List of breweries in Maine

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Breweries in Maine produce a wide range of beers in different styles that are marketed locally, regionally, and nationally. Brewing companies vary widely in the volume and variety of beer produced, from small nanobreweries to microbreweries to massive multinational conglomerate macrobreweries.

In 2012, Maine's 43 brewing establishments (including breweries, brewpubs, importers, and company-owned packagers and wholesalers) employed 390 people directly, and more than 5,000 others in related jobs such as wholesaling and retailing.[1] Altogether 47 people in Maine had active brewer permits in 2012.[2] Including people directly employed in brewing, as well as those who supply Maine's breweries with everything from ingredients to machinery, the total business and personal tax revenue generated by Maine's breweries and related industries was more than $142 million.[3] Consumer purchases of Maine's brewery products generated more than $49 million in additional tax revenue.[4] In 2012, according to the Brewers Association, Maine ranked 5th in the number of craft breweries per capita with 37.[5] Maine is also home to Shipyard Brewing Company, the fifteenth largest microbrewery in the United States.

For context, at the end of 2013 there were 2,822 breweries in the United States, including 2,768 craft breweries subdivided into 1,237 brewpubs, 1,412 microbreweries and 119 regional craft breweries.[6] In that same year, according to the Beer Institute, the brewing industry employed around 43,000 Americans in brewing and distribution and had a combined economic impact of more than $246 billion.[7]

Active Breweries in Maine[edit]

  1. Allagash Brewing Company Portland
  2. Andrew's Brewing Company Lincolnville
  3. Atlantic Brewing Company Bar Harbor
  4. Austin Street Brewery Portland
  5. Bag & Kettle Sugarloaf
  6. Banded Horn Brewing Co. Biddeford
  7. Bar Harbor Brewing Company Bar Harbor
  8. Baxter Brewing Company Lewiston
  9. Bigelow Brewing Company Skowhegan
  10. Bissell Brothers Brewing Co Portland
  11. Black Bear Brewery Orono
  12. Boothbay Craft Brewery & Watershed Tavern Boothbay
  13. Bray’s Brew Pub & Eatery Naples
  14. Bunker Brewing Co. Portland
  15. Deep Water Brewing at the Vinery Blue Hill
  16. Foundation Brewery Portland
  17. Funky Bow Brewery Lyman
  18. Friar's Brewhouse Bucksport
  19. Geaghan Brothers Brewery and Pub Bangor and Brewer
  20. Geary Brewing Co. Portland
  21. Gneiss Brewing Company Limerick
  22. Gritty McDuff’s (Auburn) Auburn
  23. Gritty McDuff’s (Portland) Portland
  24. Gritty McDuff’s (Freeport) Freeport
  25. Hidden Cove Brewing Co. Wells
  26. Liquid Riot Bottling Company Portland
  27. Kennebec River Pub & Brewery The Forks
  28. Lively Brewing Co. at Ebenezer’s Pub Brunswick
  29. Maine Beer Company Freeport
  30. Maine Coast Brewing Company/ Jack Russells Steakhouse Bar Harbor
  31. Marshall Wharf Brewing Company Belfast
  32. Monhegan Brewing Company Monhegan
  33. Oak Pond Brewing Company Skowhegan
  34. Oxbow Brewing Co. Newcastle
  35. Pennesseewassee Brewing Harrison
  36. Penobscot Bay Brewery Winterport
  37. Rising Tide Brewing Company Portland
  38. Rock Harbor Pub and Brewery Rockland
  39. Sebago Brewing Co. (Gorham) Gorham
  40. Sebago Brewing Co. (Scarborough) Scarborough
  41. Sebago Brewing Co. (Portland) Portland
  42. Sebago Brewing Co. (Kennebunk) Kennebunk
  43. Sheepscot Valley Brewing Company Whitefield
  44. Shipyard Brewing Co Portland
  45. SoMe Brewing Company York
  46. Square Tail Brewing Co. Amherst
  47. Strong Brewing Company Sedgwick
  48. Sunday River Brewing Company Bethel
  49. The Liberal Cup Hallowell
  50. The Run of the Mill Saco
  51. Tributary Brewing Company Kittery
  52. Tumbledown Brewing Company Farmington

Breweries in Planning[edit]

  • Bear Bones Beer[8] - Lewiston
  • Norway Brewing Co.[9]

Breweries which contract production to Shipyard but are otherwise independently owned[edit]

  1. Belfast Bay Brewing Co. - brewed at Shipyard Brewery only, not owned by Shipyard.
  2. Peak Organic Brewing Co. - brewed at Shipyard Brewery only, not owned by Shipyard.

Breweries/ Brands owned by Shipyard[edit]

  1. Casco Bay Brewing Co.
  2. Federal Jack’s Restaurant and Brew Pub Kennebunk
  3. Inn on Peaks Island Peaks Island
  4. Sea Dog Brewing Co. South Portland
  5. Sea Dog Brewing Co. Topsham
  6. Sea Dog Brewing Co. Bangor
  7. Shipyard Brew Pub Eliot

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