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.




October 6th - 5th Anniversary Party @ Gneiss Brewing Company - Limerick, ME
Gneiss is turning 5 years old and we are having a big party. Live music with Jason Roman and El Grande, Food by Woody’s Sports Grille featuring Smoked Sausages made especially for Gneiss by Marvin at Limerick Supermarket, 10+ Gneiss beers on tap to try as well as a multitude of Can/Bottles to take home. Scroll up for tickets and more information!

October 9th - Portland Greendrinks @ Maine Historical Society - Portland, ME
We are quite pleased to be pouring for Portland Greendrinks, an informal, volunteer-managed social networking group built around a common interest in the natural environment. This month’s event is being held at the Maine Historical Society on Congress Street. As always, bring your own drinking vessel or pay for a cup at the door.

October 13th - Maine Craft Weekend w/ Think Greene @ Gneiss Brewing Company - Limerick, ME
Maine Craft Weekend celebrates the many crafters that call the State of Maine home, and we are pleased to welcome one of our favorites, Sabrina Thiemke-Greene and her Think Greene line of products back to the brewery for a one-day-only sales event. Stop in and check out what Sabrina has to offer!

October 14th 2pm - 4pm - Southern Maine Girls Pint Out @ Gneiss Brewing Company - Limerick, ME
We are hosting the Southern Maine Chapter of Girls Pint Out, a group aimed at getting women out to their local breweries to learn about beer and meet other like-minded women! We will be discussing German-style beer and the proper glassware for those styles.

October 26th 4pm - 7pm- Ranked Choice Beer Election @ Gneiss Brewing Company - Limerick, ME
Learn about Ranked Choice Voting and enjoy some delicious Gneiss beers while you do it. The Committee for Ranked Choice Voting will be at the brewery collecting ballots so you can rank your beers in order from most to least favorite. At the end of the day, we will count the votes and pick a winner!


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).