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Shipyard Supports Lionfish Awareness Day

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Shipyard Brewing Company and Sea Dog Brewing Company have partnered with the crew of Scuba Nation to support Lionfish Awareness Day on May 16 through various events taking place across the state of Florida. The state wide effort is aimed at eradicating this invasive species of fish that is wreaking havoc with Florida’s native species.

Shipyard and Sea Dog’s commitment to sustainable seafood and efforts to give back to the communities that support us continues beyond this day in mid-May. Scuba divers are doing their part to catch this fish — and now we’re doing our part to help bring this fish to the table.

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Gary's House Honors Fred Forsley with Forsley Award

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Our fearless leader, Fred Forsley, was recently honored with the first annual Forsley Award, recognizing his philanthropic efforts and support for Gary's House over the years.

Gary's House is a safe, comfortable, and affordable home-away-from-home for families and individuals with loved ones receiving medical treatment in any greater Portland area hospital and is a service that is near and dear to Fred's heart.

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Shipyard Observes the 150th Anniversary of Appomattox

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Shipyard’s contribution to the classic English-style Pale Ale category, Chamberlain Pale Ale, made the trip down to Virginia last week with members of Co.B, 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry from Aroostook county to attend the 150th Anniversary of Appomattox, the place were the American Civil War ended on April 9th 1865.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

PORTLAND, MAINE (March 13, 2015) – Shipyard Brewing Company announces the release of its first lager, Imperial Pilsner.  Available this spring in bottles and on tap, this pilsner is a unique blend of German pilsner and imperial IPA.  This brew is bright gold and full-bodied with a hint of sweetness up-front and a round, dry finish.  A pure American creation that balances malt and a big hop profile.

Imperial Pilsner was developed by Shipyard’s product development brewer, Pete Heggeman.

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Sea Dog Brewing Company Expands to North Conway, New Hampshire

Thursday, March 12, 2015

NORTH CONWAY, NEW HAMPSHIRE (March 12, 2015) – On March 17, Sea Dog Brewing Company will open its newest brewpub.  Located at the Red Barn in the heart of North Conway (1976 White Mountain Highway), the interior features post and beam décor with a fireplace and multi-level dining with a spacious dining room. 

The large, horseshoe shaped bar serves 14 beers on tap, including special cask conditioned ales that will be brewed on the premises in Sea Dog’s first nano-brewery. 

“We’ll be featuring special brews that can only be found at this location,” noted general manager Robert Labbe.

Chef Greg Bernier’s menu focuses on fresh seafood and creative pub fare, with new specials each week.

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New Shipyard Mug Club in Key West, Florida

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Turtle Kraals Tower Bar & Restaurant is home to Key West’s newest Mug Club. The famous Tower Bar has made seaport-centric updates and now features a Shipyard Mug Club.  

Members will receive a personalized beer mug for their own use whenever visiting Turtle Kraals, a Tower Bar t-shirt, monthly Mug Club parties, and weekly Mug Club socials. Mug Club Members will be able to earn points and special offerings through Southernmost Rewards.

“This is the only Mug Club we know of where members actually receive two mugs,” noted general manager Dave Thibault.  “Our Shipyard Mug Club members will all have personalized ceramic mug downstairs as well as a freezer mug for use upstairs.”

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Beer with Bruce: A Lesson On Stouts

Monday, March 2, 2015

It's time for another installment of Beer with Bruce. In honor of the great beer holiday that is St. Patrick's Day, let's focus on stouts.

Before we delve into the murky blackness that is stout, let’s dip our toes in a definition… STOUT, adj. 1. courageous; brave; undaunted. 2. a) strong in body; sturdy. b) strong in construction; firm; substantial. 3. powerful; forceful. 4. fat; thickset; fleshy; corpulent. n. 1. A stout person. 2. A garment for a stout person. 3. strong, dark-brown beer, ale, or porter.

Stout, as a style of beer, is a wonderful and surprising mixture of several adjectives in our definition above. As alluded to, stouts are born out of porter. The creation of porter dates back to mid-17th century England, in step with the dawn of the Industrial Revolution.

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New England Boating TV Docks at Shipyard Brewing Company

Monday, February 2, 2015

NESN featured Shipyard Brewing Company on a special one-hour episode of New England Boating TV shot this summer in Portland, Maine. 

Click here to watch the show.

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Sugarloaf Summiteer Award Presented to Shipyard's Forsley Family

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

This weekend, the Candace Foundation and Shipyard's Forsley Family were honored with a Summiteer Award at the annual Suglarloaf Charity Summit. This award is presented each year in recognition of those who continuously give back to the cancer community in Maine. John Diller, Sugarloaf’s General Manager, presented the award which was accepted by Shipyard's VP of Sales and Marketing, Bruce Forsley, and his wife Jennifer.

The Candace Foundation was created in honor of Fred Forsley's sister, Candace Forsley, who died of breast cancer. Her gift for helping others lives on through the Foundation, Shipyard Brewing Company, and the entire Forsley Family.

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Catch us on NESN's New England Boating

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

NESN will be featuring Shipyard Brewing Company and The Inn on Peaks Island on an episode of New England Boating TV next week!

Tuesday, January 27 at 6:30 pm tune in to New England Boating TV: Portland, Maine for a special one-hour episode. New England Boating TV, co-hosts Parker Kelley and Tom Richardson visit the southern Maine city of Portland and surrounding Casco Bay. Along the way they check out Portland’s vibrant Old Port District, the Portland Harbor Hotel, the Shipyard Brewery, and the historic Portland Observatory. 

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