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Shipyard Brewing Company

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Friendly Staff, Great Brews Makes for a Fun Time

Stopped by myself here recently on a cold, rainy day to find the place almost devoid of any other... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TFopinion
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Pennsylvania
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Great beers!

We have been to many breweries across the US and this one did not disappoint. They keep it fun with... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2019
pfletch7
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Paducah, Kentucky
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped by myself here recently on a cold, rainy day to find the place almost devoid of any other visitors. Provided an opportunity to have a prolonged conversation with the staff member there about all things beer. The on site store isn’t huge but ample...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TFopinion
VictoriaSBC, Manager at Shipyard Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Our staff members love that one on one time, really gives them a chance to share their knowledge of our beer with you! Thanks for stopping in and stocking up!

Reviewed January 13, 2019

We have been to many breweries across the US and this one did not disappoint. They keep it fun with providing customers with the plank that holds your flight and a piece of chalk to write the number that corresponds with the beers of your...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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VictoriaSBC, Manager at Shipyard Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We like to keep it fun here at Shipyard, thank you for joining us!

Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Went here 3 years ago too and experience was consistent. Full range of beers across shipyard and seadog. Strongly recommend trying the flight and having a good chat with the bar staff. I’ll always love seadog blueberry but new love of smashed pumpkin...delicious! Like the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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VictoriaSBC, Manager at Shipyard Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for coming back! We look forward to seeing you for another visit in the future!

Reviewed November 7, 2018 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!

Date of experience: September 2018
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VictoriaSBC, Manager at Shipyard Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2018

Awesome to hear you had a fun experience at our tasting room Elizabeth! Thank you for dropping by and taking the time write a review. Cheers!

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

Date of experience: November 2017
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VictoriaSBC, Manager at Shipyard Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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!

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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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