Shipyard Brewing – New Beers, Retired Beers and Much More
(Portland,ME) – We recently caught up with Shipyard Brewing to see what’s shaking in their world of production brewing. They have shared info on their current seasonal portfolio, their barrel program, thoughts on the Great American Beer Festival and more.
Complete Seasonal Lineup
Little Horror of Hops, Rye IPA and a Blood Orange Belgian Wheat. Both of these items will complete our 4 season rotation of traditional styles (Summer Ale, Little Horror of Hops in the fall, Prelude Winter Ale, and Rye IPA in spring) and of fruit flavored beers (Blood orange in spring, Melonhead summer, Pumpkinhead fall, and Gingerbreadhead in winter).
Retirement of older brands
Some of our historic brands are going to be ‘retired’ to our Variety packs. (Chamberlain Pale Ale, Fuggles Single Hop IPA, Black IPA, Longfellow Winter Ale)
Bottles continue to far outsell cans.
We are diversifying our bourbon barrel program to include tequila, rum, and wine barrels.
Front line pricing has remained static, but there is downward pressure in the form of lower quantity discounts and deeper post-offs.
We will not be attending GABF. The event no longer is an opportunity to showcase our brewery. It is a large party that we used as a distributor and employee incentive trip.
We are in the development stage of bringing a Session IPA to market in 2016.