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Shipyard

FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED CRAFT BREWERY BORN IN 1994

Shipyard Brewing Company is a family owned brewery based in Portland Maine for over 25 years – rooted in tradition and brimming with innovation. Our award-winning beer is handcrafted by our team of brewers who learned their art from world-renowned master brewer, Alan Pugsley.

“We always set out to brew great beer…but it was really just an excuse to bring our friends and family together to enjoy more of life.”

FRED FORSLEY • SHIPYARD FOUNDER / CEO

FRED FORSLEY

IT ALL BEGAN IN KENNEBUNKPORT MAINE

Fred Forsley and master brewer Alan Pugsley started ‘Federal Jack’s’ Restaurant & Brew Pub in 1992 in the picturesque seacoast village of Kennebunkport Harbor, Maine. The launch of Federal Jack’s coincided with the birth of America’s craft beer industry and, just two years later, demand outpaced the brewing capacity at the pub and Fred and Alan opened the Shipyard Brewing Company in Portland.

Since brewing our first beer in 1992, Shipyard Brewing Company has always been about Discovery.  As every great journey starts at home and our own journey has been greatly supported and influenced by our nearest and dearest, it’s our hope that our partnerships with family, friends and the community help share our mission with as many people as possible and enable us to give back where we can.

 

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1992

Fred Forsley and Alan Pugsley serve the first Shipyard Export Ale at Federal Jacks in Kennebunkport, ME.

1994

Shipyard expands brewing operations to Portland Maine at the former Laughlin foundry on Casco Bay.

1996

Shipyard brews first of many barrels of the one and only Pumpkinhead Ale.

2014

Shipyard expands brewing operations to Florida and opens new Sea Dog Pubs.

2016

Shipyard becomes one of top 3 best selling American craft beers in the UK.