South Portland, ME 04106
The Maine Brewers' Guild Summer Session is the biggest brewfest in Maine and your best chance to try Maine's best beers.
All profits from fest support the Maine Brewers' Guild - the nonprofit association for Maine's craft beer industry.
Must be 21+ to enter.
All tickets include unlimited beer samples from all breweries, souvenir taster glass, and live music. Food is available for purchase from a variety of food trucks.
VIP tickets include:
+ dedicated VIP entrance
+ designated VIP parking
+ hospitality tent (light snacks, seltzers, and water included)
+ VIP lawn chairs with a view (limited qty available)
Designated Driver tickets include:
+ souvenir taster glass
+ light snacks, seltzers
GA Ticket | $49
VIP Ticket | $65
This session is perfect for people who love afternoon lounging and getting started on early beer tastings, leaving room for dinner plans. Bring your sunglasses and hat!
This session is perfect for sunset lovers. Stick around after the event to enjoy the sunset at 8:09pm. The views will not disappoint.
Maine's biggest and best beer festival is getting even better this year. If you've joined us in the past, you know we're committed to putting on the best beer festival experience in the USA and we want you to know we've made some changes to continue to offer the best possible experience for our attendees:
We're at a new venue on the oceanfront - surrounded by islands, ocean, and beaches - amidst an old fort and next to a lighthouse. You're basically inside a postcard.
We will have two sessions instead of one long session. Your ticket is linked to the session you want to attend and can't be changed or swapped for the other - so please plan accordingly.
VIP's will enter at the same time as GA ticketholders. Instead of earlier entry, VIPs will have their own hospitality tent and perks within the fest.
We're focused on showcasing Maine brewers - with over 100 breweries operating in Maine and our beer known 'round the world - this fest will feature breweries from Maine only and is likely to be the biggest number of Maine brewers pouring their beer in Maine all year. We're likely to have about 75 Maine breweries pouring.
Parking is free! We heard your feedback and found a new venue with free parking - just note you may have to walk a bit to get to the fest site - but it will be worth it. If you'd like to catch a ride, a taxi or lyft ride from Old Port Portland shouldn't be expensvie - it's just across the bay from downtown.
Updated as of: 05/21/2019
2 Feet Brewing
The hotels in the Old Port and around South Portland Maine Mall area...etc. are all about the closest options available. As it's summer season in Maine - we encourage you to book your accommodations as early as possible to get the best pricing.
There is free and limited parking around SMCC's campus. We will provide more info on parking to ticket purchasers as the event gets closer.
We encourage you to take public transportation wherever possible.
Uber – via app
Lyft - via app
207 Taxi - (207) 774-2255
Green Cab - (207) 879-2424
Q: Will this event be held rain or shine?
A: Yes. This event is rain or shine, and all beer will be poured under a tent. We reserve the right to end the event early or cancel in cases of extreme weather or any weather deemed a public safety hazard by city officials or the venue. We will not be able to offer refunds in case of inclement weather or emergency evacuation.
Q: Can I bring my dog/ cat/ pet rabbit?
A: No, we are not able to allow pets into the event, service animals only.
Q: Can I bring my toddler/ baby in a stroller/ baby swaddled in a golden fleece diaper?
A: If you are carrying/ strollering your baby, that is OK. Otherwise, no, this is a strictly 21+ event, and we will not allow access to anyone under 21. (Seriously.)
Q: Can I bring bags, lawn chairs, umbrellas, or my own food?
A: You may bring bags--they will be searched upon entry. Only hand-held umbrellas are allowed (no canopies), and you may bring lawn chairs, blankets, and your own food.
Q: I bought an extra ticket for my friend, but now they can't come. Can I get a refund?
A: No, We do a lot to plan the amount of beer/ concessions/ port-a-johns/ budget for the event based on attendee numbers, so all ticket sales are final.
Q: I am going with a friend who has a Designated Driver ticket and I have a VIP pass. Will they be able to use their DD ticket to enter at the same time as me?
A: Yes. DD ticketholders, who are not allowed to consume any alcohol, can enter the VIP line.
Q: Will you be serving any wine or cider or gluten-free options at the event?
A: At present, we only plan to pour beer, and do not have any gluten-free options.
Q: Will brewers be selling their beer at this event? Can I get my growler filled?
A: No, brewers will not be selling their beer at this event, and growlers may not be filled at the event.
Q: I am a homebrewer. Can I pour my beer at this event?
A: No, only federally licensed breweries are able to pour their beer at this event.
Q: Can I get my Maine Beer Trail signed by breweries at the event?
A: No, the Maine Beer Trail program requires a visit to the brewery location itself.
The Maine Brewer's Guild is the nonprofit organization dedicates to promoting and protecting the craft beer industry in Maine. The proceeds from our events help further the Maine Brewers' Guild's mission to promote and protect Maine's craft beer industry.