President of Beers: #49

Shipyard Export Ale: Shipyard Brewing Company, Portland, Maine.

We're drinking the flagship craft beer from every state in the Union, counting down from 50-1, to find which is home to the President of Beers.


#49: Shipyard Export Ale: Shipyard Brewing Company, Portland, Maine.
 

State: The northeasternmost state in the Union, Maine enjoys a reputation as the frozen, moose-ridden ancestral home of the Bush clan and the country's lobster industry.

Brewery: Originally started as a brew pub in Kennebunkport in 1992, Shipyard Brewing Company moved into a larger facility in Portland shortly thereafter. Currently the 17th largest microbrewery in the country, you can find their swill in 43 states, extending as far west as The Real Portland. 

Beer: This light, golden ale launched with Shipyard itself in 1992. It's slightly sweet flavor and modest 5.1% ABV make it an innocuous choice whenever you simply need a beer.

Difficulty of Obtaining in Oregon: Easy. Check your local beer emporium.

Average Score: 49.3


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