Monday, July 19, 2010

Limited Edition Brew
Real good stuff!
Shipyard releases limited edition Cellar Aged Smashed Pumpkin!
Beer Trail CoverPORTLAND, MAINE - Shipyard Brewing Company has released a limited quantity of cellar aged Smashed Pumpkin.  This special beer is part of the Pugsley's Signature Series and is available exclusively in 22 oz. bottle at the Shipyard Brewing Company Gift Shop at 86 Newbury St. in Portland, Maine while supplies last.
This brew was first released in October 2009 and a limited quantity has been aging from that brew.
"As this beer has aged, the depth of flavor has become richer and more complex," noted master brewer Alan Pugsley.  "This is a very smooth beer."
The 22 oz. cellar aged Smashed Pumpkin bottles are stamped with a gold "Cellar Aged" sticker.  This is a big-bodied beer with a light coppery orange color and pleasing aromas of pumpkin and nutmeg.
Malt:  Wheat, Pale Ale, Light Munich
Hops:  Willamette, Hallertau
Yeast:  Top-Fermenting English
Color:  Coppery Orange
OG:  1.088
ABV:  9.0%
Food Pairings:  Sharp Cheese, Lamb, Hearty Stews and Flan
First Brewed:  October 2009 
The Shipyard Gift Shop is located at 86 Newbury St. in Portland and is open Monday through Saturday 10:00 - 5:00 and Sunday Noon  - 5:00.  Directions can be found at this link.

Beer Trail CoverPugsley's Signature Series is named after Alan Pugsley.  His brewing career began in England where he worked under the tutelage of renowned brewer Peter Austin at the world-famous Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire.  Pugsley moved to the United States in 1986 to consult on the construction of dozens of North American breweries before partnering with Fred Forsley at the Shipyard Brewing Company in 1992.

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