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Shipyard Brewing Company

86 Newbury Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 761-0807
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Ranked #15 of 46 Activities in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries
Description: Popular brewpub in Portland.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Being from the brew-city (Milwaukee), my requirement for brewery tours is a fairly high bar. The tour itself is ok. The beers are average to below-average. Even so, it's not a bad way to spend a free afternoon.

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Syracuse, New York, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Went on website and scheduled a tour while I was visiting Portland on business. The tour was given by a retired brewmaster and went into great detail. Fun for a homebrewing fan. At the end of the tour you get to taste a few of their beers. Because I was already familiar with many of them I tasted a couple... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I finished up our honeymoon in Portland and stayed close to Shipyard. Add soon as you walk in your treated like family and guided around the tasting site and store. Was not expecting the service we had received, but excellent service and great stop to end our honeymoon!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a fun tour and tasting. The staff were helpful, cheerful, and very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this to those old enough to enjoy!

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New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The free tasting is wonderful and the employees do a great job of educating you on the different beers and their history. The shop has a great selection of their beers and other branded items. Great place to stop to drink some beer and stock up on!

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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The tour itself is virtual, they show you a brief film about brewing the beer - nothing special. The highlight is, of course, the free beer sampling. They gave us 5 oz. samples of at least 6 different beers from the famous pumpkinhead to their classic canadian ale style "export". The one my husband particularly liked was aged in bourbon... More

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Remsen, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a must-see in Portland. I'm used to a local brewery near me that offers full walking tours of a large plant, so this was a much smaller scale, but they have a movie that shows what you're not able to see in the one room they let you visit. For a small brewery, they do a great job,... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
10 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I just had to stop here on my visit to Portland with my wife. I was on a hunt for beer swag...Shipyard being one of my favorite breweries. The store staff was fun and friendly, how could you NOT be? Any ways, lots of things to buy! Couldn't make the tour, but wanted to! Beer lovers unite!

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Morrisville, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

They advertise tours 11-5 daily. No mention of having to sign up in advance. We got there about 5 minutes before the next scheduled tour and were told we had to sign up. Then we were told the tour was full and we could sign up for the next tour in an hour. When we declined and stated we did... More

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Lakes Region, NH
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went here for the tour and was not disappointed. After a quick Video, the tour guide took us to the BAR where we tasted a lot of different beers. She explained how they are brewed and when they are brewed. it was very informative. It also made me realize how much I like Corona Beer!. But everyone was friendly... More

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