Smashed Blueberry is the newest beer in Shipyard Brewing Company’s Pugsley’s Signature Series line. This beer is a hybrid between a Porter and a Scotch Ale and has a rich mouth feel and a body of complex intensity. Upfront, there are distinct flavors of coffee and chocolate beautifully accentuated by the aroma of fresh blueberries. The finish features a delicate balance of sweet fruit and dry hops.
This beer pairs well with glazed duck, ribs, barbeque, chocolate, and blueberry deserts. To fully experience all the flavors, Smashed Blueberry is best drunk at 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
More about the beer: Malts: Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Light Munich, Torrified Wheat – Hops: Summit, Tettnang, Cascade – Yeast: Top-Fermenting English – Color: Dark Brown- OG: 1.087 – ABV: 9.0% – Available: 22oz Bottles, Kegs
This is the first beer to be added to the internationally award-winning Pugsley’s Signature Series line since Smashed Pumpkin was released last fall. Other beers in this series include Barley Wine Style Ale, Imperial Porter, and XXXX IPA. The beers in this series have received awards at the San Diego County Fair, West Coast Brewers Festival, Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival, and Australian International Beer Awards.
Pugsley’s Signature Series is named after Shipyard Brewing Company’s master brewer, Alan Pugsley. Pugsley is from England where he worked with Peter Austin at the world-famous Ringwood Brewery before moving to the U.S. in 1986. Since then, Pugsley has assisted with the establishment of more than 65 brewpubs and microbreweries throughout the world.
More about Shipyard:
Shipyard Brewing Company is located on the historic waterfront in Portland, Maine and produces 17 varieties of award-winning English style and seasonal beers. Its products are distributed in over 35 states. A full list of Shipyard Brewing Company’s distributors can be found at this link: http://www.shipyard.com/pdf/distrolist.pdf.