Shepley Wood Products and Barnstable Brewing have partnered in a creative way this year to raise funds for Cape Cod workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and are two Cape Cod businesses that understand the importance of giving back to their community.
Barnstable Brewing has been a key supporter for the last three years of Shepley’s annual “Wide Open” – its charitable golf tournament – which had to be postponed this year due to the pandemic.
“This year would’ve been our 25th tournament,” said Tony Shepley, owner and president of Shepley Wood Products. “Over the course of 25 years, we’ve been able to raise almost $1 million for local charities. So, in speaking to Peter (Connor) at Barnstable Brewing, we were thinking about what we could do this year to help in a different way.”
Shepley and Connor came up with the idea of producing a high-quality, private-label beer called “Civic Rent.”