The 5th Annual Ocean State Beer Fest, presented by the Rhode Island Brewers Guild, will be held on Sunday, September 8 from 1-4 pm at the site of the inaugural OSBF — Grey Sail Brewing [63 Canal St, Westerly; the first event hosted 14 Rhody reps and 150 attendees]. The fest will take place in the taproom, the parking lot, and the courtyard [the brewery will be open from 12-8 for regular business, but festgoers may not leave the event and re-enter; additional parking available at the Jonnycake Center of Westerly, 23 Industrial Dr].
The bash features more than two dozen RI breweries and brewpubs. Since the typical five-year wedding anniversary gift is wood, breweries will be using that hook when they concoct their made-specially-for-the-OSBF offerings. There will also be a “real ale room,” with casks from many breweries festooning the taproom. And you can indulge in pizza by Grey Sail’s on-site partner, Stone Face Ovens, and other local culinary stars [food not included in fest ticket], and work off a few calories playing yard games [bocce!].
Tickets are $40 and will include unlimited [and responsibly-consumed] samples, a souvenir tasting glass, and a necklace koozie! There will also be some Guild swag for purchase.
Tix go on sale Monday [7.15] at noon at Eventbrite; click here to get ’em. DO NOT dawdle — only 400 are available, and last year they disappeared in a nanosecond!