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Shipyard Brewing Company

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Address: 86 Newbury Street, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: (207) 761-0807
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Popular brewpub in Portland.

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Great tastings

Nice store with lots of items to choose from. We saw the video, very informative. We had a tasting after the video. The gentleman who did the tasting was very informative. He... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Fairhaven, Massachusetts

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The brewery is located at the eastern edge of the waterfront area. Very nondescript building. Not impressive. That is until you enter the store. Once onside they have a well done bar area with free samples. They also have a nicely done gift shop with reasonably priced tees, sweats, beer and accessories. Cool place.

Thank lookingeastat48
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice store with lots of items to choose from. We saw the video, very informative. We had a tasting after the video. The gentleman who did the tasting was very informative. He provided a nice sequence in the tasting. Became a fan of this brewery after the tasting.

Thank ndupont21
Sacramento, California
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454 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great tasting room with plentiful options for every beer lover. Friendly staff to answer questions and let you try whatever you'd like. Easy walking distance from most of Portland. We didn't do the tour, so I cannot comment on that.

Thank traveller2332
Campbell, CA
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144 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many beers to sample and they were all good from pumpkin ale to chocolate stout. Our server was amazingly efficient getting samples for all the people in the tasting room. And she was extremely informative although a very fast talker, so one needs to listen up. And, one may request seconds. The gift shop has a huge variety from... More 

Thank JudyStacia
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although they didn't allow guided tours during business hours, you can sign up for an "after hours" tour with the beer tasting crew. The gift shop is plentiful, and you can make your own six packs! This place is also super close to the Portland Residence Inn, just a suggestion. :)

Thank tanyewest
Pittsburgh, PA
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109 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked it! Great selections of beers to try, many of which I'd never seen before. In my state, PA, we only get a few Shipyard options so it was great to see and try more of their offerings! And they were tasty! We were the only folks in there when their tasting hours began (11:00) so I guess we... More 

Thank marsguy
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in to taste what my friends have been talking about when they come back from New England. The tasting room is small but comfortable. Enjoyed the chocolate porter. The flagship "Old Sea Dog" is excellent. If you find it. Enjoy a pint or two. The most interesting thing I found was the copy of the story describing the founding... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled to Portland from Portsmouth see the Shipyard Brewery. Here you can sample the 12 or so beers being featured but you cannot sit at a bar and actually drink them. They had beer for sale to take home as well as clothing and other items, but no bar. The beer sampling bar tender was nice and even took... More 

Thank Bob-1812
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What more can I say? Buy all the cool branded items you want, and have a beer or several while you're there! It's really a win-win. Staff members are very friendly and helpful, no pressure to buy anything, and you can sample their brews in the tap room. Stop by. You won't regret it.

Thank Martin B
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vacationing in Portland Maine. Saw the Shipyard Brewing Co. Lot of cool items to buy. Taste tested two lagers. One was the Sea Dog and Chocolate Milk Malt. Very good.

Thank Lorraine K

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