Shipyard Brewing Newsletter

There is an endless supply of beer fun in store for the city of Portland, ME during the first week in November. Join us for some beer centric education, competitions, food pairings and more.



During this week, Shipyard Shipyard Brewing Company will feature our specialty brew in honor of #BillMurrayBeerWeekME.  This limited edition brew is called Little Hop of Horrors.  This rye IPA is dry hopped with Centennial, Bravo and Cascade hops and comes in at 6.0% ABV and 55 BUs.


We only have 11 kegs for this special week, so stop by one of the participating bars to check out Little Hop of Horrors before it runs out!


You will be able to find Little Hop of Horrors, at one of these fine establishments while supplies last:

We’ve asked each bar to create their own Little Hop of Horrors tap handle and these are the amazing creations they have come up with so far.

From left to right: Shipyard Brewery Store, by Hannah; Portland Pie Co, by Maggie; The Thirsty Pig, by Nyla


Saturday, Nov 1st: Maine Brewers Festival


Tuesday, Nov 4th: Blind IPA Tasting @ Thirsty Pig from 4-5:30 pm


Try your skills at matching 10 Maine IPAs with their respective brewery. There will be a $500 cash prize for anyone who can name all 10. The $20 entry fee includes: 5 oz pours of all 10 IPA’s in the challenge, a voting ballot, and a yummy sausage sample to cleanse your pallet between brews.


Tuesday, Nov 4th: Maine Brewers’ Guild Tap Takeover @ The Great Lost Bear from 5-9 pm


Join Maine’s brewing community and drink great beer in support of great beer. A variety of delicious Maine craft beers will be on tap, representing the full spectrum of the quality beers being brewed in the great state of Maine.


The Great Lost Bear is generously donating a quarter from every pint of beer sold during the event to the Maine Brewers’ Guild – the only nonprofit dedicated to promoting and protecting the Maine craft beer industry.


We will be featuring GingerBreadHead on this evening, so swing by for a sneak peak of our newest brew.


Wednesday, Nov 5th: Old School Night @ Great Lost Bear from 5pm to close


Celebrate the ground breaking originals: Shipyard Brewing Company, D.L. Geary’s, and Gritty McDuff’s!  Shipyard Prelude will be introduced on tap alongside Shipyard Export, Old Thumper, Geary’s Pale Ale, Hampshire Special Ale, Gritty’s Halloween, and Black Fly Stout.


Thursday, Nov 6th: Tapping Chemistry: The Brewer’s Craft @ The Thirsty Pig starting at 1PM


This is your chance to learn the chemistry behind beer in a way they would never teach you in school. This afternoon of beer education will be hosted by Megan O’Conner and Brian Drollette of Yale University.


For a complete list of Portland Beer Week events head over to 


This is your last chance to enter the #ShipyardPumpkinhead photo contest and get your friends to vote on your photo.

Join in on the action and cast your vote here before it’s too late. Pumpkinhead’s Greatest Fans will be announced on Halloween!



We will be holding regular tours and tastings at our brewery store throughout the week.
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. Reservations not required.
Must be 21+
Shipyard Brewing Company | 86 Newbury St. | Portland, ME 04101 |

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