Wachusett Partners With Legendary Irish Master Brewer Fergal Murray for His First U.S. Collaboration 

“The Fergal Project” Kicks Off New Limited Edition “1794 Series” For Massachusetts Brewer

PRESS RELEASE / WESTMINSTER, Mass. (February 22, 2018) — Wachusett Brewing Company is kicking off a new line of limited edition beers with a major bang. The first beer in its new 1794 Series will feature a collaboration with renowned Irish Master Brewer Fergal Murray. The beer, appropriately titled “The Fergal Project,” is being billed as a New England Stout, an exciting new interpretation of the style. The stout combines classic Irish malts with American hops Wachusett has featured in its well-regarded New England IPA Wally.

“I’ve known Fergal for almost 15 years,” said Christian McMahan, President of Wachusett Brewing Company. “When we talked about the launch of this new collaboration series, there was no one else I wanted us to work with more than Fergal. His knowledge of the stout category is second to none. We are honored he chose Wachusett as his first U.S. craft beer partner.” McMahan concluded.

“I’ve been watching and keeping an eye on Wachusett, so I got on the phone with my buddy Christian and here we are,” said Fergal Murray. “I love working with people that are passionate about making great beer and certainly found that with everyone I met at their brewery, the whole creative process was a pleasure,” Murray concluded.


The collaboration themed 1794 Series is a homage to the year that the iconic symbol of the Wachusett brand, the barn at October Farm was built. The quality, craftsmanship, and collaboration that went into the construction of the barn over 200 years ago — and still stands strong today — is symbolic of the newest extension of the Wachusett Brewing family.

“The Fergal Project” will be released on draft and in 4-pack 16oz. cans in February. “The Fergal Project” is 4.5% ABV and 40 IBUs. Use their beer finder to see where you can pick up this and other Wachusett brews.

For more information about Wachusett Brewing Company, visit www.wachusettbrew.com.


About Wachusett Brewing Company

The company produces a diverse, award-winning line of beers ranging from their best-selling Blueberry Ale to their recent introduction, the highly-rated Wally, a New England IPA. WBC is the largest brewer in Central Massachusetts and was one of the top 10 fastest growing craft breweries in the US in 2016.

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