Work Hard. PLay Hard. Be Gneiss!

German-style beer from the woods of maine

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Join us as we celebrate 5 YEARS OF GNEISS BEER! The party is set for October 6th from Noon to 5pm and will feature a release of a new beer called Pentavalent, which is a Dry-Hopped Golden Sour Ale, Live Music from Portland Area favorites El Grande and food available for purchase from Woody’s Sports Grille in Waterboro.

Tickets include a Commemorative 12 0z. Beer Glass and your first ‘full pour’. beers will be pay-as-you-go after that.

We hope you can join us for the celebration!

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.




*Willie's Wurstwagen - our new resident Sausage Cart - will be open at the brewery serving delicious Hot Dogs, Sausages, Brats and more every* Friday and Saturday (except for 8/25) in August. Willie's Wurstwagen is CASH ONLY, and we have no ATM on site, so plan ahead!

September 8th - Oktoberfest Portland Brew Festival @ Thompson's Point - Portland, ME
Its the inaugural Oktoberfest Portland and we are very pleased to have been invited to pour. Join us at Thompson's Point for Beer, Food and Games galore! Information available at: 

September 13th - Pints For Preemies - Benefit for NICU Helping Hands @ Slab - Portland, ME
Join us in supporting the Richard/Roy Family in their mission to provide as much help and support as possible to the NICU Helping Hands. 100% of profits generated from the event will be donated to that extremely noble cause. 

September 22nd - Cornhole Tournament @ Gneiss to benefit Habitat for Humanity York County
We are hosting a cornhole tournament at the brewery to benefit Habitat for Humanity of York County! Click Here for more information and to register your team!

September 29th - The Maine Lakes Brewfest @ Point Sebago Resort
We are headed back to one of our favorite Brew Fests and it's at the absolutely gorgeous Point Sebago Resort right on the water! Tickets and information available at: https://www.mainelakesbrewfest.com/ 


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).