Read all about it: welcome to Taproot, and lotsa 401 brew news

In our column in the brandy-new — and strikingly re-designed! — Food Issue of Motif, we collected intel on the new Taproot Brewing Company, plus updates from Shaidzon, Grey Sail, Long Live, Revival, Ragged Island, Crooked Current, and Foolproof.

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Big beer fun this week! Bacon + beer + Bell’s!!

On Sunday, June 10, the 2nd Annual Bacon & Beer Fest is happening at the Steel Yard [27 Sims Ave, Prov] from 2-5 pm. The epic team-up of the Beervana and Rhode Island Food Fights crews combines brews and bacon-y treats. Here’s the list of pairers:

84 Tavern on Canal / Grey Sail Brewing of RI
Bayberry Beer Hall / Finback Brewery
Boru Noodle Bar / Two Roads Brewing Company
Bucktown / Proclamation Ale Company
The East End / Heavy Seas Brewing Company
El Rancho Grande / Beer’d Brewing Co.
The Engine Room / Fox Farm Brewery
Feast Sandwich Company / Transmitter Brewing Company
Flatbread Providence / Narragansett Brewing Co.
The Galactic Theatre / Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Gastro’s / Brooklyn Brewery
Great Northern BBQ / Cambridge Brewing Company
The Hungry Goats Kitchen / 14th Star Brewing Company
JC’s Butcher Shop / Stone Brewing Company
Julians / Shelton Bros – Red Church
Loie Fullers / Founders Brewing Co.
Mews Tavern / Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales
Milk Money / Allagash Brewing Company
Nick’s on Broadway / Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
Ocean State Sandwich Company / Newport Craft Brewing Co.
Pizza J / Hanging Hills Brewing Company
Rogue Island Local Kitchen & Bar / Whalers Brewing Co.
The Salted Slate / Devils Purse Brewing Co.
Simone’s / Ballast Point Brewing Co.
Tilly’s / Shaidzon Beer Co.
Troop / Revival Brewing Company
The Wharf Pub Newport / Foolproof Brewing Company
What Cheer / Wormtown Brewery

Tickets are $55; click here to get ’em!

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And to celebrate the arrival of Bell’s Brewery in RI on Monday [6.11], there will be a coupla tap takeovers: Head to the Malted Barley in Providence on Wednesday, June 13 from 6–9 pm and/or Norey’s in Newport on Thursday, June 14 from 8-10 pm and sample the Michigan brewers superb liquid, including Oberon (a seasonal wheat ale), Oarsman (wheat ale), Lager of the Lakes, Amber, Porter, Kalamazoo Stout, and Two Hearted.