Get your woof on at Pints for Paws this Sunday

On Sunday [6. 25], the Providence Animal Rescue League will host the 8th Annual Pints for Paws at its HQ on Elbow St in the Jewelry District from 2 to 6 pm. The event features a ticketed beer tasting [$25, 2-4 pm] with more than a dozen breweries [including Foolproof, Narragansett, Smuttynose, Whaler’s, Grey Sail, and Lagunitas] running concurrently with a block party with food trucks, music, a Revival Brewing-powered beer bar and many pet-related activities [microchipping, a cooling doggie pool]. The PARL folks note that “every penny of the ticket price goes directly to support our programs that help animals in need.” Get your woof on [and get more details] at

Newport Storm launches Rhode Trip on Friday

This just in from the beermakers in the City By the Sea:

This June we’re beginning a Rhode Trip. This hazy unfiltered yellow-orange IPA is bursting with juicy hop flavors! Your mouth waters from aromas of pineapple and tropical fruit.  Oats give this beer a soft mouthfeel. Each time we brew this beer we choose a new hop to feature.  For our inaugural brew we have featured Galaxy hops.

This perfect summer beer is arriving just in time to take along to all the great summer events we have going on in Rhode Island. At 6.3% ABV, this refreshing, summertime IPA is available in 4 packs of 16-ounce cans ($12).  Newport Storm Beer is available all over Rhode Island; if you don’t see it in your liquor store request an order today!

Join the Newport Storm Crew for Rhode Trip’s kickoff tasting events at:

Wines & More, Cranston, from 2-4 pm

Bellevue Wine & Spirits, Newport, from 3-5 pm

Charlestown Wine & Spirits, Charlestown, from 3-5 pm

Grapes & Gourmet, Jamestown, from 3-5 pm

Washington Hill Liquors, Lincoln,  from 3-5 pm

B&C Liquors, Smithfield, from 3-5 pm

I.M. Gan Discount Liquors, Warwick, from 3-5 pm

Tiverton Liquor Store, Tiverton, from 3-5 pm

Crestwood Liquors, Coventry, from 4-6 pm

Patriots Wine & Spirits, Warren, from 4-6 pm

Kingstown Liquor Mart, North Kingstown, from 4-6 pm

Wakefield Liquors, Wakefield RI from 4-6 pm

Liquid Assets Fine Wine & Spirits, Cranston, from 4-7 pm

Town Wine & Spirits, Rumford, RI from 5-7 pm

Doherty’s Ale House, Warwick, RI at 7 pm

Shannon View Inn, Warwick, RI at 8 pm

Grey Sail garners RI’s Top Beer and Top Brewery honors in the 2017 Zymurgy Best Beers By State poll

Huzzah to Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island, which garnered accolades in the 2017 Zymurgy / American Homebrewers Association tally of the Best Beers in America. Grey Sail was cited as the state’s Top Brewery, and Captain’s Daughter was chosen as Top Beer. Click here for the entire list

…and click here to glom the results the Top-Ranked Beers, Top Breweries, Top Imports, and Best Portfolio.

Cheers to Grey Sail!

Read all about it! Breweries celebrate the anniversary of the Better Beer Laws

In our column in the brandy-new/out-today [6.15] edition of Motif — the Food Issue — we celebrate the first anniversary of the passage of the Better Beer Laws. We asked #401 brewery folk to tell us how the ch-ch-ch-ch-changes have impacted their establishments — and six of them shared their insights and success stories!

Click here for the html version and/or click here and flip to page 7 for the Virtual Newspaper Experience. Cheers!

Read all about it! A suds-filled summer!!

In our column in the brandy-new issue of Motif — the Summer Guide — we bring you alla the info on the hop fun in the summertime that’s on tap over the next three months.

Click here for the html version and/or click here and flip to page 9 for the Virtual Newspaper Experience. And you oughta flip through all 72 pages of the summerstravaganza — there’s a whole lot going on! Cheers!