Maine Beer

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Today in 1820, Maine became the 23rd state.

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State_Maine

Maine Breweries

Maine Brewery Guides

Guild: Maine Brewers Guild

State Agency: Maine Liquor Licensing and Compliance Division

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  • Capital: Augusta
  • Largest Cities: Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, South Portland, Auburn
  • Population: 1,274,923; 40th
  • Area: 35387 sq.mi., 39th
  • Nickname: Pine Tree State
  • Statehood: 23rd; March 15, 1820

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  • Alcohol Legalized: June 30, 1933
  • Number of Breweries: 38
  • Rank: 16th
  • Beer Production: 1,040,538
  • Production Rank: 41st
  • Beer Per Capita: 24.5 Gallons

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Package Mix:

  • Bottles: 44.9%
  • Cans: 46.5%
  • Kegs: 8.4%

Beer Taxes:

  • Per Gallon: $0.35*
  • Per Case: $0.79
  • Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $10.85
  • Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $10.85
  • * Plus: 6.5% sales tax exemption ended 2009 – all beer now pays sales tax

Economic Impact (2010):

  • From Brewing: $29,861,860
  • Direct Impact: $206,658,510
  • Supplier Impact: $104,087,723
  • Induced Economic Impact: $254,531,193
  • Total Impact: $565,277,426

Legal Restrictions:

  • Control State: No
  • Sale Hours: 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Mon–Sat)
    9 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Sun)
  • Grocery Store Sales: Yes
  • Notes: ABV > 15.5% wine sold in state-contracted stores. Alcohol may not be purchased after 1 a.m. any day of the week, may not be purchased prior to 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and not prior to 9 a.m. on Sunday.

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Data complied, in part, from the Beer Institute’s Brewer’s Almanac 2010, Beer Serves America, the Brewers Association, Wikipedia and my World Factbook. If you see I’m missing a brewery link, please be so kind as to drop me a note or simply comment on this post. Thanks.

For the remaining states, see Brewing Links: United States.

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