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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Last 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 blvdroadtrip.com.
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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.