Maine’s Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale and Sea Dog Bluepaw Win 1st Place at the California Brewer’s Festival(August 9, 2007) – Maine - Shipyard Brewing Company’s Pumpkinhead Ale won 1st place in the Specialty Beer Category at the 13th annual California Brewers Festival in Sacramento, California.
Sea Dog Brewing Company also took home two awards in the fruit beer category: Sea Dog Bluepaw Wild Blueberry Wheat Ale won 1st place followed by Sea Dog Apricot for 2nd place.
Shipyard’s Chamberlain Pale Ale also received 2nd place in the English Pale Ales category.
Earlier this summer, Chamberlain won 1st place in the English Pale Ale category at the prestigious West Coast Brew Fest’s Commercial Craft Competition in Sacramento, California and Sea Dog Apricot won 3rd place in the fruit beer competition.
Chamberlain and Sea Dog Bluepaw also took home silver awards at the 2007 San Diego County Fair and each of these beers also won bronze awards in May at the 2007 Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) in Melbourne, Australia. AIBA is the showcase awards event in the Asia Pacific Region and entries were received from 39 countries. Sea Dog and Shipyard Brewing Companies were two of just nineteen U.S. craft brewers to win medals at this competition.
Master brewer Alan Pugsley oversees the brewing for both these companies. Sea Dog and Shipyard beer is available in over 35 states across the U.S.