Newburyport Brewing announced today its investment in the Isle Brewers Guild (IBG) located at 461 Main Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. IBG’s $12 million, 130,000 square foot facility is a world-class craft brewery complete with a U.S.-made 100-barrel brewhouse, state-of- the-art packaging lines, tasting room, indoor and outdoor event space, classroom space, and company offices.
IBG will have an initial capacity of 60,000 barrels when it opens in late 2016 with room to grow to 150,000 barrels in the coming years. As most of you know, we haven’t been able to keep up with demand since the day we first opened our brewery in Newburyport, MA. Our IBG partnership is a key solution to our capacity constraints – this sister brewery will allow us to meet growing local demand and expand the reach of our year-round and seasonal offerings in new markets.
With additional capacity comes territory growth. Newburyport Brewingrecently inked an agreement with C&C Distributors in West Greenwich, Rhode Island, which will distribute Newburyport Brewing’s lineup of award-winning craft beers later this month: Green Head IPA, Plum Island Belgian White, Newburyport Pale Ale, Melt Away IPA, and 1635 Series limited release beers. We thank our local consumers, retail businesses and musicians throughout the region for helping make this next step in our growth possible. IBG will have cutting-edge brewing and packaging technology to ensure that our craft beers continue to meet our high expectations and enable us to innovate. We’re fired up to be part of the Rhode Island brewing community!