Maine Brew Fest starts Sept. 8


NEWRY — Sunday River Resort will host its first Maine Brew Fest, Friday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 10.

The event will feature nearly 70 beers, including varieties from Allagash, Foundation, Banded Horn, Norway Brewing Company, Mason’s Brewing Company, and the Maine Beer Company.

The event will also feature a Full Moon Beer Dinner at the Peak Lodge, an oyster-tasting event, the inaugural Sunday River Disc Golf Tournament, and a Kegs ‘n’ Eggs Brunch finale hosted by the Sunday River Brewing Company.

Doors open at 1 p.m. Saturday in the South Ridge base area. More than 20 breweries from Maine will present their finest brews. The OysterBrew will feature freshly shucked Maine oysters from Glidden Point Oysters and Mooks Sea Farm.

The disc golf tournament kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday, on the resort’s 18-hole course. Mountain Park is open during the fest, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. for all ages.

Tickets are $45 and may be purchased online after Sept. 1. It includes unlimited beer samples for adults ages 21 and older and a scenic ride on the Chondola chairlift.

Tickets for Mountain Park are available the day of the event in the South Ridge Welcome Center; activity tickets vary in price.