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Happy Holidays Shipyard Ale Society!

November was a great month for Maine beer. Portland Beer Week was a huge success and we had a blast showcasing our favorite brews at the Maine Brewers


December has a lot to live up to, but we are confident it will not disappoint. Applehead, in all of its crisp delicious glory, is back and will be popping up on shelves very soon along with the newest addition to our Bourbon Aged series.

As the year comes to a close the Shipyard Crew would like to thank you for your support and enthusiasm for craft beer!

2012 has been another record year filled with the excitement of introducing Pumpkinhead and Export Ale in cans and the launch of our Bourbon Barrel Aged line of ales.

Our brewers are working on some awesome new brews for 2013 and we can’t wait to share them with you!

Cheers from The Crew!

Bourbon Barrel Aged Prelude

We are excited to announce the release of our next Bourbon Barrel Aged beer – Prelude Special Ale! Our winter favorite has been enhanced by a 6 month stint in Bourbon Barrels which added smoky notes and a bourbon enhanced finish.

This amped-up, 9.5% ABV, winter warmer will be available in select markets and in limited supply this December.

Shipyard Brew Haus

With winter upon us some may be longing for summer, but we are pumped for ski season! If you happen to be skiing at one of Maine’s renowned mountains in the coming months stop by the Shipyard Brew Haus to warm up with a pint. We have locations at White Cap Lodge at Sunday River and at the Sugarloaf Inn.

Shipyard Brewing Vacation

Looking for holiday gift ideas for your craft beer lover? Send them on a ‘Brewcation’ at Shipyard!

Our three day brewer’s getaway includes a full day of brewing with the brew crew at Federal Jack’s Brew Pub in Kennebunkport, the birthplace of Shipyard Brewing Company, and a private tour of the Shipyard brewery in Portland.
There will be ample time to relax, sample our delicious ales, and experience the Portland culinary scene during your stay.
Check out our website for more details and to reserve your spot!

Spread the Holiday Cheer

Sea Dog Brew Pub – Bangor, ME

Our sister company Sea Dog Brew Pub in Bangor will be gift wrapping presents for donations on December 20-23rd. For every $10 donation you make you will receive 1 ticket to put you in the running for the ultimate holiday gift basket filled with goodies including:

  • $50 gift card to Sea Dog Brew Pub
  • A private tour of Shipyard Brewery
  • $100 gift card to Hannaford
  • 2 hour house cleaning service
  • 4 tickets to the symphony
  • Day at the Spa – 2 one hour massages, a cut and color, and a manicure
  • a Portrait session ($300 value)
  • $50 gift card to The Challenger Center

All money raised will go to the Bangor homeless shelter and Manna soup kitchen.

*For more information please call 207.947.8009.

Brew House Chili of Choice

Rebecca’s Longfellow Beef Chili


2 pinches of habanero powder

4 habanero peppers

3-4 tablespoons hot sauce, to taste

4 jalapeno peppers

3-4 tablespoons chili powder, to taste

1 green pepper

1 tablespoon cumin

1 red pepper

2 teaspoons paprika

15.5 oz can of light red kidney beans

2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

28 oz can of petite cut diced tomatoes

1 onion, diced

2 lbs of lean ground beef, pan fried and fat drained

2 tsp garlic, minced

1 lb stew beef, thinly sliced

2 tsp salt

¾ of a bottle of Longfellow Ale (or your favorite Shipyard brew)


In a crock-pot add the cooked and drained lean ground beef, sliced stew beef, onion, garlic, salt and Longfellow Ale. Cook on medium to medium high for about 45 minutes.

While that’s cooking mince the habanero and jalapeno peppers and dice the green and red peppers.

Add peppers to the crock-pot. Then add the kidney beans and diced tomatoes.

Finally add the habanero powder, hot sauce, chili powder, cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper.

Stir again to combine and let it cook in the crock-pot on medium high for about 4 hours.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!

Shipyard Brewing Company

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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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