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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 Dogfish Head here!

UPDATE! The BRU Crew will be at Crestwood Wine and Spirits this Friday, 5/31 with Shipyard ready to give YOU the Craft Brew Experience. Join us from 4pm-6pm!

It may or may not come as a surprise that many of us here at 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 simply like to look extra cool when ordering at the bar (y’all have seen this, right?). Whatever YOUR preference, WBRU has decided to start sharing 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 Portland, ME brewery Shipyard below!

 

SHIPYARD SUMMER ALE
ABV:
4.8%
Availability: April – August
Original Release Date: 06/1995

A traditional American wheat beer. With its inviting golden color, mellow malted wheat flavor and less hoppy characteristics, it’s sure to please those looking for a clean, cool taste sensation on long, hot summer days.

Summer Beer Review: “Summer Ale is full, clean and refreshing to the pallet…This summer beer would be fantastic in its natural environment. Summer Ale would be perfection at a seaside restaurant enjoying a lobster roll. Check out Shipyard’s promo video of their Summer Ale HERE.

 

SHIPYARD IPA 12 PACK
Contains: Fuggles IPA, Monkey Fist IPA, Black IPA and XXXX IPA

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

Fuggles IPA
ABV: 5.8%
Availability: Year Round

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.

Monkey Fist IPA
ABV: 6.9%
Availability: Year Round
Original Release Date: February 2012

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. Check out a video HERE!

Black IPA
ABV: 6.2%
Availability: December to February
Original Release Date: October 2013

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

XXXX IPA
ABV: 9.25%
Original Release Date: May 2009

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 o malt-inspired, delicate red grapefruit sweetness and lingering hop dryness.
SHIPYARD MELONHEAD
ABV: 4.4%
Availability: March – June
Original Release Date: March 2013

Melonhead joined the seasonal line up of Shipyard’s headless horsemen in the spring of 2013. This beer is a crisp, quenching ale with a refreshing essence of fresh watermelon.

Check a video HERE!


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