In a very rare deviation from all things decent-but-safe-ho-hum-ales, Shipyard Brewing Co. has announced  Shipyard Brewingan addition to their lineup of otherwise traditional English-style ales, a Barleywine-style brew. The Shipyard Barelywine will be the first brew in the new Pugsley’s Select (named after Shipyard co-founder and brewmaster, Alan Pugsley) series. The beers in the series will be released in 22-ounce bomber bottles. According to the most recent issue of Yankee Brew News,

Pugsley described the 8.5% ABV beer as ‘a big beer made with six different malts (pale ale, crystal, CaraMunich, wheat, chocolate and roasted barley) and balanced with a full hop charge of Summit, Challenger and Fuggles hops. It’s a deep reddish brown color with a complex fruity nose, a full body and an interesting balance between grains and hops, which ends with a pleasing dry taste’.

You should expect the new Shipyard Barleywine brew on store shelves nationwide on November 1st. If nothing else, it should prove a welcome respite from their normal beers as the months draw colder and the nights longer. Cheers.

[Also, don’t forget the Shipyard Fall Beer Dinner at the Inn on Peaks Island with Alan Pugsley himself which will take place Friday October 24th. Reservations are $65/person and must be made in advance. For more information, visit or ]


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