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: http://www.distilleryage.com/GIBC_2015_WINNERS.pdf.
Gary's House Honors Fred Forsley with Forsley Award
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Our fearless leader, Fred Forsley, was recently honored with the first annual Forsley Award, recognizing his philanthropic efforts and support for Gary's House over the years.
Gary's House is a safe, comfortable, and affordable home-away-from-home for families and individuals with loved ones receiving medical treatment in any greater Portland area hospital and is a service that is near and dear to Fred's heart.
Sea Dog Brewing Company’s popular Sea Dog Sunfish beer was awarded first place in the People’s Choice category at The Downtown Brew in Orlando, Florida. Held on March 14 in downtown Orlando, Sea Dog Sunfish was selected from nearly 40 beers offered by more than 20 breweries.
Sea Dog Sunfish is a delicate wheat beer with hints of peach and grapefruit. This beer is currently available in bottles and on draft and will be released in cans this summer. At 4.6% alcohol, Sea Dog Sunfish is a refreshing session beer that can be enjoyed all year long
Sugarloaf Summiteer Award Presented to Shipyard's Forsley Family
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
This weekend, the Candace Foundation and Shipyard's Forsley Family were honored with a Summiteer Award at the annual Suglarloaf Charity Summit. This award is presented each year in recognition of those who continuously give back to the cancer community in Maine. John Diller, Sugarloaf’s General Manager, presented the award which was accepted by Shipyard's VP of Sales and Marketing, Bruce Forsley, and his wife Jennifer.
The Candace Foundation was created in honor of Fred Forsley's sister, Candace Forsley, who died of breast cancer. Her gift for helping others lives on through the Foundation, Shipyard Brewing Company, and the entire Forsley Family.
The focus of this festival is the promotion and education of craft beers and a celebration of the brewers who create them. There were over 150 participating breweries and approximately 25,000 people in attendance.
Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA took 3rd place in the the IPA category.
Shipyard Melonhead took home a 2nd place award in the Lambic-Fruit Beer category. And Sea Dog Wild Blueberry Wheat Ale (commonly referred to as Blue Paw) received 2nd place honors is the Wheat Beer category.
Shipyard Brewing Company Selected Down East Readers’ Choice for Best Beer
PORTLAND, Maine (July 3, 2013) – Shipyard Brewing Company was named Best Beer in this year’s Best of Maine Down East issue. From shopping to eating to playing outdoors, Down East readers and editors selected their statewide favorites this year and Shipyard Brewing Company made the list: http://www.downeast.com/magazine/2013/july/maine-readers-choice.
Shipyard Brewing Company Sails Home with Three Silver Awards at the Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition
PORTLAND, MAINE – (June 19, 2013) – Shipyard Brewing Company’s Pugsley’s Signature Series Smashed Blueberry, Bourbon Barrel Aged Double Scottish Ale, and Old Thumper Extra Special Ale were all honored with silver awards at the 2013 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition.
This competition is part of the 91stannual Los Angeles County Fair and 647 beers competed in 84 categories. This internationally recognized fair is the largest in North America.
Pugsley’s Signature Series Smashed Blueberry was awarded a silver in the Fruit Beer category. Bourbon Barrel Aged Double Scottish Ale took home a silver in the Scottish-Style Ale category. Old Thumper Extra Special won a silver in the Extra Special Bitter category.
Old Thumper Extra Special Ale wins a silver award at the Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition
PORTLAND, MAINE – (June 23, 2012) – Old Thumper Extra Special Ale was honored with a silver award at the 2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition. This competition is part of the 90th annual Los Angeles County Fair, which opens on August 31. This internationally recognized fair is the largest in North America and was attended by nearly 1.5 million people last year.
Old Thumper Extra Special Ale won a silver in the Extra Special Bitter, English-Style Extra Special Bitter category. In 2004, Old Thumper took home Best of Show in this competition and, in 2005, also won a silver.
Old Thumper is brewed in the United States solely by Shipyard Brewing Company.
This British Grand Champion beer was created in 1979 by veteran British brewer, Peter Austin, founder of the Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire, England and mentor to Shipyard’s master brewer, Alan Pugsley. After 15 years of being brewed exclusively by Ringwood, on November 3, 1994, Old Thumper made history when it was brewed at Shipyard and introduced to America via a 35 New England bar simultap. Following this massive event, Shipyard began bottling Old Thumper to satisfy consumer demand.
In 2007, this beer won 2nd place at the West Coast Brewers Festival and in 2005 took home 1st place at the California Brewers Festival. This beer has also been named one of the 10 Best American Beers by Business Week.
Shipyard Brewing Company Wins Two Australian International Beer Awards
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Shipyard Brewing Company received two awards at the 2012 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) in Melbourne, Australia. AIBA is the showcase awards event in the Asia Pacific Region and, this year, 1,344 entries were received from 258 breweries across 41 countries.