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 and has grown to become a destination for all those who seek out unique beers in a unique place. Head Brewer and 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. 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–8p
Sunday 12p - 6p

Memorial Day 1p -4p


(207) 793-0046



Currently Pouring


Memorial Day Weekend:

Fri 2-8 w Dueling Chefs onsite from 4-8

Sat 12-8 Blacksmithing, Bier and BBQ - The Maine Blacksmith’s Guild will be on site with their forge fired up, 10 taps of Gneiss and food from Woody’s Sports Grille starting at 1!

Sun 12-6


Where to find our beer

Gneiss is available state-wide throughout Maine and Massachusetts through our distribution partners:

Maine Distributor - Craft Beer Guild of Maine | Massachusetts Distributor - Craft Collective

Can’t find us on tap or at a store near you, ASK FOR IT BY NAME! We do our best to get our product to as many beer shops/bars/restaurants as possible, but if there is a place you think Gneiss should be on tap or available in the cooler, let us know and we will do our very best to get it there for you!



Events update coming soon! For now, head to our Facebook Page for the latest events schedule.


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:
Friday: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: Noon - 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 4 p.m.

We recommend 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).


Seeking one full-time or two part time positions. Candidates who wish to be considered must submit their resume and a brief cover letter detailing why they want to join the Gneiss team by Monday May 13th, 2019, items can be emailed to

Gneiss Brewing Company is seeking a motivated person who is interested in learning and gaining experience in the brewing industry. We are seeking qualified individuals who can meet the following criteria:

Tasting Room Server & Gneiss Ambassador

Must be available to work Thursday - Sunday.

Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Have a passion for beer and be able to articulate and educate people on the beer we make at Gneiss. We want you to love what we brew, just as much as we do!

  • Clean and prepare the tasting room, mezzanine and outdoor bier garden pre- and post shift.

  • Pour and serve Gneiss beers.

  • Operate a POS system for all sales.

  • Must have a friendly, outgoing personality. You’ll be talking to people all day long!

  • Must be able to stand for up to 10 hours.

  • Must be able to lift and move up to 60 lbs.

Brewery Operations Assistant

Must be able to be flexible with hours and days based on a bi-weekly schedule posting.

General duties will be scheduled Mon-Fri, but some weekend days are a must.

Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Duties will include but are not limited to the following: assisting with the brewing process, washing kegs, general CIP practices, beer transfer, packaging and cleaning.

  • Must be able to lift AND move 180 lbs short distances.

  • Must be able to regularly lift and move 60 lbs at chest height for longer distances.

  • Frequent moving, bending, kneeling, reaching and twisting.

  • Must be comfortable standing and moving for 8-10 hour shifts.