Shipyard Brewing Company, Maine’s largest brewery, announced today in a press release that they are adding a new year round beer to their lineup. Shipyard American Pale Ale is brewed with English pale malt, whole wheat and seven hop varieties, weighing it at 4.5% ABV and 55IBU. This beer will be available nationwide in April.
American Pale Ale was originally brewed in the United Kingdom as a collaboration with Marston’s Beer Company, who owns the Ringwood brewery where Shipyard’s Master Brewer Alan Pugsley got his start in brewing. The original collaboration batch was brewed on July 4, 2012 in the UK and named Independence Pale Ale. The American-style ale was a hit with the UK beer drinking crowd and Shipyard decided to brew their own interpretation back in Maine.
For more information about Shipyard’s American Pale Ale check out the YouTube video with Shipyard’s Vice President of sales and Marketing, Bruce Forsley.