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]


Breweries in Maine[edit]

Breweries which are part of Shipyard, or which contract production to Shipyard, include:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Economic Impact of the Beer Industry--State Legislative & Congressional District Data, Maine". The Beer Institute. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Brewer's Almanac--Active Brewer Permits, 2004 - 2012". The Beer Institute. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Economic Impact of the Beer Industry--State Legislative & Congressional District Data, Maine". The Beer Institute. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Economic Impact of the Beer Industry--2012 Data, Maine". The Beer Institute. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Capita per Brewery". Brewers Association. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Brewers Association Announces 2013 Craft Brewer Growth". Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Beer Serves America". The Beer Institute. Retrieved 14 May 2014.