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Bourbon Barrel Aged Brews Coming Soon from Shipyard Brewing Company

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Shipyard Brewing Company has some delicious brews aging in oak bourbon barrels at our brew house in Portland, Maine. These beers will be aging for many, many months before we release them in limited batches.

Look for aged Double Thumper, Smashed Blueberry, Smashed Pumpkin, Barley Wine, and Prelude to be released in small batches later this year. Cheers!

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Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA - Coming in May

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Look for Shipyard Brewing Company's newest beer, Monkey Fist IPA, this May. More detail coming soon!

Monkey Fist is the genesis of a new generation of IPA. The traditional elements of classic English IPA have been redefined by American craft beer innovation. Like the images suggests, Monkey Fist is edgy, aggressive, and unique in style. This beer is brilliant copper in color and exploding with Warrior, Glacier and Cascade Hop character but able to maintain a beautiful balance.

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Don't miss the second annual Orlando Getaway!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Join WJAB's PM Jab host Chris Sedenka and Javier Gorriti and the crew from Shipyard Brewing Company for a spring trip to Orlando, Florida. This is a trip you won't want to miss!

April 26 - April 29:
$499 per person double occupancy*
$699 per person single occupancy*

(Note: prices without golf option are $399 per person double occupancy* and $649 per person single occupancy*)

Contact Heather Douglass for more information or to reserve your spot.

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New from Shipyard Brewing: Shipyard Applehead

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Shipyard Brewing Company announces the release of a new beer: Shipyard Applehead. An extension of the company’s popular Shipyard Pumpkinhead line, Shipyard Applehead is a seasonal brew available December through March, while supplies last.

“We asked Pumpkinhead fans what other flavors would they like to see and their answer was apple,” said director of sales and marketing, Bruce Forsley. “We listened to what our fans asked for and created Shipyard Applehead. Master brewer Alan Pugsley has combined the subtle sweetness of cinnamon and apple with a clean, refreshing wheat ale to create a whole new beer experience.”

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The Forcaster Features Pumpkinhead Ale

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Writer for The Forecaster, Emily Parkhurst, visited the Shipyard brewery to profile our most popular seasonal ale, Pumpkinhead. Although, as Emily points out, this beer was initially created in the mid-1990’s with some uncertainty (as the thought 'who would drink pumpkin beer?' ran through the minds of many), it has become a great success in Maine and is growing nationally. We are on our way to shipping over 400,000 cases of Pumpkinhead this year, up more than 50% from 2010.

The article points to the growing demand for pumpkin beer and the hope that the success of Pumpkinhead in particular will take the Shipyard brand to the national level.

Check out Emily’s full article HERE with more of the inside scoop from Shipyard Brewing Company.

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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Now Available Through Thanksgiving

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

To keep up with an unprecedented consumer demand for this fall favorite, Shipyard Brewing Company is extending the season for Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale through November.

“We usually stop brewing Pumpkinhead around Halloween,” said Master Brewer Alan Pugsley. “This year, we began brewing it a bit earlier and will end after Thanksgiving.”

Based on last year’s growth, the brewery prepared for this year’s production by expanding its brewing capacity to 10,000 additional cases per week.

President Fred Forsley noted that “Even with this expansion and operating the brewery at full capacity since July 1st, distributors are finding it difficult to keep up with the demand for Pumpkinhead. The brew house crew is literally working around the clock to fill the pipeline.”

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The Imbiber visits Shipyard and the Old Port

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Late last week Dan Dunn, a renowned writer for The Imbiber, stopped by Shipyard Brewing Company to take a tour, taste some beer and chat with Shipyard's very own Bruce Forsley. Then on to a mini pub crawl in the Old Port where Dan and Bruce met up with Fred Forsley to talk about Shipyard's roots and the awesome beer scene in Portland, ME.

Lucky for us Dan recorded it all! Check out Dan's podcast on the New Normal Network!

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Shipyard Pumpkinhead Returns

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Keep your eye on this page for the Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale party nearest you!

On Thursday, August 18 at 5:30pm, the Massachusetts Pumpkinhead release party will be at The Greatest Bar in Boston. See you there!

No cover
First 200 people get free t-shirt

Live music:
5:30 - 8:00 Double Down
9:00 - 12:30 Jukebox Heroes live band karaoke


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July 30: Maine Craft Beer Comes to Boothbay

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Craft Beer Comes to Boothbay

WHEN: Saturday, July 30 from1:00pm-4:00pm
WHERE: Boothbay Resort
301 Adams Rd., Boothbay, Maine
COST: $50
Purchase tickets at this link.

(Includes beverages, traditional southern BBQ, and parking. Special commemorative tasting glass with first 400 tickets.)

Join twenty Maine brewers in Boothbay for an afternoon of craft beer sponsored by the Maine Brewers' Guild with special guest Sam Calagione from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.

Come experience Maine craft beers at an intimate, outdoor beer tasting event featuring traditional southern BBQ and some of the best award-winning craft beer that Maine has to offer.

Founders, owners, and brew masters will be in attendance, creating a more unique experience than a traditional beer festival.

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Meet Your Maker -- Your Beer Maker! -- in NYC

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

May 18th-May 20th
Shipyard Brewing Company's brewery manager Dave Hall is headed to NYC for a few days this month. Come on out and meet him and talk Shipyard at any of these pubs. Cheers!

MAY 18 -- Event 1:
Meet Dave Hall Brewery Manager at Shipyard Brewing Company at 1 of the following 4 bars to talk shop about Shipyard’s wide variety of world class ales.

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