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Happy November Shipyard Ale Society!

We are kicking November off with a bang here in Portland starting with the Maine Brewers Festival this Saturday followed by a full week dedicated to Maine Beer. Shipyard will be featured throughout the town, so check out the event list below and join us for a pint!

Meanwhile, the Shipyard brew-crew is still brewing at full tilt to get our must have winter-warmer, Prelude Special Ale, on shelves in select markets by mid-November.

Don’t worry Pumpkinhead fans, your fall favorite is not leaving you for another year just yet. Pumpkinhead will remain on shelves through Thanksgiving, while supplies last.

Cheers from The Crew!

Portland Beer Week

November 4th – 11th

Portland Beer Week begins this Sunday, November 4th. Festivities will run through Sunday the 11th. This one week will be jam packed with nearly 60 events throughout the city, including brewery tours, beer dinners, beer showcases, and tap takeovers. Check out this article for more details and a schedule of the week’s events.

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Prelude Release Party

November 15

It’s that time of year again! Ring in the winter season and the 2012 release of Prelude Special Ale at all three Portland Pie locations in Maine on November 15th. This is one you won’t want to miss; there are prizes and giveaways to be claimed, Celtics tickets to be won, and money to be donated to the charity of the evening, Winter Kids.
Find more details here.


Fire & Ice Bar
December 7th & 8th, 5 pm – 10 pm
Kennebunkport, ME

The 3rd Annual Fire & Ice Bar is just around the corner. As always The Nonantum Resort is putting together a spectacular event featuring Shipyard ales, specialty cocktails, live entertainment, and food provided by local restaurants.
Tickets are only $20, grab yours here.

200 Mile Relay

Miami to Key West

January 4th – 5th

We are thrilled to announce that Shipyard will be sponsoring the 2013 Ragnar Relay from Miami to Key West. Shipyard will be there to represent Maine beer and to greet runners with a nice cold can of Export Ale at the finish line. Gook luck to the Shipyard Team of runners!

Cooking with Pumpkinhead

Pumpkinhead Whoopie Pies

If you enjoyed Chef Chris Gordon’s Pumpkinhead Pancakes check out his recipe for Pumpkinhead Whoopie Pies.

¼ cup Pumpkinhead Ale

1 stick butter – room temp

2 cans (15 oz.) pumpkin puree

2 cups brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

2 tbsp. cinnamon

1 tbsp. clove

1 tbsp. ginger

Cream Cheese Frosting

3 cups confectioner’s sugar

½ cup unsalted butter – room temp

8 oz cream cheese – room temp

1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350.In a large bowl add flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, clove and ginger. In a separate bowl mix butter and sugar until smooth. Add Pumpkinhead, pumpkin puree, eggs and vanilla.

Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients at a time to the wet mixture until all mixed together. Place 12-15, 2 oz. tablespoons of batter on cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 min or until toothpick pulls clean. Cool on wire rack.

Whip all ingredients together for Cream Cheese Frosting.

Once cookies are cool, spread frosting on flat side of cookie and top with second cookie.
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Shipyard Brewing Company



November 15

Prelude Release Party

All Maine Portland Pie locations

Find Details HERE

December 7-8

Fire & Ice Bar

Kennebunkport, ME


November 3

Old Thumper

came to the US 19 yrs ago

December 1

Prelude turns 17

Applehead turns 1


Want to learn more about Shipyard’s history, brewing process and award winning ales?
Free video tours are held daily. Watch a video, view the bottling line and sample our line of ales. Tours run every hour on the hour from 11 am to 4 pm at the Brewery Store located at 86 Newbury St. Portland, ME.
No reservations necessary.

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