Work Hard. PLay Hard. Be Gneiss!

German-style beer from the woods of maine


Welcome to Gneiss!

Pronounced 'Nice' (The G is silent)

Gneiss was founded in 2013 as a passion project between two friends, and has grown to become a destination for all those who seek out unique beers in a unique place. Head Brewer and Co-Founder Dustin Johnson is inspired to create balanced beers that pay respect to the rich German tradition of brewing and layer them with the nuance and eccentricity of modern brewing. Co-Founder and Marketing/Tasting Room manager Tim Bissell has a penchant for puns and pints, and by putting their heads together, Gneiss was born.  We look to our German heritage, our love of science and our Maine way of living to bring you truly 'rock-able' beers!

Gneiss is located in the foothills of the White Mountains, deep in the woods of rural Limerick, ME. We welcome you to visit us during our tasting room hours and experience the myriad flavors we create here and to enjoy the bucolic views of our woodland brewery.



94 Patterson Road
Limerick, ME 04048

Tasting Room HOURS

Friday 2p–8p
Saturday 12p–7p
Sunday 12p–5p


(207) 793-0046




Currently Pouring


You can find Gneiss beer in Maine and Massachusetts in select bars, restaurants and retail shops. Accounts listed on this map are currently or have recently carried Gneiss products. We reccommend calling ahead to see if/what Gneiss beer is currently available.




June 10th - El Camino Fresh Mexican Grill @ Gneiss! - Limerick, ME
El Camino is bringing their most excellent Mexican food truck to the brewery for a Sunday Funday! The brewery is open Noon-5pm, and El Camino is planning to be serving from 1pm-5pm so come by and have some tacos with your beer!

June 23rd - Great Falls Brew Fest @ Simard-Payne Memorial Park - Lewiston, ME
The GFBF is in it's 5th year, and Gneiss is super pumped to be back in the fold yet again. This IS the best brew fest in Central Maine, so don't miss out!!!

June 28th - Microbrew Showcase @ The Great Lost Bear - Portland, ME
The legendary Great Lost Bear has invited us to showcase our beers once again! Join us as we take over 4 of the taps at the bear and enjoy a night at Portland's original home of craft beer!

June 29th - Tap Takeover on Top of the Town with music by Tickle @ The Town Club - Sanford, ME
Its a concert, its a food festival, its a tap takeover, ITS ALL OF THESE THINGS. Join us as we have a good ol' fashioned party in the heart of Downtown Sanford. Tickets available by clicking here


Visit us

Join us for a beer out in the woods!

Gneiss Brewing Company is located at:
94 Patterson Road
Limerick, ME 04048

Tasting Room Hours:
Fridays 2-8 p.m.
Saturdays Noon-7 p.m.

Sundays Noon-5 p.m.

We reccomend using Google Maps or a comparable GPS navigation program to get you here. 

Directions: From Route 11. Turn onto Range E Road.  Go 150 yards and turn right onto Patterson Road.  Go 1.1 miles to the top of the hill.  We are on your right.  From Route 5.  Turn onto Foss Road.  Go 2.5 miles and turn left onto Patterson Road.  We are on your left 0.5 miles in.

DOG POLICY: For those wondering if their four-legged friends are welcome here, the answer is YES*!

*Well, yes with a few caveats. We ask that your dog is well behaved, is good with other dogs and humans, and remains on leash and with their human while they are here. Unfortunately, due to State regulations, we can no longer allow dogs to enter the brewery building, but we are more than happy to host you and your pup in our outdoor space (weather dependent, of course).