Ipswich, MA • February 18, 2020--True North Ale Company has chosen Craft Beer Guild of Rhode Island, a
Sheehan Family Company, to expand distribution of its award-winning craft beers to the Ocean State.
“We have very successfully partnered with three Sheehan Family Company distributors in Massachusetts -- Seaboard Products, Craft Brewers Guild, and L. Knife & Son. -- to develop our brand in the Commonwealth. We chose Craft Beer Guild to represent us in Rhode Island because of their strong reputation for excellence and integrity in working with independent craft breweries,” said Gary Rogers, Founder & Chief of Business Operations at True North Ales.
“My team is very excited to represent True North Ales and bring their lineup of great tasting, highly sought-after beers to the Ocean State”, said Dave Cummings, General Manager of Craft Beer Guild RI. “Through our sister companies, we are aware that the True North Ales team is creative, innovative, and dedicated to quality and consistency, while fully supporting the markets where they sell. We are looking forward to getting started and ultimately building a long relationship with Gary, Jake, Seth, and the rest of the True North Ales team!”
The partnership between the companies will hit the ground running this month as True North Ales has been chosen to brew a specialty IPA by Boston-based Broadway Hospitality Group for its spring menu. All twelve of the group’s properties will pour this exclusive new beer, dubbed MASS HAZESTERIA, including Tavern in the Square in Cranston, Rhode Island.
True North Ale Company is located in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Opened in November of 2017, its beers have been poured in nearly 900 bars and restaurants and sold in nearly 900 stores throughout Massachusetts. The brewery has won multiple international awards for its beer, including the Gold Award at the 2018 World Beer Cup for Vincianne Belgian Blonde Ale, a Silver Medal at the 2018 NY International Beer Competition for Cerveza Mexican Lager, and a Silver Medal for Northern Haze Juicy IPA at the 2019 North American Brewers Association competition. Its location in Ipswich on Boston’s North Shore features a 100-seat taproom and an events venue, The North Side, that may host events with more than 300 guests.
Craft Beer Guild Distributing of Rhode Island is headquartered in Cranston, Rhode Island. In 2010, the Sheehan Family Companies brought the Craft Beer Guild portfolio to Rhode Island. With more than 90 combined years of industry experience, the Craft RI employees proudly distribute craft brews, ciders, artisanal spirits and imports, while bringing a world-class portfolio to the great state of Rhode Island.