The Shipyard Brewing Company began in 1992 at Federal Jack’s Restaurant and Brew Pub in Kennebunk. Demand for Shipyard ales soon outpaced the small operation and, to keep up with orders for their fine hand-crafted ales, in 1994 Fred Forsley and Alan Pugsley opened the Shipyard Brewing Company on the historic waterfront in Portland.
All Shipyard’s beer is hand-brewed from recipes developed by Master Brewer Alan Pugsley, who apprenticed at the world-famous Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire, England under the tutelage of renowned Master Brewer Peter Austin.
Shipyard’s world-class, award winning ales are made using only the finest ingredients, including top fermenting multi-strain yeast from Ringwood Brewery. Shipyard also handcrafts Capt’n Eli’s Soda – including Capt’n Eli’s Root Beer, Ginger Beer, and Blueberry Pop. Free brewery tours daily. The Shipyard Gift Shop offers a wide range of pint glasses, wearables, Shipyard beer, Capt’n Eli’s Soda, and unique Maine-made gifts.