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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
Description: Popular brewpub in Portland.

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A must for Brewery Weekend

My husband and I recently went to Portland for brewery weekend. We started off with Shipyard-- We got there early and were the only ones there, We had a private tasting and he... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
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Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My husband and I recently went to Portland for brewery weekend. We started off with Shipyard-- We got there early and were the only ones there, We had a private tasting and he explained each of the beers we were trying. Really nice guy and showed us the production area as well (they were actually making soda that day) Very... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I am not a fan of flavoring.. whether it is Beer or coffee or Potato chips. Plain is ok..All these things don't need. Added flavor. Flavoring hides or masks the true taste. Good or bad. My perception of Shipyard is the beer passes all tests, naturally. And flavoring it enhances this product. Very few Breweries can achieve such world class... More 

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grifla
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a very fun place to do a free tasting and grab some beers to take home. There is no tour per se but there is a video tour you watch and after you get to do a tasting. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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221 reviews 221 reviews
38 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My husband is in love with Shipyard Pumpkin head beer!! We came from MA just for this beer!! The staff were super friendly and helpful. After we got the beer we did the small tour with 8 min documentary and head to beer tasting. I personally can not drink but my husband tried 8 sampler beers and he said everything... More 

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Stow, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Whenever we stay up in Portland we usually stay at the Marriott next door, So we have taken this tour 3-4 times. (Shipyard Export is one of my favorite beers so no complaints by me) The tour is just "Ok" Most of it is watching a video of the history of the company and then you go downstairs to see... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had a group of 19, all I can say a real fun, great time. Ben did a wonderful job . The tour was very fun to do.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Enjoyed the history of Shipyard & Sea Dog Brewing. The staff was fantastic even though it was 10 in the morning. They were all drinking coffee and we all wanted to taste beer. Shipyard in Portland is open 24 hours a day to help keep up with demand. They are located on the site where American Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is our 2nd visit to Shipyard Brewing Co. and we enjoyed it as much as the first visit. Beer tasting and explanation of the different beers was great and as always, we took a few cases home to Philadelphia with us. Great place to visit!

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Hebron, Connecticut
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The place itself is small and off the main street. It has a very small parking area. The tours are virtual only and were all booked up because a cruise ship was in town. They offer many things to buy and you can sample the beers. I would return when there was less people so I could take the tour... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It's all about the beer- of course it's good ... Like Norm from Cheers said,"I never met a beer I didn't like"... Seasonal pumpkin beer is great...

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