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.




*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!

August 5th - Farm to Table Dinner with 50 Local and Gneiss Brewing Company @ Nasson Community Center - Springvale, ME
Description from the Facebook Event Page: Nasson Community Center and Little Theatre along with Sanford Farmers Market, 50 Local, Gneiss Brewing and University of Southern Maine are proud to present a Farm to Table Dinner Event. This four course meal prepared by Chef Christopher Donnelly will feature local and fresh food that will be sure to excited your palate. Each course will be paired with spirits by Gneiss Brewing. Tickets are $40 and you receive SNAP benefits, your ticket is discounted to $35. You may purchase tickets online at www.nassonevents.com, by calling the box office at 324-5657 or visiting in person. TICKETS ARE VERY LIMITED FOR THIS EVENT.

August 11th - Foothills Food Festival @ Longley Square - Norway, ME
We will be pouring our beers at the Foothills Food Festival, a celebration of all things local food right in Downtown Norway, Maine. For more information about the event and tickets, go to foothillsfoodfestival.org.

August 14th - Portland Harbor Sunset Cruise w/The Thirsty Pig @ Portland Harbor - Portland, METhe Thirsty Pig, Portland Schooner Company and Gneiss Brewing Company have come together to bring you the ultimate decadent adventure: A two-hour sunset sail and dinner around Portland's beautiful Casco Bay. In this intimate setting, passengers will have the opportunity to interact with brewery representatives from one of the featured local breweries, the Thirsty Pig staff to discuss meal and beer pairings, as well as Portland Schooner Company's crew for all your nautical curiosities. More info available by clicking here.

August 18th - Sanford On Tap - Brew and Food Truck Festival @ Goodall Park - Sanford, ME
Its the inaugural Sanford Brew and Food Truck Festival and we are so excited to take part! More information and tickets available at sanfordontap.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).