Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Band Line Up for Shipyard Old Port Summer Fest

Free Shipyard Old Port Summer Fest Band Lineup 
Shipyard Brewing Company has announced the band line up for the first ever Shipyard Old Port Summer Fest which will be held Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 11:00am - 10:00pm on the Maine State Pier in Portland. 

This celebration of 20 years of brewing Shipyard beer is free and open to the public and will feature live music all day.   
Noon   Amy Allen
1:00     Jason Spooner Band
2:30     Lady Lamb the Beekeeper
4:00     Model Airplane
5:30     North of Nashville
7:00     Sly Chi
8:30     Rustic Overtones
There will be a Shipyard beer garden (21+ ID required), food trucks and a Health and Fitness Exposition featuring active lifestyle vendors and race registration/packet pickup for the Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon & 5K, which takes place the next day. 
This free event is made possible through Shipyard Brewing Company’s 20th anniversary sponsors:  Vision Payment Solutions, Cross Insurance, Unified Technologies, BGA Financial, Down East Magazine, Mechanical Services, Gorham Savings Bank, Troiano Waste Services, Nappi Distributors, WBLM, WCYY, WHOM, WJBQ, Volk Packaging, Boelter, Moncure & Barnicle, Blue Dolphin, Time Warner, The Portland Phoenix, Bernstein & Shur, BSG Craft Brewing, EcoLab, and Dasani.
Hashtag:  #Shipyard20  
On the web: 
www.oldporthalfmarathon.com/summer-festival/
Contact:  Tami Kennedy, Shipyard Brewing Company -- tami@maine.rr.com -- 207-838-0816.  
For information about the Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon & 5K please contact:  Erik Boucher – erik@justgiddyup.com -- 207-210-8655.
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Smashed Blueberry BBQ Sauce


yields 3 cups

2 ½ cups ketchup
½ cup brown sugar
½ medium yellow onion, minced (approx. ½ cup)
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons water
1 cup Shipyard Smashed Blueberry (room temperature)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 ½ tbsp tomato paste
1 Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp dry mustard
½ tsp cayenne
Salt & fresh ground pepper to taste

In a large sauce pan over medium low heat, add olive oil and minced onion and garlic. Cook until soft and beginning to caramelize. Salt and pepper to taste.
Add ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, tomato paste, Worcestershire, dry mustard, and cayenne. Stir until combined. Bring to a low simmer. 
Slowly mix in the Smashed Blueberry and continue to simmer for 15-20 minutes. 
Add to chicken, pork, ribs, salmon … you name, it it’ll be delicious!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Capt'n Eli's Soda Adds Two New Flavors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Capt’n Eli’s Soda

CONTACT: 
Tami Kennedy
207-838-0816
tami@maine.rr.com

Maine-made Capt’n Eli’s Soda adds some pop with Black Cherry and Cream Sodas

PORTLAND, MAINE – (June 3, 2014) – Capt’n Eli’s Soda announces the addition of two new sodas to its premium line:  Cream Soda and Black Cherry.  These two flavors join Capt’n Eli’s Root Beer, Ginger Beer, Blueberry Pop, Orange Pop, Strawberry Pop and Parrot Punch.

Capt’n Eli’s Soda is handcrafted with 100% natural cane sugar and is both caffeine and gluten free.  For more information, please follow this link:  http://www.captneli.com/flavors07.php.

“Adding Cream and Black Cherry to our award winning soda line is the perfect fit,” said Ed Crockett, president of Capt’n Eli’s Soda.  “Not only have our customers been asking for these varieties; these additions complement our current offerings with all of today’s most popular flavors.”

Capt’n Eli’s Soda is available across New England, statewide in Florida, and in select markets along the Eastern Seaboard and on the West Coast.  Aggressive expansion is planned as new distribution inquiries come in from around the United States. 

Suggested retail price is $3.99 for a 4-pack. 

This soda is produced by Shipyard Brewing Company in Portland, Maine and is the only soda in the world with its own adventure comic “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli.”  

For distribution information contact Ed Crockett at ecrockett@captneli.com.



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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

American Pale Ale Poached Salmon



Here at Shipyard we love a good challenge, that’s why we are teaming up with the RAID Series to bring you the Ultimate 5K obstacle courses in Portland, Boston and NYC. For those of you joining us at any of the upcoming RAID Series events this protein packed (beer soaked) recipe is for you!

serves 4


1 ½ lbs Wild Atlantic Salmon, skin-on cut into 4 portions
1 ½ cup chicken stock
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 ribs of celery, peeled and sliced
2 scallions, peeled and sliced
1 fresh bay leaf
1 bottle of Shipyard American Pale Ale
1 lemon, sliced into thin rings

Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

To make the poaching liquid. In a large flat pan over high heat, add 1 ½ cups of chicken stock, carrots, celery, scallions, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce liquid by half. Turn heat down to medium and add the Shipyard APA. Bring the liquid to a simmer.

Thinly slice a piece of lemon and place on top of each portion of salmon. Once the liquid is simmering place the salmon skin side down on top of the vegetables and spoon some of the liquid over the fish. Cover with a lid and let poach for 5 minutes. Once the fish is firm to the touch, baste again with the poaching liquid and serve.

Find a printable version of this recipe here.




For the full RAID Series approved meal, serve the APA poached salmon with quinoa and steamed vegetables. Or for lunch, serve over a bed of mixed greens with a light vinaigrette.







Register here if you are #RAIDReady!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

July 12: #SipAShipyard at #ShipyardSummerFest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shipyard Brewing Company
Contact:
Tami Kennedy                               
Cell:  207-838-0816
tami@maine.rr.com
Shipyard Old Port Summer Fest Rocks Portland

PORTLAND, ME – (May 1, 2014) – The first ever Shipyard Old Port Summer Fest will rock Portland, Maine on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 11:00am - 10:00pm on the Maine State Pier in Portland.  This celebration of 20 years of brewing Shipyard beer in Portland is free and open to the public and will feature live music all day, including:  Rustic Overtones, Sly Chi, North of Nashville, Model Airplane, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Amy Allen, and the Jason Spooner Band.
There will be a Shipyard beer garden (21+ ID required), food trucks and a Health and Fitness Exposition featuring active lifestyle vendors and race registration/packet pickup for the Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon & 5K, which takes place the next day. 
For more information, visit this link.   

To watch a video about Shipyard Old Port Summer Fest, visit this link.  
This free event is made possible through Shipyard Brewing Company’s 20th anniversary sponsors:  Gorham Savings Bank, Cross Insurance, BGA Financial, Vision Payment Solutions, Unified Technologies, Down East Magazine, Mechanical Services, Volk Packaging Corporation, Boelter Beverage, Moncure & Barnicle, Blue Dolphin, The Portland Phoenix, Bernstein Shur, BSG CraftBrewing, and Ecolab.
Hashtag:  #ShipyardSummerFest  
On the web: 
www.oldporthalfmarathon.com/summer-festival/
For information about the Shipyard Old Port Half Marathon & 5K please contact:  Erik Boucher – erik@justgiddyup.com -- 207-210-8655
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Summer Ale Soaked Chicken and White Bean Pizza


makes 1 large pizza

2 bone in skin on chicken breasts
2 bottles of Shipyard Summer Ale
Chicken stock
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Large can of white beans
1 tsp red pepper flakes
Olive oil
Fresh basil
Goat cheese
Fresh Parmesan, grated
Spinach or arugula
Salt and pepper
Portland Pie Shipyard Beer Pizza Dough

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F

Clean the chicken breasts and season both sides with salt and pepper.

Over medium high heat, coat a large pan or Dutch oven with a tablespoon of olive oil. Add the chicken skin side down. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Turn heat down to medium. Add the garlic, Shipyard Summer Ale and enough chicken stock to cover the chicken half way. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Turn the heat back up to medium high until liquid is reduced to about a ¼ cup. Remove the chicken from the liquid and let cool. Remove the skin and pull the chicken from the bone. Strain the liquid back into the pan, place the pulled chicken in the remaining liquid and set aside.

Strain the can of white beans and place in a bowl with a tablespoon of olive oil and the red pepper flakes. Mash with a fork until desired consistency.

Stretch out the pizza dough on to a sheet pan or pizza stone. Spread the white bean mixture on the bottom, layer on the pulled chicken, goat cheese and torn basil (also delicious with caramelized onions). Cook for 20 to 25 minutes until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

Serve with baby spinach or arugula, fresh parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes.

Find a printable version of this recipe here.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Shipyard Brewing's New Variety IPA 12-Pack

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shipyard Brewing Company Releases New Variety IPA 12-Pack

PORTLAND, ME – (April 22, 2014) – Shipyard Brewing Company has released a collection of its award-winning India Pale Ales.  This year-round twelve pack features four distinct IPAs:  Fuggles IPA, Monkey Fist IPA, Black IPA and XXXX  IPA.
“The Shipyard Variety IPA 12-pack is the most diverse variety pack of IPA in the market today,” said VP of sales and Marketing, Bruce Forsley. 
Learn more about Shipyard’s Variety IPA 12-pack at this link:  http://ow.ly/w05xb
More about the beers: 

Shipyard Fuggles IPA is a single-hopped ale that satisfies the most discriminating India Pale Ale enthusiast.  Wonderfully balanced and deceptively smooth, its complex aromas predominate in a dry, crisp ale.  5.8% ABV
Awards:  Los Angeles County Fair:  Gold (2007, 2006), Bronze (2004)

Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA is edgy, aggressive and unique in style.  This beer is brilliant copper in color and exploding with Warrior, Glacier, and Cascade Hop character but able to maintain a beautiful balance.  6.9% ABV 
Awards:  Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival:  3rd Place (2014)

Shipyard Black IPA is a dark black beer that combines a rich malty character with the crisp flavor and aroma of American Northwest hops.  6.2% ABV

Shipyard 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.  9.25% ABV
Awards:  West Coast Brewers Festival:  1st Place (2011) | Australian International Beer Awards:  Silver (2012), Bronze (2010) |  Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival:  Silver (2009)

The suggested retail price is $16.99.

About Shipyard Brewing Company:  Founded in 1994, Shipyard Brewing Company is located on the historic waterfront in Portland, Maine and produces 17 varieties of award-winning English style and seasonal beers.  Its products are distributed in over 40 states.  The Brewers Association ranks Shipyard as the 15th largest craft brewery in the U.S. and 23rd overall.  In 2013, the brewery produced 166,060 barrels (2,288,300 cases) of its award-winning brews. 
Shipyard Brewing Company is celebrating 20 years.  Don’t miss the Shipyard Old Port Summer Fest on Saturday, July 12 in Portland, Maine.  
#SipAShipyard

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