(Boston, MA) – Farmer Willie’s Craft Ginger Beer today announces its partnership with Isle Brewers Guild, the craft collaborative brewing facility in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Farmer Willie’s joins an impressive lineup of notable New England brands in the 130,000 square foot space, including Narragansett Beer, Newburyport Brewing Company and Devil’s Purse Brewing Company.
Created by two Brown University college undergrads and a local Cape Cod goat farmer, Farmer Willie’s uses only the freshest ingredients to brew its revolutionary ginger beer, resulting in a thirst quenching, (relatively) guiltless and healthy craft brew. This naturally gluten free drink made with cold-pressed ginger, cane sugar, lemon juice, molasses and nutmeg contains 1/4th of the sugar (9.5g) and 58% fewer calories (126 cal) than other leading ginger beers. Farmer Willie’s is fermented with champagne yeast to create 4.5% alc/vol so you can drink it straight instead of mixing.
“It’s pretty awesome that we can call The Guild our new home,” said Nico Enriquez, Co-Founder of Farmer Willie’s Craft Ginger Beer. “We launched 2 years ago as undergraduates at Brown University, selling Farmer Willie’s at farmers markets on the Cape. Now with our own space, we have the ability to brew alongside some of New England’s most respected breweries and we’re excited to continue making damn good ginger beer.”
Set to brew its first batch in late March, Farmer Willie’s previously brewed at Pawtucket-based Foolproof Brewery. The brand’s move to The Guild will help to increase production of its sessionable craft ginger beer and increase yearly capacity from 700 to 3,000 barrels. Through the partnership, the Isle Brewers Guild organization will manage production, canning and overhead logistics, enabling the Farmer Willie’s team to focus on marketing, sales, developing & launching new products and fulfilling its environmental commitment of planting one tree for every 10 cases sold. Most importantly, Farmer Willie’s remains dedicated to providing consumers with the best tasting ginger beer in the world.
ABOUT FARMER WILLIE’S CRAFT GINGER BEER:
Originally crafted in a Cape Cod kitchen, Farmer Willie’s Craft Ginger Beer is a delicious, crisp and refreshing blend of cold-pressed ginger, cane sugar, lemon juice, molasses, and nutmeg. Farmer Willie’s is the first carbon neutral brewed beverage, is a part of 1% for the planet and is the perfect beverage to enjoy anywhere at any time. Welcome to Ginger with Soul. Learn more at www.thefarmerwillies.com
ABOUT THE ISLE BREWERS GUILD:
Isle Brewers Guild is a craft beer cooperative that provides “partner” production for craft brewers facing manufacturing, packaging and distribution restraints. IBG gives partner brewers the facility and equipment to maintain control of their brewing and packaging processes in a cooperative, highly efficient enterprise.
IBG’s brewing, packaging and distribution operations take place on a 130,000-square-foot brewing campus located at 461 Main Street in Pawtucket, R.I., which includes a 100-barrel brewhouse, packaging hall, a tasting room, indoor and outdoor event space, classroom space and corporate offices.
Learn more at www.islebrewers.com