86 Newbury Street Portland, ME 04101
Fastest Route from points North and South:
• Exit 7, from I-295 • Head South up Franklin St. • Turn left on Middle St. • Turn left on Hancock St. Parking lot is on right, next to the Brewery Gift Store.
Brewery tours are offered year round, on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, at 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. We can accommodate a maximum of 16 people per tour, so please reserve your space in advance.
We are a fully operational brewery and safety is our top priority. To safely tour through production areas sensible footwear is required – no open-toed or high-heeled shoes allowed. Please also note that there are a number of stairs on the tour, please be prepared.
Must be 21+
MORE ABOUT THE TOUR
Upon arriving at the Shipyard Tasting Room you will check with our crew. From there your guide will take you through the Shipyard brewing process, focusing on the quality ingredients that go into our handcrafted brews – water, malts, hops, and yeast.
Starting on the ground floor of the brewery, you will learn the importance of water in the brew process and understand just how lucky breweries in Maine are to have some of the purest natural spring water right in our backyard. From there we head to the 2nd floor to discuss yeast and our unique open fermentation process.
Making our way to the 3rd floor we learn about the wort boil and check out the iconic direct fire kettles of the Peter Austin Brick Kettle Brewing System’s iconic direct fire kettles. We end the tour on the bottling line, where Shipyard beers are bottled, canned, kegged and shipped across the US.
After the tour, you are welcome to grab a tasting flight or a pint of beer and take in all you’ve learned. Our Tasting Room staff is there to answer any questions you may have.