PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Foolproof Brewing Company unveiled a new light beer called OceanState Lager that will be distributed throughout New England and New Jersey. Available in draft and 16-ounce cans,a portion of the beer’s Rhode Island sales profits will be donated to the University of Rhode Island to benefit student-led aquaculture and fisheries research in Rhode Island.
“We’ve been talking about putting out a light, affordable, and locally brewed lager for some time now,” said NickGarrison, Foolproof’s president and founder. “It’s a great feeling to see Ocean State Lager finally come to fruition,particularly knowing that we’re giving something back to our home state and the local aquaculture community in the process.”
Draft and cans (suggested six-pack retail price of $8.99) of Ocean State Lager are now available for purchase in the following states – Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, with distribution in New Hampshire and possibly other markets starting in May. Dubbed “New England’s Next Great Lager,” the beer is brewed with aGerman yeast strain as well as American malts and hops.
Aquaculture, which is the cultivation of freshwater and saltwater aquatic organisms under controlled conditions,has a longstanding history in Rhode Island. The aquaculture program at the University of Rhode Island, begun in1969 and administered by the Department of Fisheries, Animal, and Veterinary Sciences (FAVS), is one of the oldest aquaculture programs in the northeastern United States.
Launched in January 2013, Foolproof is a craft brewery based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Foolproof’s beers are distributed statewide in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey,and northern Virginia.
About Foolproof Brewing Company
Foolproof Brewing Company (foolproofbrewing.com) 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.