Scofflaw, Shipyard Settle Super Bowl Bet with New IPA

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ATLANTA – To honor a Super Bowl bet with its friends at Shipyard Brewing Company of Portland, Me., the Scofflaw Brewing Company of Atlanta started serving a new IPA this weekend in its tasting room, which is open Thursdays through Sundays.

G.O.A.T. is a “New England Compatriots-style IPA” brewed with Maine-grown malts and flaked oats that will make its debut at Scofflaw on Thursday at 5 p.m.

Made with Simcoe, Amarillo and Mosaic hops, the new unfiltered IPA honors the “Greatest Of All Time” New England Patriots while celebrating a friendly collaboration among these two craft brewers. But the game, the bet and pre-game jibes are not entirely forgotten.

According to the winners, G.O.A.T. has never-quit charm and character with a murky start that leads into winning flavors and aromas and a very surprising come-from-behind finish. “I think we’re safe in saying that our New England Patriots are the best football team of all time,” said Fred Forsley, the founder of Shipyard. “Now we get to see if our G.O.A.T. beer with Scofflaw is the greatest New England-style IPA of all time.”

The brewery on the losing side committed to brewing a special batch of beer from a recipe chosen by the winners. The beer had to include indigenous ingredients from the winner’s state. Scofflaw must fly a Patriot’s flag for one week or until the batch is gone, whichever comes first.

Scofflaw Brewmaster Travis Herman said this new IPA with a 7.9% ABV is designed to help ease the pain of the Atlanta Falcons loss. There will be something for Patriots fans as well. “For spring days when the Atlanta weather is cool,” said Herman, “we’ll use lower pressure in our kegs so Patriots fans can hold on to their glass.”

Shipyard head brewer Joe Rank helped develop the recipe with Herman and came up with the beer’s name as a nod to his favorite football team and Scofflaw.

About Scofflaw Brewing Co.  –

Co-founded by Matt Shirah and Travis Herman, who developed beers on a one-barrel system in the basement of the home of Shirah’s mother-in-law, Scofflaw opened in August of 2016. It has been named on several prestigious lists as one of the best new breweries in America. Follow Scofflaw on Facebook, Instagram and on Twitter @ScofflawBrewing.

About Shipyard Brewing Co. –

Shipyard Brewing Company is a family-owned brewery rooted in tradition and brimming with innovation. Established in 1994, Shipyard is located on the historic waterfront in Portland, Maine and produces 20 varieties of award-winning beers available in over 35 states.


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