We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shipyard Brewing Company

86 Newbury Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 761-0807
Improve this listing
Ranked #13 of 46 activities in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries
Description: Popular brewpub in Portland.
Write a Review

146 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Nutley, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Shipyard has a decent store in Portland. While there's not much to see and the video tour is underwhelming, the beer tasting makes up for most of the shortcomings. The bartender is funny and entertaining and for enthusiastic participants, he will reward you with beer. Mind you, this tasting offers more beer than most tastings you will ever visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Merchantville, New Jersey
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
40 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went to buy some local beer from Shipyard and walked in on a group doing a brewery tour. We were graciously invited to join in and tasted some wonderful beers. The explanations and tastings were excellent. No tip is allowed for the bartender although we offered. We purchased so Summer Ale after the tasting--excellent! Friendly and accommodating staff!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Souther California
Top Contributor
193 reviews 193 reviews
82 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This brewery only offers tours twice a week and not when we were there. On the days there is no tour you get to see a short movie and then go into the bar area for tastings. Our tour guide was OK but kept telling us he has been a bartender for years and basically who cares. They give you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My husband and I walked here from our hotel the first day we were in portland. They do tours on the hour so we had a brief wait. Lots of stuff to check out in their store. When it was time we watched an 8 min video. Then we went to the tasting area. Andre was very generous with the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salem, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

This your started with a video presentation. There was a lot of background noise and it was very difficult to hear. I thought this would be the whole tour. They then took us to the bottling room and answered questions. Afterwards we got to enjoy many samples. Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Awesome place with a great free beer tour. Shipyard brews some of my favorite beers and the tour guide does a great job at describing the beers that we tasted.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Truth is, we came for the free beer (duh) but was really wowed with the whole experience. One of the many tours of breweries you can do in Portland but definitely one of the better ones. Plus the beer is greeeeaaat!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, PA
4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My husband and I have been fans of craft brews since the 1990's. For this reason, we decided to make a stop in Portland, Maine, home to many craft brewers, as part of our summer vacation plans. Our visit to Shipyard was fantastic. Although this is a well known, widely available and extensively marketed craft brew, it was clear from... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Living in Boston, I've had the lucky priviledge to sample some incredible world-class craft beers right in my backyard. Whenever we go to a new place, we try to get to a local brewery, or at least sample some of the local brews. In Portland, there was certainly no shortage of options. Because of proximity to our hotel (and my... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alpharetta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Our experience at Shipyard Brewing was excellent, not only the tour was free, the tasting was free too. Great tour guide and very generous company in my opinion! Recommend 100%!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Shipyard Brewing Company also viewed


Been to Shipyard Brewing Company? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Shipyard Brewing Company, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing