"Modern Brewery Age...has placed Portland's Shipyard Brewing Co. in the top 15 percent of U.S. commercial breweries for 2003."
- Portland Press Herald, April 2004
"Shipyard Brewing Co. had a smashing 2003. Sales for Maine's largest brewer were up more than 15 percent over 2002."
- Ale Street News, February/March 2004
"Shipyard, which is entering its 10th year of production, shipped an astonishing 45,255 barrels (623,514 cases) in 2003."
- Yankee Brew News, February/March 2004
"It took some time for Real Ale to catch on here in the States...It was not until the late eighties that a few pioneers notably Alan Pugsley, a British brewer who relocated to Maine...began installing English-style breweries and brewpubs...all across the country."
- Men's Journal, October 2003
"Who needs tea and scones? Old Thumper, an extra special bitter with a distinctive aroma of bread and fruit, is an afternoon snack in a glass!"
- Gourmet, June 2003
"Shipyard Brewing Company topped all its previous growth records when the company shipped 15 percent more barrels in 2002 than during the year before."
- Interface Business News, April 2003
"One beer writer has tried to sell editors on a Six Degrees of Alan Pugsley story because it is easy to name almost anybody in American craft brewing and connect him or her back to Pugsley just as quickly as you can Kevin Bacon to other movie actors."
- The New Brewer, March/April 2003
Old Thumper Extra Special Ale came home with a silver award in the Best Bitter category at the 7th annual Real Ale Festival in Chicago. Old Thumper Extra Special Ale received this same award at the 2nd annual festival in 1997.
- Real Ale Festival - Chicago, March 2003
"The Shipyard Brewing Company of Portland and Kennebunk's Federal Jack's Brew Pub is flush with the success of selling 15% more barrels in 2002."
- York County Coast Star, March 2003
"The Shipyard name is known even in places where it's not available for sale. People who are really into craft beer tend to follow the beers that have a cult reputation around the country, and Shipyard has definitely achieved that."
- Paul Gatza, director of the Institute for Brewing Studies, Boulder, CO
Maine Biz, February 2003
"Shipyard Brewing Company, led by old school beer revolutionary Alan Pugsley, is a lead contract brewer in the New England...."
- Ale Street News, April 2002
"Shipyard is the number one Maine brewery, doubling its closest local competitor...in production."
- Maine Biz, October 2000
"Voted best beer among boaters: Shipyard Export Ale."
- Boating Magazine, May 2000
"Voted one of the best beers in America."
- Men's Health Magazine, May 1997