Registration Open for Inaugural Brewers’ Conference


Registration Open for Inaugural Brewers’ Conference

ME Brewers’ Guild announces business-to-business conference covering technical aspects of brewing and running a brewery


PORTLAND, ME (March 3, 2016) – Registration is now open for the inaugural New England Brew Summit being held on April 1, 2016 in Portland, ME.

Hosted and organized by the ME Brewers’ Guild with support from presenting sponsor, Bernstein Shur, the summit is a full-day conference covering both the technical aspects of brewing as well as the business challenges of running a brewery for brewers, brewery owners and their employees and the businesses that support the industry.

“It’s no secret that there’s been a massive explosion in the craft beer world in recent years,” said ME Brewers’ Guild Executive Director Sean Sullivan. “Due to the pioneering efforts of the craft beer movement throughout ME and New England, the industry continues to mature and grow. We saw the need for a professional conference and a forum about the issues and business topics that impact brewers and move the industry as a whole forward.”

What:   Inaugural New England Brew Summit

When: Friday, April 1, 2016, from 8:00am – 6:00pm. See full schedule here.

Where: University of Southern ME Abromson Center, Portland, ME

Who: New England brewers, brewery owners and employees, professional services firms and companies that serve the craft beer industry

Registration: Registration is now open. Click here for more information. Registration is required as space is limited.

The full-day event was first announced at a press conference on February 25 announcing a partnership between the University of Southern ME and ME Brewers’ Guild for a new Quality Assurance/Quality Control and Research Laboratory, which is a first-of-its-kind collaboration.

Limited sponsorships are still available. Contact for more information.


Presenting: Bernstein Shur

Premier: Baker Newman Noyes; Blue Ox Malthouse; Tidestone Solutions; Broadreach Public Relations

Supporting: Acadia Insurance; The Great Lost Bear; Northeast Bank; University of Southern ME


About the New England Brew Summit

Hosted by the ME Brewers’ Guild, the New England Brew Summit is a gathering for brewers, brewery owners and all those who currently work with brewers around New England. This premier B2B event will feature live talks and panel discussions from brewers and owners blended with practical advice from professional service providers on a wide range of topics currently impacting the craft beer industry. Registration and sponsorship information can be found at


About ME Brewers’ Guild

ME Brewers’ Guild is a nonprofit, 501(c)(6) organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the craft beer industry in ME. Since 1986, ME has been at the forefront of the craft beer movement. ME is home to over 60 breweries producing more than 200 different ongoing varieties. Learn more at