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Gardiner Swine & Stein Brewfest

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Downtown Gardiner

Water Street

Gardiner, ME 04345

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Beer festival in the streets of historic downtown Gardiner. All day samples from Maine's best craft beverages, live music & food vendors!

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2021 Swine & Stein Brewfest -

Gardiner’s most popular event of the year is back! Swine and Stein Brewfest, brought to you by Burke's Roofing and Masonry and Camden National Bank, includes all-day samples from 25+ of Maine’s best breweries, wineries and distilleries in an open air beer garden along historic downtown Water Street. Organized by Gardiner Main Street, this annual fall beer festival also features a full line up of great music, tasty food vendors, fun games and entertainment all day long. And with each ticket sold, Gardiner Main Street will donate $1 to Johnson Hall's capital campaign to complete their vision of a fully restored 400-seat theater in downtown Gardiner.

ALL DAY SAMPLING

From barrel aged beers to award winning rum, you’ll enjoy brews and blends not always found at the store, for a true handcrafted, small batch experience. To tantalize all taste buds, hard cider, wine and craft spirits will also be on tap. Enjoy local favorites like Bateau Brewing, Jokers and Rogues Brewing, the Liberal Cup, as well as brewers from across the state - from Waterville Brewing to Portland's Definitive Brewing - as they pour their best brews. Taste the day away with all day sampling - no beer tickets needed! General admission begins at 1pm, or come early for the exclusive VIP tasting hour at 12pm.

Enjoy all-day tastings from: Bateau Brewing, Jokers & Rogues,  Sheepscot Valley Brewing Co.Black Pug Brewing, Chadwicks Craft Spirits from Doom Forest Distillery, Bath Ale Works, Definitive Brewing CompanyWaterville Brewing Co.Blank Canvas BrewerySebago Lake Distillery, The Liberal Cup, Baxter Brewing, Outland Farm Brewery, Freedom's Edge Cider, Threshers Brewing, Mainiac Hard Cider from Ricker Hill Farms, Flight Deck Brewing, Van Der Brew and more.

Beer samples will be 4oz, spirits will be 0.5oz samples and wine will be 1.5 oz samples for responsible enjoyment throughout the event. A complimentary tasting glass is included with admission.

A PARTY IN THE STREET

We’re partnering with Johnson Hall to create an outstanding music lineup of Maine’s best and emerging bands, including the always entertaining Ale House String Band and Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations to get you dancing in the street. And for every event ticket sold, Gardiner Main Street will donate $1 to support Johnson Hall’s capital campaign for a fully restored 400 seat theater. Construction on this exciting project begins in April 2022 and donations will be matched thanks to Peter & Sandra Prescott and EJ Prescott Inc.

Crowd pleasing quirky games will include favorites and new additions. For the 7th year, men will groom, style, and dress their facial hair in the hope of being named “best in show” in the crowd favorite Beard and Mustache Competition. The intense Rock Paper Scissors Championship, Corn Hole, Giant Jenga and a Frozen T-shirt Race are joined by newcomer Pass The Pigs tournament!

DON'T FORGET THE PORK!

An array of food trucks and local restaurants will be serving up incredible pork varieties, along with other creative dishes to tantalize your taste buds. The Blind Pig Tavern will host a pig roast and they’ll be joined on the street by Pinky D's Poutine Factory, Smokey & Brines , M&Ms Ice Cream and more.

Don’t miss out on this outdoor, urban brew fest in the setting of one of Maine’s most charming main streets!

Proceeds from Swine and Stein Brewfest support Gardiner Main Street's mission to grow and sustain our historic downtown while celebrating our unique cultural heritage

Event is Rain or Shine

Event is Rain or Shine

Swine and Stein is a smoke free, vape free event. All IDs are verified at the entrance, and bags will be checked at the gate, and no firearms are allowed inside event area. 

 

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All Photo IDs will be checked at the entrance. Children under 18 are free and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times. Ages 18-21 may purchase a designated driver ticket for admission.

Where can I park?

Public parking will be available at Gardiner City Hall, 6 Church Street (and also the library parking is part of that lot),  behind the downtown buildings on Arcade Street, and at the Waterfront Park. Area street parking and other lots are available.

Are dogs allowed inside the event?

Well behaved dogs are allowed and must be kept on a leash at all times.

Is food included with my admission?

No. There are food vendors inside the beer garden as well as local restaurants for a wide variety of food options and price ranges. 

What COVID-19 precautions will be in place?

The event planners and participating vendors will all be following state of Maine CDC recommendations in place at the time of the event. Participants who are not vaccinated, should follow CDC recommendations and wear a mask during the event and remove it for tasting/eating only when safely distanced from others outside of your party. We are also planning to expand the size of the event to allow for extra distancing.

Please note any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed while in attendance at the event.

In the event that the event is canceled due to State mandated COVID restriction, refunds will be offered.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Gardiner Main Street at info@gardinermainstreet.org or 207-582-3100. 


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Gardiner, ME 04345

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Gardiner Main Street is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven group seeking to build Gardiner, Maine as a regional hub for culture, commerce, and community. 

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