Johnson Brothers, Inc. announced the May launch of its new craft beer division, The Artisan Beer Company. The new division of the company marks “the opportunity of building a dynamic craft beer portfolio comprising of local, domestic and imported craft beers,” said Keith Miranda, president of Johnson Brothers, Inc., of North Kingstown.
The launch includes two of the new craft beer additions, Thimble Island Brewing Company, located in Branford, Connecticut and Napa Smith Brewery of Napa California. The sales team visited the brewery for its launch event on May 6, 2016. Thimble Island beers include American Ale, Coffee Stout, India Pale Ale and a variety of seasonal releases now available in the Ocean State. Napa Smith Brewery’s launch event was held at Providence Coal Fire Pizza Restaurant in North Kingstown, also in May. Napa Smith Brewery’s beers include Pilsner, Lost Dog Red Ale, Hopjava Coffee Ale, Hopageddon Imperial IPA, Golden Gate IPA and Amber Ale.