Jul 15, 2010

Shipyard Brewing Releases Cellar Aged Smashed Pumpkin

For Immediate Release

ORTLAND, MAINE – (July 15, 2010) – 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. bottles 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

Pugsley’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.

Shipyard is located on the historic waterfront in Portland, Maine and produces 16 varieties of award-winning English style and seasonal beers. Its products are distributed in over 35 states. This year, Shipyard was voted Maine’s Best Beer in Down East magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards, selected as Best Local Brewery in the Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram’s 24th Annual Audience Readers’ Poll and voted Best Beer in New England in NECN’s Baby You’re the Best! awards.

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