This brewery had been a thought for Alan and Jennifer Brinton for over 15 years. A move from New Jersey to Rhode Island, and 4 children, put Jen and Alan’s plans on hold until Autumn, 2010.
It was worth the wait. Just one year later, the building had been purchased, the renovation completed, the equipment installed and the beer brewed and distributed.
THE BUILDING Finding our home at 63 Canal Street came to be a big part of who we are. Built toward the end of the 1920s as The Westerly Macaroni Factory, grain once again courses through the building. We have been fortunate to meet many local residents who still recall the days of purchasing their fresh pasta here.
After WWII, the United States Post Office ran their parcel service out of the building until 1989 when NAPA Auto Parts moved in. After their relocation in 2010 the building was once again available for purchase.
On April 4, 2011, Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island moved in. After seven short months the renovation was complete and grain was once again brought to the building, now to brew the first batch of Flagship Ale on 11/11/11.
Sit on any beach in New England and enjoy the views of rolling waves, glistening waters and grey sails on the horizon… it is truly inspiring. Those grey sails inspired us to keep moving forward, and here we are.
Brewing great beer is our passion. We want to share that passion with you.
VISITING GREY SAIL
See where it all began and sample our fine brews! Grey Sail’s Taproom offers beer, wine and cocktails. There is both indoor and outdoor seating available (weather dependent). Leashed dogs are allowed outdoors. Food is available during the summer months (Memorial Day – Columbus Day). For more information on events and live music, click here.
WHERE TO PURCHASE
Grey Sail is available in retail stores and restaurants in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. If your local retail location does not have what you are looking for, please request that they place an order.
The brewery offers our full selection of beers and spirits from our sister company South County Distillers for purchase to-go.
The strength of Grey Sail Brewing is our amazing staff. Their dedication to craft beer is evident from the first time you meet them. Get to know the crew at the heart of Grey Sail and give them a high five when you visit the brewery