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.
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.
January 13 @ 12PM - Winter Session Beer Festival
Gneiss will be pouring at the first ever Winter Session at Brick South on Thompson's Point. This festival is being hosted by the Maine Brewer's Guild, and tickets are available by CLICKING HERE.
January 27 @ 12PM - Portland On Tap
For the first time ever, Gneiss has been invited to pour at Portland On Tap at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME. For more information, check out the Portland On Tap Website by
February 2 + 3 - BeerAdvocate Extreme Beer Festival
We are pouring at our 3rd EBF this year! Make sure to grab tickets for one of the 3 sessions ASAP as this one always sells out. More information available by CLICKING HERE.
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. We are more than happy to provide water for thirsty pups as well, just ask us the bar tender and they'll set your pooch right up!