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Shipyard Brewing Company

Address: 86 Newbury Street, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: (207) 761-0807
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Ranked #27 of 128 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Popular brewpub in Portland.
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Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Popular brewpub in Portland.

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Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
43 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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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189 reviews 189 reviews
38 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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153 reviews 153 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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