Shepley Barnstable Brewing Partner To Create New Beer

Hyannis companies Shepley Wood Products and Barnstable Brewing have partnered to create “Civic Rent” and donate a portion of the proceeds from sales to the Workforce Housing Relief Fund, established by Housing Assistance Corporation in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Launched in April, the fund provides emergency assistance with rent or mortgage payments for year-round Cape and Islands residents who have been financially impacted by the pandemic.

“We are grateful to Shepley Wood Products and Barnstable Brewing for partnering on a product that will enable consumers to give back and make an impact at the local level,” said Housing Assistance CEO Alisa Magnotta. “Civic Rent is a statement about the power of community and the important role all of us play in ensuring our neighbors have access to safe, stable housing which is needed now more than ever.”

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From left, Niles Shepley, Tony Shepley and Lorraine Shepley, of Shepley Wood Products; Alisa Magnotta, Housing Assistance CEO; Peter and Ann Connor, Barnstable Brewing in Hyannis.

Peter Connor, co-founder and president of Barnstable Brewing adds, “We thoughtfully named our Brewery after the community we intentioned to immerse ourselves in. When it was clear that we could not participate in the golf tournament like last year because of Covid-19, we immediately collaborated with Shepley to put together something timely and pertinent to help those who need it in these tough times. There is synergy in the two companies approach to helping the community”.

Civic Rent is a crisp, mildly sweet, light lager-style beer.

When it comes to the community, “I view ‘civic rent’ as a social obligation that we should pay back to our community, both personally and professionally,” said Tony Shepley, president and CEO of Shepley Wood Products.

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