Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island celebrated its 10th anniversary with a party at its taproom and beer garden in Westerly on Nov. 11. Guests enjoyed food, giveaways and a variety of Grey Sail beers, including a special 10-year anniversary brew, a dry-hopped imperial pilsner. Veterans received a free beer and discounts throughout the daylong event, and proceeds benefited Work Vessels for Veterans, a volunteer-run effort that helps veterans returning to civilian life to begin startups, careers or education by providing tools and resources. Opened by Jennifer and Alan Brinton in the former Westerly Macaroni Factory on Nov. 11, 2011, Grey Sail now offers seven core beers, including its flagship brews, Flying Jenny and Captain’s Daughter, along with a variety of seasonal offerings, distributed in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. “This has been an incredible adventure,” said Co-owner Jennifer Brinton. “We appreciate that our staff, our partners in distribution, our community and our loyal customers have all had a substantial part in us achieving this 10-year milestone.” Grey Sail Brewery presented a check for $1,500 from proceeds of the Veterans’ Day event to the nonprofit just days after the celebration. “It’s been a fantastic 10 years,” said Alan Brinton. “And we are delighted to expand our success by offering a hand-up to help veterans start their entrepreneurial journeys.”
Photos by Laura Widness.