75+ Brewers from 16 Countries meet at The Festival – Portland, Maine

Take a Beer trip into Craft Beer Paradise at The Festival

Good News: The Festival  is back in 2013!

Great News:  There are still a limited number of tickets left for each session.

Greater News: The Festival will be “Premiering” some new brews from some of the world’s most sought after breweries.

Greatest News: We can help you save $$$ off the ticket price!


Bon Beer Voyage will be going to The Festival in Portland, Maine where we will be joining a number of the brewers whom we visit on our Beercations and Beer Safari Weekends.

The Festival is made possible by the Shelton Brothers & 12% Imports.  There will be over 75 Breweries/Cider and Mead makers representing 16 different countries!  The actual Brewers/Cider and Mead Makers will be present at their booths the majority of the time to chat about their offerings. There will be over 200 Beers, Ciders, or Meads to sample at each session. Most Artisans will have 4 offerings per session. Many of the Artisans are producing special beers, ciders or meads for The Festival that will debut at The Festival. These offerings are extremely limited in the quantity produced.   The entrance is limited to just 1200 people per session, so no long lines or crowds!

A few of the “Premier” and special offerings to be found at The Festival:

  • Unveiled in Portland for the 1st time will be Cantillon’s Lambic d’Haute Densité – A high density lambic, think of it as a Gueuze/Barley Wine.
    • Also do not miss Cantilllon Zwanze 2012
  • A brand new 3 Fonteinen Beer will be introduced at The Festival!
    • There will also be a limited amount of vintage 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze at The Festival.  They have a few cases of the ’98, ’99 and 2001. One year will be poured at each session and when it’s gone, it’s gone
  • World premieres of De Ranke XXX Bitter (yes that’s 3 Xs) and the new BINK IPA from Brouwerij Kerkom
  • A very very limited quantity of Westvleteren 12 available at each Festival session.
  • The Collaboration La Vermontoise from Blaugies/Hill Farmstead Brewery will be available at The Festival!
  • Plus Many Many More!

Since we know once you taste their beers, you’re going to want to go visit the breweries in person with us on Beercation, we’ve arranged for you to save $10 per ticket with a special discount link for our Bon Beer Voyage Brewsletter subscribers, Beer Stocked Refrigerator readers and Twitter followers!

Use our discount to take a Beer Vacation to The Festival.

And if you are psyched about The Festival, you’ll love our Grand Crus to Farmhouse Brews Beercation Cruise through Belgium and France. Not only do we visit some of the great breweries represented at The Festival on this trip, but we also will travel with one of the brewers!  Bob Sylvester of Saint Somewhere will be on board as we visit Rodenbach, In de Vrede at Westvleteren, St. Bernardus, Chimay and more. But don’t wait too long to book or you’ll miss the boat – cabin space is very limited!

Take a beer vacation to The Festival

Breweries, Cider Makers & Meaderies  at The Festival:
(Shelton Brothers)  (12% Imports)

Belgium (13): BlaugiesBrasserie Cazeau Brouwerij Hof ten Dormaal CantillonDe La Senne De Ranke Drie Fonteinen Gueuzerie Tilquin Het Nest Kerkom Struise ‘t Hofbrouwerijke The Drunk Monk

Canada (3) : Dieu du Ciel! Le Trou du Diable Hopfenstark

Czech Republic (1) : Kout

Denmark (6) : Amager Bryghus Evil Twin Brewing  Kissmeyer Midtfyns Mikkeller To Øl

England (4) : Brodie’s ▪ BuxtonHogan’s Ridgeway  

France (5 ) : Au BaronCidrerie Traditionnelle du Perche Page 24 Pays du Flamand Thiriez  

Germany (3): Freigeist Mahr’s The Monarchy 

Holland (2): Brouwerij Emelisse De Molen

Italy (3): Barfly/LaborotorioBrewfistToccalmatto

Japan (1): Baird

New Zealand (3): 8 Wired Renaissance Yeastie Boys

Norway (2): Haand Nøgne Ø

Spain (7): Agullons CCM Guineu Lagar de Ribela Marina Naparbier Nomada Brewing Company

Sweden (2): Mjodhamnen Omnipollo

Switzerland (3):  Bad Attitude Rappi Bier Factory Trois Dames

USA (16):  Against the Grain  AnchorageBeachwood BBQ & Brewing CambridgeCelestial Meads Crooked Stave High & Mighty Hill Farmstead Jester King Jolly Pumpkin Local Option Prairie Artisan Ales Pretty Things Saint Somewhere Stillwater Artisanal Westbrook Brewing

Plus  some great local producers….Allagash  Bull Jagger (TBC)  ▪  Maine Beer Co Maine Mead Works  Marshall Wharf Oxbow and Rising Tide!


Location  Portland Company Complex (aka Portland Yacht Services Building)  58 Fore St Portland, ME

Session 1:    Friday June 21st, 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Session 2:    Saturday June 22nd, 1pm – 5pm

Session 3:    Saturday June 22nd, 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Cost: Click here for the special Bon Beer Voyage discount each session is $55.