Newburyport Brewing Co.
One of the Northeast's top canned brewing enthusiasts quickly becomes a major player
Founded in 2012 by two local Newburyport, Massachusetts entrepreneurs, musicians, and home brewers - Bill Fisher and Chris Webb - Newburyport Brewing Company is one of the Northeast’s premier craft breweries. Although a newcomer in an already competitive craft beer scene, Newburyport is standing out from the crowd with its award-winning brews and for the fact they are the state’s first brewery to can its entire line of beers. Newburyport also became one of the fastest growing breweries in United States history when it produced more than 5,000 barrels in its first year.
Beer enthusiasts Bill Fisher and Chris Webb have based their brewery on three things: using the best ingredients in the world to brew amazing beer, sharing Newburyport and its rich seaport history (the Coast Guard was founded here), and going on adventures with great beer in a can (tapping into New England’s spirit of outdoor activities). Making a commitment to canning was an easy choice for Bill and Chris, who believe that canning is better for the beer - it's better for the environment, cheaper to sip, and easier to bring on life's adventures. They are the only exclusive canning and kegging brewery in Massachusetts to this day.
One of Newburyport's other strengths is its award-winning brewmaster Mike Robinson. In addition to bringing over 17 years of professional and amateur brewing experience to Newburyport, Mike has been named the New England Home Brewer of the Year, the Sam Adams Longshot Winner, and is the recipient of dozens of medals for his handcrafted beers. Together, Mike, Bill, and Chris have quickly, and successfully, launched Newburyport Brewing Company into the upper echelons of the Northeast’s best craft breweries.
Aside from brewing beer, Bill and Chris are also passionate about music and play in an 8-piece funk band called Das Pintos. They love incorporating music and beer and enjoy participating in big outdoor music festivals, in addition to hosting live music in the brewery’s tasting room on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Newburyport has become the perfect fusion of their two passions.
We hope you enjoy two of Newburyport’s best canned offerings, and if you’re ever in the area, make sure to check out the standout brewery in person (location below). Cheers!