Beers are served at the Maine Beer Company in Freeport.

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine brewers and an Icelandic shipping company are partnering to try to bring the Pine Tree State’s suds to more of the world.

Eimskip and the Maine Brewers’ Guild are set to announce the beer bond on Thursday morning in Portland at the International Marine Terminal.

The shipping company and the brewers’ guild say craft beer is one of the fastest growing industries in Maine and had a statewide economic impact of more than $225 million last year. Major players in the craft beer world in Maine include Shipyard, Allagash and Maine Beer Company.

The guild says brewers are looking for new ways to export their beer and attract beer tourism from around the world. They say the collaboration with Eimskip will help make it happen.


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