The Maine Brewers’ Guild has updated its successful Maine Beer Trail to include the state’s newest breweries and an all new Maine Beer Trail Pass for visitors to track which breweries and pubs they’ve travelled to.
First started in the spring of 2009, the Maine Beer Trail has been noted as being ahead of the national curve and is a proven draw for visitors who want to experience the vibrant craft brewing industry found throughout the state.
Maine is widely known for its award-winning beer and the Maine Beer Trail provides an informative guide to the state’s 25 breweries and brew pubs. Brochures can be downloaded from the websites of the Maine Brewers’ Guild www.mainebrewersguild.org and the Maine Office of Tourism.
Printed brochures are available at Maine Visitor Centers from Kittery to Calais as well as participating breweries and brew pubs.
Since 1986, Maine has been at the forefront of the craft brew movement. According to the Brewers Association, Maine ranks fourth in the nation for the number of breweries per capita, with one brewery for every 42,000 residents. The Maine Beer Trail gives craft beer fans the opportunity to experience a wide variety of brewing processes, taste hand-crafted beer at its freshest, and come away with a full appreciation for the diversity of Maine-brewed beer.
The breweries and brew pubs included on the Maine Beer Trail are:
Allagash Brewing — Portland
Andrew’s Brewing Co. — Lincolnville
Atlantic Brewing Co. — Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor Brewing Co. — Bar Harbor
Baxter Brewing Co. — Lewiston
Black Bear Brewery — Orono
Bray’s Brew Pub & Eatery — Naples
D.L. Geary Brewing Co. — Portland
Federal Jack’s Restaurant & Brew Pub — Kennebunk
Gritty McDuff’s — Portland, Freeport and Lewiston
Kennebec River Pub & Brewery — The Forks
Maine Beer Co. — Portland
Marshall Wharf Brewing Co. — Belfast
Oak Pond Brewing Co. — Skowhegan
Penobscot Bay Brewery — Winterport
Rising Tide Brewing Co. — Portland
Run of the Mill Public House — Saco
Sea Dog Brewing Co. — South Portland, Topsham, and Bangor
Sebago Brewing Co. — Kennebunk, Scarborough, Gorham and Portland
Sheepscot Valley Brewing Co. — Whitefield
Shipyard Brewing Co. — Portland
Shipyard Brew Haus — Sunday River and Sugarloaf
Shipyard Brew Pub — Eliot
The Inn on Peaks Island — Peaks Island
The Liberal Cup — Hallowell
The Maine Brewers’ Guild is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the craft brewed industry in Maine. For more information, please visit the Guild’s website: www.mainebrewersguild.org.