Shipyard Brewing & Atlanta’s Scofflaw Brewery Make Beery Wager on Sunday’s Game

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

In advance of the upcoming Super Bowl between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots, Scofflaw Brewing Company (Atlanta, Ga.) and Shipyard Brewing Company (Portland, Me.) are making a wager regarding their respective NFL teams.

The wager features high stakes for the breweries and their fans.

The losing brewery will have to brew a special batch of beer from a recipe chosen by the winning brewery. The beer recipe must include indigenous ingredients from the winner’s state and will be named by the winning brewery.

On tapping day, the losing brewery must fly the winning team’s flag for one week or until the beer is gone, whichever comes first.

“We won’t be flying any Falcons flag here,” said Fred Forsley, Shipyard’s founder. “We’re going to clip the Falcons’ wings on Sunday.”

“I think we’ll call our beer Feel the Pressure,” he added, referencing the Deflategate scandal that involved Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. “We look forward to watching NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell eat crow when he hands the Lombardi Trophy to Brady and coach Bill Belichick.”

“Goodell,” Forsley adds, “is welcome to stop in at Scofflaw and check the pressure of the kegs Scofflaw will be filling with our winning beer.”

"The Patriots coach and quarterback are both known as scofflaws when it comes to the NFL's rulebook,” said Matt Shirah, co-founder of Scofflaw Brewing. “But there's no Scofflaw like Basement, our dank and juicy New England-style IPA.”

Shirah and Brewmaster Travis Herman said they are looking forward to sending Shipyard a special recipe that is a variation on Basement. “We think the Falcons flag will look great flying at Shipyard while they serve our beer,” said Shirah.

“We like breaking the rules as much as anybody,” Shirah says, “so we’re thinking about making a Tom Brady-style IPA that stretches the boundaries. All of our IPAs are unfiltered, so maybe we should call it Dirty Bird Basement, since the Falcons will be dancing in the Patriots end zone all game. We’d like to hear from fans with name suggestions, too.”

Shipyard is asking its social media followers to suggest homegrown ingredients and names for the winning beer recipe it will send to Atlanta.

The losing team will also send a case of its beer to the winner.

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Shipyard’s popular seasonal and other beers now served on Elite Airways

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Shipyard Brewing is announcing a new partnership that gets its famed Pumpkinhead seasonal beer on an airline for the first time. Cans of Pumpkinhead -- along with cans of Shipyard’s flagship Export Ale, Island Time Session IPA and two beers (Blueberry and Sunfish) from Shipyard’s sister Sea Dog brewery -- are now offered on all Elite Airways flights throughout the U.S.

“I’m pretty sure that Pumpkinhead is the first pumpkin beer served on an airline,” says Shipyard founder Fred Forsley. “It’ll be on Elite Airways flights through December as part of our seasonal correctness effort. This partnership will also boost awareness of Shipyard beers throughout the year.”

Elite Airways has been growing in popularity in the Maine travel market with its twice-weekly nonstop jet service between Portland Jetport (PWM) and Orlando-Melbourne International Airport (MLB). Starting this month, the airline will double its weekly flights between Portland and Melbourne and double flights to New York City/Newark (EWR) and Vero Beach Regional Airport (VRB). Elite is also adding twice-weekly nonstop service between Portland and Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ).

In recognition of the partnership, one of Elite's Bombardier CRJ-200 jet airliners now features the Shipyard logo and schooner ship on its tail.

“We’re proud of our Maine heritage,” says John Pearsall, President of Elite Airways, “and equally proud to support Shipyard Brewing Company and serve its craft beers to our customers. Shipyard has an excellent reputation and this partnership is a win-win for us and our customers. Especially within Florida, which is an important market for both of our businesses.”

“It’s very exciting to partner with another Maine company,” says Fred Forsley, Shipyard Brewing co-founder and president. “We couldn’t be happier about Elite’s success and its expanded flights to Florida. This partnership is a great way to introduce people to Maine and our beer, while giving passengers a delicious craft beer to enjoy on their flight.”

Launched in 2002 and one of American craft beer’s biggest-selling seasonals, Pumpkinhead is a UK-meets-USA wheat beer enhanced with pumpkin pie flavors. The beer is made with a dash of malted wheat, US and European hops, and an English ale yeast.  

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A Special Local Brew at Fed Jack's

Monday, September 26, 2016

There’s always fresh new beer at Federal Jacks in Kennebunk, but the newest brew is proudly made with hops and malts from our very own neighbors in Kennebunk and Lisbon Falls Maine.

Shipyard Head Brewer at Kennebunkport Brewing Company, Mike Haley, has just finished his first batch of Winnow Hill Fresh Hop Ale. Brewed on site at Federal Jacks in Kennebunk Maine, Haley has good reason to be proud of this new brew.

Twenty pounds of Centennial leaf hops, picked just this week at Winnow Hill Farm in West Kennebunk were used along with over 300 lbs of pale and wheat malts from Blue Ox Malthouse in Lisbon Falls.

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Friends of Lincoln Park Fundraiser

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The historic 150-year-old park, located on the southwest corner of Congress and Franklin streets in Portland, Maine, has a group of friends who having been working hard for the last three years to restore the public space and its original Parisian fountain.

Shipyard is excited to support the efforts of The Friends of Lincoln Park on Thursday, September 15th by hosting a fundraising party in the Shipyard Tasting Room. From 5:30-7:30 pm join us in supporting this great local organization and hear first-hand why Friends of Lincoln Park founder, Frank Reilly, was so inspired to halt the decline of Portland’s first public green space and restore it to its original condition. 

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Shipyard Brew Pub Chef to Compete on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

We are proud to announce that general manager and chef of the Shipyard Brew Pub, Shipyard Commissary Kitchen, and Regatta Room, David Squillante, will be one of four guest chefs competing on the next episode of Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen.

Cutthroat Kitchen is not your typical cooking show – each contestant must not only outcook their opponents but also outwit them. In the competition show hosted by Alton Brown, each contestant is given $25,000 to spend at auctions where they can purchase opportunities to sabotage one another. The chef left standing after three rounds of elimination wins and keeps whatever money he or she has not spent on auction items.

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2nd annual Raise Your Glass campaign benefitting Maine Audubon

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Shipyard Brewing Company in partnership with the Migis Hotel Group, Fess Parker Winery, and Ice Pik Vodka are excited to announce the 2nd annual Raise Your Glass campaign benefitting Maine Audubon. During the month of July, $1.00 from every glass of Shipyard Beer, Fess Parker Wine, and Ice-Pik Vodka sold at the Migis Group Maine properties will be donated to Maine Audubon.

Maine Audubon was selected as the beneficiary of the Raise Your Glass campaign because of their mission to keep Maine special by protecting Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat. The Migis Hotel Group and Shipyard Brewing Company are both committed to the responsibility of giving back and are dedicated to efforts surrounding the protection of Maine’s environment and wildlife habitat.

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Spurwink Brews & Backpacks

Friday, June 24, 2016

On Thursday, June 23rd we hosted Spurwink Services' Brews & Backpacks fundraiser to help support children in crisis.

Supporters, volunteers and staff gathered outside the new Shipyard tasting room to assemble backpacks with care items for children entering foster care, child abuse treatment, and residential programs.

Guests enjoyed Shipyard beer, Capt’n Eli’s Soda, bites from Mami and Ziggy’s food trucks, and got the chance to check out the new tasting room. While having fun, over $4,000 was raised and more than 200 backpacks were assembled for kids in need!

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Island Time Acoustic Series

Friday, June 17, 2016

Our Island Time is Sunday afternoons on the deck at Portland Pie Nashua, drinking beer, soaking up the sun and enjoying the Island Time Acoustic Series! Join us on the beautiful outdoor patio where we there will be live music and $3.00 Island Time IPA drafts every Sunday from 3-5pm. 

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Tall Ships Portland presents The Return of El Galeon

Monday, May 16, 2016

June 1st through June 12th, El Galeon will make her return to the Portland waterfront!

The crowd favorite from last year's festival, she will be open again for visits by the public and available for private events in the evening.

Come on down to Maine Wharf to experience a one-of-a-kind adventure!

General admission tickets to board El Galeon are available between the hours of 11am and 5pm weekdays June 1 thru June 12.

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The New Shipyard Tasting Room

Friday, April 29, 2016

We are excited to be opening our newly renovated tasting room this May. Located in the Shipyard Brewery, at 86 Newbury Street in Portland, Maine, our new tasting room is more than 3 times the size it used to be!

After knocking down some walls and opening up the bar area just beyond our gift store, we are now able to accommodate more craft beer lovers in this 1,700 square foot space.

The tasting room will host a rotating lineup of 14 beers and 6 craft sodas on draft. We will feature our core Shipyard and Sea Dog beers as well as new pilots brews, and our full portfolio of Capt’n Eli’s sodas.

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