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Newburyport Brewing Company Among Country's Fastest Growing Breweries

Eclipses 5000 Barrels in First Year

NEWBURYPORT, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/31/14 -- The Newburyport Brewing Company®, Massachusetts' own all-can and keg craft brewery, today announced that it has produced more than 5000 barrels of craft beer in its first year in business making it one of the fastest growing breweries in the country. The brewery has initally focused its sales of their flagship brews, Newburyport Pale Ale, Plum Island Belgian White, and Green Head IPA, solely in Massachusetts and credits a strong statewide following for its success. The brewery's strong distribution and marketing partnership with the Massachusetts Beverage Alliance has helped fuel this rapid growth as well as participating in and sponsoring beer festivals, tastings, and charity events.

"We thank our local craft beer-loving consumers and bar owners, restaurants, retail owners, and musicians in Boston and throughout the region for making us one of the handful of breweries since Prohibition to achieve the 5000 barrel mark in our first year of production," said Chris Webb, co-founder and CEO. "We will continue to produce fresh, high quality craft beers that our loyal customers expect."

Visitors to the brewery's tasting room can sample beers, take a tour, enjoy a pint and purchase cans and growlers to go. The brewery hosts live music and comedy nights featuring local talent in the tasting room on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday evenings.

2013 was a big year for Newburyport Brewing Company. Highlights include:

  • Shipped first batch of beer on April 1, 2013
  • Opened 1,000 square foot tasting room on June 29, 2013
  • Chosen by Boston Globe as one of 10 Most Notable New(ish) Breweries in New England on August 2, 2013
  • Announced "1635 Series" limited release beers on August 19, 2013
  • Secured more than 200 draft accounts and 500 retail accounts in Massachusetts
  • Employed 7 full time and 4 part time employees

About the Newburyport Brewing Company
The Newburyport Brewing Company is dedicated to producing the freshest, high quality, all natural craft beers. Founded in 2012 by entrepreneurs and musicians Chris Webb and Bill Fisher, the Company is Massachusetts' own exclusive keg and can craft brewery. Newburyport Brewing Company uses premium quality natural ingredients in its Newburyport Pale Ale™, Plum Island Belgian White™, Green Head IPA®, Joppa Stout™, and 1635 Series™ beers. Visit us on the Web at http://www.nbptbrewing.com, on Facebook at /NewburyportBrewingCo or follow us @NBPTbrewing.

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