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Maine's Beer Festivals

Greater Portland enjoys such a wealth of choices for beer lovers that experiencing them all is an adventure in itself. Visitors can start by taking a beer tour, explore a local brewery, or plan around one of Maine's festivals.

Summer Session Beer Festival: Maine’s Premier Craft Beer Celebration

July 28, 2018

The Maine Brewers' Guild Summer Session is the biggest brewfest in Maine and the best chance to try Maine's best beers. The annual summer beer festival is back at the waterfront venue of Thompson’s Point in Portland. Featuring more Maine breweries than any other festival, as well as their out-of-state brewery guests. Food trucks, live music, plenty of space, easy access to trains, buses, transport from Boston and north (walking distance to Amtrak train station and Concord Coach Lines bus terminal) – this is the one to plan your trip to Maine around.  more

Billed as the state’s biggest beer festival of the year, this is the premier showcase for Maine craft brewers

Portland Beer Week

November 4-10, 2018

A series of events celebrating everything craft beer. From the brewer to the bar to the pint glass. Beer enthusiasts are all invited to join the Maine craft beer industry and local businesses as they partake in various events taking place in Portland and surrounding areas.  This week long celebration of craft beer has events all around Portland and beyond, organized and created by a local bar owner, check out the calendar for more info on specific events.  more

Winter Session Beer Festival inside Brick South at Thompson’s Point

Maine’s International Beer Festival

November 10, 2018

Join Maine brewers at 2018 Winter Session to celebrate Maine Beer All Year. For those living 'the way life should be', know winter is one of the best times to be in Maine. Sure, summer gets all the glory, but winter is a special time for camaraderie and reconnecting with friends. It's also a time to drink delicious beer. This event will feature beers from Maine breweries as well as beers from around the United Kingdom – brought to Maine within the Maine Beer Box as part of our annual Global Brewers Trade initiative. Join Maine brewers for fresh beer inside the newly renovated, heated Brick South Building at Thompson's Point in Portland.  more

Craft Brew Race

August 18, 2018

The Portland Craft Brew Race will be held at Edward Payson Park, with the run around Baxter Blvd and Back Cove. The Craft Brew Races are a series of timed 5k’s open to beer lovers of all speeds, and beer festivals highlighting the local craft brewing scene. The 3-hour post-race celebration features a sampling of more than 30 breweries, live music and food trucks. Beer festival only tickets are also available for those not wishing to participate in the 5k. All 5k participants and festival-goers receive a pint glass and entry to the festival. All Designated Drivers ticket holders receive a different bracelet at registration. They are welcome to enjoy the festival and designated snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.  more

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