Read all about it: catching up with RI’s breweries-in-progress

prov_brew_coIn our column in the new/out-today issue of Motif, we caught up with the honchos at Ragged Island Brewing Co., Buttonwoods Brewery, and Providence Brewing Company, who will join the Vo Dilun Beer-Making Community in the New Year. [We also threw in a few other newsy tidbits]. Click here for the html version and/or click here and flip to page 6 for the Virtual Newspaper Experience. Cheers to new beers!

Beervana: the floor plan

Beervana_frontHere’s our final pre-Beervana share. In late July, we announced the ticket sale date and some tantalizing details about the eighth annual fest; we also unveiled the brewers list and the beer list. Well, The Big Day [Friday 10.14] is almost here. We’ve been advising you to get a game plan. There are 59 tables [31 downstairs, 28 on the second level] hosting breweries and distributors pouring more than 250 beers. There’s unlimited sampling, but you can likely “only” savor about one-eighth of the amazing array; this math “problem” is based on 32ish two-ounce pours, aka four pints [designated drivees may put more mileage on the beerodometer]. So work the beer list and compile your must-haves — but keep an eye peeled and an ear perked for the “you gotta try this!” exultations of your fellow Beervanaites. In the Fall Beer Issue of Motif [on racks and counters and floors now!], local legend Sean Larkin [who will speak at 7:30] offered this advice: “Get off your phones and enjoy everyone’s beer. All the brewers will be working hard to give you their best. Don’t wait in line when you could be drinking someone else’s beer. Have an open mind and try something you normally would not.” Click here to read the entire Q&A. [And click here to read our virtual roundtable with RI brewers, who dish on beer laws, music, new brews — and, yes, Beervana.] [And while we’re piling up the parentheses: check out our updated list of Providence Craft Beer Week events.]

The true obsessives [you know who you are] have been waiting for the last piece of the Beervana puzzle: the floor plan. So here it is:




An updated word to the wise: when we hit “publish” at 9:27 am, tickets were still available — but they will be gone before day of show. Click here to buy ’em now! And Beervana is a “Verified Venue” on Untappd. Check their F-book page for details, if you dare to ignore Sean’s advice re: getting off your phone…

It’s Providence Craft Beer Week! [updated 10.11]

prov_beer_weekIn 2010, Providence Craft Beer Week was launched as a run-up to Beervana Fest. — which is taking place this Friday, October 14 [as you may have read/heard]. PCBW hasn’t turned into a very wide-ranging/jam-packed celebration, but the seventh annual week is underway, with pint nights and more [plus tastings at liquor stores]. We’ll add updates when/if they hit the inbox. And come back on Tuesday: we’ll be posting the Beervana floor plan….

Monday 10.10

Flatbread Company: Grey Sail Pint Night [6-9 pm]
Julians: Vintage sours
Pizza J: Evil Twin Night

Tuesday 10.11

Pizza J: Allagash Night
Malted Barley [Providence]: Grey Sail Pint Night [6-9 pm]
Julians: Whaler’s Tap Takeover

Wednesday 10.12

Malted Barley [Providence]: Revival Pint Night [6-8 pm]
Rogue Island: Ithaca Pint Night [7-9 pm]
Murphy’s [Providence]: Dogfish Head Night [7-9 pm]
Jacky Boy Publik House: Elysian/10 Barrel/Golden Road West Coast Night [5 pm-closing]
Julians: Beer’d Tap Takeover
Pizza J: Grey Sail Pint Night & Trivia [7-9 pm]
McBride’s Pub: Cisco Trivia Night [8-10 pm]

Thursday 10.13

Jacky Boy Publik House: Goose Island Tap Takeover & Beervana Ticket Giveaway [7-9 pm]
Julians: Two Roads Tap Takeover
Malted Barley [Westerly]: Beer’d Night [7-9 pm]
Pizza J: Uinta Pint Night [7-9 pm]
Malted Barley [Providence]: Whaler’s Tap Takeover [7-9 pm]
Legion Pub: Captain Lawrence Pint Night [8-10 pm]
Rogue Island: Revival Pint Night [7-9 pm]
The Avery: Founders Pint Night [7-9 pm]

Friday 10.14

Julians: Beervana Fest After-Party
Brass Monkey: Abita Pint Night [9-11 pm]
What Cheer Tavern: Beervana After-Party with Hidden Cove Brewing Co.

Beervana Fest ’16: The beer list!

Beervana_frontOK, folks, here it is, the Beervana beer list  boasting 246 super-sublime offerings! Take some time to soak in the massive array of fermented magnificence and get your game plan ready for Rhode Island’s Unparalleled Beer Event! [All beers and breweries subject to change.] The fest is on Friday, October 14 at Rhodes-On-the-Pawtuxet [6:30-10 pm]. Do you have your tickets? No?!? Click here! OK, dive in… [And stay tuned: we’ll have the floor plan in a few days.]


Evil Twin BA Imperial Biscotti Break Raspberry Umami — Raspberry Biscotti Break aged in bourbon fish sauce barrels. 11.5% ABV
Stillwater Gose Gone Wild: Phuket — Gose brewed with mango, lemongrass and thai chilies. 4.3% ABV
Off Color Apex Predator — Hop-forward saison. 6.5% ABV
Blackberry Farm Fall Saison — Rye saison brewed with spelt and oats and aged in oak. 5.7% ABV
Omnipollo 2015 Bourbon Barrel Aged Agamemnon — Imperial stout brewed with maple syrup. 12.5% ABV
Oude Mûre Tilquin à L’ancienne — Well-balanced dry yet tart lambic with blackberries. Aromas of earthy, spicy, currants, berries, floral, lavender notes, lemon/lime hints, cherry, blackberries with tastes of lemon/lime juice, berry, cherry notes, blackberries. 6.4% ABV


Marooned on Hog Island Oyster Stout — Collaboration with Hog Island Oyster Company. 7.9% ABV, 19 IBUs
Blah Blah Blah DIPA —Double IPA brewed with Equinox and dry-hopped with two pounds of seven varieties of hops per barrel. 8% ABV, 65 IBUs
Golden Sunshine — Collaboration with Cigar City Brewing, Tampa FL. Sour Wheat Berliner Weisse with Valencia oranges. 3.6% ABV
Toaster Pastry Red IPA —Silver Medal Winner at 2015 GABF; Bronze Medal Winner at 2016 World Beer Cup. 7.6% ABV, 74 IBUs

allagash-fluxus-2016ALLAGASH BREWING COMPANY

Hoppy Table Beer — Inspired by the Belgian tradition of “bière de table,” this sessionable beer is brewed with coriander and fermented with Belgian yeast. Its hop-forward aroma contains notes of grapefruit, while flavors of pine, citrus, and stone fruit round out this light-bodied ale. Dry hopped With Comet and Azzaca. 4.8% ABV
Farm To Face — Drinking this medium-bodied beer is like biting into a juicy, yet tart, peach. It’s brewed as a pale ale and then fermented for ten months in stainless tanks with house yeast. After primary fermentation, we add pediococcus, lactobacillus, and a whole lot of peaches. Aromas of green apple and graham cracker accompany a lingering peachy finish. 6.2% ABV
Victor 2016 — Victor mashes in two thousand pounds of Pilsner malt with five hundred pounds of Cabernet Franc grapes. It’s then hopped with Hallertau. The beer is fermented first with a strain of wine yeast, then finished with Trappist yeast. Victor ends up a medium-bodied, pale copper-hued ale with a pronounced vinous character, and a spicy, tart finish. 7.4% ABV
Fluxus 2016 — Allagash brews Fluxus yearly to commemorate the anniversary of their first beer sold in July 1995. The name Fluxus is Latin for continuous change, and every year a different recipe is brewed under the Fluxus name. In this year’s brew, fresh ginger root is added in the whirlpool. After fermentation, the beer is aged in oak gin barrels. The result is a highly aromatic saison with overtones of ginger and botanicals, a hint of vanilla in the flavor, and a vibrant finish. 8.5% ABV
One T — One T Aromas of citrus, pineapple, and passion fruit meld into tropical flavors that pair nicely with the beer’s lightly hopped body. Maris Otter, Munich malts, and raw wheat balance the floral barrage of Bravo, Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial, Citra, and Galaxy hops. Add to all that a 100% fermentation with Brettanomyces claussenii, a yeast that exhibits itself as ripe fruit rather than strong funk or sourness. One T finishes clean with a pleasant, fruity bitterness. 7.1% ABV


“All beers from our R & D brewery in Little Italy.” Highlighting our homebrew history, these Roots to Boots beers are all employee-inspired recipes.
American Wheat with Cherries — Balanced American wheat character with tart cherries. 4.0% ABV
Belgian Triple — Strong rich clean Belgian notes. 10% ABV
Bier De Garde — Smooth complex , malt layers, hints of saison. 8.9% ABV
Schwarzbier — Robust German-style black lager. 5.3% ABV


Midnight Oil with Vanilla Beans and Cherries on Cask Oatmeal stout full of roast, caramel, chocolate and coffee flavors. A creamy mouthfeel with a dry finish. 6.2% ABV
Wet Dogs & Capsized Boats Fresh version of Dogs & Boats with a higher ABV. This big, juicy imperial IPA features fresh Citra and Mosaic hops across a dried-out malt backbone. 10.1% ABV, 63.98 IBUs
Hobbit Juice Single-hopped double IPA with Nelson Sauvin. This floral beer offers flavors of white wine and stone fruit. 9.2% ABV, 67.62 IBUs
8 Days A Week – Single-hopped American pale ale with Citra, this American pale ale has a burst of tropical fruit aromas and flavors, with a touch of citrus notes, and a finishing dash of graham cracker character. 6.7% ABV


Disco Pig 7 Pineapple Express  Brett IPA fermented with fresh pineapple juice. 6% ABV
Biere De Hog — A Bier De Garde (beer for keeping) ever so lightly soured with a yogurt lacto culture. Bright, sweet, and complex. Bottle conditioned. 8% ABV
Autumn Nugget — Wet hop IPA spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla bean, and pink peppercorn. 6.5% ABV
Granola Brown Ale — Brown ale brewed with a granola mix of oatmeal, grains, hops and roasted malts. 5.7% ABV


Boon Oude Geuze Vat 79 — Traditional ‘Oude Geuze’ VAT 79 is a Monoblend (unblended) 100% Lambic from cask (foeder) N°79. This “foeder” dates back to 1883 and was exclusively used to age three years old Lambic and is a favorite of Frank Boon. Brewed on the 19th and 20th Oct. 2011, bottled 17th Dec. 2014. 8.5% ABV
Boon Mariage Parfait Kriek — 100% spontaneously-fermented Lambiek. Matured three years in oak vats and “maceration” of real cherries (“Krieken” cherries) at least 25% or 400 grams per liter of beer. This Lambiek is a fresh, sour-sweet, red-colored beer that produces great taste and wonderful head. 8% ABV


Boulevard Saison Brett — A true connoisseur’s beer; a rare treat for those looking for something on the “wild” side. A traditional Belgian-style saison is the starting point for this very special ale; it is then dry hopped using Amarillo hops, followed by a bottle conditioning with Brettanomyces. 8.5% ABV, 35 IBUs
Boulevard Rye on Rye on Rye — This is a tawny rye ale, age in first-use rye whiskey barrels, then transferred to yet another set of first-use rye whiskey barrels for a second aging, effectively resulting in “Rye-on-Rye-on-Rye.” 14.6% ABV, 33 IBUs
Boulevard Funky Pumpkin — Our entry in the popular pumpkin ale market is an eccentric one — with pumpkin flavor scarcely present, upstaged by cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. A pleasant tartness prevails with barrel aging providing a mellow roundness and Brettanomyces putting the “unk” in the Funk. 5.8% ABV, 28 IBUs
The Sixth Glass — A Belgian-style Quad. A brown-colored, full-bodied beer with complex fruity, estery aroma; rich, sweet, caramel malt flavor containing notes of dark fruit and low hop bitterness. 10.5% ABV, 30 IBUs


Ambrewsia IPA — This American IPA is made to have minimal malt character to allow for full focus on the hops. Hops used include Summit, Citra, Galaxy, Amarillo, and Simcoe 7% ABV, 80 IBUs
Good Sense Double IPA — An American double/imperial IPA that is loaded with tropical goodness through the magic of Citra, Mosaic, and Motueka hops. These three hops combine to create flavors of peaches, passion fruit, and blueberries. 8% ABV, 85 IBUs
Soleil Saison — A French saison. The heart and soul of this beer is the yeast. We use a special strain that gives distinct citrus undertones to complement the peppery flavors. A silky smooth finish makes this beer incredibly drinkable. 7% ABV


Brooklyn/Thornbridge Serpent — Brewed at Thornbridge, Belgian strong golden ale based on Local 1. Aged in bourbon barrels on cider lees from Oliver Cider & Perry. 9.5% ABV
Brooklyn Tripel Burner — Belgian-style tripel with a mix of traditional Chinese healing herbs and licorice root. 10.6% ABV
Brooklyn Bel Air — Dry-hopped kettle sour with Amarillo. 5.8% ABV
Brooklyn Discreet Charm of the Framboisie — Kettle sour aged in second fill bourbon barrels on fresh raspberries, refermented in the bottle with Brett. 7.3% ABV


Hand of Pawtucket — A Prohibition-era beer recipe based on a recipe from Hand Brewing, a Pawtucket brewery from the early 1900s. Hand of Pawtucket is brewed with brown sugar, molasses and some raw, sprouted barley for an authentic period ale. 4.5% ABV
Heiðrún — A smooth Wee Heavy ale with clover honey and a hint of peat smoke on the finish. 9.8% ABV


Italiano Scries 2006 — Italian wild ale brewed with black cherries —  10 years old!
t’Smisje Wostynje — Belgian blonde brewed with candied sugar and mustard seed.
Einbecker Ainpockish 1378 Unfiltered heller bock, earthy and spicy hop notes complimented by mostly body with a dry finish.
Christian Drouin Comte de Lauriston — Natural Demi-sec cidre, no sugars or yeast added.
Alvinne Oak Melchior — Pur Sang: barleywine, bittered with hops and mustard seed, aged in French red wine barrels with sour cherries added
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale aged in Lagavulin barrels — Single malt, single hop English barleywine aged in freshly dumped Lagavulin Scottish whisky barrels.
Vapeur Saison di Pipaix Spiced saison brewed at the last true steam-powered brewery.
Aecht Schlenkerla Marzen — Marzen-style lager brewed with beechwood-smoked malt.
Hitachino Nest Hinomaru Pepper Ale — Japanese amber ale brewed with sansho peppers.
OEC Brewing — Experimentalis with limes and kumquats and more TBD.


Barrel Select Gold — American wild ale consisting of a blend of several oak barrels aging in the back room for up to three years. The result is a beer with flavors that are sour, wine-like, and very assertive, with high carbonation. 6.5% ABV, 15 IBUs
Hudson Valley Harvest Cherry — Ale aged in oak fermented with local cherries. 6.5% ABV
Hudson Valley Harvest Apricot — 
Ale aged in oak fermented with local apricots. 6.5% ABV
Flaming Fury Peach — American wild ale aged in oak with peaches. 6.5% ABV, 15 IBUs


Stingray — A light, juicy, tropical fruit filled double IPA that is incredibly easy drinking and refreshing. This beer has an early bite, but has a nice peach flavor in the finish that masquerades the bitterness. 7.9% ABV, 48 IBUs
Hibiscus IPA — A very light, flavor filled and sessionable IPA. The Centennial, Chinook, and Nugget-stoked IPA is made floral with the addition of the hibiscus flower. 4.6% ABV, 40 IBUs
Stupid Stout — A deep, dark, viscous imperial stout that delivers robust, chocolaty notes with a hint of hop freshness. 9% ABV, 42 IBUs


Mexican Hot Chocolate — Inspired by the traditional Mexican Mole sauce, this beer is a milk stout brewed with vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, cloves, nutmeg, cocoa nibs, and three different Mexican chili peppers. Balanced complexity and just a hint of heat in the back of the palate. 6% ABV
White Stout — Close your eyes and take a sip…all the flavor of a stout without the color. Medium-bodied and hazy (due to the addition of flaked oats and flaked barley) fermented with English ale yeast, followed by conditioning on vanilla beans, coarse ground coffee and cocoa nibs. Coffee, vanilla and hints of chocolate are just as evident in the aroma as they are in the flavor. 5.6% ABV


Brouwerij Verhaeghe Duchesse De Bourgogne is the traditional Flemish red ale. This refreshing ale is matured in oak casks for 18 months and then blended with younger eight-month-old ale before being bottled. 6% ABV
Brouwerij Verhaeghe Echt Kriekenbier — A cherry ale based on Vichtenaar by adding sour cherries in summer and blending one-, two- and three-year-old beer before being bottled. 6.8% ABV
St. Bernardus Abt 12 is a traditional abbey brown ale brewed in the classic style of Belgium’s Trappist monks. It is almost ebony in color, smooth, creamy and full-bodied with big richness of texture that is almost oily and very assertive, like a warming coconut brandy. 10% ABV
St. Bernardus Tripel  is brewed in the classic “triple” style of Belgium’s Trappist monks. It has a pale amber color with a wonderful head, slightly sweet aroma of rosewater, and the orangey-grassy flavors of Styrian hops in the finish. 8% ABV
2014 St. Bernardus Christmas – This specialty beer is characterized by its deep-dark color, with a creamy, thick foam and a full, almost velvety taste with a fruity nose. 10% ABV
Val Dieu Cuvée 800 —  Special limited release Cuvée brewed to commemorate its 800-year anniversary. 6% ABV


120 Minute IPA (2014 Vintage) — Clocking in at 15-20% ABV, 120 Minute IPA is continuously hopped with a copious amount of high-alpha American hops throughout the boil and whirlpool, and then dry-hopped with another pallet of hops. Unfiltered and abundantly hoppy, it’s the Holy Grail for hopheads! 15-20% ABV, 120 IBUs
Olde School Barleywine (2014 Vintage) — Fermented with dates and figs, this smooth barleywine has a unique flavor. At about 15% ABV, this beer is a great candidate for aging. Over time, the beer dries out and the pit fruit flavors come forward and the hops recede. 15% ABV, 85 IBUs
Biere de Provence — Inspired by the fields of Provence in southern France, Bière de Provence begins with 2-row wheat and rye malts, and Jarrylo hops. A bounty of herbs, including lavender, bay leaf, marjoram and chervil, gives it a floral and spicy nose. With a hazy golden appearance, it is fermented using a Belgian yeast strain lending to a sweet and malty flavor profile. 8.3% ABV, 30 IBUs
Red & White — Red & White is a big, Belgian-style witbier brewed with coriander and orange peel and fermented with pinot noir juice. After fermentation, a fraction of the batch is aged in one of our 10,000-gallon oak tanks. Red & White successfully marries the refreshing citrusy qualities of a Belgian-style white beer with the robust complexity of a red wine. 10% ABV, 35 IBUs


2016 Devil’s Milk Barleywine — Assertively hop-forward English-style barleywine. 10% ABV, 66 IBUs
2015 For Pete’s Sake — Sweet Baby Jesus grows up and becomes this giant chocolate peanut butter porter. 9%ABV, 45 IBUs
2015 Pumpkin Retribution — After fermentation, Retribution was aged for six months inside of bourbon barrels made from charred Kentucky white oak with pumpkin spice to create a smoky, sophisticated imperial stout, infused with aromas and flavors of charred oak, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and caramelized sugar. Not since the spectre of a legendary horseman ruled the night has there been a more righteous form of justice PUMPKIN-FIED! 11.5% ABV, 85 IBUs
2015 Chocolate Cherry Retribution — Barrel-aged imperial stout brewed with chocolate and cherries aged in Bourbon barrels. 11.5% ABV, 85 IBUs


Helldorado 2015 — A blonde barleywine breaks the mold with a deep golden color from being brewed solely with English and American pale malts. The bready, honeyed flavors of pale malts pull out rich wildflower honey, vanilla and coconut notes from the oak, creating an overall flavor evocative of bourbon-glazed graham crackers that stands as singularly unique in the Vintage lineup. 11.8% ABV
XVIII Anniversary Ale — Each August, Firestone Walker invites close local winemaker friends to help us blend their next Anniversary Ale from as many as eight separate barrel-­aged component beers. Their input is invaluable, as this project is all about creating cohesion and complexity from an array of diverse beers. The result is a masterful blend, the sum being greater than the parts. 13% ABV
Luponic Distortion Rev. 003 From the Rotating Hop Series IPA, an ever-evolving mix of experimental hops, designed to deliver mindblowing flavors that break the rules with each new release. 5.9% ABV


Federal Hill Ale — A collaboration between Foolproof and renowned Chef Walter Potenza, this pale ale is brewed with blood oranges, saffron, and dry-hopped with Citra and Mosaic. 5% ABV
Wild LFU Rouge — La Ferme Urbaine (LFU) Farmhouse Ale aged in a pinot noir barrel and inoculated with wild yeast. 8% ABV
Vintage Revery Blend — A blend of various vintages of our Revery Russian Imperial Stout. 10% ABV
TBD IPA Cask — A cask of IPA prepared with unique ingredients…Hmm, I’ll see what I can concoct; let’s say an IPA with aromatic herbal characteristics of chartreuse. 6% ABV


Watermelon Gose — Salty, subtly sour and a little sweet, our watermelon gose “gose-down” smooth (we had to). Summertime’s party starter, watermelon, is the star of this lightly-hopped treat and gives it a hint of tart juiciness. The soft mouthfeel and dry finish is thanks to the addition of sea salt, a traditional gose ingredient. The beautiful harmony between salty, sour and sweet will leave you wanting more. 4.5% ABV, 10 IBUs
2015 Backwoods Bastard — Our take on a Scotch-style ale, Dirty Bastard is brewed and then thrown into bourbon barrels and aged until the beer changes into what we have come to love in the Backwoods Bastard. A yearly release every November, this year offering was brewed in 2014, aged and released in November 2015. Lovely, warm notes of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts, earthy spice and dark fruit make this a fan favorite. 11.6% ABV, 50 IBUs
2013 Curmudgeon Old Ale — Think classic seafaring ports, local pubs and weathered old fishermen. This old ale is brewed with molasses and an insane focus on the malt bill, then oak-aged. The result is a rich, malty delight that’s deceptively smooth and drinkable. 9.% ABV, 50 IBUs
Breakfast Stout —  The coffee lover’s consummate beer, brewed with oats, chocolate and coffee. It has a fresh roasted java nose and a frothy, cinnamon-colored head. 8.3% ABV, 60 IBUs
KBS — An imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. 12.4% ABV, 70 IBUs

goose-island-logoGOOSE ISLAND BREWERY

2016 Gillian — Belgian-style farmhouse ale aged in wine barrels with strawberries, honey and white pepper, slightly tart and pleasantly sweet with an effervescent body. Made with fresh ingredients sourced locally from family farms. 8.5% ABV, 11 IBUs
2014 Coffee Bourbon County — Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout brewed with World Class Roaster, Chicago’s Intelligentsia Coffee. 12.6% ABV, 35 IBUs
Hombre Secreto Mango — Saison aged in Lunazul tequila barrels with mango and brettannomyces. 9% ABV, 20 IBUs
2015 Halia — Belgian-style farmhouse ale aged in oak wine barrels with white peaches. 7.9% ABV, 10 IBUs


Soja Limited release “saison” dry hopped with Citra and Galaxy. 7% ABV
Beet Cancer Limited release session ale brewed with beets and dry-hopped with Hallertauer Blanc. Proceeds go to charity.
Black Mast ’merican stout to be release as our newest year-round offering in the spring. 6.2% ABV
Captains Daughter Double IPA dry-hopped with Citra and Mosaic. 8.5% ABV, 69 IBUs


IOPA — India Oat Pale Ale pours a deep honey and orange blossom with aromas of huge, dank pine and fruity pebbles. Inspired by Oregon, brewed for Connecticut. 7% ABV, 99 IBUs
Three Women — This saison is a tribute to the Hanging Hills Wives. Without their support and belief and patience, the Hanging Hills Brewing Company would have remained a whim. This beer is light with just the right zest from the Belgian hops. 3.3% ABV, 23 IBUs
McQueen Robust Porter Silky complexity nudged on by gentle layers of coffee and charred wood. 6.4% ABV, 36 IBUs


Goody Cloyse — Traditional names for Begian golden strong ales have some reference to the devil (like original Duvel). This Belgian golden strong ale’s name, Goody Cloyse, refers to one of the women accused of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials, depicted in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Young Goodman Brown. Our interpretation uses Calypso hops which have a floral, perfumy aroma and esters reminiscent of apples and pears. 8.3% ABV, 48 IBUs
EHOP Oatmeal Pale Ale — This 100 Barrel Series release is a collaboration of three employee-owned companies: Harpoon Brewery, Odell’s Brewery and King Arthur Flour. It was brewed with oats and features El Dorado and Centennial hops. 6.6% ABV, 50 IBUs
Interrobang — This imperial coffee stout is the strongest beer Harpoon has brewed in its entire 30 years of operation. It is an 18% imperial stout with cold-brewed espresso from Equal Exchange. Upfront espresso notes with a roasty finish. 18% ABV, 52 IBUs
Barrel Funk’d Chocolate Stout — This batch of chocolate stout was brewed in the fall of 2014. It was aged in an oak barrel with Brettanomyces for six months and then cold-stored. Tart and slightly sour, this has been a brewery favorite for years. 5.9% ABV, 30 IBUs


Loose Cannon IPA on Cask — Cask-conditioned American IPA dosed with Citra and Simcoe hops, apple, grapefruit and orange peel. 7.25% ABV, 45 IBUs
Heavy Seas/ Tröegs Partnerships Hoppelbock Hoppy German-style doppelbock. 8% ABV
Heavy Seas / Terrapin Partnerships Rye Wit — Rye-based white ale aged in white wine barrels. 6% ABV
Red Sky Saison Saison aged in Chardonney wine barrels. 9% ABV


Jali Belgian-style golden ale aged in Tequila barrels with Brett, Lacto and Agave Nectar for 10 months and finished in stainless tanks with apricots and charred jalapenos. 8.5% ABV, 10 IBUs
Fragola Belgian-style golden ale aged in Valpolicella wine barrels from the Veneto region of Italy with Brett and lacto for 10 months, finished with local fresh picked strawberries. 6.68% ABV, 10 IBUs
Rosso D’Oro Belgian-style golden ale aged in Aglianico wine barrels from Campania Italy with wild Saccromyces yeast for 10 months and dry-hopped with Belma and Calypso hops. 7.42% ABV, 20 IBUs
Thunderclap American double IPA. 8.8% ABV, 85 IBUs


Melange des Mure Golden lager aged in wine barrels with a blend of wild yeast and souring cultures. Finished on a bed of blackberries. 5% ABV
3x Calyptra Calyptra, our session IPL, triple dry-hopped with a blend of different aromatic hops. 4.9% ABV
Bourbon Barrel Aged PB&J Framinghammer Baltic porter aged in bourbon barrels with peanut butter and jelly. 12% ABV
Blood Orange Sour Time Spiced wheat lager, brewed with blood oranges aged in wine barrels with a blend of wild yeast and souring cultures. 4.8% ABV


Deep Dish — American IPA brewed with Citra, Mosaic and Galaxy hops in collaboration with Pizza Port. 6.4% ABV, 50 IBUs
Lupulin River American double IPA brewed with Simcoe and Mosaic hops. 8% ABV
Simtra American tripel IPA. 11.25% ABV, 131 IBUs
Hop De-Ranged Quad IPA Yo, this beer is crazy! 13.1%


2015 High Westified Imperial Coffee Stout Imperial stout brewed with Petaluma Coffee and Tea, then aged in barrels that held High West Double Rye Whiskey Barrels & American Prairie Bourbon. 12.1% ABV
Lagunitas TuberFest One Hitter Arghtoberfest styled with Idaho #7 hops. 7.5% ABV
2014 Hairy Eyeball — Rich, thick, dangerous, chocolatey English Style Barley WIne 9.1% ABV


Wyld Cat A hoppy pale fermented with wild yeast.
Eternal Pale Ale A New England/Ohio style APA; a collaboration with Thirsty Dog Brewing Company of Akron, OH.
Rough Hewn A coffee stout cask-conditioned with bourbon. Nuff Said.
Snakes DIPA.


Barrel Aged Unearthed Stout — An otherworldly stout aged in Heaven Hills Kentucky Bourbon Barrels. 9.60% ABV
Golden Sour — A medium sour farmhouse ale fermented in stainless with wild yeast and bacteria, giving a funky, sharp flavor profile. 6.40% ABV
Rum Barrel Wee Heavy — A strong, Scottish-style ale fermented in stainless and aged for eight months in oak barrels that had been freshly emptied of rum. Nice rum notes emerged, as well as subtle oaky and vanilla notes. 9.80% ABV
Citrus Limbo Forbidden fruit is within reach in this grapefruit- and tangerine-infused take on our mouthwatering Limbo IPA. Dry-hopped with Galaxy and Mosaic hops for an added citrus punch. 7.60% ABV


Hobo Life — Session IPA heavily dry-hopped with Citra on top of a prominent oat grain bill. Notes of lemon-lime and grapefruit zest on the palate with a dry, bright finish. 4.5% ABV
Steal This Can — A tribute to the classic West Coast IPA, this zesty ale uses a combination of hops to form a marriage of citrus, resin, and pine. 6.5% ABV
Boomsauce — A New England-style IPA which uses six hop varietals with a late edition of Mosaic, Falconer’s Flight, Amarillo, and Ella lending to a citrus and tropical fruit finish. 7.8% ABV
Consolation Prize — A full-bodied and dangerously drinkable imperial IPA that glows a magnificent hazy orange. Heavily dry-hopped with Jarrylo, Azacca, and Mosaic provides notes of pineapple, mango, honeydew, and candy sweetness. 9.5% ABV


Ayinger Oktoberfest — Rich, golden color. Slightly sweet, malty nose. Medium to big body and alcohol. Soft dryness from long maturation. 5.8% ABV
Lindemans/Mikkeler Collaboration: SpontanBasil — To produce SpontanBasil, fresh whole basil leaves are added to a batch of one-to-two year old lambic that has been aged on oak. The beautiful flavor and aroma of fresh basil marry perfectly with the sour, tart flavors of lambic. After racking and filling bottles, SpontanBasil gains natural, soft carbonation via bottle-conditioning: the yeast produces CO2 in the corked bottle. SpontanBasil shows a golden color with a hint of green hightlights. The body is fairly light; entry and finish are a delightful marriage of real lambic complexity appetizing sourness with a beautifully aromatic, delightful, fresh aroma found in kitchens around the world, from Italy to Thailand: fresh basil. 6% ABV
Lindemans Oude Kriek — Made from lambic and whole cherries (including pits). Six-month fermentation in foudres, oak vessels of over 2000 gallons; cellared at the brewery after bottling for at least two months before release for bottle-conditioning. Can be cellared for years.
Lindemans Cuvée René is “The Pride of the Brewery,” named for family patriarch René Lindemans. Hazy ruby red robe with a delicate pinkish head. Rich bouquet of fresh whole cherries and brettanomyces-defined earthy, wild aromas. Quintessentially sour beer; the acidic, brisk sweetness of cherries unfolds into a medley of flavors and textures: tart sourness from lambic fermentation; notes of lemon peel and sherry from the cherry. 7% ABV
Orval Trappist Ale — Brewed and bottle-conditioned at Notre Dame d’Orval monastery, founded around 1070 AD in the pastoral Belgian countryside. Three different malts, two types of hops, Belgian candi sugar, complex fermentation with multiple yeasts, dry-hopping and bottle conditioning all contribute to great character and complexity. This vintage-dated and unique beer can be cellared up to five years. 6.2% ABV
Samuel Smith Chocolate Stout — Full body; roasted barley flavor; fruity notes from the Samuel Smith yeast strain support lush chocolate aroma, taste and finish. 5% ABV / 28 IBU
Westmalle Tripel — The Abbey of Westmalle that produced the first strong, pale-colored tripel (or triple), in 1934, and today Westmalle Trappist Tripel is the benchmark for the tripel style. It is a glowing golden color, very rich, full-bodied, and elegantly complex with elusive hints of tropical fruit in the bouquet; firm bitterness and snappy, aromatic hop finish keep the flavor elements balanced. 9.5% ABV


Le Terroir (Lips of Faith Series) — This dry-hopped sour ale is a complex blend of sour Felix, and then dry-hopped with Amarillo and, for 2016, Crystal hops. The result is a fruity, citrusy, winelike drink with a huge hop nose. 7.5% ABV, 12 IBUs
Tart Lychee (Lips of Faith Series) Wood-aged sour ale blended with ale brewed with lychee and cinnamon. 7.5% ABV, 12 IBUs
La Folie (Lips of Faith Series) Flanders-style sour brown ale aged in French oak barrels for 1-3 years. 7% ABV, 18 IBUs
Bretta IPA (Hop Kitchen Series) American IPA brewed with twp strains of Brettanomyces. 7.5% ABV, 75 IBUs


2014 Vintage Pilgrim’s Dole New Holland’s most award-winning beer, a barleywine-style ale made with 50-percent wheat malt and is aged in bourbon barrels for a year. Pilgrim’s Dole blends warm and slightly sweet flavors with a unique caramel character, providing a delicious depth and richness. Three-time National Grand Champion (US Beer Tasting Championship). World Beer Cup Bronze Medal Winner. Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner. 12% ABV, 30 IBUs
2015 Vintage Black Tulip — First brewed in 1998, this Belgian tripel has lasted the test of time in the American craft beer market. Notes of clove, banana, apple and bubblegum blend nicely and provide a soft, creamy finish on this rare vintage, cellared tripel. 8.8% ABV, 21 IBUs
Dragon’s Milk Reserve with Lemon and Raspberry Michigan raspberries bring depth to this bourbon barrel-aged stout, framing its chocolate tones and contrasting its dark, roast character. Lemon zest brightens the fruit flavor, leaving the beer with a clean tart finish. 11% ABV, 31 IBUs


Barleywine Gold Medal at both the United States Beer Tasting Championship and Great International Beer Festival. Rich malty citrusy and smooth American-style barleywine. 10% ABV
Joppa Grande Dark, decadent, full-bodied Foreign Export Stout. 7.7% ABV
Double IPA Mosaic, El Dorado, Mandarian Bavaria, Hull Melon, Citra hop explosion. 8.75% ABV


Annual Release ’16 — Don’t decide between your chocolate and beer, have a taste of our Annual Release ’16 and have them both. Chocolate malt helps build the base for this beer and then cacao nibs from Ghana finish off the chocolaty flavor. 11% ABV, 28 IBUs
Annual Release ’15 — This brew tastes like chocolate-covered bacon with the use of Baird’s Chocolate malt and hardwood-smoked barley to get the “bacon effect”! Hops are used to balance a beer, but they take a back seat in this one to add the wonderful flavors and aromas that only smoked barley can produce. It will have you saying, “I can’t believe it’s not bacon!” 11% ABV, 19 IBUs
InfRIngement — This Russian imperial stout was aged in freshly dumped Thomas Tew Rum barrels. The beer was designed to have enough roasted bitterness and body to balance out the impacts of the sweetness from the barrel and the pickup of the remnants of rum. 10% ABV, 61 IBUs
LocAle — This saison ale has locally-sourced Aquidneck Honey brewed in it adding a lovely smooth finish. This complex beer has hints of flavors such as lemongrass, pepper, and ginger but possesses aromas of apple and pear. It will have your taste buds buzzing! 7% ABV, 20 IBUs


Ommegang Mosaic Hennepin Father Louis Hennepin serves as the inspiriation behind our saison. A great Belgian explorer, Father Hennepin was the first European to visit the Niagara Falls. This beer pours a pale straw color with a thick white head, excellent head retention, and lasting lacing. The Mosaic hops truly shine in the flavor, with an immediate burst of fruit on the first sip. The sweetness resolves to a nicely-balanced moderate bitterness and finally finishes slightly dry. 7.7% ABV
Ommegang Great Beyond Double IPA — Great Beyond pours a hazy light copper color with a thick white head. The aroma is intense thanks to massive hop editions; notes of mango, pineapple and apricot dominate the nose. The flavor is full of juicy hop character with resinous pine undertones. The finish lingers, finally resolving to a pleasant hop presence. 8.8% ABV
Ommegang Grains of Truth Brewed with balance in mind, Grains of Truth reveals a smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a light toastiness. A touch of spiciness is provided by rye flkaes. Bright amer in color from the mixed maltes, this beer is balanced with delicate hopping to counter rather than overpower the malt profile. 5.8% ABV
Liefmans Goudenband A Flanders Oud Bruin; infinitely complex in aroma and flavor with notes of maltiness and tartness throughout. An unsurprassed Oud Bruin with the richness and complexity of vintage wines. 8% ABV

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Cascade Dry-Hopped Dale’s Pale Ale — This voluminously-hopped mutha delivers a hoppy nose and assertive-but-balanced flavors of pale malts and citrusy floral hops from start to finish. This brew is specially dry-hopped with cascade hops giving it a more bright and floral nose and is playfully articulate on the palate. 6.5% ABV, 65 IBUs
Old Juicy Bastard This ale is an amazing blend of an English barleywine combined with the hop flavor and bitterness of an American barleywine. It has vibrant copper color and a deep malt sweetness that smooths into hops and a pleasant bitterness. 11% ABV, 80 IBUs
Hotbox Coffee Porter This porter is based on malt flavors of roasted nuts, crème brûlée, cocoa, and caramel, extracted from English and German roasted and caramel malts. Hotbox Roasters then crashes the party and infuses potent, cold-extracted coffee from Burundi and Ethiopian beans and deals out flavors and aromas of dark plums, chocolate, and hints of blueberry. 6.4% ABV, 30 IBUs


2015 Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout — This limited batch, brewery-only special release of our Russian imperial stout is aged in maple whiskey oak barrels from Vermont’s Saxton River Distillery. This barrel-aged stout has a rich, roasted flavor with overtone of sweet vanilla coming from the American Oak and features a velvety smooth hint of whiskey. 10% ABV
2015 Double or Nothing Our second collaboration creation with Sean Lawson of Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Double or Nothing is a devilishly sweet barleywine that’s aged on maple wood and brewed with a heavenly dose of Vermont maple syrup. 10.50% ABV
2016 Double Dose Double IPA — The Green Mountain landscape is dotted with breweries that have established Vermont as one of the premier beer destinations in the world. We pack a lot into our little state — abundant local foods, great music, natural beauty and amazing beer. Vermonters know the finest things in life are best enjoyed with good buds. Friends and brewers Sean Lawson and Mike Gerhart have teamed up to create a beer that features the best qualities of each brewery. 8.50% ABV
25th Anniversary Double IPL — Otter Creek flipped the couch cushions, unzipped the fanny packs and emptied our pockets in search of all the dank, juicy hops we could pull from our stash. When the smoke cleared, we threw some Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic, Galaxy, Columbus and Sorachi Ace into the kettle and developed a double India pale Lager for our 25th Anniversary. 8.5% ABV


Obsidian Currents Imperial stout with black currants and raspberries 9.5% ABV
Derivative: Citra American pale ale with tons of Citra hops. 6% ABV
Alpaca Magi (variation TBA) A blended sour beer fermented in oak barrels and refermented on mixed fruits. 8.5% or 9% ABV
Firkin TBD Some sort of sour collaborative situation between Josh from Grey Sail and Dave Witham.


Domum Corvino Barrel-aged American wild ale. 6% ABV
Black Harvest Annual release of this sweet potato stout. Over 70 pounds of sweet potatoes roasted and mashed. Cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Talk about getting real fall! 7% ABV
Indian Summer A non-traditional Belgian-style double. Mashed twice with and fermented with two strands of yeast. 7.5% ABV


Conga-Asada Revival’s imperial IPA has been taken south of the border with generous amounts of lime, cilantro and chilis. Hola at ya boy! 9.5% ABV, 120 IBUs
Junk In the Trunk — Light-bodied, dry and refreshing, our Fanny session IPA has been juiced up with mango, pineapple and grapefruit. Dry-hopped with every single hop ever. 4.7% ABV, 55 IBUs
Mercy Brown-Pastrami’d This imperial brown ale was put through the Revival meat grinder and dosed with peppercorns, coriander, caraway, fennel and mustard seeds. Reubenesque, this beer is deep, savory and fully vegetarian! 8% ABV, 30 IBUs
Up Ship’s Kriek Aged for two years in Cabernet and Zinfandel barrels, this Belgian-inspired sour ale was fermented with dark cherries and a blend of Lacto and Brett. 7% ABV, 12 IBUs


Alexander Recreation of the legendary retired Oude Bruin, a true Foerderbier (100% two-year-old beer) base macerated with sour cherries. Rodenbach signature balanced with sourness and woody notes. 7% ABV
Rodenbach Vintage 2013 100% unblended Rodenbach red ale. Chosen as the best in the brewery in 2013, this beer was aged in a single foeder (#149) for two years giving it that classic Rodenbach flavor but with a bit more richness and sophistication that only time can bring on. 7% ABV


Heaven or Helles Their version of a Helles Lager in the Zwickelbier style, meaning that it’s lightly filtered, resulting in a slightly hazy lager that tastes like it’s fresh from the tank. Spicy, floral hop notes from Saaz and Tettnang hops. 5% ABV, 20 IBUs
Chai Saison Inspired by the sweet and spicy Indian tea, this ale is brewed with a chai blend of cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg, and created a creamy finish with a touch of lactose to create layers of seductive yet refreshing flavor. 6.3% ABV, 22 IBUs
Got to Gose Samuel Adams begins with the brisk yet flavorful German gose style, brewed with salt and coriander for a slightly tart sparkling taste and hint of pepper. But for a lighthearted twist they chose to add a hint of cucumber creating a crisp, fresh brew. 4.8%, 15 IBUs
Utopias This year’s Utopias is aged in casks from Buffalo Trace Distillery also spent time aging in Madeira, Carcavelos, Cognac, and Armagnac barrels, which contribute elegant, dark fruit aromas. This flavorful, slightly fruity brew has a subtle sweetness and deep rich malt character that is reminiscent of a deep, rich vintage port, fine Cognac, or aged Sherry while being surprisingly light on the palate. 28% ABV, 25 IBUs


Cantillon Gueuze is the quintessential Belgian beer – a perfect blend of one-, two-, and three-year-old lambics. Tart and slightly acidic, it is the real champagne of beers. It is fermented only with wild airborne yeasts from the Senne Valley in Brussels and is aged in centuries-old oak casks. 5% ABV
Cantillon Cuvee Saint-Gilloise
 is a two-year-old lambic that is dry-hopped with Hallertau hops in the cask for three weeks and bottled with a small amount of sugar-liquor to begin refermentation in the bottle. 5% ABV
Anchorage Whiteout Wit — A variation on the classic Belgian Witbier style, but aged in French oak Chardonnay barrels. Brewed with lemon peel, black peppercorns and corriander. Triple-fermented – first in the tank with Belgian yeast, second in french oak Chardonnay barrels with brettanomyces, and finally in the bottle with a third yeast for natural carbonation. 6.5% ABV
Anchorage Mosaic Saison — A saison with Brettanomyces aged and fermented in oak tanks.
Mikkeller Spontanmelon —
Spontan is 100% spontaneously beer fermented in oak barrels for one to almost three years. It is made with wort produced by lambic producers, not with wort and microbiological cocktails. Brettanomyces is then added for refermentation in the bottle
Mikkeller Spontannelson —
A blend of base spontan lambic with the Nelson Brut. Very limited. Only brewed once.
To0l Brexxit IPA —
Brett IPA produced with Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin hops, fermented with British ale yeast and Brettanomyces. At 61 IBUs, this beer is bright, fresh and jumpin’ ship! 7% ABV
Toccalmatto Dr. Caligari —
Sour, tart and bursting with juicy raspberries, this fruit Berliner Weisse is a real thirst-quencher. 6.1% ABV
Toccalmatto Salty Angel —
Salty and sour German wheat ale (gose). We used Maldon sea salt flakes for a refined minerality and redcurrant for a pink tinge and a fruity aftertaste. 4.5% ABV
La Choulette Framboise is dry, only a little bit sweet, and redolent with fresh raspberries, offset by a light roasty malt character and accented by a classic biere de garde yeast that lends a spicy, almost perfumed note. 6% ABV
Fantome Saison — Fruity, complex saison beer with a wonderfully musty and characterful aroma. From the Ardennes forest from a tiny farmhouse brewery very hard to find even in Belgium. 8% ABV
Jolly Pumpkin/Anchorage Calabaza Boreal is a barrel-aged wild ale brewed with grapefruit peel, juice and peppercorns. Collaboration between Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales and Anchorage Brewing Co. 7% ABV


Barrel-Aged Bigfoot Barley Wine with Ginger This is a special version of our barrel-aged Bigfoot Barleywine with fresh ginger added into the barrels. The resulting kick of ginger mellows Bigfoot’s ferocious hop bite and adds a new level of brightness and complexity. This beer features notes of burnt sugar, orange zest, vanilla, and candied ginger. 12.6% ABV, 65 IBUs
Barrel-Aged Narwhal Imperial Stout This deliciously dark treat is our bold Narwhal Imperial Stout aged in oak Kentucky Bourbon barrels. Black as midnight, this intense stout is incredibly complex with notes of dark chocolate, rich roasted grains and espresso seamlessly blended with hints of vanilla, toasted coconut and a slight touch of honey from aging in oak casks. Nearly as rare as its nautical namesake, try it out while you can because, like the creature itself, it will disappear into the blackness soon and leave nary a trace behind. 12.9% ABV, 62 IBUs
Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA The first wet hop ale that inspired the wet hop craze in America. Wet Undried Hops go straight from the fields into our kettles within 24 hours. Because they are incredibly perishable, using wet hops preserves all of the precious oils and resins for a unique drinking experience as evidenced by the intense herbal green flavors and citrus like and floral aromas. 6.7% ABV, 67 IBUs
Otra Vez Gose-Style Ale Otra Vez is a tangy twist on the nearly extinct gose style. It combines the zip of prickly pear cactus with a hint of grapefruit for a bright and refreshing finish. 4.5% ABV, 5 IBUs


Smuttlabs Granite State Destroyer An imperial corn lager brewed in collaboration with the band Scissorfight. 8.5% ABV
Smuttlabs Bier De Shire French-style saison with Brettanomyces. 9.1% ABV
Smuttynose Peach Short Weisse Berliner Weisse with an addition of peach puree. 5.2% ABV
Smuttlabs Orville Hoppy farmhouse ale dry-hopped w Falconers Flight. Brewed to benefit On the Wing Raptor Rehabilitation Center. 7% ABV


Stone Cali-Belgique IPA Aged in White Wine Barrels Our flagship Stone IPA with a twist brewed with a carefully-selected strain of Belgian yeast that adds banana and spice notes to its hoppy brightness. White wine barrel aging adds new layers of complexity, by adding noticeable aromas and distinct dry white wine flavors. 8.4% ABV, 77 IBUs
Stone Barrel-Aged Brown Ale w/Balaton Sour Cherries Aged for three years in wine barrels, followed by several months in our oak tanks. Lots of oak and aged beer flavors, with chocolate roasted malt flavors still present. Layers of red wine and dark cherry flavors, with a black cherry finish. Cherry flavors are both sweet, sour, and tannic, adding some palate weight to the beer. Hints of acetic acid from the extended barrel aging round out the flavor. 8.1% ABV
2015 Stone Xocoveza Charred The base beer is our intensely flavorful milk stout brewed with cocoa, coffee and spices to mimic the rich flavors of Mexican hot chocolate. Time spent in bourbon barrels gives this already complex beer even more complexity and flavor intensity, layering additional caramel-like and vanilla flavors on top of those already present. 10% ABV, 31 IBUs
Stone 2013 Imperial Russian Stout with Espresso Like the classic version, this Odd Year variant was brewed in the authentic, historical style of an Imperial Russian Stout but with the addition of several hundred pounds of fresh, locally roasted espresso beans. Layers of complex flavor augment an already enigmatic brew, leaving this darkly delicious libation brimming with deep, rich espresso flavors that meld beautifully with the roasty bitterness of the dark malts. 11% ABV, 65 IBUs


Stony Joe/Tiramisu on cask This weird bird is a golden mocha stout with a whole tiramisu in the cask giving it all sorts of cream notes and making it more like a cappuccino kinda thing. 5.5% ABV
2015 Reposado Negro Tequila barrel-aged black wheat wine. 8.5% ABV
Crimsang Soured double IPA with blood orange juice and french saison yeast. 9.5% ABV
Chahklit Baltic porter aged on cocoa nibs and ceylon cinnamon aged in Caribbean rum barrels. 8.5% ABV


Raffi Coffee oatmeal stout brewed with locally-roasted coffee from Updike’s Newtowne Coffee Roasters (North Kingstown, RI). 7.5% ABV, 34 IBUs
Propagator #6 — The sixth installment in our experimental hoppy beer series. Double dry-hopped IPA featuring all southern hemisphere hops. 6.5% ABV, 68 IBUs


Pale Hop-forward pale ale dry-hopped with Citra, Warrior and CTZ. 5.2% ABV, 26 IBUs
O’Fest Classic Marzen bier brewed with German malt hops and yeast lagered six weeks. Malt-forward and balanced 6.7% ABV, 22 IBUs
Wet Hop Harvest Ale on Cask IPA brewed with 120 pounds of local “wet” Cascade hops. This beer is a well-hopped IPA with good malt backbone for easy drinking. Dry-hopped with Mosaic hop hash for dank aromatics! 6.1 % ABV, perhaps 52 IBUs


Bourbon Barrel Aged Redrum on Cask Bourbon-aged imperial red ale. 9.7% ABV, 95 IBUs
007 Double IPA dry-hopped with seven varieties of hops. 9% ABV
Maple Brown Ale Brown ale brewed with real Vermont maple syrup. 5% ABV, 35 IBUs
Belgian Strawberry — Belgian strong ale brewed with more than 300 pounds of strawberries. 13% ABV, 11 IBUs


Two Juicy Double IPA Once known as Pilot #6/OJIPA, this unfiltered beer is a New England-style IPA with juicy flavors imparted by Citra, Mandarina Bavaria, and other hop varieties. This is the only log hitting RI in 2016.
Passionfruit Gose The taste of light wheat mingled with the harmony of tartness and tropical fruit coupled with salinity is presented in this limited, draft only beer. 5.2%ABV
2015 Igor’s Dream Rye whiskey barrel-aged, rye-based Russian imperial stout. It’s brewed in celebration of aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky’s local ties to Stratford, CT. Brewed only for release at the brewery on the last Saturday of January once a year. 11% ABV

igors-dreamBeers being poured during the seminar with Phil Markowski:
Roads Garden Saison See how the Two Roads garden grows! For this unique, high gravity saison, Two Roads’ Brewmaster Phil used a variety of edible and aromatic flowers such as lavender, chamomile and calendula. This arrangement completes a farmhouse ale with one-of-a-kind taste and flavor. 8.9% ABV
Workers Stomp Saison Two Roads took their Workers Comp saison and “stomped” all over it. Using a variant of our classic saison recipe and aging it in white wine barrels, Workers Stomp is majorly fruity and spicy with a hint of dry white wine notes. 7.5% ABV
2015 Road 2 Rouen Road 2 Rouen Wild Franco-Belgian-style IPA was born of Two Roads Double IPA Road 2 Ruin wort but fermented with wild yeasts. The brew was left to age until it developed the complexity and character we were seeking. We then dry-hopped Road 2 Rouen (the capital seat of Normandy in the North of France) with wet cascade and centennial hops from our own hop yard. The tres Americain result is a complex Franco-Belgian style wild IPA. 8.3% ABV
2014 Igor’s Dream Rye Barrel Aged RIS Two Roads created this most unorthodox Russian imperial stout in honor of Stratford’s aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky. Made with rye and aged in oak whiskey barrels that give it a depth of character like no other. 11% ABV


Cucumber Saison A blend of fresh rye saison and a saison aged in gin barrels, this limited release farmhouse ale fuses a subtle fruit spice and dry gin botanicals with a refreshing cucumber finish. 6.2% ABV, 45 IBUs
Flamingose — A traditional gose with a modern twist, this tart, unfiltered wheat beer is brewed with pineapple and flaunts sweet, tropical flavors and aromas. 4% ABV, 23 IBUs
Birthday Suit 23 — A raspberry sour ale brewed in celebration of our 23rd anniversary, this American sour ale bares a lambic malt base and Belgian yeast character. Raspberries intermingle adding sweet fruit aroma and au-naturale earthiness to this frisky, tart birthday ale. 6.5% ABV
(Brett Pumpkin) Funk’n Patch — Imperial pumpkin ale fermented with a spicy Biere de Garde yeast strain as well as a funky, aromatic strain of Brettanomyces. This beer is brewed with a small amount of spices to contribute subtle flavors of cinnamon, all spice, and nutmeg. After the beer has finished its primary fermentation, we will blend it with a funky brown ale aged for nine months with a mix of Brettanomyces in Heaven Hills bourbon and rye barrels. 8% ABV


Trosten on Cask Trosten Translating to “comfort beer,” a black lager with rich notes of chestnut and toast. Carafa and smoked malts create rich flavors lingering on a surprisingly light, smooth finish.6% ABV, 19 IBUs
Weissbeer on Cask A Vermont take on a Bavarian classic, this “white beer” exudes a spicy, citrusy aroma with a lush, tropical pallet. The malt imparts a fruity, peppery character. Rich mouthfeel that yields to a lovely, brightly carbonated finish. 5.2% ABV, 14 IBUs
Oktoberfest This Oktoberfest is brewed with a blend of light and dark Munich malts, which not only adds to its depth but delivers a residual sweetness. Carmel and toffee notes linger but are balanced by the subtle hops additions in this beer. von Trapp uses Hallertau and Tettnang hops, which adds a floral yet peppery aroma to this beer. 5.6% ABV, 35 IBUs


1516 Unfiltered Kellerbier brewed to mark the 500th anniversary of the enacting of the German Purity Laws. 5.6% ABV
Festbier A full-bodied, moderately-hopped seasonal lager, brewed exclusively for the Oktoberfest season. 5.8% ABV
Korbinian Doppelbock style, with notes of malted milk, caramel and molasses. 7.4% ABV
Vitus Weizenbock style, with intense banana and tropical fruit flavors. Beer Advocate’s #2 rated Weizenbock in the world. 7.7% ABV


The Wanderer This beer pours a caramel color, layered with bold aromas of citrus and mango. Our complex blend of hops add hefty tones of tangerine. This IPA finishes clean and punchy, yet not bitter. 8% ABV
Lyra A very bright and refreshing tart ale. Brewed with lemon zest and orange peel. Lyra is a perfect introduction to the world of sour beers. 5% ABV
Barrel-Aged Oak Porter A hearty, dark porter with a rich chocolate aroma that leads to a toasted oak body with cocoa and coffee accents. 6% ABV
The Rise — A bright citrus aroma leads to a pleasantly smooth body with a subtle hop spice that lingers in the background. 5.5% ABV

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Tart Saison Dark saison blended with four different vintages of our barrel-aged soured red ales. Soured with Lactobacillus and Pediococcus. 6% ABV, 12 IBUs
Be Hoppy X Wormtown’s famous Be Hoppy recipe dry-hopped with an experimental Citra lupulin powder. 6.5% ABV, 70 IBUs
Spies Like Us A rich Russian imperial stout with hints of toasted marshmallow, chocolate and coffee. Finishes dry from the hops to cut the residual sweetness. 10.7%, 70 IBUs
Barreled B*tch A blend of two- to four-year vintages of rum barrel-aged (red headed bitch) red ale. 8.3% ABV, 28 IBUs

Newburyport Brewing is a new partner at the Isle Brewers Guild


This just in from Newburyport Brewing Company:

Newburyport Brewing Company,  one of the Northeast’s premier award-winning regional craft breweries, today announced its investment in the Isle Brewers Guild (IBG) located at 461 Main Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. IBG’s $12 million, 130,000 square foot facility is a world-class craft brewery complete with a U.S.-made 100-barrel brewhouse, state-of-the-art packaging lines, tasting room, indoor and outdoor event space, classroom space, and company offices. IBG will have an initial capacity of 60,000 barrels when it opens in late 2016 with room to grow to 150,000 barrels in the coming years.

“We haven’t been able to keep up with demand since the day we first opened our brewery in Newburyport, MA,” stated Newburyport Brewing’s co-founder Chris Webb. “Our IBG partnership is a key solution to our capacity constraints – this sister brewery will allow us to meet growing local demand and expand the reach of our year-round and seasonal offerings in new markets.”

With additional capacity comes territory growth. The brewery recently inked an agreement with C&C Distributors in West Greenwich, Rhode Island, which will distribute Newburyport Brewing’s lineup of award-winning craft beers in mid-October 2016: Green Head IPA, Plum Island Belgian White, Newburyport Pale Ale, Melt Away Session IPA, Das Kölsch, and 1635 Series limited release beers.

“Newburyport Brewing strengthens our portfolio of premier craft beer offerings,” stated Bob Zanella, vice president of sales at C&C Distributors. “Every beer from Newburyport Brewing has impressed our team and I am confident our local Rhode Island craft customers will appreciate the brewery’s commitment to quality and consistency. It’s exciting to have another world-class brewery right here in Pawtucket.”

“We thank our local consumers, retail businesses and musicians throughout the region for helping make this next step in our growth possible,” said Newburyport Brewing’s co-founder Bill Fisher. “IBG will have cutting-edge brewing and packaging technology to ensure that our craft beers continue to meet our high expectations and enable us to innovate. We’re fired up to be part of the Rhode Island brewing community.”

The  first tap celebrations will take place at the following venues:

Wednesday 10.5: Tap takeover at The Malted Barley, 334 Westminster St, Providence, 7-9 pm

Thursday 10.6: Tap takeover at The Thirsty Beaver, 288 Atwood Ave, Cranston, 7-9 pm

Friday 10.14: Beervana Fest, at Rhodes-On-the-Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Pl, Cranston, 6:30-10 pm

Beervana Fest 2016: the brewers list: updated!


We’re doing a updated repost of our 9.14 entry, with the newly-announced breweries following the initial list. We hope to have the detailed beer list ready for your game planning fun on Wednesday [10.5]. Stay tuned! And stay thirsty, my friends!

Beervana Fest 2016 is happening on Friday, October 14 from 6:30 to 10 pm at Rhodes-On-the-Pawtuxet in Cranston. Have you bought tickets yet for the eighth annual unparalleled beerstavaganza? No?! What are you waiting for?!?! We’ve typed it many times before, and we’ll type it yet again: “It’s not open to debate: it’s simply the best local beer event [the producers of all the other fests would concur if made to swear on a stack on whatever-book-means-the-most-to-them].” And as is the norm, the Beervana brain trust, Mike Iannazzi and Brian Oakley, are topping themselves yet again in ’16: “After the success of the addition of the second floor foyer last year, we’ve decided to expand to the whole second floor! This will spread out the tables, making it less crowded and allow us to invite even more breweries. There will be 60 tables this year [up from 45 last year] and 250+ beers!!!”

Need another push? Here’s a big one: the exclusive unveiling of the list of brewers and distributors who will be sharing their overwhelming array of ultra-rare/exclusive/unique/excellent liquid gold [breweries that weren’t at the fest in 2015 are followed by an asterisk]. Prepare to drool:

21st Amendment BreweryAllagash Brewing CompanyBallast Point Brewing CompanyBeer’d Brewing CompanyBlack Hog Brewing CompanyBoon Brewery* • Boulevard Brewing CompanyBrewmaster Jack* • Brooklyn Brewery • Bucket BreweryB. United International ImportersCaptain Lawrence Brewing Company* • Coronado Brewing Company • Crooked Current BreweryD&V International importers* • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery DuClaw Brewing Company*Evil Twin BrewingFirestone Walker Brewing Company* • Foolproof Brewing Company Founders Brewing CompanyGoose Island Brewery Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode IslandHanging Hills Brewing Company* • Harpoon Brewing Company* • Heavy Seas Brewing CompanyJack’s Abby BrewingKnee Deep Brewing Company* • Lagunitas Brewing CompanyLong Live Beerworks* • Long Trail Brewing CompanyLord Hobo Brewing Company • Merchant du Vin • New Belgium Brewing Company* • Newburyport Brewing Company* • New Holland Brewing CompanyNewport Storm Brewing CompanyOEC BrewingOmmegang Brewery • Oskar Blues BreweryOtter Creek Brewing CompanyProclamation Ale CompanyRavenous Brewing CompanyRevival Brewing Company Rodenbach Brewery • Samuel Adams/Boston Beer CompanyShelton Brothers ImportersSierra Nevada Brewing Company Smuttynose/SmuttlabsSt. Bernardus BreweryStone Brewing Company Stony Creek Brewery* • Tilted Barn Brewery* • Tributary Brewing Company Trinity BrewhouseTwelve Percent ImportsTwo Roads Brewing CompanyUinta Brewing Company* • von Trapp Brewing Company* • Weihenstephan Brewery* • Whaler’s Brewing Company • Wormtown Brewery*

New breweries added 10.2:

Alvinne Brewery Anchorage Brewing Company* Ayinger Brewery Blackberry Farm Brewery* Cantillon Brewery Christian Drouin Einbecker Brewery • Fantome Brewery Heller-Trum/Schlenkerla Brewery Hitachio Nest Brewery Italiano Brewery J.W. Lees Brewery Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales* • La Choulette Brewery Lindemans Brewery Mikkeller Brewery Off Color Brewing* Omnipollo* Orval Brewery • Samuel Smith Brewery Stillwater Artisanal Ales Gueuzerie Tilquin* t’Smisje Brewery* Toccalmatto Brewery* To Øl Brewery*  Brasserie Val-Dieu Brewery Vapeur Brewery Verhaeghe Brewery Westmalle Brewery*

So what are you waiting for?!?! Get your tix now! They’re only $55 and they’re going fast!

A new Foolproof brew; and the Boulevard Road Trip rolls into Rhode Island

fed_hillTwo press releases, copy/pasted from the inbox:

Foolproof Brewing Company today announced an exciting new project with world-renowned cook and Federal Hill icon, Chef Walter Potenza. Next week, the company will be releasing their Federal Hill Ale – a pale ale brewed with saffron, blood orange, and Mosaic and Citra hops, with limited draft distribution in Rhode Island.

“This is one of the most fun and exciting beers we’ve had the privilege of brewing, and it’s been an honor to work with Chef Potenza on the project,” said Nick Garrison, Foolproof’s president and founder. “Light, drinkable, and bursting with flavor, Federal Hill Ale is dedicated to the Hill’s vivacious history and culture.”

“Working with Nick and his staff has given me a pleasurable indication of how much passion and dedication goes into making great quality beer,” said Chef Potenza. “In a time when beer is making a robust transition into cooking flavor profiles, the Federal Hill Ale will complement the palates and flavors of New England regional cuisine with the fragrance of purely Sicilian ingredients.”

Federal Hill Ale will begin distributing in time for Columbus Day Weekend. The beer will be sold exclusively in draft format by Providence Beverage (C&C Distributors) of West Greenwich. To start, the beer will be available to bars and restaurants in the Federal Hill and Broadway neighborhoods, with future plans for expanded distribution.

Federal Hill Ale will be available for sampling at Foolproof Brewing Company starting Friday, September 30, during the brewery’s tasting and tour hours, which run Fridays from 4-7 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-6 pm.

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blvdLast summer, team members from Boulevard Brewing Company packed their bags, loaded a VW bus with favorite games and headed West for a first-ever brewery road trip. It was so much fun the decision was made to embark on another adventure this year, this time with a Boulevard tasting room on-board. The trip kicked off at the end of August and will cover thousands of miles and numerous states as it makes its way East over the next several weeks. The traveling tasting room will roll into Rhode Island on Friday, September 30 to meet up with local craft beer lovers. The local schedule:

Wines & More, 125 Sockanosset Cross Rd, Cranston, from 12 to 2 pm
The Malted Barley, 334 Westminster St, Providence, from 4 pm to 7 pm
Ogie’s Trailer Park, 1155 Westminster St, Providence, from 9 pm to 11 pm

At each stop, brewery representatives will be on hand offering complimentary samples of Boulevard beer, games to play while hanging out at the stop and will gift Boulevard swag to take home. In all, the road trip will visit more than 30 cities. You can read about the adventure and view upcoming destinations at

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And save the date: the 2017 Rhode Island Brew Fest will take place at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center on January 28. Tickets go on sale in October; click here for details.