Maine’s Best Beer Events.
What do you get when you have every brewery in Maine working together to promote Maine beer? The best beer events in Maine. The Maine Brewers’ Guild beer festivals are created with beer fans top of mind.
What makes our Beer Festivals unique?
With nearly 100% of year-round Maine breweries choosing to be members of our organization, we draw from the biggest crowd of brewers. All of the proceeds from our events go towards fulfilling our mission – you can drink beer to support beer! If you want to try the best of Maine’s beers, all in one place and meet the people behind the beer, our festivals are the place to be. Keep an eye out for what we have planned for 2024!
NOTE: Every one of our beer festivals has sold out in the past few years. If you want to get tickets, be sure to sign up for our email list and follows us on Facebook.
Other Beer Events Throughout the Year
New England Brew Summit
Outside of our festivals, the Guild also hosts the New England Brew Summit, a business-to-business conference for brewery professionals that provides a daylong agenda of educational sessions covering technical brewing, hospitality management, and business operations topics. More information on the New England Brew Summit’s annual event can be found at www.nebrewsummit.com.
With over 600 attendees, a sold out vendor hall, 20+ sessions, 100+ unique breweries represented, our 2022 event was the biggest beer industry conference in New England.
The 2024 New England Brew Summit is set for March 7, 2024, with more information available at www.nebrewsummit.com
Beer School, Freshman Orientation, and More
We also occasionally host smaller format events like 207 Beer Week and events that you’ll only hear about from our email list or Facebook. These events offer a peek behind the curtain, giving attendees the chance to take deeper dives into brewing topics, beer, and the business behind brewing beer.
Maine Beer Box
Last but not least, the Maine Beer Box, the biggest kegerator in the world, and the vessel that has allowed the Guild to share Maine beers with beer fans in Iceland, UK, and Canada, and across Maine.
In 2019, the Beer Box went to Halifax, Canada, where it was featured at the Seaport Beer Festival on August 9th and 10th, 2019. In October 2019, we hosted our annual Maine Beer Box International Beer Festival at Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley, Maine featuring fresh beers from all over Atlantic Canada and Maine.
In 2024, we are looking at partnering with some fun in-state events for the Maine Beer Box.
For more information, pictures, and rental inquiries – please check out this page: https://mainebrewersguild.org/maine-beer-box/