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Great North Aleworks Partners with Isle Brewers Guild

Great North Aleworks quality assurance lead John Cataldo speaks with IBG brewer Aaron Crossett at Isle Brewers Guild in Pawtucket, RI.

Manchester, NH • July 5, 2017—Great North Aleworks is pleased to announce a partnership with Isle Brewers Guild (IBG) of Pawtucket, Rhode Island to help expand their production capabilities. IBG is designed as a partner brewery, where Great North can brew its beers under the care and supervision of its own staff. Other IBG partner breweries include Narragansett Brewing Co. and Newburyport Brewing Co.

Starting in July, Great North will be brewing its award winning flagship Great North IPA at IBG under the careful watch of owner and head brewer Rob North, as well as quality control and assurance manager John Cataldo.

Every detail has been thoroughly reviewed to insure that Great North IPA tastes the same whether it is brewed in Manchester or Pawtucket. From the water chemistry, to the dry-hop technique, the beer will be the same.

The reason for this partnership is to allow Great North the ability to keep up with the demand for Great North IPA, as well as meet the growing demand of other beers such as Tie Dyed dry-hopped pale ale.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have found a partner like IBG with a state-of-the-art facility, an all-star team, and a shared obsession to quality. Our partnership will help us provide a reliable supply of fresh, consistent, and exciting beers to our loyal customers in New Hampshire and Connecticut.” said Rob North.

Great North Aleworks quality assurance lead John Cataldo speaks with IBG quality assurance/cellar supervisor Jodi Andrews at Isle Brewers Guild in Pawtucket, RI.

About Great North Aleworks

Great North Aleworks is a 20-barrel production brewery located in Manchester, New Hampshire. Founded in August 2015 by award winning homebrewers Rob and Lisa North, Great North specializes in brewing flavorful, food friendly beers, with a fanatical devotion to quality. 

Great North’s beers are available in cans and kegs throughout New Hampshire thanks to a distribution partnership with Amoskeag Beverages and in Connecticut with Sarene Craft Beer Distributors. Year round offerings include: Great North IPA (India Pale Ale), RVP (Robust Vanilla Porter), and Tie Dyed (Dry-Hopped Pale Ale). Seasonal beers include: Northbound (American Pilsner), Cranberry Wit, Chocolate Milk Stout, and Tragically Hopped (Double IPA). Other special releases and collaborations are available throughout the year. 

Great North Aleworks has a tasting room located at their brewery where guests can take a tour, have a growler filled, sample beers, and enjoy a pint.

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About Isle Brewers Guild

Isle Brewers Guild is a craft beer cooperative that provides a “production partnership” 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.

IBG’s brewing, packaging and distribution operations take place on a 131,000-square-foot brewing campus located at 461 Main Street in Pawtucket, R.I., which includes a 100-barrel brewhouse, a tasting room, indoor and outdoor event space, classroom space and corporate offices.

IBG’s partners include Devil’s Purse Brewing Co., Farmer Willie’s Craft Ginger Beer, Great North Aleworks, Narragansett Brewing Co. and Newburyport Brewing Co. and Sons of Liberty. 

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