The Fourth Annual Santa Pub Run

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Last year's Dash For Cash Santa Pub Run was a huge success and we’ve got Santa back for another year of fun. On Thursday, December 18th join us for the Fourth Annual Santa Pub Run benefiting Pine Tree Society. Santa will be with the Shipyard Crew popping into pubs in Portland's Old Port raising funds to send a lucky child to camp this summer. 

Here's everything you need to know to join Santa on his Dash For Cash through Portland:

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Beer with Bruce: Craft Beer and The Holidays

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The holidays are upon us, the clock is ticking, and the shopping frenzy is fierce. But this is a time of celebration and sharing with family and friends, and to take the time to draw a deep calming breath and reflect on the truly important things in our lives.  Sounds like a healthy, even rewarding endeavor, doesn’t it? In reality, with everything going on, it could be harder to pull off than you’d think.

Here’s a suggestion that should ease you into the spirit of the season. Invite someone interesting to join you for a fine craft beer. A good beer shared with great company is one of life’s simple pleasures – most often leading to stimulating conversation and comradery. The beer should be up to the task, so it should be a craft beer.

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GingerBreadHead Cookies

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Get ready for the holidays with this treat!

Spicy, sweet gingerbread goodness cannot be beat this time of year and GingerBreadHead works to enhance this gingerbread cookie recipe, offering a bit more depth from the malts and spice added to this beer.

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Beer with Bruce: Spice Things Up With GingerBreadHead

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

We are ready to spice things up for the holidays with the newest addition to the Shipyard lineup, GingerBreadHead. Before we get to the beer tasting, a brief history of spiced beer is in order!

Herbs and spices have a long standing history in the world of beer making and they actually pre-date the most common spice used in brewing today, hops. The history of beer and the history of the spice trade fall into step around 3000 BC – a time when beer production was well established and the Arab spice traders could readily provide herbs, fruits, berries, honey and gruit to season beer. 

The addition of spices in the beer making process is a longstanding tradition for dual purposes. It was thought that they helped to preserve the beer, though to a much more limited extent than hops do today. In addition, they helped to cover up brewing errors. Spices also appealed to the elite as they were a highly sought after sign of wealth and worked to enhance beer flavor and aroma. 

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Shipyard Restaurant & Brew Pub Announces New Executive Chef and General Manager

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Shipyard Restaurant & Brew Pub Announces New Executive Chef and General Manager, David Squillante:  Fresh Menu and Renovated Restaurant 

ELIOT, MAINE – (November 5, 2014) – The Shipyard Restaurant & Brew Pub announces its new executive chef and general manager, David Squillante. David will oversee the operations of the restaurant as well as the adjoining Regatta Banquet & Conference Center. 

David brings a diverse mix of culinary experience to the team.  Having worked in such positions as chef for the World Cup in Germany, the Grand Prix in Manama Bahrain, the Castle Hill Inn in Newport, Rhode Island and executive chef for the Sea Dog Brew Pub in Clearwater, Florida, he understands what it takes to create a top notch dining experience for customers.

The Shipyard Restaurant & Brew Pub has a new menu along with an expanded kitchen and a fresh look for the restaurant, pub and patio. 

“I’m extremely excited about the expanded menu,” says Chef Squlillante. “Our customers are going to love it.  We have added more than a dozen new choices of pasta, signature salads and hearty sandwiches.”

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Monday, November 3, 2014

With our first snow fall of the season, we are officially preparing for winter here in Maine and Ski Maine is offering a pretty sweet deal with their 2014/2015 Ski Maine Mountain Pass. For $399* you can lock a season of riding and skiing that gives you the flexibility to use them all yourself or be nice and share them with your friends and family.

The Ski Maine Mountain Pass contains lift ticket vouchers:

Two tickets to each of our 11 destination areas, including: Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Shawnee Peak, Saddleback, Mt Abram, Lost Valley, Camden Snow Bowl, Black Mountain, Bigrock, Hermon Mt, Titcomb Mountain

Two tickets to each of 3 regional group areas including:

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Beer with Bruce: The History of Fall Beer and Our Love of Pumpkins

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fall is in the air and many of us are enjoying tasty fall beers. In fact fall beers are among the most popular beers today. How’d that happen? As you might expect it all centers around a party; the world’s biggest beer festival, Munich’s Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest is somewhat of a misnomer as it’s actually held in late September. The first Oktoberfest was held in 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Bavarian Prince Ludwig to Princess Theresa. Thanks to those wild and crazy kids, we’ve continued to celebrate their anniversary every year since. Naturally, no one wants to be left out of a great party and first on that list would be brewers. Being an innovative bunch, recipes for more beers that celebrate the fall harvest have emerged and what speaks better to autumn than the pumpkin. 

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

It's hard to believe Portland Beer Week is right around the corner. As usual there is an endless supply of beer fun in store for the city of Portland, ME during the first week in November. Join us for some beer centric education, competitions, food pairings and more.

During this week we will also be featuring our specialty brew in honor of #BillMurrayBeerWeekME, called Little Hop of Horrors. This beer is a Rye IPA, dry hopped with Centennial, Bravo and Cascade hops and comes in at 6.0% ABV and 55 BUs. We only have 11 kegs for this special week, so stop by one of the participating bars to check out Little Hop of Horrors before it runs out!

You will be able to find our specialty brew, at one of these fine establishments while supplies last:

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Smashed Pumpkin Risotto

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

We love pumpkin everything during the fall and what better way to enjoy roasted pumpkin and your favorite pumpkin beer than in a deliciously creamy risotto?

Our Signature Series Smashed Pumpkin not only makes a great ingredient for this dish, but the full bodied yet balanced character of this beer makes for a perfect accompaniment to this rich pumpkin risotto.

While this recipe may be a bit more time consuming than most of our other favorites, it is well worth the effort and the wait.

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A Cookie in Every Bottle: Shipyard GingerBreadHead

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Shipyard Brewing Company announces the release of Shipyard GingerBreadHead Ale.  This new winter beer is full-bodied with a smooth malt character; accented with ginger, cloves and cinnamon. 

"What started as a project to develop a ginger flavored beer evolved into Shipyard GingerBreadHead,” says Bruce Forsley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Shipyard Brewing Company. “The warm flavors of molasses and brown sugar complement the flavors of Caramunich and Chocolate malts.   Brewer Pete Heggemon arrived at the perfect winter beer -- spicy and rich, just like a gingerbread cookie."

This seasonal brew will be available November through February while supplies last.

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