Recently, Bottles visited Grey Sail Brewing Company, a two year-old local Rhode Island brewery. Located near the beaches of Westerly near the Connecticut border, Grey Sail offers a solid range of tasty craft beers, including their Flagship Ale and Flying Jenny Extra Pale Ale. Dan from Grey Sail was kind enough to give a tour of the brew house, and to chat with me about Grey Sail beers. Watch the brewery tour video here.
Grey Sail Brewing Company was started in 2010 on the beaches of Misquamicut and Watch Hill in Westerly, Rhode Island. Jennifer Brinton and her husband Alan, a home brewing enthusiast, took their children to these beaches nearly every day. In 2009, Jen decided to use her talents to build and run the brewery that her husband, Alan, envisioned.
Since then, Grey Sail has been slowly but surely growing from scratch.
Grey Sail Brewing Company made its home in a previous macaroni factory.
Many craft breweries use glass bottles, while Grey Sail uses cans.
These aluminum cans are actually lined with a type of plastic, which better protects the beer from sunlight and air. Cans also take up less room in the fridge, are less likely to break, easy to recycle, and they can go where glass bottles can’t. This makes Grey Sail beers perfect for Rhode Island’s beaches, golf courses, patios and Rhody lifestyle.
A quirky feature of the old brick building is the leaning chimney, inconveniently situated, but a part of this historical building that Jennifer wanted to preserve. The Leaning Chimney Smoked Porter is its namesake.
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