Forty Second Brew Company opened its doors at 77 Summer St. in Kingston Center with a ribbon-cutting held earlier this month.
State Rep. Kathy LaNatra and members of the Kingston Business Association welcomed new owners Steve Darby, Paul Schiele, Nia Tieu and Matt Ward to the community. The small craft brewery is committed to high quality craft beer and to the support local businesses by building strong relationships with local restaurants, liquor stores and charities.
Steve Darby, a Kingston resident and one of the partners, said that Kingston’s historical fame as a shipbuilding community is what inspired them to choose a nautical theme for their new business, plus the group’s own ties to the water. And the nautical theme is reflected in some of their creations: “Three Sheets to the Wind,” “Ship Faced,” and “Shipwrecked.”
Two of the partners, Matt Ward and Paul Schiele, began home brewing in their Kingston neighborhood, mostly as a hobby. Darby and Tieu joined the team, and the four partners created a logo, built a web presence, found a space and invested in the equipment that would allow them to make the transition from a pastime to an ongoing business venture.
Forty Second Brew products are already in a number of local restaurants and taverns in the Kingston-Plymouth area, and they are also doing some private label work for other facilities.
With a tap room on premises, there’s more capability for expansion, and the partners hope their product will soon be more widely available in package stores and restaurants beyond the South Shore.
“We’ve been very pleased at the reception we’ve received since opening our doors, “said Steve Darby, adding, “We’re looking forward to meeting more of our neighbors from Kingston and the surrounding communities.” In addition to making beer, Forty Second Brew offers services to help businesses and other breweries, including custom logo design, T shirt design and print, business cards, custom beer label design and print, and photography.
To learn more, email Info@42ndParallelBrewingCo.Com, call 508-217-4413 or stop by at 77 Summer St,, Kingston.