The Maine Brewers’ Guild celebrates fall with an updated Maine Beer Trail


PORTLAND, MAINE – (September 29, 2010) – 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 traveled 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 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:    

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