Maine Brewers’ Guild Craft Beer Festival Comes to Maine State Pier

Portland, ME – The Maine Brewers’ Guild will host their 3nd annual beer tasting festival and fundraiser, “Craft Beer Comes to Maine State Pier” in Portland on Saturday, July 13, 2013. This unique outdoor festival features representation from every Maine Brewers’ Guild member and a chance to meet the owners and brewers from all over the state in one iconic waterfront setting.

The past two years the festival has been hosted at Boothbay Resort and tickets have sold out quickly.  This year, the Maine Brewers’ Guild aims to reach a larger fan base and share Maine’s award-winning beer with loyal local craft beer enthusiasts and tourists alike.  Attendees will enjoy hand-crafted beer and views of the Casco Bay on Portland’s Maine State Pier in the heart of the historic waterfront district.

In addition to craft beer from dozens of Maine breweries, the event will feature a special “from away” guest, Victory Brewing Company of Pennsylvania.  Charlie Papazian, president of the national Brewers Association and author of The Complete Joy of Home Brewing, will also be in attendance.  German-themed food will be prepared by Sebago Brewing Company and VIP ticket holders enjoy early access to mingle with brewers and taste exclusive specialty brews.

“The Guild is focused on making the festival a truly unique and top-notch experience,” said Daniel Kleban, MBG President. “We’ll have craft beers pouring from every Maine brewery outside on the ocean during the height of summer – it will truly be a special event not to be missed.”

One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event support the Maine Brewers’ Guild and its continuing mission to promote the growing craft brewed industry in Maine.

Featured Maine breweries include:

Allagash Brewing

Andrew’s Brewing

Atlantic Brewing

Bar Harbor Brewing

Baxter Brewing

Belfast Bay Brewing

Black Bear Brewery

Boothbay Craft Brewery

Bray’s Brew Pub & Eatery

Bunker Brewing
Deep Water Brewing

 

D.L. Geary Brewing

Geaghan Brothers Brewing

Gritty McDuff ’s

Kennebec River Brewery

Maine Beer

Marshall Wharf Brewing

Oak Pond Brewing

Oxbow Brewing

Peak Organic Brewing

Penobscot Bay Brewing

 

Rising Tide Brewing

Rocky Coast Brewing

Run of the Mill Public House

Sea Dog Brewing

Shag Rock Brewing

Sebago Brewing Company

Sheepscot Valley Brewing

Shipyard Brewing

Sunday River Brewing

The Liberal Cup

 

About “Craft Beer Comes to Maine State Pier”:

When:  Saturday, July 13 from 1:00 – 4:00pm

Where:  Maine State Pier, Portland, at Franklin and Commercial

Cost:  General admission tickets are $50 and include beverages, German-themed food and a commemorative tasting glass.  VIP tickets are available for $75 and include early entry at12:00pm.  Designated driver tickets are $25.  Tickets are available for sale online and must be purchased in advance.  This is a 21+ event and pets will not be permitted.  This event will be held rain or shine.  Tickets can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/360745.

FMI:  Lora Burns – events@mainebrewersguild.org  –  www.mainebrewersguild.org

About the Maine Brewers’ Guild:

The Maine Brewers’ Guild is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the craft brewed industry in Maine. Since 1986, Maine has been at the forefront of the craft brew movement.  The state is home to nearly three dozen breweries which produce more than 100 different brands.  More information about the Maine Brewers’ Guild can be found at this link:  www.mainebrewersguild.org