How it all began:
The Story of the Ravenous Brewing company begins on a Christmas Morning several years ago when my wife gave me a simple all in one beer making kit. That was one Christmas gift "gone wild". Little did my wife know that I was about to unwrap more than a gift, but a passion. Not a passion for beer, because fine quality beer has always been my passion, but my passion for brewing it. From the all in one beer making kit, I made the natural progression to all grain brewing, and taking the time to learn all that I could from other brewers, books, and any other piece of informational sources that I could find. I began to create my own recipes, and like with many other brewers, the positive feedback and encouragement from those who tried the beer, began to put the idea in my head that perhaps I could provide excellent quality beer to a larger portion of the community. The idea was born, and now we're looking to make it a reality.
During the infant stages of our adventure, "Ravenous", again a credit to my wife, was mentioned. The name was initally intended to be a play of our family name "Rave." As time progressed, the "Ravenous" name began to mean more to me then just a play on our last name, because it actually described our desire to make our brewing company a reality. A "Ravenous" desire to provide "local beer to local people' and to build a community around it. Ravenous will always describe our desire, for good beer, for local business, and our sense of community. We are the community, and without it we are non-existent.
Upon being fully funded on this project, we will use the funds to update our brewery location. We will use the funds purchase equipment or install some required plumbing and two sinks into our brewing facility. We have already invested funds into this project. We have a brewery location, and have purchased our brew kettles. We need your help to get our brewery into production.
Why Back this project?
Our project is American!! We are not only trying to provide our local area with awesome quality beers, but were trying to bring the brewery back into our local neighborhood. The brewery known in America since the first settlers arrived, has always been a staple of our society. Several of our early presidents were brewers, and many significant historical events have been thought of or planned at local breweries or taverns. Beer is no doubt part of our life as Americans, and we hope to make it part of our local fabric. With your help we can build this brewery, and help us revitalize a lost part of American society. We will use as many of the local ingredients as possible, and our business needs will be sourced out to local companies, We will open our doors to the community and involve them in our process. Our brewery will be located in Woonsocket, RI. A beautiful city in Southern New England. A City that once thrived due to the booming business of the now long gone textile industry. A city that with the help of a strong community will get back on its feet and be proud of its future.