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Maine Brew Fest

September 8, 2017 - September 10, 2017

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The Maine Brew Fest hits Sunday River September 8-10 with beer sampling from as many as 50 Maine craft brews, an oyster tasting event, great food, a disc golf tournament, family-friendly activities, and more.  

We like beer so much that we're planning a spring session, too, April 6-8, 2018, with more craft brews, spring skiing and snowboarding, on-snow games, and plenty of fun. Stay tuned for details!  

Maine Brew Fest tickets are on sale now: Buy online or call 800-543-2754.

1. General Taster Beer Sampling Ticket 

  • $40 if purchased August 16-September 1, including tasting glass, unlimited samples, and scenic lift ride.
  • $45 if purchased after September 1, including unlimited samples and scenic lift.

2. Beer Connoisseur Beer Sampling Ticket  

  • $55 if purchased August 16-September 1, including tasting glass, unlimited samples, scenic lift ride, event t-shirt, and 1-hour early admission. 
  • Not available after September 1. 

  3. OysterBrew 

  • Five- and Ten-Oyster sampling tickets available.
  • $10 bucks for 5 shucks or $15 bucks for 10 shucks.

  4. Full Moon Beer Dinner 

  • A Friday night dinner with beer pairings at our mid-mountain Peak Lodge with lift access from the Chondola.
  • Limited to 100 people.
  • $59 per person. 21+

 Lodging is available from $99 on Friday or Saturday nights.



Full Moon Beer Dinner 
Peak LodgeKick off the Maine Brew Fest early at our Full Moon Beer Dinner at the Peak Lodge. A limited number of tickets are available to this reservation-only, six-beer and food paired dinner. The dinner includes a Chondola ride to the mid-mountain Peak Lodge, seasonal menu, and beer from Shipyard Brewing Company. $59 per person.. 


Brew Fest Connoisseur's Hour 12 - 1PM
An hour of early access to the beer tasting to sample the most popular brews. Available to those purchasing the Beer Connoisseur's ticket.

Brew Fest General Tasting 1 - 5PM
Unlimited samples from up to Maine breweries, including Allagash Brewing Company, Banded Horn Brewing Company, Baxter Brewing Co., Bear Bones Beer, Bigelow Brewing Company, Dirigo Brewing Company, Fore River Brewing Company, Foundation Brewing Company, Funky Bow Brewery- & Beer Company, Maine Beer Company, Mason's Brewing Company, Mast Landing Brewing Company, Norway Brewing Company, One Eye Opened Brewing CompanyPeak's Organic Brewing Company, Pennesseewassee Brewing, Rising Tide Brewing Company, Saco River BrewerySebago Brewing Company, Shipyard Brewing Company, Sunday River Brew Company, and more to come! 

OystersMaine OysterBrew 12 - 5PM
The Maine OysterBrew is a culinary experience pairing Maine craft beers with the world's best tasting oysters. The experts from Glidden Point Oysters, Mooks Sea Farm, and other top Maine oyster farms will serve up the perfect pairing of the freshest oysters with your favorite brew.

Mountain Park Activities 10AM - 4PM

Located right at the Maine Brew Fest, Sunday River's Mountain Park offers chairlift rides, zipline tours, twin ziplines, a bungee trampoline, and a climbing wall.  

Disc Golf Tournament 8AM

Disc Golf at Sunday River ResortThe Sunday River Disc Golf Tournament is calling on you to register for our first-ever doubles tournament on our new 18-hole disc golf course. Cash prizes! 


Kegs n' Eggs Brunch 10AM - 2PM
The Sunday River Brewing Company invites beer enthusiasts to swing by their popular watering hole located at the turn onto Sunday River Road for a post-fest medicinal combination of delicious food and brews.

Mountain Park Activities 10AM - 4PM


Lodging is available at two hotels and an inn right at the resort, and we'll have free shuttles to the venue Friday night and Saturday. For a limited time, a special rate of $99 per night is available at the Snow Cap Inn.


In addition to the OysterBrew event, we'll have outdoor grills set up with a variety of food right at the venue, plus our Mountain Grocer right next door. If you're spending the night you'll find lots of great restaurants here at the resort and in the nearby town of Bethel.


Free parking is ample and within walking distance to the event venue. Guests staying at one of our two resort hotels can also take our free resort shuttle to and from the event.  

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