Shipyard Signature Series Smashed Pumpkin Takes 2nd Place at the Great International Beer & Cider Competition

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

PORTLAND, MAINE (October 27, 2015) – Shipyard Brewing Company’s seasonal beer from their Signature Series line, Smashed Pumpkin, received an award at the prestigious 19th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition held on Friday, October 23, 2015, in Providence, Rhode Island.

Shipyard Signature Series Smashed Pumpkin placed 2nd in the Strong Ale Category. Our sister brewery, Sea Dog Brewing Company, received a 3rd place award in the Fruit/Spice Beer Category for their Blueberry Wheat Ale. View the full list of award-winners at this link:

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Portland Beer Week

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Portland Beer Week is right around the corner and we have tons of Shipyard fun lined up.

Join us November 1 - November 7 at bars and restaurants around the great city of Portland to enhance you knowledge and appreciation of craft beer.

Here's the full schedule of Shipyard Portland Beer Week events:

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Pumpkinhead Bash at the Haunted Castle

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

For all of you Pumpkinhead lovers in Beantown – we are bringing Pumpkinhead to Boston this Halloweekend. The dedicated followers of our award winning fall seasonal are invited to celebrate their favorite pumpkin brew at Boston’s first Pumpkinhead Bash at the Haunted Castle.

This is a ‘not to be missed’ two-night party at one of Boston’s most unique venues, the Castle at Park Plaza. This Halloween extravaganza will occur on both Friday, October 30th and Saturday, October 31st from 9 pm to 2 am 

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Ice Breaker Tournament Block Party

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Ice Breaker College Hockey Tournament is coming to Portland, Maine this Columbus Day Weekend! Maine, North Dakota, Michigan State and Lake Superior State will come head-to-head on center ice at the Cross Insurance Arena to celebrate the start of the 2015-16 NCAA college hockey season. 

There’s lots in store for hockey fans during the big weekend. The tournament will kick off Friday evening at 4:30 p.m. when Lake Superior State and North Dakota take the ice. University of Maine and Michigan State will play at 8:00 p.m. to finish out the night. The teams will face off again Saturday in two games beginning at 4:30 and 8:00 p.m. 

There’s more! On Saturday, October 10th thousands will gather at a not-to-be-missed Ice Breaker Tournament Block Party presented by Gorham Savings Bank.

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It’s Here For Fall! Pumpkinhead Pizza Dough

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fall is in the air and we have partnered with Maine-based, It’ll Be Pizza to launch a Pumpkinhead pizza dough for the fall season, taking the classic beer and pizza pairing to the next level.

Pumpkinhead is a fall favorite. It’s a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spiced flavor. Known for its versatility and wide appeal Pumpkinhead Pizza Dough seemed to be a perfect fit for those who can’t get enough of fall.

It’ll Be Pizza is a sister company of Portland Pie Co., which manufactures and distributes its signature flavored pizza dough.

Stop by your local Portland Pie Company to try some of the new seasonal recipes featuring Shipyard Pumpkinhead dough including:

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Celebrate Football Season With Us at Pat's Pizza

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

We will be at Pat's Pizza all season long celebrating New England Football with specials on Shipyard Export and Pumpkinhead Ale. Check with your local Pat's Pizza for their specials.

Participating restaurants include:

Pat's Pizza Old Port
30 Market Street
(207) 699-4455

Pat's Pizza Yarmouth
791 US Route 1
(207) 846-3701

Pat's Pizza North Windham
844 Roosevet Trail
(207) 892-1700

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Shipyard Featured at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Monday, September 21, 2015

Taste your way around the world with us at Epcot! We are excited to be embarking on the culinary adventure at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival. The festival, which runs September 26 - November 16, is celebrating 20 years of culture and cuisine with the finest food and beverage. Shipyard Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout will be featured at the Craft Beer Booth during this two month extravaganza. 

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Now Available: Little Horror of Hops

Friday, September 4, 2015

If you were in Portland, Maine during Portland Beer Week last year you may have stumbled across a variety of Bill Murray themed beers, including Shipyard Little Horror of Hops. Due to demand for this beer after Portland Beer Week, we decided to launch this Rye IPA as our new fall seasonal. The name pay homage to Bill Murray's Little Shop of Horrors, while stearing clear of the Hollywood trademark police, and the ghoulish label was created by artist and shipyard tour host Hannah Godbey.

This beer is now available in select markets through the fall. 

Shipyard Little Horror of Hops is a hoppy Rye IPA, balanced by a complex malt blend. Peppery spice notes and a robust citrus hop flavor complement the dry hop finish and make for a perfect alternative to our Pumpkinhead ale.

Find Little Horror of Hops near you using the Shipyard Beer Finder.

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Shipyard Brewing and Sea Dog Brewing Relaunches Brands with New Distribution Network in Illinois

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Shipyard and Sea Dog Brewing Companies have made an exciting distribution change in the state of Illinois. As of August 15th, Shipyard and Sea Dog partnered with the Chicago MillerCoors Distributor Cluster to distribute their award-winning handcrafted ales.

“We are excited about the opportunity for growth in Illinois,” says Fred Chapman, Shipyard and Sea Dog Regional Sales Manager. While Shipyard and Sea Dog ales have been available in the state in limited quantities over the last several years, Chapman notes that “our new distribution network of experienced and respected distributors will better enable us to reach the craft beer lovers in the state of Illinois.”

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Raise Your Glass Campaign

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

During the month of July Shipyard Brewing Company and Fess Parker Winery partnered with the Migis Hotel Group to raise funds for the Autism Society of Maine.

During the entire month, patrons of the Black Point Inn in Scarborough and the Migis Lodge on Sebago Lake who purchased Shipyard beer or Fess Parker wine helped support this amazing organization. With $1 from every pint of beer or glass of wine sold and $4 from every bottle of wine sold going right to the Autism Society of Mine, the Raise Your Glass Campaign raised $5,000 for education and resources to support the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

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