Shipyard Brewing Company announces the release of a new beer in its Pugsley’s Signature Series line. XXXX IPA will be available in mid-May exclusively in 22 oz. bottles and on draft. This is a “big beer” with 9.25% alcohol by volume. XXXX IPA draws its name from the British brewing convention of using X’s to denote strength.
Pugsley’s Signature Series is named after Shipyard’s master brewer, Alan Pugsley. Pugsley is from England where he worked with Peter Austin at the world-famous Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire before moving to the United States in 1986.
XXXX IPA is a non-traditional American IPA with a brilliant copper color and the classic citrus nose of Cascade Hops. This beer demonstrates a unique balance of malt-inspired, delicate red grapefruit sweetness and lingering hop dryness. The OG and final Alc./Vol. provide the structure and body to balance the harmony of distinct flavors. Cascade, Warrior, Summit and Glacier Hops are used for bittering and Cascade Hops are added for dry hopping after fermentation. This hop blend is well balanced with Malted Wheat, Pale Ale, Crystal, and Caramalt Malts. 70 BU’s, 1.092 OG, 9.25% Alc./Vol.
To fully enjoy all the flavors, this ale is best drunk at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. XXXX IPA pairs well with Cajun dishes, blackened fish, and BBQ.
Shipyard Brewing Company is located on the historic waterfront in Portland, Maine and produces 15 varieties of award-winning English style and seasonal beers. Its products are distributed in over 35 states.