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Shipyard Brewing Company

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fantastic flight of beer!

Such a fun place to try different beers! The options are all in front of you on the boards, you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Elizabeth S
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Good behind the scenes brewery tour

This brewery does a good job of giving you a behind the scenes tour of both how the beer is made... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
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Shipyard Brewing Company is a family owned brewery - rooted in tradition and brimming with innovation. Our award-winning beer is handcrafted by our team of brewers who learned their art from world-renowned master brewer, Alan Pugsley. We are...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a fun place to try different beers! The options are all in front of you on the boards, you grab a piece of chalk and make your choices! Kind and knowledgeable staff, and the pumpkin beer was fantastic!

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Reviewed October 28, 2018

This brewery does a good job of giving you a behind the scenes tour of both how the beer is made and why they make it the way that they do. When you arrive, let the bar tender know that you are interested in taking...More

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VictoriaSBC, Manager at Shipyard Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for coming in and visiting our tasting room. Great to hear you got to experience our brewery tour as well!!

Reviewed October 18, 2018

Great place, staff so super friendly and knowledgeable. I am not a big beer drinker but the blueberry is FABULOUS, I still sampled others and was really impressed. I will continue to visit every year.

1  Thank KimberlyMKA
MattyO46, Media Manager at Shipyard Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

Hi Kimberly, so glad you enjoyed our Sea Dog Blueberry! It's a favorite around here, and you can definitely find it out in retail stores in the meantime...and we'll look forward to your visit next year!

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We aren't beer drinkers but really enjoy craft soda. Best of the day was Blueberry Pop, closely followed by root beer. Cola was okay and I'd steer clear of the ginger beer. Cool experience, nice gift shop.

1  Thank Irishhug08
MattyO46, Media Manager at Shipyard Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

Thank you Margaret for taking the time to review our Capt'n Eli's Sodas! Many people do come for the beer and are pleasantly surprised to find these all-natural soda offerings - glad you got to try so many. All the best!

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Granted, there were 2 large cruise ships in port, but 6 of us had various beers/flights and were on 2nd rounds when we were told that 50 people on tours were arriving and we had to leave. They should have warned us when we bought...More

Thank Karen J
MattyO46, Media Manager at Shipyard Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

Hi Karen, please accept our apologies for having your Tasting Room experience cut short - that's certainly not the kind of visit we intend for Shipyard fans. We're going to work to make sure that we more clearly communicate the arrival of tour groups to...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018

All we saw was the gift shop and tasting room. I had a flight of four beers. All were very good, the blueberry was my favorite. Reasonably priced and an easy walk from the cruise port. We started out at the Maine Jewish Museum, followed...More

1  Thank julia922
MattyO46, Media Manager at Shipyard Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit, Julia! We're big fans of the view at Portland Lobster Company as well, and happy that you made the trek to see us on the East End. Please come back and visit us next time you're in Portland!

Reviewed September 22, 2018

Shipyard Brewing is a bit of a walk from the waterfront of Portland but well worth the time to go there. Amazing beers and a great merchandise shop. We were there during the week and it was not very crowded so we could sample various...More

1  Thank Swiftdb1
MattyO46, Media Manager at Shipyard Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thank you so much! We know there are a LOT of other breweries here in Maine, so your kind words about ours has made our day. Please visit us again next time you're in Portland!

Reviewed September 15, 2018

Outside the front door of the brewery there is a 15 minute parking zone. I parked there. Went inside to have a quick beer. Tried the Finders IPA, which is New England Style. I sat at a high top table, drank my beer and checked...More

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MattyO46, Media Manager at Shipyard Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Hi Mark, thank you for the great review and kind words! Parking is indeed difficult on the East End, but feel free to utilize the parking lot just left of the brewery door on your next visit - we want to make sure you have...More

Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Shipyard Brewery early in the day. Great time to arrive to get a private tasting. Wade was our server and was very informative, made the visit very worthwhile. They had their share of IPAs of which I’m not a fan but their...More

Thank Pat G G
MattyO46, Media Manager at Shipyard Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Hi Pat, thanks for your review! Isn't Wade great? We like to have a style of beer for everyone, so we're glad that you enjoyed our more traditional brews!

Reviewed August 19, 2018

For our group of eight (which included some kids), this was our favorite brewery stop. There were about 14 different beers to choose from. There was a beer for each of the different preferences in our group. Flights consisted of four samples of beer or...More

1  Thank Lisa696
Matty O, Media Manager at Shipyard Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Thank you Lisa! We know there are a LOT of breweries to visit in Maine, so to be ranked as a favorite makes our day. We hope you'll come back and visit us again soon!

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crutt13
December 28, 2017|
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Response from ckmc07 | Reviewed this property |
We brought our 2 year old with us on our visit - didn't try the tour, but had a nice time in the tasting room. They even have a soda tasting that might be fun for your daughter!
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Christie K
August 17, 2017|
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Response from Paul B | Reviewed this property |
No, you may not
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Shelby H
October 21, 2016|
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Response from Angela C | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! This is a family free environment.
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