Maine Brewers Festival 2008

Buy your tickets now for the 2009 Maine Brewers Festival on Friday and Saturday, November 6 and 7, at the Portland Expo! Also, stay tuned for the first-ever New Hampshire Brewers Festival on November 13 and 14, and also Spring Beer Portland, in May 2010!

Participating Breweries
Atlantic Brewing
Award winning brewers of Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale, Real Ale, and Coal Porter. Located on a 10-acre homestead of pine woods and hop gardens in Bar Harbor's countryside. Visitors are encouraged to stroll the grounds and enjoy a free tour and tasting. Our facility features a gift shop, cafe, and tasting room.
15 Knox Rd
Bar Harbour, ME 04609
Casco Bay Brewing
The Casco Bay Brewing Co. was founded on the coast of Maine in 1994 and has dedicated itself to producing the highest quality ales and lagers in the world. We are proud to say that we have grown to become the third largest brewery in Maine, and that our beers have won gold and silver medals at internationally recognized competitions. We know that we have the best brewers in the country, but it is always nice to have someone impartial confirm it for us.
Gritty McDuff's Brewing Company
In 1988, Ed Stebbins and Richard Pfeffer opened Maine's first brewpub since Prohibition. From their modest beginnings in the old port, Gritty's has grown considerably. A second brewpub in Freeport was added in 1995 and during this past summer Gritty’s opened their third brewpub! Located on the bank of the Androscoggin River at the corner of Main and Court Streets in Auburn, this third location features a great deck overlooking the river and a glassed-in brewery room that can be seen by passing traffic or pedestrians. Gritty’s four flagship ales and their 4 seasonal beers are now sold state-wide.
396 Fore Street
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 772-BREW (2736)

Lower Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032
(207) 865-4321

68 Main Street
Auburn, ME 04210
(207) 376-BREW (2736)
Sea Dog Brewing Company
This busy brewing operation has established brew pubs and tap rooms in So. Portland, Bangor and Topsham, all serving the Sea Dog family of ales and fine pub fare.
(So.Portland)(207) 871-7000) (Bangor)(207) 947-8009
(Topsham)(207) 725-0162
Shipyard Brewing Company
A national leader in the craft brew movement. Shipyard products can be found from Maine to Florida and beyond. High quality English-inspired ales are brewed using time honored methods and the finest ingredients. Shipyard also features a growing roster of seasonal and specialty ales, including the recent OpSail Ale in honor of the tall ships' visit to Portland harbor in the summer of 2000.
86 Newbury Street
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 761-0807
fax (207) 775-5567
Allagash Brewing Company
Allagash Brewing Co. was founded in 1995 in Portland, ME. The brewers at Allagash have dedicated themselves to brewing creative, distinctive and high quality beers. Over the past 13 years, Allagash has grown from its first year’s production of 120 barrels, to a distribution territory including 18 states and a production of over 16,000 barrels annually. In addition, Allagash has won several national awards and have been featured in many national publications such as Gourmet, Cheers, Bon Appetit, Men’s Journal and The Wall Street Journal. Today, Allagash remains one of the few breweries in the country that is committed to the Belgian tradition, brewing only Belgian Style beers.
Allagash Brewing Company
50 Industrial Way Portland, ME 04103
Belfast Bay Brewing Company
Belfast Bay Brewery was founded by John "Pat" Mullen in 1995 in Belfast Bay, Maine. This is where he started brewing the recipes he had developed for his craft beers. With their seven barrel system, "Pat" brewed McGovern's Oatmeal Stout with his brewer Dan McGovern. McGovern's Oatmeal Stout has gone on to win International Awards. While Pat's brewery was brewing such local favorites as Feather City, a Kolch, TurtleHead, a pale ale and MackPoint, an outstanding IPA.

100 Searsport Avenue
Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-4216

Kennebec River Brewing Company
Our Custom Brews Get Rave Reviews From Guests and Staff Alike Our fresh beers are handcrafted right at our brewery at Northern Outdoors, and are available on tap at our brewpub in The Forks Resort Center. We launched our microbrewery because several of our staff are microbrew connoisseurs and we had the perfect setting for production. It was a natural fit from the very start.

What's In Our Brews - We work hard to produce the tastiest ales and lagers in the North Woods, right here at Northern Outdoors. Using the finest two-row malted barleys, premium imported and domestic hops, superior yeasts, and pure Kennebec Valley water, we have been handcrafting flavorful ales that tickle the senses and delight the palate since 1997.

Our draught beers are "cask-conditioned" and are never filtered or pasteurized. After kegging, they are allowed to condition and carbonate naturally. See how we do it at our glassed-in microbrewery, or come on in, we'll show you around!
The Forks, ME
Peak Organic Brewing Company
We believe in using only the purest organic ingredients in our brews, making them tastier and more enjoyable for you and for the planet. Peak Organic beers were created as a toast to life's peak experiences. Whether it's a spectacular afternoon in the outdoors, a good time with friends and family, or a great day on the job, we hope you have the opportunity to celebrate the peak experiences of your life.
211 Marginal Way #802
Portland, ME 04101
Kennebunkport Brewing Company
Where you'll experience our devotion to World Class Ales, inspired food, and the highest standards of guest service with one of the best views in Maine. A full menu of craft-brewed beers, ranging from Goat Island Light to Blue Fin Stout, as well as special seasonal offerings like Raspberry Wheat Ale to Prelude Ale. Here you won't find the so-called big names in mass-produced food and beer. Instead, you'll discover a unique experience in the heart of Kennebunkport where the accent is on flavor and quality. Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brewpub is located on the grounds of a shipyard where numerous wooden boat builders practiced their craft since the 1800's.
8 Western Avenue
Kennebunk, Maine
Sheepscot Valley Brewing Company
Established in 1995. Located in the former Whitefield Cottage Hospital. Sheepscot produces unique Belgian, Scottish, English and Bavarian inspired brews in their 4 BBL.Facility. Ales and lagers are keg-conditioned and available throughout the state.

RR 1, Box 88
Whitefield, ME 04353
Stephen Gorrill - (207) 549-5530


Sebago Brewing Company
Since it’s creation in 1998, Sebago Brewing Company has been brewing unique, high quality Craft beers. Originally Sebago started as a brewpub but has grown to distribute packaged and draft beer in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Sebago Brewing Company uses all American Malt, Hops and the crisp water from Sebago Lake. In addition to brewing, Sebago Brewing Company also operates 3 Brewpubs in Southern Maine. Located in Portland, Scarborough and Gorham, Sebago is well known for their casual upscale menu, late night happy hour and great customer service. “We brew beer that we love to drink” says Head Brewer Tom Abercrombie. “We are committed to brewing the most consistent beers that pair well with our menu.” Sebago Brewing Company supports local organizations and events. Sebago Brewing Company is the official beer sponsor of the summer concert series Alive at Five, stage sponsor at the annual Old Port Fest, Portland Greendrinks, and Portland Buy Local. “We love working with local groups” says Adams “It let’s us connect to the community and support local business.”.
48 Sanford Drive Gorham, ME 04038 207-856-2537
Maine Beer Company
Maine Beer Company is a very small micro brewery located in Portland, Maine. They don’t concentrate on any particular style of beer. They don’t do just big beers or small beers or light beers or dark beers. Their production is limited and their process is slow (beers are 100% bottle conditioned) but their dedication to brewing really good beer and doing what’s right always comes first. They like to let their brew speak for itself. Tours are available by appointment. Please call David.
Portland, ME 04101
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