Your Ultimate Guide to the Maine Brewers Guild

Wherever you travel in Maine, you’ll find locally made ales and lagers that are fresh, unique and sure to please. Boothbay Harbor is home to some fantastic breweries, some of which belong to the Maine Brewers Guild. This non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting and protecting the state’s craft beer industry through professional brewer memberships and activities for beer lovers, like you! Here is everything you need to know about the Maine Brewers Guild and how to best enjoy it during your stay at Topside Inn!

The Maine Brewers Guild is just the beginning of all the incredible things to do in Boothbay Harbor! By downloading your free copy of our Vacation Guide, you’ll receive instant access to all the best recommendations for local attractions, dining, entertainment, and more.

More About the Maine Brewers Guild

Since 1986, Maine has been a destination for craft beer makers and lovers alike! By offering diverse, high-quality products for customers, the Maine Brewers Guild keeps the state in the forefront of the craft beer revolution. All members of the organization are professional and skilled brewers that produce 99.9% of all their selections in Maine. Allied Trade members also work with local brewers to better serve the craft beer industry. The Maine Brewers Guild is known for organizing the Maine Beer Trail and hosts several brew fests in Maine throughout the year.

What Is the Maine Beer Trail?

The Maine Beer Trail was designed for craft beer lovers, so they may enjoy a unique way to try several locally made brews. Established in 2009, the trail highlights some of Maine’s best microbreweries for the beer tasting experience of a lifetime. Today, over 80 breweries from all over the state make up the Maine Beer Trail.

While the wide variety of breweries is an excellent reason to embark on the trail, the main draw for visitors is the rewards they can win by simply drinking their favorite beers! All you have to do is print out a Maine Beer Trail map, have an employee from each brewery sign and date the map, and mail it in to be rewarded!

  • 10 Breweries Visited = A free Maine Brewers Guild hat
  • 20 Breweries Visited = A free Maine Brewers Guild T-shirt
  • All Breweries Visited = A prize pack

Visit Boothbay Craft Brewery

This local brewery is proud to be a member of the Maine Brewers Guild! Just an 8-minute drive from Topside Inn, Boothbay Craft Brewery offers excellent artisanal craft ales that they call  “Imperial Attitude Ales.” The brewery also offers delicious dining on site at the Watershed Tavern. While the 633 American Pale Ale is Boothbay Craft Brewery’s flagship brew, Block Rocks Stout, Dexter Rippa Red IPA, and Ken Brown Ale are local favorites. Be sure to add the Boothbay Craft Brewery to your Maine Beer Trail journey!

Get a Taste of Maine Beers During Your Stay at Topside Inn

Maine Brewers Guild Topside Inn offers comfortable and classically Maine accommodations just a short walk from the center of town and the harbor. Each day starts with a wonderful breakfast that incorporates fresh and local ingredients. In the evenings, you’ll love our relaxing outdoor spaces that offer rocking chairs and Adirondack chairs to lounge in while enjoying fantastic views of the harbor.

Browse our guestrooms, suites, and cottage today to learn more about the Topside Inn. Then, plan your next getaway with us. We can’t wait to share our beautiful area with you!

For a more enhanced beer tasting experience, don’t forget to check out our VIP Local Brewery Tour Package, which includes a tour and tasting at Boothbay Craft Brewery!