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.




February 24th - Tap Takeover @ The Peppermill Restaurant - Limerick
We are moving the Saturday night party from the brewery tasting room down to the The Peppermill Restaurant in Limerick! We will be taking over all 6 tap lines and giving away some Gneiss gear all night between 5pm - 8pm. Hope you can make it!


March 3rd - Bangor On Tap @ Cross Insurance Arena - Bangor
We are heading up north for our first time pouring at Bangor On Tap. The event will feature 2 sessions, an afternoon session (with a VIP bonus hour) and an evening session. Tickets available here.

March 8th - Thursday Throwdown 3 @ The Springvale Publick House - Springvale
The third iteration of our 'Thursday Throwdowns' at the Publick House is finally on the schedule. As usual, we have 2 one-off beers ready to release that night, a hoppy Kölsch called Sgt. SaazCoe made in collaboration with Tim Aballo of The Brew Shoppe in Shapleigh and a Mango IPA made in collaboration with Adam Laitres, co-owner of the Publick House. Try these two and a couple other Gneiss favorites! More info here as it develops.

March 14th - Tap Takeover @ Bayside Bowl - Portland
OVER THE LINE!!! Is what I will yell at you if you happen to foul while bowling during our Mezzanine Tap Takeover at Bayside Bowl! Join us for 4 tasty Gneiss beers and Tim's endless Big Lebowski references. Check out the Facebook Event Page for more info.


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).