Becoming a Brewery, Winery, or Distiller

To become a brewery in Maine, there are several steps that you must follow and documentation that you must obtain to be licensed as a brewery or a small brewery by this Bureau. To assist you in the licensing process, please see So You want to be a Brewery in Maine. The information to help you navigate the regulations in Maine and at the Federal government level to become a manufacturer of beer. Under Maine law, a brewer is defined as a person that produces malt liquor by fermentation of malt, wholly or partially or from any substitute for malt.