Shipyard Brewing Company's Export Ale was named Best of Show at the San Diego County Fair's Commercial Beer Competition on Saturday, June 9. Export Ale is Shipyard's flagship beer and this month marks the 15th anniversary of this popular brew.
Export Ale was also awarded a Gold Medal for English Ales and Shipyard's Chamberlain Pale Ale took home the Silver in the same category.
Additionally, Silver medals were awarded to Sea Dog Brewing Company's Riverdriver Hazelnut Porter and Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat Ale.
Last month, Shipyard's Chamberlain Pale Ale won 1st place in the English Pale Ale category at the prestigious West Coast Brew Fest's Commercial Craft Competition in Sacramento, California.
Shipyard's Chamberlain Pale Ale, Brewer's Choice Honey Porter, and Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat Ale also took home bronze awards in May at the 2007 Australian International Beer Awards 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 were two of just nineteen U.S. craft brewers to win medals at this competition.
Master brewer Alan Pugsley oversees brewing for both these companies. Sea Dog and Shipyard beer is available in over 35 states across the U.S.