After years of brewing abroad – in Rochester, New York – Narragansett is bringing production back home. To mark the occasion, they’ve slapped 250 golden stickers on 12-ounce cans of Narragansett Lager. Find one and you’ll have won yourself a VIP tour of the new brewery in Pawtucket, making you the envy of Rhode Island beer enthusiasts who have been patiently waiting for their favorite neighbor’s return.
‘Gansett’s new facility will brew their craft lines, with hopes of having 10-20% of production back in Rhode Island by the end of 2017. “Making those craft brews here will give us the flexibility to be a little more creative,” says BJ Mansuetti, Narragansett’s community and events marketing manager. Barring any setbacks, he’s planning to see the first test batches come out of the new brewery in the early weeks of 2017, with production up and running by the end of the first quarter.
The whole facility, which will expand over the next few years, will include a brewhouse, a bottling room, a museum and an event space. In the meantime, we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for one of those golden tickets. The contest runs through the end of the year and winning cans are being distributed all over the US. We suggest investing in some X-ray specs.