If you visit the craft brewery IndieFerm in Plymouth, be sure to test out their Black Feather Porter, a smooth, dark beer with notes of coffee and chocolate from the dark roasted malts. The brew is named in honor of Black Feather Horse Rescue, a small nonprofit in Plymouth that strives to improve the health and well-being of abused, injured and neglected horses.
“We try to keep Black Feather Porter on tap all the time (one of eight draft lines) and we donate $1 from each pint sold to BFHR,” says the brewery’s owner, Paul Nixon. “So far we have only kegged the Black Feather Porter for draft sales, but our new canning line will be up and running in early January and we will start canning the porter soon after.”
Black Feather Horse Rescue owner Darlene Nickerson rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes horses and must pay for hay and grain as well as veterinary care and farrier services on a shoestring budget.
Independent Fermentations Brewing,
127 Camelot Drive, Plymouth, 508-746-4634,