Scofflaw Brewery Releases G.O.A.T. IPA to Settle Super Bowl Bet with Shipyard

Patriots flag in Scofflaw brewery (800x600)

Atlanta, Ga. – To honor its Super Bowl bet with its friends at Shipyard Brewing Company of Portland, Me., Scofflaw Brewing Company of Atlanta will serve a new beer in its tasting room this week.

G.O.A.T. is a “New England compatriots-style IPA” brewed with Maine-grown malted barley and organic flaked oats, and hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo and Mosaic hops. The malted barley was grown and malted by Maine Malt House (Mapleton, Me.) and the oats were grown and milled by Aurora Mills & Farm (Linneus, Me.).

The beer is 7.9% ABV and will be served on draft at the Scofflaw tasting room starting at 5 p.m. this Thursday, March 30. Scofflaw’s tasting room is open for beer and tours Thursdays through Sunday.

The new IPA honors the “Greatest Of All Time” New England Patriots while celebrating the friendly collaboration among these two craft brewers. Deep with never-quit character, G.O.A.T. is an unfiltered IPA with a murky first impression that leads into winning flavors and aromas and a miraculous come-from-behind finish.

“I think we’re safe,” says Shipyard founder Fred Forsley, “in saying that our New England Patriots are the best football team of all time. Now we get to see if our G.O.A.T beer with Scofflaw is the greatest New England-style IPA of all time.”

The losing brewery had to brew a special batch of beer from a recipe chosen by the winning brewery. The beer had to include indigenous ingredients from the winner’s state. On tapping day, as part of the bet, Scofflaw must fly a New England Patriot’s flag for one week or until the eight-barrel batch of beer is gone, whichever comes first. Scofflaw must also send a case of its beer to Shipyard Brewing.

Scofflaw Brewmaster Travis Herman said this new IPA is designed to help ease the pain of the Atlanta Falcons loss. There will be something for Patriots fans as well. “For spring days when the Atlanta weather is cool,” said Herman, “we’ll use lower pressure in our kegs so Patriots fans can hold on to their glass.”

Shipyard head brewer Joe Rank came up with the name of the beer and developed the recipe with Herman.

Shipyard Brewing Company is a family-owned brewery rooted in tradition and brimming with innovation. Founded in 1994, Shipyard is located on the historic waterfront in Portland, Maine and is the 28th largest craft brewery in the United States. The brewery’s 20-plus varieties of packaged beer are available in over 35 states. Learn more at

Scofflaw Brewing Company was co-founded in Atlanta by Matt Shirah and Travis Herman, who developed beers on a one-barrel system in the basement of the home of Shirah’s mother-in-law. Opening in July of 2016, Scofflaw has been named on several prestigious lists as one of the best new breweries in America. Learn more at