ST. PETERSBURG, FL — A line up of beer from Maine’s Shipyard and Sea Dog Brewing companies will be available at the 2013 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. This event will be held this Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24 and feature award-winning Shipyard Export Ale, Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale and Sea Dog Wild Blueberry Wheat Ale. Maine lobster rolls will also be served.
More than 150,000 race fans are expected to attend this 9th annual race series.
“We are very excited to have our beers served at this premier race,” said Fred Forsley, president of Shipyard and Sea Dog Brewing. “We have introduced our beer to Florida through our Shipyard and Sea Dog brew pubs and this race is the perfect way for us to showcase our beer.”
The Shipyard Brew Pub is located in Winter Park, Florida (http://www.facebook.com/ShipyardWinterPark). Sea Dog Brewing Company recently opened a pub in Clearwater (http://www.facebook.com/SeaDogClearwater) and will open a second location in Orlando at the end of the month (http://www.facebook.com/SeaDogBrewingOrlando).
“My staff and I are thrilled to be part of this world-class racing series with such a diverse field of drivers and events.”
In addition to Historic Sportscar Racing, the support series line-up will feature races from Firestone Indy Lights, Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, Pro Mazda Championship and Pirelli World Challenge. A live NBC Sports broadcast of the IZOD IndyCar Series race will be shown on Sunday, March 24 at Noon.
About the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: The Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg takes place March 22-24 and is run on a 1.8-mile, 14-turn waterfront circuit that includes a combination of adjacent downtown streets circling Pioneer Park, the Progress Energy Center for the Arts, the Salvador Dali Museum and extending onto the runways at Albert Whitted Airport, which overlook the Tampa Bay and picturesque St. Petersburg Harbor and Marina. www.gpstpete.com
About Shipyard Brewing Company: Shipyard Brewing Company is located on the historic waterfront in Portland, Maine and produces 19 varieties of award-winning English style and seasonal beers. Established in 1994, Shipyard has grown to become the 16th largest craft brewery and 24th largest brewery in the U.S. www.shipyard.com
About Sea Dog Brewing Company: Sea Dog Brewing Company was founded on the coast of Maine in 1993. Today, Sea Dog operates brew pubs in three locations in Maine (South Portland, Topsham, and Bangor) and two in Florida (Clearwater and Orlando). www.seadogbrewing.com