October 13, 2014
Shipyard Brewing Company, one of the fastest growing craft breweries in the country, will open Shipyard Pub at Twin River Casino this November and, in so doing, provide patrons with the opportunity to enjoy a variety of Shipyard’s award-winning, hand-crafted beer in a dynamic, casino setting.
According to Craig Sculos, Vice President and General Manager of Twin River Casino, the Shipyard Pub will open on November 14 and be located on the second floor, which is an entirely non-smoking gaming floor. The arrival of Shipyard is part of the casino’s efforts to transform the second floor to offer the same high level of amenities currently found on the first floor.
“We’re excited about the arrival of craft beer in general and Shipyard, in particular,” said Mr. Sculos. “This new pub, combined with the recently upgraded and enhanced VLTs on the Upper Level, the expanded VIP lounge, and the now planned unique, acoustic entertainment in the pub every Friday and Saturday will allow our nonsmoking patrons to also have an enjoyable, live music experience in addition to our existing entertainment options currently enjoyed downstairs.”
According to Bruce Forsley, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Shipyard Brewing Company, this is the company’s first partnership with a casino. “Shipyard is looking to expand our brand identity through the sheer volume of patrons who enjoy the gaming and entertainment at Twin River Casino. Our partnership will attract a young, more contemporary craft beer consumer to the casino. The goal is to build consumer loyalty to both companies though unique offerings like the Shipyard Mug Club and opportunities to cross market this new pub with Shipyard’s extended family of restaurants in Maine, New Hampshire and Florida.”
According to Mike Barlow, Vice President of Property Operations for Twin River Casino, Shipyard will feature traditional pub fare with a twist, including unique, healthy dishes that that pair well with Shipyard craft beers. (full bar available.) Menu items will include flatbreads and salads, Shipyard Beer battered fish and chips, Bourbon glazed chicken wings, vegetarian dishes, wonton noodle soup and much more. The décor will feature a copper bar and reclaimed wood used throughout the 80-seat pub. Twin River will also continue the traditional Shipyard Mug Club whereby guests may purchase a mug and have it stored in the pub, receiving a discount every time it is used.
Shipyard Brewing Company is a family owned brewery — rooted in tradition and brimming with innovation. Its award-winning beer is carefully handcrafted by a talented team of brewers who learned the fine art of brewing from world-renowned master brewer, Alan Pugsley. Shipyard is located on the historic waterfront in Portland, Maine and produces 20 varieties of award-winning beers. Established in 1994, Shipyard has grown to become the 14th largest craft brewery and 21th largest brewery in the U.S. Learn more about Shipyard Brewing company on their website.