Foolproof Brewing Company Launches in Massachusetts

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Foolproof Brewing Company announced today that its beers will be available for sale in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts starting May 20. The Massachusetts Beverage Alliance (MBA) will distribute Foolproof’s beers statewide via Atlas Distributing Inc., Burke Distributing, Colonial Wholesale Beverage, Commercial Distributing Company, and Merrimack Valley Distributing Company.

“This is our first venture into a market outside of our home state of Rhode Island,” said Nick Garrison, Foolproof’s president and founder. “We look forward to entering Massachusetts and introducing our unique and flavorful brews to one of the fastest growing and most reputable beer markets in the country.”

“The passion that Nick and his team bring to the business is tremendous,” said Brian Murphy, MBA’s director of sales and marketing. “The demand for local, high-┬¡quality craft beer in cans is high right now. This partnership allows us to take advantage of a great opportunity to offer our retailers something that their customer base is wanting more and more of.”

Year-­Round and Specialty Beers

Foolproof’s three year-┬¡round beers, which are designed with a particular experience or activity in mind, will be available in draft and 12 oz. can format across Massachusetts. Foolproof’s year-round offerings include “Barstool,” an American golden ale dedicated to a night out at the bar; “Raincloud,” a robust porter for rainy days; and “Backyahd,” an IPA for barbecuing and other outdoor activities. The suggested retail price for Foolproof’s year-round beers is $9.49 per six-┬¡pack.

The brewery also produces a line of high-┬¡?end specialty beers that rotate throughout the year and are available in kegs and 22 oz. bottle format. Foolproof’s newest specialty beer, La Ferme Urbaine farmhouse ale (suggested retail price of $6.49 per bottle), celebrates warm weather and was brewed in tribute to Pawtucket’s New Urban Farmers.

About Foolproof Brewing Company

Foolproof Brewing Company ( in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, produces high-quality, hand-crafted beers designed with specific experiences in mind. Whether it be watching a baseball game, sitting at home on a rainy day, or just catching up with friends at the local pub, Foolproof’s goal is to create unique and fulfilling beer experiences.

About the Massachusetts Beverage Alliance

The Massachusetts Beverage Alliance LLC ( is a network of like-minded beer distributors who share the mission of providing, promoting, and building quality craft and specialty import beer throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Alliance’s network consists of five wholesale partners — Atlas Distributing Inc., Burke Distributing, Colonial Wholesale Beverage, Commercial Distributing Company and Merrimack Valley Distributing Company.

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