Baxter Brewing Company announces inaugural Great Falls Brewfest

Baxter Brewing Company out of Lewiston, Maine announced today that they will be presenting the inaugural Great Falls Brewfest on the banks of the Androscoggin River on June 21, 2014. The date of the Brewfest falls on the summer solstice and will officially marking the start of the summer Brewfest season. “I can’t think of a better way to welcome summer, and to kick off the festival season here in Lewiston-Auburn,” said Baxter’s founder and CEO, Luke Livingston.

Great Falls Brewfest LogoThe Brewfest is a culmination of knowledge and experience gained by the Baxter Brewing Company while pouring at brewfests around the country. The festival is boasting 30 breweries hand-picked by the Baxter crew, live music from The Ghost of Paul Revere and The Squid Jiggers, an outdoor art installation and mini craft fair, cornhole tournament, climbing wall and other outdoor activities sponsored by Baxter Outdoors and of course some of Maine’s finest food trucks will be on hand.


The day kicks off with the third annual Androscoggin River Cleanup event; this is a volunteer event in collaboration with the Androscoggin Land Trust. Volunteers work from 8:30-11:30am by raft, canoe or kayak cleaning up the river, preparing it for a summer of paddling fun. Volunteers receive a free BBQ lunch at the Fire House Grille and a Baxter beer. Following the river cleanup from Noon-1pm is the VIP tasting session; each brewery will be pouring a special small batch beer that will only be available at the one hour VIP session. The general admission session of the Brewfest will run from 1-5pm. This is a rain or shine event.

For information about volunteering at the Androscoggin River Cleanup click Here.

For Tickets to the Great Falls Brewfest Presented by Baxter Brewing Company, click Here.


Participating Breweries


Allagash, Atlantic, Bissell Brothers, Black Bear, Foundation Brewing, Gneiss Brewing, Gritty McDuffs, In’Finiti Fermentation and Distillation, Maine Mead Works, Rising Tide, Sebago, Sunday River Brewing, Urban Farm Fermentory

Outside of Maine:

Brooklyn (New York), Clown Shoes (Ipswich, MA), Downeast Cider (Charlestown, MA), Founders (Grand Rapids, MI), Green Flash (San Diego, CA), Lagunitas (Petaluma, CA), Moat Mountain (North Conway, NH), North Coast (Fort Bragg, CA), Pretty Things (Cambridge, MA), Slumbrew (Somerville, MA), Smuttynose (Portsmouth, NH), Stone Brewing Co (Escondido, CA), Traveler Beer Co. (Boston), Sierra Nevada (Chico, CA), and Samuel Adams (Boston, MA)

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Chad Lothian

About Chad Lothian

Chad Lothian lives in Old Town, Maine. He is a craft beer enthusiast and homebrewer. Chad has travelled to brewpubs, breweries and brewfests all over New England.