In our column in the brandy-new “Everyday Heroes You Should Know” issue of Motif, we mark the third anniversary of the signing of the Better Beer Laws by launching a push for even BETTER beer laws. Didja know that three states have the stingiest beer-to-go limit — 288 ounces. The headline gave it away, but said states are Alabama, South Carolina — and, yep, Rhode Island. We give some perspective and throw a bit of shade and take baby steps toward rallying the state’s beer-loving troops to prep for a legislative push in 2020. We also share a few newsy tidbits from Long Live, Shaidzon, Revival, and Apponaug. So, you know, maybe you want to check it out…
In our column in the brandy-new Motif Summer Guide, we have the lowdown on beer events to keep you quenched alllll summer long, including Homebrew Con, the Craft Beer Races event in Newport, Foolproof’s Augtoberfest, Brew At the Zoo, the Ocean State Beer Fest, and new brew destinations [Twelve Guns in Bristol and Lops in Woonsocket].
Downtown Westerly is so proud of its craft beer culture that it’s celebrating with a 10-day week! The second annual event is taking place from June 7-16 at 84 Aleworks, Flip Side Pinball Bar, the Malted Barley, and the Grey Sail Taproom; the sponsoring breweries are Grey Sail [Westerly], Shaidzon, and Revival, and a trio of just-over-the-border Connecticut beerists: Cottrell [Pawcatuck], Beer’d [Stonington], and Outer Light Brewing [Groton].
All of the venues will be featuring the sponsoring breweries. Patrons can score a limited release beer week T-shirt by buying beers and filling out a passport, getting one stamp for each venue and one stamp for each brewery –10 stamps/beers over 10 days. It all adds up! Click here for info about pub crawls and other enticements.