Shipyard Brewing Company’s Brewer’s Brown Ale is now available in stores and on draft. This beer was released last year as a spring seasonal and, due to popular demand, Brewer’s Brown will now be available year-round in 6-packs, 12-packs and on draft.
Shipyard Brewer’s Brown is a full-bodied dark brown ale made with 5 different malts and 3 varieties of hops. This beer has a nice, smoky taste up front and a smooth, full body finishing with a crisp hop bite at the back.
There's a new beast in town: Shipyard Brewing Company Releases Double Old Thumper
Monday, January 10, 2011
Shipyard Brewing Company announces the release of Double Old Thumper. This new beer is available year-round in 22 oz. bottles and on draft.
Double Old Thumper is the big brother of the British Grand Champion beer Old Thumper Extra Special Ale, which was created in 1979 by veteran British brewer, Peter Austin, founder of the Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire, England, and brewed in the United States solely by Shipyard. ShipyardÂ¹s Master Brewer Alan Pugsley trained at the Ringwood Brewery before moving to the United States 25 years ago. Double Old Thumper was created by Pugsley and has 11.2% alcohol by volume. "Despite its strength, this beer is a great example of balance between malt and hops lending to a surprising drinkability," noted Pugsley.
Shipyard Brewing Company Releases Double Old Thumper
Sunday, January 9, 2011
The first batch of Double Old Thumper was bottled today and can be purchased at the Shipyard Gift Shop, 86 Newbury St. in Portland, Maine. Not in Maine? Don't despair! This beer is shipping out this week to a store near you.
Shipyard Brewing's Prelude Special Ale is back for the season
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Shipyard Brewing Company's Prelude Special Ale is a rich, nutty full bodied English Ale with an inviting amber hue and hoppy finish. Prelude has 6.7% alcohol by volume, making this seasonal specialty the perfect winter warmer.
Well known blogger Tom Bedell has a running post titled, "Tap Beer Of The Week".
Week 42 is dedicated to Smashed Pumpkin Ale. As many reviewers have done in the past, Blodell compares and contrasts "The Smashed", to the brewery's better known Pumpkinhead Ale. Eventually though he correctly points out that "Smashed" can, and does stand on its own merits.
Purists might want to skip this one, but pumpkin ales and lagers are becoming a fall staple, and the "other" Portland's Shipyard has a winner with its Smashed Pumpkin, from the brewer's Pugsley's Signature Series. It's a clear copper pour with a frothy light-tan head and a nose that's malty and not quite as spicy as some other pumpkin brews. Nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon are light but noticeable.