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Shipyard American Pale Ale Sails Into Port

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Shipyard Brewing Company’s newest beer, Shipyard American Pale Ale, will be available nationwide in April.  This refreshing session beer is bursting with grapefruit citrus flavor and features hops from the Pacific Northwest. 

Shipyard American Pale Ale was first released in 2013 in the United Kingdom through a unique partnership between Shipyard Brewing Company and Marston’s in the UK.  It turns out, beer drinkers across the pond love American beer (or “new world” beer as they call it) as much as we do.  Hundreds of draft lines of Shipyard American Pale Ale are flowing in the UK. 

Now, in 2014, Shipyard American Pale Ale is available in the US on draft and in bottles from sea to shining sea. 

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When in Rome...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

While in Rome this month Kate Cone, author of "What's Brewing in New England: A Guide to Brewpubs and Microbreweries," sent us a postcard from her trip via this blog post

In addition to Italy, Shipyard is available in Canada, England, and coming soon to Brazil. If you come across Shipyard beer during your travels in the US, Canada, or abroad send us a post card of your own!

Grazie, Kate, for this shout out from Rome.  Salute!

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Share Your Shipyard Story

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thank you to all our fans who connect with us each day through social media, snail mail, and email. We enjoy reading your Shipyard stories and notes of support from around the world.

As we celebrate 20 years in 2014, we are starting a new tradition. Every month we will select one piece of fan mail to share. Our selection this month came to us from a Facebook fan in California. It made us smile.

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Virgin Vacations Presents: English Brewery Trip with Brew Master Alan Pugsley

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

This September, Virgin Vacations presents a unique opportunity to tour English breweries with brewing legend, Alan Pugsley.  

Follow this link for all the details.  

The tour starts at Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire, England where Alan's brewing roots began.

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Shipyard Export Ale Wins West Coast Award

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Shipyard Brewing Company

Contact:  Tami Kennedy  |  207-838-0816  |

Shipyard Brewing Company’s Export Ale Wins Award at West Coast Brew Fest

PORTLAND, MAINE (May 29, 2013)Shipyard Brewing Company’s flagship beer Shipyard Export Ale received an award at the prestigious 14th annual West Coast Brew Fest’s Commercial Craft Competition in Sacramento, California. 

Shipyard Export Ale was voted 2nd place in the Light Ale Category.  View the full list of award-winners at this link:

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New: Shipyard Summer Ale in Cans

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Tami Kennedy
Office:  207-761-0807 x7135
Cell:  207-838-0816

Shipyard Brewing Company’s Summer Ale Now Available in Cans

PORTLAND, ME – (April 23, 2013)Shipyard Brewing Company’s award-winning seasonal brew, Shipyard Summer Ale, is back for the season on draft, in bottles, and, for the first time – in cans. 

This summer, 6-packs and 12-packs of 12oz. cans will be available in New England and Florida, with plans to expand distribution in 2014. 

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Go ahead and #sipashipyard

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The hardworking hashtag.  Helping you find the things you love across the web and across the world.  Like Shipyard beer!

Sure it's easy enough to find Shipyard in Maine, but what about the rest of the world?  What about Shipyard fans in Florida or California?  You'd be surprised where Shipyard shows up!

Help Shipyard and your fellow enthusiasts out.  Hashtag #sipashipyard and let them know where you find Shipyard, where you would like to, or anything else you want to tell them.  Help the mighty hashtag get you your Shipyard ale!

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Marston’s Collaborates with Shipyard Brewing Co.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Marston’s Brewery in England aims to quench the growing thirst for ‘new world’ craft beers by building on the existing collaboration with Shipyard Brewing Co, which will see the launch of Shipyard American Pale Ale in  a draught 30 litre keg format in May.

This collaboration is the next stage of a partnership established between Ringwood and Shipyard to distribute Old Thumper in the USA over 15 years ago. 

American Pale Ale is a new interpretation of Shipyard’s Independence Pale Ale which has been a success on Marston’s guest cask ale programme and will be brewed in collaboration with the Marston’s brewing team at their Park brewery in Wolverhampton.  At 4.5% and bursting with a Citrus hop aroma, American Pale Ale is crafted using four American hops:  Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial.

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3rd Annual Shipyard Getaway

Monday, February 11, 2013

Mark your calendars for April 25-28th and head south for some fun in the sun (and on the golf course!) with

Shipyard and the crew from Portland's WJAB PM JAB during the 3rd Annual Shipyard Orlando Getaway. 

Leave with the crew from Portland, ME or join us there! Here's everything you need to know:

For more information or to make your reservation call 207-321-6090 or email

Reservations must be made by March 25th!

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New Bourbon Barrel Aged Brews From Shipyard Brewing Company

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Shipyard Brewing Company

Tami Kennedy
Office:  207-761-0807 x7135
Cell:  207-838-0816

Shipyard Brewing Company Releases Limited Edition Bourbon Barrel Aged Brews

PORTLAND, ME – (September 19, 2012) – Shipyard Brewing Company has released the first in its new line of limited edition bourbon barrel aged ales.  2,100 bottles (350 cases) of Bourbon Barrel Aged Double ESB are quickly selling off store shelves in Maine, New Hampshire, Florida, and California.

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