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SEASONAL RETURN: Shipyard Prelude

Back for another season is Shipyard Brewing’s Prelude. (Portland, ME)  Shipyard Brewing is the largest brewery in Maine, with a 144,000 barrel capacity.  Prelude Special Ale was originally introduced in 1993 at Federal Jack’s Restaurant and Brew Pub to celebrate the holiday season in Kennebunkport, Maine. Prelude is the name of the town’s annual holiday celebration.

Commercial Description:
A rich, nutty, full bodied English Ale with an inviting amber hue and hoppy finish.  Prelude has 6.7% alcohol volume, making this seasonal specialty the perfect winter warmer.

Beer Rundown:
Style: Winter Warmer
Hops: Cascade, Tettnang, Fuggles, Goldings
Malts: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Crystal, Chocolate, Roasted Barley
Yeast: English Ale

Taste Expectations: Roasted and caramel malts.  Hint of cinnamon, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruit.

Food Pairings: Desserts, Turkey, Stews

Availability: 12oz/6pks. Draft.  Nov-Dec.  Seasonally.

6.7% ABV

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