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Craft Brew of the Month

The BRU Crew loves Craft Brews. Say it 5 times fast and read about this month’s BRU featured brews from Shipyard here!


It may or may not come as a surprise that many of us WBRU are Craft Brew enthusiasts. Staff-wide, this varies from those of us who seek out small breweries all over the country to those of us who just want to look extra cool ordering at the bar (y’all have seen this, right?). Whatever your preference, WBRU wants to share some of our favorites with you month after month. But let’s be honest. We’re mostly psyched on the monthly tastings we’ll get to host all over Southern New England. And you should be too. Check out May’s picks from Maine brewery, Shipyard, below!


First Brewed: June 1995
Available: March – August
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Munich, Malted Wheat
OG: 1.050
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Saphir, Willamette
Color: Golden

Shipyard Summer Ale is a traditional American wheat beer.  With its inviting color and mellow malted wheat flavor, it’s sure to please those looking for a clean, cool taste sensation on long, hot summer days.  (Available in 12oz cans.)


Shipyard Brewing Company has released a collection of its award-winning India Pale Ales.  This year-round twelve pack features four distinct IPAs:  Fuggles IPA, Monkey Fist IPA, Black IPA and XXXX  IPA.

“The Shipyard Variety IPA 12-pack is the most diverse variety pack of IPA in the market today,” said VP of sales and Marketing, Bruce Forsley.

More about the beers: 

Shipyard Fuggles IPA is a single-hopped ale that satisfies the most discriminating India Pale Ale enthusiast.  Wonderfully balanced and deceptively smooth, its complex aromas predominate in a dry, crisp ale.  5.8% ABV

Awards Los Angeles County Fair:  Gold (2007, 2006), Bronze (2004)

Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA is edgy, aggressive and unique in style.  This beer is brilliant copper in color and exploding with Warrior, Glacier, and Cascade Hop character but able to maintain a beautiful balance.  6.9% ABV

Awards:  Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival:  3rd Place (2014)

Shipyard Black IPA is a dark black beer that combines a rich malty character with the crisp flavor and aroma of American Northwest hops.  6.2% ABV

Shipyard XXXX IPA is a non-traditional American IPA with a brilliant copper color and the classic citrus nose of Cascade Hops.  This beer demonstrates a unique balance of malt-inspired, delicate red grapefruit sweetness and lingering hop dryness.  9.25% ABV

Awards West Coast Brewers Festival:  1st Place (2011) | Australian International Beer Awards:  Silver (2012), Bronze (2010) |  Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival:  Silver (2009)

The suggested retail price is $16.99.


First Brewed: March 2013
Available: March – July
ABV: 4.4%
Malt Style: Pale Ale, Whole Wheat, Munich Light
OG: 1.048
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Saphir, Willamette
Color: Golden

“Melonhead joined the seasonal line up of Shipyard’s headless horseman series in the spring of 2013.”

This beer is a crisp, quenching wheat ale with a refreshing essence of fresh watermelon.


First Brewed: February 2012
Available: Year Round
ABV: 6.9%
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Malted Wheat, Munich, Crystal, Caramalt
OG: 1.064
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Chinook, Cascade
Color: Copper

“Monkey Fist is the name of a knot tied at the end of a sailor’s rope to serve as a weight and make it easier to throw.”

Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA is edgy, aggressive and unique in style.  This beer is brilliant copper in color and exploding with flavorful hop character but able to maintain a beautiful balance.


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