Press Release: Shipyard Brewing’s XXXX IPA wins Silver Award at Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival

Shipyard Brewing Company’s XXXX IPA was honored with a Silver award at the Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival. This award was presented in the “Ale Modern Style 6% and Above” category.

The Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival is one of Europe’s largest trade and consumer shows. Shipyard was just one of ten U.S. breweries to receive an award at this festival. Competition results can be viewed at this link:

http://www.brewersassociation.org/attachments/0000/1240/2009_Stockholm_Beer_Whiskey.pdf

Earlier this year, XXXX IPA also won a Silver Award at the 2009 United States Open Beer Championships.

XXXX IPA is one of the selections in Shipyard’s new Pugsley’s Signature Series. This 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.

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. This beer pairs well with Cajun dishes, blackened fish, and BBQ.

Malt: Malted Wheat, Pale Ale, Crystal, and Caramalt
Hops: Cascade, Warrior, Summit and Glacier, 70 IBUs
OG: 1.092
ABV: 9.25%

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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