ABOUT

Our Story

Kennebunk Brewing Company is the birthplace of Shipyard Brewing Company’s award winning-line of handcrafted ales. In 1992, entrepreneur Fred Forsley and master brewer Alan Pugsley established the Kennebunkport Brewing Company (KBC) and Federal Jack’s. Word of our fine ales spread quickly throughout Maine. Demand quickly outpaced our size, and, in 1994, Shipyard Brewing Company Shipyard Brewing Company was built in Portland, Maine. 

The Perfect Pour

All the beers available at Federal Jack’s are handcrafted at KBC, our seven-barrel brewery located right downstairs. Federal Jack’s draft beer system uses all the latest technology. The system gives head brewer, Mike Haley, as much control over the way the beer is poured in the pub as he has over the selection of the ingredients that go into making the beer downstairs at KBC. 

The system uses glycol-cooled draft lines to maintain a constant temperature so all the beers served at Federal Jack’s are the same exact temperature at which they are stored. Having a consistent temperature from the holding tanks downstairs to the steel draft towers up in the restaurant results in consistent carbonation and provides an excellent draft product with the very best flavor possible. 

The KBC brewers are also constantly tapping firkins – kept in the chill room – and hand-pumped by the bartenders. These Cask-Conditioned beers are non-filtered and naturally carbonated. British beer-drinkers refer to them as Real Ales. We hope you enjoy these special brews – Cheers!

Come see how we brew it! 
We offer free brewery tours every hour on the hour.                         11AM-5PM. Seven days a week. 

Be sure to stop downstairs and check out all the Federal Jack’s gear and great brews at our KBC Shipyard Store. This unique gift store offers bottled beer, growlers, and kegs; Maine-made Capt’n Eli’s Soda; wearables; pint glasses; gourmet foods; children’s toys and books; homemade fudge and nautical gifts. 

Our Story

Kennebunkport Brewing Company is the birthplace of Shipyard Brewing Company’s award winning-line of handcrafted ales. In 1992, entrepreneur Fred Forsley and master brewer Alan Pugsley established the Kennebunkport Brewing Company (KBC) and Federal Jack’s. Word of our fine ales spread quickly throughout Maine. Demand quickly outpaced our size, and, in 1994, Shipyard Brewing Company Shipyard Brewing Company was built in Portland, Maine. 

The Perfect Pour

All the beers available at Federal Jack’s are handcrafted at KBC, our seven-barrel brewery located right downstairs. Federal Jack’s draft beer system uses all the latest technology. The system gives head brewer, Mike Haley, as much control over the way the beer is poured in the pub as he has over the selection of the ingredients that go into making the beer downstairs at KBC. 

The system uses glycol-cooled draft lines to maintain a constant temperature so all the beers served at Federal Jack’s are the same exact temperature at which they are stored. Having a consistent temperature from the holding tanks downstairs to the steel draft towers up in the restaurant results in consistent carbonation and provides an excellent draft product with the very best flavor possible. 

The KBC brewers are also constantly tapping firkins – kept in the chill room – and hand-pumped by the bartenders. These Cask-Conditioned beers are non-filtered and naturally carbonated. British beer-drinkers refer to them as Real Ales. We hope you enjoy these special brews – Cheers!

Come see how we brew it! 
We offer free brewery tours every hour on the hour.  11AM-5PM. Seven days a week.

Be sure to stop downstairs and check out all the Federal Jack’s gear and great brews at our KBC Shipyard Store. This unique gift store offers bottled beer, growlers, and kegs; Maine-made Capt’n Eli’s Soda; wearables; pint glasses; gourmet foods; children’s toys and books; homemade fudge and nautical gifts.

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KBC & Federal Jacks

Hours

OPEN EVERYDAY

11:00AM - 1:00AM

Kitchen closes at 10:00PM

 

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(207) 967-4322

8 Western Avenue 

Kennebunk, ME 04043

 

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