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Shipyard Brewing Company

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Address: 86 Newbury St, Portland, ME 04101-4219
Phone Number: +1 207-761-0807
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 09:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 19:00

Popular brewpub in Portland.

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After Shopping, needed a place to sit and chat

Our English friends had come to the states to visit. A day in Freeport is always on their list, especially at Christmas. Their daughter Georgina, had wanted to visit some... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Stephen D

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our English friends had come to the states to visit. A day in Freeport is always on their list, especially at Christmas. Their daughter Georgina, had wanted to visit some breweries, so on our return home, I remembered Shipyard. It was perfect! The 5 of us ordered 4 flights and proceeded to be true tasters. We were completely relaxed and... More 

Thank Stephen D
hartford CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visit this Brewery every year to sample the new beers. Was very disappointed to find out that they charge for beer samples. It used to be free samples, 1 pour per tap, now they charge you $6 for a flight or $4 for a glass. Still reasonable prices, gift shop also has many interesting items to pick up. Always packed,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The tour was okay. It was loud throughout the hour, couldn't hear the guide very well. The tasting room had plenty of great choices, my favorite was the sea dog, which is owned by Shipyard. If you want some gifts they have tons of merchandise if interested.

Thank Nathaniel M
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Shipyard Brewery was a recommended stop on our Foodie tour of Portland. From the moment we stepped into the building I could tell this was a very creative group of people. Believe it or not, Pumpkin beer was one of my favorites! If you're into craft beers try this place out.

1 Thank Paul O
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Unique tasting experience with 4 glasses and a chalkboard:) you get to write in which beers you want to taste. Tastings are $4 for 4 beers. Reasonably priced. Knowledgeable bartenders. Good selection. Ample seating. They also have a store where you can buy beer to take back to where you are staying if you like something. A good place to... More 

1 Thank karajohnson1011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I really loved this place, the staff was super helpful and as a solo traveler I felt really comfortable there. The beer was fantastic

Thank Catherine B
Lewiston, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We visited on a Saturday afternoon and the place was packed. They had lots of seating so we didn't wait long for a seat. My husband enjoyed a flight, and I enjoyed a Pumpkinhead on draft!

Thank BawsMom
Salem MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Although the brewery tours are only on Tuesday's, we still decided to drop in and check out the gift shop ( I needed to stock up on Pumpkinhead!) and taste a few of Shipyard's selections. We purchased 2 flights, tasted 10 different beers and it was a nice way to try them on for size. Great atmosphere as well and... More 

Thank Susan T
Erie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great brewery where wife and I tried 2 flights (4 glasses) each. They had 15 brews to try. Given our taste preferences we tried 8 total! We weren't disappointed. Only the Stout tasted a little weak. There's a nice gift shop where we bought some shirts and glasses with different logos of the brewery on them. They also had a... More 

Thank Carl W
Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Ducked in during a brief rainstorm. Good location. Good atmosphere. Best of all, good beer. Have a 4 glass sampling offering that allows you to try about 1/3 of what they have on tap. Then you can get more of what you liked best. Nice folks working there. While there are a HUGE number of brewers in Portland, this is... More 

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