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Good Fortune Can

A New Look for Our Flagship

By Events/News

Well, would you look at that…
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Our flagship IPA, Good Fortune, is now sporting a fresh, new label! Whether it’s celebrating a day on the river, a summit view or a gathering of friends, Good Fortune is the prefect punctuation point to any great day.
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This beer delivers loads of bright, juicy hop character and a thirst-quenching finish. Friends from afar – keep your eyes peeled as fresh 4-packs with remodeled jackets will be heading out to our distribution partners soon.

Sean Rafferty at Common Roots

Beer with a Purpose

By Foundation

A Message from the Foundation’s New Executive Director

Hello friends,

It’s been a little over two months since I began working as Director at Common Roots Foundation. And remarkably, it’s only been about six months since this Foundation was kicked off in earnest by the Weber family – funding local community programs and welcoming new members. In that short time, I’ve been amazed at the depth and breadth of the impact our member donors are making in our community. I feel lucky to be part of this big family of supporters, volunteers, and board members—my heartfelt thanks go out to each of you.

Every day brings a new story of local people who deeply care about this region and our community, putting the needs of others before their own. So as we inch closer to the end of 2021, please remember – if you are an individual or an organization that has a need or a cause you are passionate about, or if we can help you with tax-advantaged giving, never hesitate to reach out to me or anyone on our Board. We’d love to hear your story and help your dreams for this community take flight. We are also in need of corporate/legacy sponsors to help us fund some of the many community grants we’ve been receiving. So please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or creative ideas!

Warmest Regards,

Sean Rafferty

Executive Director

518.951.5630

sean@commonrootsfoundation


Sean Rafferty, an entrepreneur and longtime higher education finance professional, was named executive director of the recently-established Common Roots Foundation.

Foothills Business Daily covered the story. Read the article here.

Collab with Big aLICe

By Events/News

We had the pleasure of hosting our friends from @bigalicebrewing to brew up the next iteration in our Strictly Social collaboration series.
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Featuring a myriad of hop varieties from the Southern Hemisphere, this IPA is teeming with flavors and aromas of lemon-lime soda pop, peach rings, fresh cut grass and friendship.

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Introducing: Shreddie IPA!

By Events/News

Say hello to Shreddie IPA.
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This summertime thirst-quencher was brewed to support our friends from the Revolution Racing Downhill Mountain Bike team. Featuring Citra and Rakau hops, this sessionable IPA is gushing with notes of citrus, white wine spritzer and passionfruit and is the perfect post-ride companion.

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Welcome Back: Bierchen

By Events/News

Let’s give a warm welcome back to our beloved, quaffable little Ale – Bierchen.

This thirst-quenching Table Beer is hopped with Mandarina Bavaria and Huell Melon resulting in a bright palate and a refreshing finish. Available for draft pours exclusively at the Taproom.

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New Beer: Double Super Ultra Modern American

By Events/News

Big plans for the holiday weekend? We’ve got nothing but smiles and fresh beer queued up!

We are beyond excited to introduce Double Super Ultra Modern American to the lineup. This New England-style Double IPA is the perfect companion to your Independence Day celebrations. Fresh 4-packs and draft pours are now available.

Raspberry Mojito Hard Seltzer

Introducing: Hard Seltzer!

By Events/News

Just in time for the start of Summer sippin’ season, please welcome Unclearly Common to the draft board. We’re kicking off our all natural fruited seltzer series with Raspberry Mojito.

Tart lime blends with subtle mint and bright berry cone together in this beautiful rose-hued thirst quencher. Draft pours are now available and the long weekend is upon us.

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This is not a Drill…

By FoundersMessages

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived…
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Perfectly poured pints in the beer garden are now a reality. Pizza and fresh IPA in the Taproom is no longer just a dream. It’s all happening and we have all of you to thank. It’s been a wild ride, and it certainly isn’t over yet, but we are beyond excited to welcome you to the 58 Saratoga Avenue Taproom today at Noon for fresh beer and delicious food to be enjoyed onsite. Welcome back!

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Gears & Beers Wednesday Night Rides

By Events/News, Foundation, Gears&Beers

The Gears & Beers Wednesday night group rides are back this year as an official Common Roots Foundation ongoing series. We’ll meet every Wednesday evening (weather permitting) in the Park & Ride lot behind the brewery with a 6:00pm 5:30pm 5:00pm start for our no-drop group road ride. Routes will be announced in advance and rotated weekly and are downloadable to GPS devices via the link below. All Gears & Beers participants will need to sign a waiver in advance of their first time riding with us (register below).

After the ride, we’ll meet back at the brewery, where $1 dollar from every pint sold from 7-9 p.m. will benefit the Common Roots Foundation.

Official ride routes (rotate weekly):
Route 1: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35785438 9/15
Route 2: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35785614 9/22
Route 3: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35785723 9/29
Route 4: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35786034 10/6 (last ride of the season!)
Route 5: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35788525