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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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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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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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New Year Round Brew from Shipyard Brewing Company

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Shipyard Brewing Company announces the release of Shipyard Island Time Session IPA.  This new year-round beer is an easy drinking IPA built with a variety of Northwest hops which contribute to the grapefruit and pine nose and spicy hop finish.

Shipyard’s vice president of sales and marketing, Bruce Forsley says “while there is still a place for highly-hopped, strong IPA, many IPA lovers are moving to fresher, easier to drink session IPAs.” Bruce notes that Shipyard’s latest IPA “strikes a beautiful balance by delivering the citrus and pine element of pacific hops and moderate alcohol strength.”

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Shipyard Releases Florida Brewed Blood Orange Belgian Wit

Monday, April 4, 2016

Clearwater, FL – Clearwater’s own Sea Dog Brewing Co. today announced the release of its new beer under its sister company’s label – Shipyard’s Florida Brewed Blood Orange – a Belgian style Wit created by Master Brewer Bobby Baker. The brewery will be holding a release party Thursday, April 7 from 3 p.m – 10 p.m., for those beer aficionados who love trying the latest and greatest local brews.

Attendees will enjoy free samples of Blood Orange Belgian Wit, a discounted growler price of just $12.99, and $3 drafts until 7 p.m. For a more immersive experience, guests can meet the Master Brewer, and go on a brewery tour upon request.

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East End Breweries Collaboration

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

We recently spent the day at Rising Tide Brewing Company brewing a new beer with our fellow East End Breweries in honor of Portland Tails’ 25th anniversary. Shipyard and Portland Trails have been long-time partners who over the last 17 years have grown Portland’s annual Trail to Ale 10K Run/Walk to over 1,500 participants.

The collaboration includes Rising Tide, Oxbow, Urban Farm Fermentory, Lone Pine, Bunker and Shipyard, with Shipyard contributing Ringwood Yeast for this moderately dry hopped English Style Pale ale.

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Sea Dog is Proud to Be Coming Home to Camden

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Sea Dog Brewing Company is returning to its roots in the heart of downtown Camden. This June, Cappy’s Chowder House will reopen as a Sea Dog Brew Pub, bringing new life to the iconic building.

The space will undergo improvements, but retain the original charm and character of Cappy’s. “We’re looking forward to being a part of the Camden community,” said owner Fred Forsley, “and making the locals proud of the beer that was born there.” Sea Dog Brew Pub will continue to pay homage to Cappy Quinn, a man who loved the bay, boats, and life.

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