Rhode Island’s Gray Sail Brewing (Grey Sail) today unveiled a new beer to its core lineup, Canal Street Ale. Kolsch-inspired beer (3.9% ABV, 110 calories) is a lighter offering made with high-quality German ingredients that results in “a clean, crisp, and absolutely crushable beer,” according to Gray Sail. “It’s an ideal option to launch the spring-summer season”.

“We are excited to introduce a high quality light beer to our core line of craft beers,” said Alan Brinton, co-owner of Rhode Island’s Gray Sail Brewing in a press release. “Canal Street is an easy-drinking drink that doesn’t compromise on taste. We know our customers in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York and New Jersey will enjoy Canal Street all summer long.

Canal Street Ale is available at the Gray Sail Brewery in Westerly, RI, and at retail stores and restaurants in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey.

Canal Street will be available on a Pint Night at Stevie D’s Riverside Tavern in East Providence on Thursday, April 14 from 7-9 p.m. Further events will be announced on Gray Sail’s social media platforms.

“Canal Street pays homage to our brewery, built nearly 100 years ago in historic North Westerly,” said Jennifer Brinton, co-owner of Rhode Island’s Gray Sail Brewing. “Originally a macaroni factory, the building has come full circle from bean to bean.”

Craft beer has always been a passion for Alan Brinton, founder of Gray Sail. A chemical engineer by day, Alan brewed at home at night and on weekends. In 2009, Alan and his wife Jennifer began to seriously think about opening a brewery. After locating a space, outfitting the brewery and hiring great staff, Gray Sail officially opened on November 11, 2011 in Westerly, in a former macaroni factory, and began brewing Flagship Ale. Jennifer oversaw the operation of the brewery while Alan continued to work full-time as an engineer, while raising four children together. Ten years later, the brewery has the capacity to brew 15,000 barrels of beer per year.

Gray Sail offers nine year-round offerings (Canal Street, Captain’s Daughter, Dave’s Coffee Stout, Flagship, Flying Jenny, Haze, Ho!, Little Sister and Pour Judgment IPA and Pilsner) and seasonal favorites like Autumn Winds, Leaning Chimney and Kegnog. They employ 12 full-time employees and several part-time team members.

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