session Sponsors!

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Willamette Valley Hops

  • Portland Beer Week, November 4th-10th, 2018. This is a weeklong celebration of craft beer with events all around Portland and beyond, organized and created by a local bar owner, check out the calendar for more info on specific events: Portland Beer Week
  • Maine’s International Beer Festival, Saturday, November 10th, 2018: feat. the Maine Beer Box and beers from the United Kingdom. This event will feature beers from Maine breweries as well as beers from around the United Kingdom – brought to Maine within the Maine Beer Box as part of our annual Global Brewers Trade initiative featuring the Maine Beer Box. Tickets and more information: