Nov 5, 2009

Shipyard Brewing Company Releases Cellar Aged Barley Wine Style Ale

For Immediate Release

PORTLAND, MAINE – (November 5, 2009) – Shipyard Brewing Company has released a limited quantity of cellar aged Barley Wine Style Ale. This beer was first released in October 2008 as the inaugural brew in the company’s Pugsley’s Signature Series line. A limited quantity has been aging for about 10 months and is available now through December, while supplies last.

“As this beer has aged, the flavors have developed to become more complex,” noted master brewer Alan Pugsley.

The 22 oz. cellar aged Barley Wine Style Ale bottles are stamped with a gold “Cellar Aged” sticker. This beer can be found on shelves in New England in Florida in single 22 oz. bottles and in the new Pugsley’s Signature Series 4-bottle sampler pack.

Read more about the new sampler pack at this link.

Barley Wine Style Ale is a big beer made with six different malts (Pale Ale, Crystal, Caramunich, Wheat, Chocolate and Roasted Barley) and balanced with a very full hop charge of Summit, Challenger and Fuggles hops. It is a deep reddish brown color with a complex fruity nose, a very full body, and an interesting balance between grains and hops which ends with a pleasing dry taste. To fully enjoy all the flavors, this ale is best drunk at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. This beer pairs particularly well with dark chocolate and sharp cheeses, such as Stilton. OG: 1.088, ABV: 8.5%.

Pugsley’s Signature Series is named after Shipyard’s master brewer, Alan Pugsley. Pugsley’s 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.

Shipyard Brewing Company is located on the historic waterfront in Portland, Maine and produces more than 15 varieties of award-winning English style and seasonal beers. Its products are distributed in over 35 states.

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