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!
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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 http://bit.ly/pjUSz8!