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Shipyard Announces New Applehead Brew

November 30, 2011 By: Megan Hernandez


Shipyard Brewing Company announces the release of a new beer: Shipyard Applehead. An extension of the company’s Shipyard ShipyardPumpkinhead line, Shipyard Applehead is a seasonal brew available December through March, while supplies last.

“We asked Pumpkinhead fans what other flavors would they like to see and their answer was apple,” director of sales and marketing, Bruce Forsley, says. “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.”   

Shipyard Applehead will be available first in New England; 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 also will 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.  

Malt: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Light Munich, Malted Wheat

Hops: Willamette, Hallertau

Yeast: Top-Fermenting English

Color: Golden

OG: 1.048

ABV: 4.5%

Food Pairings: Pork Chops, Sausage, Squash and Apple Pie

First Brewed: November 2011

Availability: December – March

Available: 12 oz bottles, keg


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