Rhode Island Brew Fest 2017: the beer list

People have been clamoring for the beer list for the 100% sold-out fifth annual Rhode Island Brew Fest [it sold out a month ago!!] — and we have the list right here for you! Fifty-five breweries [including four ciderists and two seltzerists] will share more than 200 samples of liquid goodness at the Pawtucket Armory on Saturday [1.28]. Start scrolling and get your game plan ready for a few hours of sippin’ ’n’ socializin’. See you there!

21st Amendment: Blah Blah Blah IPA, El Sully, Sneak Attack Saison

Abita: Macchiato Espresso Stout, Mardi Gras Bock, Purple Haze

Alltech Lexington: Bourbon Barrel Ale, Bourbon Barrel Stout, Honey Brown Ale

Bad Martha: 508 IPA, Vineyard Ale

Ballast Point: Grunion Pale Ale, Manta Ray DIPA, Red Velvet Cake, Victory At Sea Peppermint, Sculpin

Bantam Cider: American, Rojo, Wunderkid

Baxter: Stowaway IPA, Tarnation Maine Lager, Window Seat Coconut Porter

Beer’d: Dogs & Boats IPA, Hobbit Juice IPA, Rind Blonde Ale

Black Hog: Ginga Ninja IPA, Easy Rye’da, Granola Brown

Brewery Ommegang: Rare Vos Amber Ale, Hop House

Brooklyn: American Ale, Lager, Defender IPA, Quinitaceratops, Triple Burner

Bucket: 33rd Inning Red Rye Lager, Pawtucket Pale Ale, Special TBA

Champlain Orchards: Macc & Maple, Original

Clown Shoes: Barista, Chocolate Sombrero, Clementine, Galactica, Whammy Bar

Crooked Current: Horchata Cream Ale, Neopolitan Brown Ale

Downeast Cider: Original Blend, Cranberry Blend, Blueberry Cinnamon

Farmer Willie’s Ginger Beer: Ginger Beer

Foolproof: Shuckolate Chocolate Oyster Stout, Barstool Golden Ale, Peanut Butter Raincloud, Federal Hill Pale Ale, Special TBA Cask

Founders: TBA

Green Flash: Passion Fruit Kicker, Tangerine Soul Style IPA, West Coast IPA

Grey Sail: Captain’s Daughter, Pour Judgement, Special TBA

Harpoon: IPA, Hoppy Adventure, Fresh Tracks, UFO Twist

Hidden Cove: Patroon IPA, Bucko’s Hoppy Brown Ale, Mo-Lay, Thunder Clap DIPA

Jack’s Abby: Hoponius Union, House Lager, Smoke & Dagger, Calyptra

Lagunitas: IPA, Cap Stout, 12th of Never, Hop Stoopid

Long Live Beerworks: TBA

Lookout Farm Cider: 1651, Barnwarmer, Farmhouse, Hop Up

Lord Hobo: Boomsauce, Hobo Life, Steal This Can

Lost Nation: Gose, Mosaic, The Wind

Magic Hat: #9, Bob’s 1st Ale, Low Key, TBA

Mighty Squirrel: IPA, Mocha Stout, Sport Grapefruit IPA, Sport Kiwi White, Sport Pils

Narragansett: Lager, Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout, Light, Unnamable Black Lager, Spruce Ale

Nauti Seltzer: Cranberry, Grapefruit, Lemon Lime, Raspberry

New Belgium: TBA

Newburyport: Das Kolsch, Green Head IPA, Melt Away Session IPA, NBPT Pale Ale, Plum Island Belgian White

Newport Storm: Annual Release, In fRIngement, Rhode Sodah, Spring Irish Red

Oskar Blues: Dale’s Pale Ale, IPA, Ten Fidy Imperial Stout, Old Chub, Priscilla Wheat

Otter Creek: Backseat Berner, Kind Ryed, Double or Nothing Russian Imperial Stout, Couch Surfer

Proclamation Ale: TBA

Ravenous: TBA

Revival: Conga Double IPA, Holy Moley Coffee Stout, Pastrami Stout, You Thirsty? IPA

Samuel Adams: Cold Snap, Rebel IPA, Rebel Juiced IPA, Hopscape

Sixpoint: Crisp, Resin, Global Warmer

Smuttynose: Cherry Stout Weisse, East Coast Common, Finest Kind IPA, Old Brown Dog

Southern Tier: 2x IPA, 2x Stout, Creme Brulee, Nu Skool, Tangier

Stone: Enjoy By 2.14.17, Ripper, Tangerine IPA

Stoneface: IPA, Porter

Stony Creek: Big Cranky, Dock Time Amber, Snow Hold Double Red, Stony Joe

Thimble Island: American, Coffee Stout, Ghost Island, IPA

Trinity Brewhouse: Captain America Pale Ale, Darkness Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout, Gingersnap Imperial Brown Ale, Infinity Belgian Quad, McKnight Scotch Ale

Truly Sparked & Sparkling: Colima Lime, Grapefruit & Pomelo, Sicilian Blood Orange

Two Roads: Factory Pils, Holiday Ale Biere de Carde, Pachamama Porter, Zero 2 Sixty Tart IPA

Uinta: Birthday Suit Sour Ale, Hop Nosh Tangerine IPA, Labyrinth Black Ale, Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin, Port O’Call Belgian

Union Station: Breakfast Stout, Dark Belgian, Driving Miss Hazy IPA, Providence Pale

Wachusett: Bella Czech Pils, Blueberry Ale,  Green Monsta IPA, Wally

Weyerbacher: Easton Brown and Down, Merry Monks Belgian Ale, Tiny Belgian Imperial Stout

Whalers: East Coast IPA, Hazelnut Stout, The Rise

Wormtown: Be Hoppy, Blizzard of ’78, Bottle Rocket

Long Live turns 1, a new Backyahd, Newport Storm’s Mocha Madness, and more

reading-e1433602888667In our column in the brandy-new/out-today issue of Motif, we have a slew of intel re: Foolproof, Long Live, the Ocean State Homebrew Competition, the sixth release in Narragansett’s Lovecraft Series, Newport Storm’s Mocha Madness Vertical Tasting, and more!

Click here for the html version and/or click here and flip to page 6 for the Virtual Newspaper Experience. Cheers!

Read all about it: growlers, ‘mass market craft,’ Pabst’s sweet spot, and more

beer-typeIt’s our first post of 2017! Huzzah! Let’s revive a regular B&C feature, with links to a wide range of beer reads:

Giving up the growler, by Zach Fowle @ Draft Magazine [“For bar and bottle shop owners to essentially pour from a tap into a big glass, screw on a cap and call it good is counterintuitive to what brewers are trying to accomplish.”]

How Pabst is taking on Big Beer, craft beer and imported beer all at once, by Jason Notte @ Market Watch [“Pabst Brewing Co. isn’t a big light-lager brewer, it isn’t a craft brewer, it isn’t an importer and it isn’t a marketer. It’s all of those things at a time when beer needs them equally.”]

Here comes “Mass Market Craft,” by Jeff Alworth @ Beervana [“Within the craft segment [however you define it], there are emerging sub-segments. The vast majority of craft beer is still just a few brands — Lagunitas IPA, Sierra Nevada Pale, Sam Adams Boston Lager, Blue Moon and so on.”]

The best beers for not getting fat, by Sarah Theeboom @ Thrillist [“We tend to think of craft brews as calorie bombs, but the growing popularity of session beers means there are plenty of tasty, low-alcohol drinks out there to crack open.”]

17 craft beer predictions for 2017, by Robert Burns @ BostInno [“6. Paralysis will shift consumer choice — With so many options out there, consumers will seek out what is familiar and return to their old standby brands.”]