"If it wasn't for beaver, none of us would be here," Bill O'Brien, one of the three founders of Beaver Beer tells me over their delicious Big Red brew. Turns out he's not talking about our meeting at the bar, though. Bill gives me a quick history lesson and tells me that the Dutch were among the first to come to this country, and they were hunters looking for beaver pelts!
It's one of the many stories that Beaver Beer brings out, and Bill lovingly refers to Beaver Beer as "a conversation in a bottle." The conversation that led to Beaver Beer occurred when three friends from Westport were camping and became inspired to create the perfect craft brew. After watching the nearby hard working, hard-playing beavers, they knew the beaver was the perfect mascot for their brand.