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–7p
Saturday 12p–6p


(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.




March 25th (11am - 3pm) - Maine Maple Sunday! @ Gneiss Brewing Company
It's Maple Syrup Season! Boilers are going to boil, so beer drinkers might as well drink, right?! Since so many folks are out and about in Limerick this time of year, we are going to be OPEN. Srop in between 11am-3pm for Tasters, Full-Pours, Flights and Beer To-Go!

March 29th (5pm - 8pm) - Hop Cologne Draft Release Party @ Elements (Biddeford)
Miss the can release of our collaboration with Banded Horn, Hop Cologne? Join us at Elements in Biddeford as we celebrate the draft release of this crisp, brutish double dry-hopped Kolsch!


April 6th - Maine Brew Fest Spring Session @ Sunday River - Newry
Happy to announce that we will be pouring at the Maine Brew Fest Spring Session @ Sunday River! Check out the event page on Sunday River's website for tickets and more information (Click here!).

April 15th - Earth's Axis Showcase Event! (Noon - 4pm) @ Gneiss Brewing Company
Last year, we introduced a pilot beer program at the brewery that we call Earth's Axis, an ever rotating series of experimental shot batches of beer that we put on tap in the tasting room. To celebrate this pilot program, we are having an Earth's Axis Showcase! Each of the 10 beers on tap this day will be an Earth's Axis rendition. We will have a great variety of beer on tap, all of it with only 5 gallons available! If you like trying new things, or just want to see what we have been experimenting with throughout the year, come on by!!!



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 2-7 p.m.
Saturdays Noon-6 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 dependant, of course).