Order cans and merch on the online store for pickup at the brewery!

Hive is an Alternating Proprietorship operating out of Grey Sail in Westerly, Rhode Island. All beer and merch can be purchased online and picked up during regular Grey Sail hours.

Flat-rate shipping is also available in the U.S. for all apparel and merchandise (not beer).


The idea of Hive was first dreamt up in 2008. The vision was simple: our own pub where we could share our brews with the community in an environment that celebrates art and music.

Thanks to our good friends at Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island, we are able to get started in this industry by renting out their 3 barrel pilot system. While it may not be exactly what we had in mind all those years ago, we will use this time to learn and grow with the hopes to have a Hive to call our own one day.

We have also made it part of our mission to help save our planet by donating 1% of our gross sales towards honeybee conservation efforts and research. You can learn more about that here.



We believe the best beers are those which you don't have to think about and always leave you wanting another, particularly when those beers aren't so strong that you shouldn't have another. We aim to maintain a 50/50 split of "beer-flavored beer" and hoppy stuff because that's what we enjoy drinking the most 😜.

Exploring processes and ingredients that amplify flavor while delivering a beer that remains approachable and refreshing is what excites us about the craft. Our guiding principal is to maximize drinkability and balance in everything we make.

Check out our current can availability on the store!


Pollination by honeybees is responsible for about one third of the foods in our diet. Many of the nuts, berries, fruits, vegetables and spices we use daily depend on honeybees for reproduction.

Imagine a world where things like coffee, blueberries and almonds were far more expensive and harder to come by. A world without these things would suck.

And honey. Let's not forget honey.

There are a number of things threatening honeybees - pesticides, pathogens, poor nutrition and most importantly, the varroa mite. These parasites both weaken the bee as well as transmit disease.

Hive has partnered with researchers at The University of Rhode Island who are actively working on developing safe and effective compounds to mitigate the destruction caused by the varroa mite. Check out their work here.

We will be donating 1% of total gross sales to their research to help out our little friends.

Drink a beer. Save a bee.