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 2016, according to the Brewers Association, Maine ranked 5th in the number of craft breweries per capita (7.6 Breweries per capita) with 77 breweries.[5]

For context, at the end of 2016, there were 5,301 breweries in the United States, including 5,234 craft breweries subdivided into 1,916 brewpubs, 3,132 microbreweries and 186 regional craft breweries.[6] In that same year, according to the Beer Institute, the brewing industry employed around 65,000 Americans in brewing and distribution and had a combined economic impact of more than $350 billion.[7]

Current breweries[edit]

During the past several years the number of craft breweries in Maine has increased. According to the most recent information from the Brewers Association, which is an advocate for the Craft Brew industry, Maine now has over 90 breweries of various sizes across the state.[8]

Future breweries[edit]

Former breweries[edit]

  • Andy's Brew Pub - Lincolnville - Opened in 2014, closed in 2017[103]
  • Bar Harbor Brewing - Bar Harbor - Opened in 1990, acquired by Atlantic Brewing Company in 2008[104]
  • Boon Island Ale House - Wells - Opened in 2003, closed in 2016[105]
  • Bull Jagger Brewing Company - Portland - Opened in 2011, Closed in 2013[106]
  • Infidel Brewing - Warren - Opened in 2013, closed in 2013[107]
  • Katahdin Brewing Company - Durham - Opened in 2012, closed in 2017[108]
  • One Eye Open Brewing Company - Portland - Opened in 2016, closed in 2018[109]
  • Rocky Coast Brewing - Ogunquit - Opened in 2012, closed in 2016[110]

See also[edit]

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