Maine Brew Fest September Session
September 13-15, 2019

Maine Brew Fest September Session

  • September 13-15, 2019
Maine Brew Fest September Session

Sample some of Maine’s finest brews

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    September 13-14, 2019
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What's on tap? Our annual Maine Brew Fest Fall Session with as many as 100 craft beer and cider sampling from nearly 30 Maine breweries. This is a packed weekend with a beer dinner, an oyster tasting event, great food, family-friendly activities, and more.

Tickets are available at the door for $55!
This is a rain or shine event.

Breweries on tap: 

Allagash Brewing Company, Banded Brewing Co., Bangor Beer Company, Battery Steele Brewing, Baxter Brewing Co., Bear Bones Beer, Cushnoc Brewing Co., Definitive Brewing, Foulmouthed Brewing, Foundation Brewing Company, Geary Brewing, Lone Pine Brewing Company, Mason's Brewing Company, Mast Landing Brewing Company, Nonesuch River Brewing, Norumbega Cidery, Norway Brewing Company, Orono Brewing Company, Peak Organic Brewing Company, Ricker Hill Orchards, Saco River Brewing, Shipyard Brewing Company, Steam Mill Brewing, Sunday River Brewing Company. More to come!


All Weekend

Mountain Park
Slopeside at South Ridge, 10AM-4PM

Enjoy scenic lift rides, disc golf, twin ziplines, the climbing wall and the bungee trampoline.

Friday, September 13

Beer Dinner
Peak Lodge, 6:45PM

Get an early start to the Maine Brew Fest at our Peak Beer Dinner at the Peak Lodge -- this year featuring Orono Brewing Company. A limited number of tickets are available to this reservation-only, beer and food paired dinner. Dinner includes a Chondola ride to the mid-mountain Peak Lodge, an amazing seasonal menu, live music by Pete Kilpatrick and of course, beer! Call 800-543-2754 to make your reservation. Chondola will begin loading at 6:15PM (Slopeside at South Ridge Lodge).

Saturday, September 14

Slopeside at South Ridge, 1-2PM

Be sure to get your favorite beers right from the get-go with a VIP ticket, which includes a commemorative t-shirt, an hour of early access, and a tasting glass.

General Tasting
Slopeside at South Ridge, 2-5PM

At the "Maine" event, those with a General Taster ticket can enjoy 100 samples of craft beer and cider. Tickets include a tasting glass.  If you pre-purchased your tickets online, you can pick them up in the Welcome Center at South Ridge Lodge starting at noon on Saturday. Tickets will also be available to purchase the day of the event in the Welcome Center for $55.

Oyster Tasting
Slopeside at South Ridge, 1-5PM

Join us for a culinary experience pairing Maine craft beers with the world's best tasting oysters right in the middle of the Maine Brew Fest tent. The experts from Norumbega Oyster and Mook's Sea Farm, two Maine's top oyster farms will be doing the shucking and you can buy oysters by the plate. Tickets available on-site. They will be offering plates of 4, 6 and 12 oysters for $10, $12, and $18 dollars respectively. 

Live Music with the Pete Kilpatrick Band
Slopeside at South Ridge, 2-5PM

Pete Kilpatrick has been named Maine's best act four times in the Portland Best Music Awards, and has performed with such artists as the Dave Matthews Band, Jason Mraz, Ray Lamontagne, Guster, Grace Potter, and more. 

Food Trucks
Slopeside at South Ridge, 12PM-5PM
Enjoy delicious eats from the South Ridge Grill and BBQ, as well as offerings from local food trucks, including Fiddlestick Farm's Woodfire Pizza Truck, The Hungry Mama Taco Truck, and Eastern Standard Provisions featuring their Bavarian-style pretzels and homemade sauces.

Mahoosuc Ridge to The River Challenge 
Valentine Farm, 9AM

Join us in the morning before the Maine Brew Fest for the new Ridge To The River Challenge. This 10k and half marathon will be put on by The River Fund, Mahoosuc Pathways, and Mahoosuc Land Trust, and tackle a course that starts on the other side of the mountain and ends right at South Ridge.

Sunday, September 15

Kegs 'n' Eggs
Sunday River Brew Pub | 6AM

Located on the access road to the Sunday River Ski Resort, the Sunday River Brewing Company offers a fun, casual atmosphere with an eclectic mix of locals, tourists, craft beer drinkers and an amazing brunch menu. 

Beers 'n' Brunch
Steam Mill Brewing & Le Mu Eats | 9AM

Located in the heart of downtown Bethel, Steam Mill Brewing features local ingredients such as Maine malt and local hops. They utilize local landmarks for inspiration in naming their beer, for example; Paradise Perle, Intervale Ale, Alder River Red, and Overset RyePA. Pair these amazing craft beers with Le Mu Eats, undoubtedly the best breakfast fusion cuisine from Chef Sav, a Lao-American classically trained chef from the Culinary Institute of Virginia.

    • VIP Tasting
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      • VIP Hour from 1-2PM with access to over 100 samples, plus the General Tasting from 2-5PM
      • Commemorative glass
      • Exclusive t-shirt
      • Live music

    • General Taster
      at the door


      • Access to over 100 samples from 2-5PM
      • Commemorative glass
      • Live music

    • Designated Driver
      at the door


      • Access to the tasting tent without sampling
      • Live music