RHODE ISLAND MONTHY - RAGGED ISLAND BREWERY GAINS ZONING APPROVAL
In other brewery news, Ragged Island Brewing Company received unanimous approval from the Portsmouth Zoning Board for its plans to build a farm brewery at the former Van Hof Nursery property at 54 Bristol Ferry Road in Portsmouth. Ragged Island hopes to grow hops for the beer it will be brewing while also using existing greenhouses and fields to grow additional crops for use in brewing and for the nursery business it plans to continue.
From Ragged Island owner Matt Gray on Ragged Island’s Facebook page: “Walking into the immaculately maintained farmhouse/retail space and attached greenhouse, we knew this would be an ideal taproom with a German inspired beer hall. We could already see our family, friends and guests enjoying a sample at communal tables with foliage all around. When we walked onto the back porch to take in the sweeping vistas of Narragansett Bay, the 12 acres of farmland and 22 acres of protected wetlands we were in awe of the potential.”