The craft brewing industry was just starting in Maine when Alan Pugsley moved to America from England where he’d learned to brew under the legendary Peter Austin at Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire, England.
Since then Shipyard Brewing Co. and Ringwood Brewery have been collaborating on beers. Shipyard continue to brew Ringwood Old Thumper for the American market, along with the US exclusive, Double Thumper.
Since Ringwood joined the Marston’s Beer Co family in 2007, the relationship has developed further with the launch of the first permanently available Shipyard beer, American Pale Ale in May 2013. Since then we have introduced Shipyard IPA and Shipyard Rye Pale Ale as permanent members of the family. We have also added a whole host of guest beers to satisfy the thirst of British drinkers for American craft beer
Shipyard opened a 20-barrel, 5,000-square-foot microbrewery in Orlando airport’s main terminal
Shipyard opened a 20-barrel, 5,000-square-foot microbrewery in Orlando airport’s main terminal. Passengers could look thorough 6-foot glass windows, watch beer being produced, and take a self-guided tour along the perimeter of the facility to learn about the workings of the brewery. At the time this was the only operating brewery inside an airport in the world.