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“A definite stop for pumpkinhead in the fall!”

Shipyard Brewing Company
Ranked #14 of 160 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 committed to cultivating a new generation of creative, passionate brewers. Our team is constantly exploring innovative and diverse styles of beer through our pilot system at our Portland brewery and our 7-barrel system at Federal Jack's Brew Pub in Kennebunk Harbor. History Established in 1994. In 1994, this family-run brewery set up shop in what was once a maritime foundry on the waterfront of Portland. Starting with our flagship Export Ale, we've produced over 65 handcrafted, traditional beers on in the heart of this vibrant Maine community.
Reviewed October 30, 2012

The tour is like any other brewery tour. If you haven't gone, go as you do get to try some beers. My favorite is the pumpkinhead - their fall flavor. Amazing beer that has a subtle pumpkin/cinnamon/nutmeg flavor that still tasted like beer and is not overwhelming. We like it in a chilled glass with a cinnamon/sugar rim. The gift shop has lots of souvenirs as well. If you are lucky and you go at the right time you can get some amazing deals...we scooped up 12 packs of applehead (another fall favorite) for 9.99 a case last time we were there...50% off!

Thank itktravels
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Definitely do this while you are in Portland! Tours are on the top of the hour and tastings are after the tour. The tastings are a ton of fun and the beer flows plentifully. You will be a Shipyard fan at the end. Great time. Great beer.

Thank AnotherHoustonian
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

If you like beer, you'll want to visit Shipyard. The virtual tour was fun and informative. Getting to see the bottling line was great. The store has many affordable items and they sell mix and match brews and sodas!

Thank Steven J
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

This was one of the better brewery tours we have been on. The after hours tour was great. We learned a lot from the tour guide. So much to see in a great brewery. The tasting at the end of he tour was wonderful.

Thank Jeffrey M
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Not much of a tour, and the guide seemed more interested in being "cool" than knowledgable. Beer was just o.k.

Thank Glenmillsprofesora
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