Thursday, July 29, 2010

Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale Returns in August

Shipyard Brewing Company's award-winning Pumpkinhead Ale will return for the season in mid-August.

In addition to contacting local distributors (find list at this link), Pumpkinhead fans can find the most up-to-date information about where this beer can be found by joining the Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale facebook page or following Shipyard on Twitter @ShipyardBrewing. Fans from around the United States continuously post where they have found this beer in their state.

Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale is a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spiced flavor.

Malt: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Light Munich, Malted Wheat
Hops: Willamette, Hallertau
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Color: Golden
OG: 1.048
ABV: 5.1%
Food Pairings: Lamb, Turkey, BLT, Pumpkin Pie
First Brewed: August 2002
Availability: Mid-August – Mid-November
Available: 12oz Bottles, Keg


In 2008, Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale took home a silver award at the European Beer Star competition in Nuremberg, Germany. In 2007, this beer took first place in the Specialty Beer category at the California Brewers Festival.

Shipyard Brewing Company was established in 1994 and is located on the historic waterfront in Portland, Maine. Shipyard produces 16 varieties of award-winning English style and seasonal beers. Its products are distributed in 40 states and a full list of distributors can be found at this link.