PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Brewers’ Guild says they will be sending a shipping container filled with Maine’s craft brews to England for a beer festival.
The Maine Beer Box will have 78 beers on tap for the Leeds-based beer festival in September. The Portland Press Herald reports the box was previously shipped to Iceland last year for a June festival – the box’s first outing.
Maine beer fans will be rewarded, as the beer box will return to Maine filled with beers from the United Kingdom, in time for Portland’s Winter Session beer festival in November.
Guild Executive Director Sean Sullivan says English-style ales are the foundation for Maine’s beer industry. He adds that the Beer Box is a prominent symbol of the collaborative spirit of Maine and American craft brewers.