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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1st Annual Mini Masters Pub Crawl

Monday, April 4, 2016

The first annual Mini Masters Pub Crawl was a huge success! We partnered with Ice Pik Vodka and to take over Bangor with argyle sweaters and cabbie caps, and raise $2,250 for the Bangor Humane Society!

Thanks to the field of enthusiatic golfers and the 9 bars that participated. It wouldn't have been possible without you!

The Pub Crawl stopped at 9 bars including: BlazePaddy Murphy'sEvenrood's, The Main Tavern, Hero's Sports GrillCarolinasSea Dog Brewing CompanyPenobscot Pour House, and Seasons Grille. Each location constructed their own putting green for the competition which put them in the running for The Rusty Putter Award - given to the most creative hole. This year's winner was Evenrood's!

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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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An Expedition to Inspire Outdoor Desire

Thursday, March 31, 2016

We are psyched to be a part of John Connelly's latest adventure! Check out the details below and show your support any way you can. Cheer him on, donate to his adventure, or join the Launch Party at Sea Dog in South Portland on April 5th! 


PaddleQuest 1500, an “expedition to inspire outdoor desire,” will launch on April 16, 2016 from the Fulton Chain Lakes in Old Forge, New York. The 1500-mile solo river/sea odyssey will be made by John Connelly, president and CEO of Adventurous Joe Coffee. Connelly is also a former leader of L.L. Bean’s Outdoor Discovery Schools, a former member of the US Canoe & Kayak team, and an accomplished waterway pioneer credited with numerous whitewater first-descents.

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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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Alan Pugsly Sits Down with Beer Business Radio

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Shipyard co-founder and original master brewer, Alan Pugsley, sat down with Todd Officer of Beer Business Radio to chat about beer, business and everything in between.

Here's a sneak peak at Todd's interview with Alan:

Worst Business Moment:

It’s the mid 90’s, you ink a partnership deal with Miller Brewing Company only to watch your barrel production drop from 40,000bbls to 25,000bbls over the course of the next twelve months…….talk about depressing!

“Light Bulb” Moment:

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

We are excited to be teaming up with Berkshire Mountain Distillers on their newest endeavor, the Craft Brewers Whiskey Project! BMD will be distilling a multitude of different beers from a select group of craft brewers, including Shipyard’s Export Ale. The resulting whiskey, bound to be momentous, will then be aged at the distillery for an undetermined amount of time before it is released. The whiskey from the Craft Brewers Whiskey Project will be available in several states. 

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Beer with Bruce: The Beloved Hop

Monday, January 4, 2016

Let’s hop to it! It’s impossible to discuss craft beer without paying homage to the hop. Although that was not the case just a short time ago when our only choices were those light or even lighter lagers (you know the ones) made by multi-national, mega-brewers (you know the ones). By and large, those beers dismiss the potential of the hop. The craft beer revolution has rectified that.

No one celebrates the virtues of the hop more than American craft brewers and no style of beer celebrates the hop more than IPAs. So let the celebrations commence!

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Beer with Bruce: Welcome to the Dark Side

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Welcome to the dark side! This winter, Darth Vader has nothing on us at Shipyard. We plan to lure you to the dark side with a diabolical assortment of devilishly dark malty beers available in our new 12 pack seasonal collection. The starring roles to be played by 3 bottles each of our winter seasonal, Prelude Special Ale, Longfellow Winter Ale, Signature Series Imperial Stout and new to the dark side - Shipyard Milk Chocolate Stout

These styles of beer are perfect for combat with the cold, brooding weather that lies in wait. Leave it to these dark beauties to warm the depths of your soul with dark roasted, chocolate and coffee overtones and an alcoholic warming akin to a slowly radiating glow.

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