Shipyard Applehead Brewed by Shipyard Brewing -
Company announces the release of a new beer: Shipyard Applehead. An
extension of the company’s popular Shipyard Pumpkinhead line, Shipyard
Applehead is a seasonal brew available December through March, while
“We asked Pumpkinhead
fans what other flavors would they like to see and their answer was apple,” said
director of sales and marketing, Bruce Forsley. “We listened to what our fans
asked for and created Shipyard Applehead. Master brewer Alan Pugsley has
combined the subtle sweetness of cinnamon and apple with a clean, refreshing
wheat ale to create a whole new beer experience.”
In mid-December, a complete list of states this beer will be available in,
including distributor contact information, will be posted on Shipyard’s website,
Facebook and Twitter pages. Shipyard Applehead will be available first in New
England and other markets across the United States will follow in January and
February. This week, Applehead will be on tap at pubs in New Hampshire and
Massachusetts. Later this month, fans in those states will also be able to find
this beer on store shelves.
Other New England states will have this product on draft at
select locations starting next week.
In Maine, Shipyard Prelude Special Ale, the company’s
award-winning winter seasonal, is available now and Shipyard
Applehead will hit the market after the new year.
More about the beer: Shipyard Applehead is a crisp, refreshing
wheat ale with a delightful apple aroma and subtle cinnamon
flavor. This beer is available in 6-packs, 12-packs and on
draft. The retail price for 6-packs ranges between $8.99 and
$9.99 depending on location. Pricing for 12-packs ranges between
$16.99 and $17.99.
Malt: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Light Munich, Malted Wheat
Hops: Willamette, Hallertau
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Food Pairings: Pork Chops, Sausage, Squash and Apple Pie
First Brewed: November 2011
Availability: December – March
Available: 12oz Bottles, Keg
Shipyard Brewing Company
Shipyard Brewing Company is located on the historic waterfront
in Portland, Maine and produces 18 varieties of award-winning
English style and seasonal beers. Established in 1994, Shipyard
has grown to become the 19th largest craft brewery and 28th
largest brewery in the U.S.