Maine Brewers' Guild

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The Maine Brewers’ Guild is the unified voice of Maine’s brewers and the beer industry in Maine. 99.9% of the beer brewed in Maine is brewed by a member of our nonprofit trade association. Here you’ll find tools to plan your brewery visits in Maine, brewery biographies, as well as information on the people, companies, and places that make Maine a top destination for craft beer tourism, beer expertise, and beer experiences.

Ever since David Geary opened up D.L. Geary Brewing in 1986, the first brewery to open in the eastern half of the United States since Prohibition ended in 1933, Maine has been the home of craft beer in the East. We consistently rank in the highest number of breweries per capita, offer a mix of ocean, mountain, city and rural brewery experiences, and we produce world class beers in every style; from traditional Belgians to British ales, New England IPAs to crisp lagers, and everything in between. We believe the beers brewed here have helped to make Maine known worldwide as ‘Vacationland.’


Maine Brewers’ Guild 2021 “Beer Anywhere in the World” Raffle – Official Rules

Sponsor:  Maine Brewers’ Guild, a Maine nonprofit corporation, P.O. Box 2817, South Portland, ME 04116-2817.  The Sponsor is a tax-exempt organization and holds License No. NPO 9235 issued by the Maine Department of Public Safety, Gambling Control Unit. 

Eligibility. The Maine Brewers’ Guild “Beer Anywhere in the World” Raffle (the “Raffle”) is open only to individuals who are 21 years of age or older and who are legal residents of the U.S. at the time of Raffle entry. Employees, officers, or directors of the Sponsor and each of their immediate family members (parents, spouse, children, and siblings) and/or those living in the same household (legally related or not) are not eligible to enter or win. These Official Rules govern the Raffle and by purchasing a Raffle ticket, you affirm that you have read and understand these Official Rules and agree to abide by and be bound thereby. Sponsor’s decisions on eligibility for and administration of the Raffle and Sponsor’s interpretation of these Official Rules will be final and binding in all respects. 

How to Enter; Tickets. The Raffle begins on Thursday, June 24, 2021 12:01AM EST and ends on October 4, 2021, midnight EST (the “Raffle Period”). Entry into the Raffle drawing requires purchase of an official Raffle ticket issued by the Sponsor (“Ticket”). A total of 500 Tickets will be made available for sale at $100 each. Eligible individuals may purchase Tickets directly from Sponsor or through a Maine Brewers’ Guild member, as available. See https://mainebrewersguild.org/visit-breweries/our-breweries/ for a listing of member breweries. 

Raffle tickets may be purchased in person only. Federal Postal Regulations prohibit mailing of raffle tickets. Sponsor will not accept any Raffle entry form sent using the U.S. Postal Service. Raffle Tickets must be purchased no later than October 3, 2021, 5PM EST

An entry form must be completed for each Raffle Ticket purchased and must include the purchaser’s name, street address, email address and telephone number. It is the responsibility of the Ticket purchaser to print or input contact information completely, legibly, and accurately. In order to receive a Ticket, the entry form must be accompanied by a valid form of payment (cash, Visa, MasterCard, or check made payable to Maine Brewers’ Guild). The Sponsor will reject and nullify Raffle Tickets and associated entry forms if the form of payment is declined, dishonored or returned for insufficient funds. No refunds are available after a Ticket is purchased. All sales are final unless an express exception is made in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Only one name may be entered on each entry form. If more than one name is entered, the person named first will be deemed the Ticket holder. 

Altered Tickets will be disqualified. Sponsor will not replace lost, mutilated, or stolen Tickets. Neither the Sponsor nor any of its member or allied organizations shall be liable for lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, or illegible entries, entries received without proper payment, or entries received after the Raffle end date.

If fewer than 250 Raffle Tickets are sold, Sponsor may exercise the unilateral right to discontinue and cancel the Raffle, in which case refunds will be issued to all Raffle Ticket purchasers based on the information in the entry forms. 

Prize. One Prize will be awarded in this Raffle.

Winner will receive round-trip coach air transportation for two (2) (winner and winner’s guest, who must be at least 21 years of age) from a US domestic airport to a global destination city of winner’s choice, up to 7 nights’ hotel accommodations in the destination city (one (1) room, double occupancy), and a Visa Gift Card (for winner only) to be used to cover costs for beer + expenses while enjoying the “Beer Anywhere in the World Prize.” 

Prize award amount will not exceed $9,999.99 total. 

Winner and winner’s guest are responsible for all travel documentation (passports, travel visas, etc.) that may be necessary for travel to the destination city. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor’s designated travel agent. Travel insurance is not provided and may be procured at winner’s sole expense. No substitutions, cash equivalents, or transfer of prize permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute the prize (or portion thereof) with one of equal or greater value, except as otherwise provided herein. Any and all other costs and expenses associated with Prize acceptance and use not specifically stated within these Official Rules as being provided, are the sole responsibility of the winner, including, without limitation, all federal, state, and local taxes, additional transportation and meals, luggage fees, gratuities, and souvenirs. Value of the prize will be treated as income to the winner.

Sponsor is not liable for any delays, interruption, changes or cancellation of air travel, ground travel, hotel, dining, or other accommodations associated with the Prize and no compensation will be paid in respect thereof. 

Prize must be redeemed by December 31, 2022. 

Selection of Winner; Drawing; Odds.  All Raffle Tickets purchased during the Raffle Period will be placed in a secure receptacle maintained by the Sponsor prior to the drawing. A random drawing will be conducted by the Sponsor during a live stream event on October 3, 2021. One winning Ticket will be drawn by Sponsor’s Executive Director from the secure receptacle holding all Raffle Tickets The winner need not be present to win. 

It is Sponsor’s intent to sell 500 Tickets. The odds of winning will depend on the number of Tickets sold. If all 500 Raffle tickets are sold, then the odds of winning will be 1 in 500. Odds improve if fewer Tickets are sold.

The winner will be notified using the contact information provided in the entry form no later than October 5, 2021. The winner’s name will be verified by matching the Ticket drawn with the information in the Sponsor’s records and the entry form. The Prize winner will be required to complete and sign an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, tax ID documents, and a publicity release provided by the Sponsor and return all required documents to Sponsor within ten (10) days of receipt or else forfeit the Prize. If the initial Prize winner cannot be contacted or does not reply to contact from the Sponsor within five (5) days, is deemed ineligible for any reason, declines the Prize, or fails to comply with all Prize redemption requirements in a timely manner, Sponsor will award the Prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries, which alternate winner must comply with the Prize redemption requirements. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winner’s name, likeness, and other information in connection with the Raffle and for marketing purposes without further compensation or right of approval, unless prohibited by law.

Taxes.  The value of the Prize is considered taxable income to the winner. The winner is responsible for any and all federal and state taxes associated with the Prize. Winner may be required to complete tax reporting forms. Sponsor will report the Prize amount as required under applicable federal and state law. The winner should consult with a tax or financial professional to determine any affect the Prize award may have on personal tax obligations.

Ticket purchase for a chance to win a prize is not tax-deductible. 

Interference with Raffle.  Sponsor will take reasonable steps to ensure the proper administration, security, and integrity of the Raffle.  Any person found tampering with or interfering with the proper conduct of the Raffle will be disqualified and may result in other possible consequences, including legal action.  

Suspension, Modification or Termination.  In the event Sponsor is prevented or substantially hindered from conducting the Raffle or awarding a prize by any cause or event beyond its control, including, but not limited to, fire, weather events, natural disaster, epidemic, act of God, communications or equipment failure, utility or service interruptions, civil disturbance, order of any court, or any federal, state or local law, order, or regulation, then Sponsor has the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Raffle and the award of any prize. Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion to modify, suspend or terminate the Raffle for any reason if Sponsor determines that the Raffle cannot be administered in a fair, proper, secure and lawful manner. If due to a printing, production or other error, more prizes are claimed than are intended to be awarded, the intended prize will be awarded in a random drawing from among all verified and validated prize claims received. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded.

General Terms and Conditions; Waiver and Release. In consideration of participation in the Raffle and a chance to win a prize, ENTRANTS HEREBY RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR AND ALL MEMBERS OF SPONSOR AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (“RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ALL CLAIMS, LIABILITY, COSTS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, INJURIES AND EXPENSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO PARTICIPATION IN THE RAFFLE AND/OR RELATED TO THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, OR USE OF A PRIZE OR TRAVEL IN CONNECTION WITH THE RAFFLE OR PRIZE.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, THIS RELEASE EXTENDS TO CLAIMS OF PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, OR DEATH RELATED TO OR ARISING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE RAFFLE AND RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZE WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY THE ALLEGED NEGLIGENCE OF ONE OR MORE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES. THE SPONSOR SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING THE PRIZE.

Raffle void where prohibited or restricted by law. 

Released Parties will not be responsible for: lost, late, misdirected, damaged, illegible, incomplete, or incorrect entries; lost, late, or misdirected prize notices; or any typographical, or other error in the printing of the Raffle Tickets or entry forms, administration of the sweepstakes, or announcement of the Prize.

In the case of any dispute, the Sponsor’s decision shall be final. Entrants agree that all matters arising out of or relating to this Raffle and these Official Rules are governed by, and shall be construed in accordance with, the laws of State of Maine, without giving effect to any of its conflict of laws provisions thereof. Entrants further agree that any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Raffle or these Official Rules shall be brought exclusively in the applicable federal or state courts located in Portland, Maine. Sponsor’s maximum liability to any entrant shall be limited to the price of the Raffle Ticket(s) purchased by the entrant. Under no circumstances will an entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrants hereby waive, all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual cost of the Ticket.

Winner List/Official Rules Requests.  For the name of the winner or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Maine Brewers’ Guild – 2021 “Beer Anywhere in the World” Raffle, Attn: Executive Director, P.O. Box 2817, South Portland, ME 04116-2817, within 30 days of the drawing date.  

 

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