Welcome back readers to another fun-filled, thirst-quenching Midweek Drink. Before we begin The Midweek Drink, I have some good news for you Spirit lovers out there! But you’ll have to wait until next week (sorry for the false announcement; I can be immature). But trust me: I’m not a Lyre…
On today’s Midweek Drink, I am going to be reviewing a Pale Ale that originally began its journey across the pond, and now is being brewed in the UK by the Ringwood Brewery. I am, of-course, talking about Shipyard Low Tide Pale Ale.
A brief history of Shipyard Brewing Company
Shipyard Brewing Company is the brain child from two men: Fred Forsley and Alan Pugsley. Fred Forsley, an entrepreneur, and Alan Pugsley, a former brewer for Ringwood Brewery, got together and opened the brewing company in Portland, Maine in 1994.
After receiving huge success for over 20 years in the states, the brewing company decided to fix its gaze upon the UK’s beer market and began collaborating with Ringwood Brewery (recently purchased by Marstons PLC) to produce Shipyard American Pale Ale 5.4% and Low Tide Pale Ale 0.5%.
Three senses and a beverage
This American Pale Ale has a clear, nectar colour with a thin white head that dissipates quickly and minimal carbonation that’s just enough to give that refreshing look.
Very hoppy and sweet that is quite common in pale ales, with a subtle dry bitterness in the aftertaste. Finally, what I can pick out from the aroma are the hops with a twist of tropical fruit.