In our column in the brandy-new Cannabis Issue of Motif, we set out to assemble a virtual roundtable of 401 brewers. We sent queries about how to improve the local beer scene with more Better Beer Laws, peak beer, and other pressing topics. Alas, most of the brewers were too busy wrapping labels around their 16-ounce cans — by hand! — to take a few minutes to reply, but we did receive valuable input from the mighty Chip Samson at Shaidzon Beer Company. We thank ye, sir! We also have a coupla quick updates re: Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co., formerly known as Newport Storm/Coastal Brewing, and Providence Brewing Company.