Shipyard Brewing Company Wins Two Australian International Beer Awards

PORTLAND, MAINE (June 4, 2010)Shipyard Brewing Company received two awards at the 2010 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) in Melbourne, Australia.  AIBA is the showcase awards event in the Asia Pacific Region and, this year, 1,170 entries were received from 243 breweries across 34 countries.  

Shipyard Brewing Company’s XXXX IPA was awarded a Bronze for Class 03-Ale Packaged and Imperial Porter gained a Silver for Class 05-Porter Packaged. 

Both these beers are part of Shipyard’s award-winning Pugsley’s Signature Series line of beers which is named after Shipyard’s master brewer, Alan Pugsley. 

XXXX IPA is a non-traditional American IPA with a brilliant copper color and the classic citrus nose of Cascade Hops. This beer demonstrates a unique balance of malt-inspired, delicate red grapefruit sweetness and lingering hop dryness.  In 2009, XXXX IPA won Silver Awards at the United States Open Beer Championships and Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival.  This beer pairs well with Cajun dishes, blackened fish, and BBQ.

Malt:  Malted Wheat, Pale Ale, Crystal, and Caramalt

Hops:  Cascade, Warrior, Summit and Glacier

70 IBUs

OG: 1.092

ABV:  9.25%

Imperial Porter is a full bodied, very dark, malty beer with a good roasted character.  The beer has an OG of 1.070, rounding out after fermentation with just a slight residual sweetness and cutting dry at the finish.  In 2009, Imperial Porter took home a 2nd place Porter award at the West Coast Brewers Festival.  This beer pairs well with meat dishes, shepherd's pie, and stews.

Malt:  Crystal, Chocolate and Black Patent

Hops:  Warrior, English Fuggles, and East Kent Goldings

OG:  1.070

ABV:  7.1%

Shipyard Brewing Company’s Chamberlain Pale Ale took home Bronze and Silver medals at the Australian International Beer Awards in 2007 and 2008.

Shipyard Brewing Company is located on the historic waterfront in Portland, Maine and produces more than a dozen varieties of award-winning English-style ales.  Its products are distributed in over 35 states. 

Australian International Beer Awards

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