Shipyard Brewing Company Wins Awards At West Coast Brew Fest

Shipyard BrewingPORTLAND, ME – Shipyard Brewing Company’s Brewer’s Brown Ale and Pugsley’s Signature Series XXXX IPA have received top honors at the prestigious 12th annual West Coast Brew Fest’s Commercial Craft Competition in Sacramento, California.

Shipyard Brewer’s Brown Ale was voted 1st place in the Brown Ale Category and XXXX IPA took 1st place for India Pale Ales. View the full list of award-winners here.

In this sanctioned Commercial Craft Competition, certified beer judges conducted a double-blind tasting in over 18 different categories to determine their favorites among the hundreds of beers entered in the competition.

More about the beers:

Brewer’s Brown Ale is full-bodied dark brown ale made with 5 different malts and 3 varieties of hops. This beer features a smoky taste up front and a smooth, full body finishing with a crisp hop bite at the back.

Malt: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Crystal, Roasted Barley, Chocolate, Torrified Wheat

Hops: English Challenger, Styrian Goldings, East Kent Goldings

Yeast: Top-Fermenting English

Color: Dark Brown

OG: 1.059

ABV: 5.4%

Food Pairings: Hamburgers, Traditional Pub Fare

First Brewed: February 2005

Availability: Year-Round

Available: 12oz Bottles, Keg

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.

Malt: Malted Wheat, Pale Ale, Crystal, Caramalt

Hops: Cascade, Warrior, Summit, Glacier

Yeast: Top-Fermenting English

Color: Copper

OG: 1.092

ABV: 9.25%

Food Pairings: Cajun, BBQ, Blackened Fish

First Brewed: May 2009

Availability: Year-Round

Available: 12 and 22oz Bottles, Keg

Pugsley’s Signature Series is named after Shipyard Brewing Company’s master brewer, Alan Pugsley. Pugsley is from Hampshire, England where he worked with Peter Austin at the world-famous Ringwood Brewery before moving to the United States in 1986.

In 2009, Pugsley’s Signature Series Imperial Porter was awarded second place at the West Coast Brew Fest. In 2008, Chamberlain Pale Ale and Old Thumper both took home first and second place awards at this competition.

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