Read all about it: brewers give thanks to the 401 beer community

In our column in the brandy-new Volunteer issue of Motif, we asked 401 beermakers to share their reasons to be cheerful in this celebratory season, and got inspirational responses [and a few newsy tidbits] from the folks at Whalers, Beer On Earth, Revival, and Long Live Beerworks.

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The winners of the 22nd Annual Great International Beer, Cider, Mead & Sake Competition

The Great International Beer, Cider, Mead & Sake Competition, which usedtabe held the day before the Great International Beer Festival, which usedta take place at the Rhode Island Convention Center, is now staged at Brewport, a brewpub in Bridgeport, CT. The 22nd annual mega-tasting was on October 26; 730 beers, ciders, meads, and sakes were judged by 100 industry pros. The winners are pasted below.

 

THE 2018 WINNERS

WHEAT ALE — AMERICAN
1 — RAPID RIVER WHEAT, SUNDAY RIVER BREWING, BETHEL, ME
2 — BRUNETTE’S REVENGE, WOLF HOLLOW BREWING, GLENNVILLE, NY
3 — CITRUS & SUNSHINE, WORMTOWN BREWERY, WORCESTER, MA

WHEAT ALE — GERMAN
1 — WEIHENSTEPHAN HEFEWEISSBIER, BRAUEREI WEIHENSTEPHAN, WEIHENSTEPHAN, GERMANY
2 — SCHNICKELFRITZ, URBAN CHESTNUT BREWING, ST. LOUIS, MO
3 — KÜSTERER ORIGINAL WEISSBIER, CEDAR SPRINGS BREWING, CEDAR SPRINGS, MI

WHEAT ALE — WEIZENBOCK-DUNKELWEIZEN
1 — ROGGENBIER, FRANKLIN’S BREWERY, HYATTSVILLE, MD
2 — KÜSTERER DUNKELWRIZEN, CEDAR SPRINGS BREWING, CEDAR SPRINGS, MI
3 — PUMP DUNK, BLUE POINT BREWING, PATCHOGUE, NY

LIGHT ALE — GOLDEN ALE
1 — GOLDENS SUMMER GOLDEN ALE, VERACIOUS BREWING, MONROE, CT
2 — GOLDEN CHILD, NORTHAMPTON BREWERY NORTHAMPTON, MA
3 — SUMMER ALE, BLUE POINT BREWING, PATCHOGUE, NY

LIGHT ALE — CREAM ALE-KÖLSCH-OTHER
1 — NEW ENGLAND CREAM ALE, WORMTOWN BREWERY, WORCESTER, MA
2 — SOUTHERN GIRLS BLONDE, SYCAMORE BREWING, CHARLOTTE, NC
3 — GOLDEN MESSENGER KÖLSCH, HOG RIVER BREWING, HARTFORD, CT

BRITISH/IRISH ALE — ENGLISH BITTER-ESB-IRISH RED
1 — RED ALE, SIBLING REVELRY BREWING, WESTLAKE, OH
2 — THE ENGLISHMAN, HOPSTERS, NEWTON, MA
3 — NEWLY “RED”, WILLIMANTIC BREWING, WILLIMANTIC, CT

AMERICAN PALE ALE
1 — LIL’ HEAVEN, TWO ROADS BREWING, STRATFORD, CT
2 — AMERICANON AMERICAN PALE ALE, HEAVY SEAS BEER, BALTIMORE, MD
3 — NEPTUNE’S DAGGER, ARMADA BREWING, EAST HAVEN, CT

AMERICAN AMBER ALE
1 — AMBER ALE, FULL SAIL BREWING, HOOD RIVER, OR
2 — NAUGHTY NURSE, CITY STEAM BREWERY, HARTFORD, CT
3 — FAT TIRE, NEW BELGIUM BREWING, FORT COLLINS, CO

IPA
1 — SECOND BITE IPA, SPIDER BITE BEER, HOLBROOK, NY
2 — IPA, REVISION BREWING, SPARKS, NV
3 — TASTY IPA, 21ST AMENDMENT BREWERY, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

NEW ENGLAND IPA
1 — #NOFILTER IPA, THOMAS HOOKER BREWING, BLOOMFIELD, CT
2 — GOOD ‘N YOU, JACK’S ABBY BREWING, FRAMINGHAM, MA
3 — YOUNGER DAZE, KINSMEN BREWING, MILLDALE, CT

BLACK IPA
1 — MIDNIGHT DREARY BLACK IPA, WOLF HOLLOW BREWING, GLENVILLE, NY
2 — PEDRO EL NEGRO, ASPETUCK BREW LAB, BRIDGEPORT, CT
3 — NO MEDAL AWARDED

BROWN/COPPER ALE — AMERICAN BROWN
1 — BROAD HAMMER, MEDDLESOME BREWING, CORDOVA, TN
2 — LOST TROUT, THIRD STREET BREWHOUSE, COLD SPRING, MN
3 — OLD BROWN DOG, FINESTKIND BREWING, HAMPTON, NH

BROWN/COPPER ALE — ENGLISH MILD 
1 — DANIEL SHAY’S BEST BITTER, NORTHAMPTON BREWERY NORTHAMPTON, MA
2 — ITSY BITSY SPIDER, SPIDER BITE BEER, HOLBROOK, NY
3 — NO MEDAL AWARDED

BROWN/COPPER ALE — NORTHERN & SOUTHERN ENGLISH 
1 — 8TH WARD BROWN ALE, HOG RIVER BREWING, HARTFORD, CT
2 — BARRETT BROS SOUTHERN BROWN, BREWPORT, BRIDGEPORT, CT
3 — OLD BROWN DOG, NORTHAMPTON BREWERY, NORTHAMPTON, MA

BROWN/COPPER ALE — GERMAN ALT 
1 — SAMUEL ADAMS BOSTON ALE, BOSTON BEER CO., BOSTON, MA
2 — FALL HARVEST ALTBIER, HOG RIVER BREWING, HARTFORD, CT
3 — SHHH … IT’S A SECRET, FRANKLIN’S BREWERY, HYATTSVILLE, MD

PORTER — BROWN 
1 — ROBUST PORTER, FINESTKIND BREWING, HAMPTON, NH
2 — PEANUT BUTTER RAINCLOUD PORTER, FOOLPROOF BREWING, PAWTUCKET, RI
3 — DUNKIN COFFEE PORTER, HARPOON BREWERY, BOSTON, MA

PORTER — ROBUST 
1 — GHOST PIGEON, NEW ENGLAND BREWING, WOODBRIDGE, CT
2 — SMOKED PORTER, FRANKLIN’S BREWERY, HYATTSVILLE, MD
3 — PRO-PRO-PORTER, WORMTOWN BREWERY, WORCESTER, MA

STOUT
1 — BRIGADEIRO, JACK’S ABBY BREWING, FRAMINGHAM, MA
2 — G.O.A.T., WACHUSETT BREWING, WESTMINSTER, MA
3 — STONY JOE, STONY CREEK BREWERY, BRANFORD, CT

LAGER — BOHEMIAN PILSNER
1 — LE CHÊNE, KINSMEN BREWING, MILLDALE, CT
2 — CZECHVAR ORIGINAL, BUDWEISER BUDVAR BREWERY, ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE, CZECH REPUBLIC
3 — SAMUEL ADAMS BOSTON LAGER, BOSTON BEER CO., BOSTON, MA

LAGER — CONTINENTAL PILSNER
1 — BREWER’S CHOICE PILSNER, SYCAMORE BREWING, CHARLOTTE, NC
2 — STAMMTISCH, URBAN CHESTNUT BREWING, ST. LOUIS, MO
3 — ELM CITY PILSNER, NEW ENGLAND BREWING, WOODBRIDGE, CT

LAGER — DORTMUNDER-HELLES
1 — ALPENFLO HELLES LAGER, SIXPOINT BREWERY, BROOKLYN, NY
2 — ABK HELL, AKTIENBRAUEREI, KAUFBEUREN, BAVARIA, GERMANY
3 — HAUS LAGER, SARANAC BREWERY, UTICA, NY

LAGER — PREMIUM
1 — MASS WHOLE, WORMTOWN BREWERY, WORCESTER, MA
2 — SESSION PREMIUM LAGER, FULL SAIL BREWING, HOOD RIVER, OR
3 — NUN, THE WISER, WOLF HOLLOW BREWING, GLENNVILLE, NY

AMBER & DARK LAGER — AMBER/OTHER
1 — TOASTED LAGER, BLUE POINT BREWING, PATCHOGUE, NY
2 — ADIRONDACK LAGER, SARANAC BREWERY, UTICA, NY
3 — MASS PRODUCED LAGER: FRESH HOP, WORMTOWN BREWERY, WORCESTER, MA

AMBER & DARK LAGER — DUNKEL
1 — WINTER LAGER, FLYING DREAMS BREWING, WORCESTER, MA
2 — DUNKEL, VON TRAPP BREWING, STOWE, VT
3 — DORFBIER, URBAN CHESTNUT BREWING, ST. LOUIS, MO

AMBER & DARK LAGER — SCHWARZBIER
1 — MIDNIGHT RIVER SCHWARZBIER, FIREFLY HOLLOW BREWING, BRISTOL, CT
2 — SMOKE & DAGGER, JACK’S ABBY BREWING, FRAMINGHAM, MA
3 — ABK SCHWARZ, AKTIENBRAUEREI, KAUFBEUREN, BAVARIA, GERMANY

AMBER & DARK LAGER — VIENNA
1 — FESTBIER, KANSAS CITY BIER CO., KANSAS CITY, KS
2 — VIENNA LAGER, YONKERS BREWING, YONKERS, NY
3 — BROOKLYN LAGER, BROOKLYN BREWERY, BROOKLYN, NY

OKTOBERFEST
1 — SCHNITZENGIGGLES, NEW ENGLAND BREWING, WOODBRIDGE, CT
2 — OACHKATZLSCHWOAF, URBAN CHESTNUT BREWING, ST. LOUIS, MO
3 — LUDWIG, KINSMEN BREWING, MILLDALE, CT

STRONG BEER — BALTIC PORTER
1 — MOLE BA FRAMINGHAMER, JACK’S ABBY BREWING, FRAMINGHAM, MA
2 — NORTH SEA, KINSMEN BREWING, MILLDALE, CT
3 — NO MEDAL AWARDED

STRONG BEER — BARLEYWINE
1 — JACK THE GIANT KILLER, FRANKLIN’S BREWERY, HYATTSVILLE, MD
2 — KETTLE OF VULTURES BARLEYWINE, RELIC BREWING, PLAINVILLE, CT
3 — ATOMIC MASS BARLEYWINE, ASPETUCK BREW LAB, FAIRFIELD, CT

STRONG BEER — BELGIAN DARK-BELGIAN GOLDEN-IMPERIAL PILSNER-OLD ALE
1 — LA TRAPPE QUADRUPEL, DE KONINGSHOEVEN BREWERY, BERKEL-ENSCHOT, NETHERLANDS
2 — COLLABORATON 320, FIREFLY HOLLOW BREWING, BRISTOL, CT
3 — BUSHWACKER STRONG PREMIUM LAGER, NORTHSHORE BREWERS, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

STRONG BEER — BELGIAN DUBBEL & TRIPEL
1 — TRIPPEL, NEW BELGIUM BREWING, FORT COLLINS, CO
2 — MONK’S UNCLE BELGIAN TRIPEL, SEATTLE, WA
3 — NO MEDAL AWARDED

STRONG BEER — DOUBLEBOCK
1 — SAMUEL ADAMS DOUBLE BOCK, BOSTON BEER CO., BOSTON, MA
2 — DOUBLE BOCK, FLYING DREAMS BREWING, WORCESTER, MA
3 — FANCY GRADE, MAGIC HAT BREWING, S. BURLINGTON, VT

STRONG BEER — IMPERIAL IPA
1 — VIRTUOSO, LORD HOBO BREWING, WOBURN, MA
2 — PALATTE SHIFTER IMPERIAL IPA, CAPTAIN LAWRENCE BREWING, ELMSFORD, NY
3 — SHOCKWAVES, STELLWAGEN BEER CO., MARSHFIELD, MA

STRONG BEER — NEW ENGLAND IMPERIAL IPA
1 — PERMAFROST DIPA, SARANAC BREWERY, UTICA, NY
2 — TWO JUICY, TWO ROADS BREWING, STRATFORD, CT
3 — HONEY SHOT NEIIPA, ALVARIUM BEER CO., NEW BRITAIN, CT

STRONG BEER — RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT
1 — BORIS THE SPIDER, SPIDER BITE BEER, HOLBROOK, NY
2 — BLACK VELVET IMPERIAL STOUT, VERACIOUS BREWING, MONROE, CT
3 — SPIES LIKE US, WORMTOWN BREWERY, WORCESTER, MA

STRONG BEER — SCOTCH ALE
1 — ROPER, BAD SONS BEER, DERBY, CT
2 — THREE CAN BE ONLY ONE, FIREFLY HOLLOW BREWING, BRISTOL, CT
3 — HIGHLAND HUGH, FRANKLIN’S BREWERY, HYATTSVILLE, MD

STRONG BEER — OTHER
1 — COFFEE BREATH, NEW ENGLAND BREWING, WOODBRIDGE, CT
2 — OLDER THE BERRY, THE SWEETER THE JUICE, FRANKLIN’S BREWERY, HYATTSVILLE, MD
3 — BOURBON BARREL AGED LUNENBURG IMPERIAL STOUT, A. KEITH’S BREWERY, HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA

SOUR & WILD ALE — AMERICAN STYLE WITH FRUIT <6.5% ABV
1 — SOUR CHERRY GOSE, FLYING DREAMS BREWING, WORCESTER, MA
2 — GARDE LA PECHE, SOMERVILLE BREWING, SOMERVILLE, MA
TIE FOR THIRD PLACE
3 — HARVEST TIME SOUR CRANBERRY, CONNECTICUT VALLEY BREWING, SOUTH WINDSOR, CT
3 — BOARDER WALL’S, BREWPORT, BRIDGEPORT, CT

SOUR & WILD ALE — AMERICAN STYLE WITH FRUIT 6.5%+ ABV
1 — SIDE RIG, SPRINGDALE BARREL ROOM, FRAMINGHAM, MA
2 — WILD RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT, VERACIOUS BREWING, MONROE, CT
TIE FOR THIRD PLACE
3 — CHERRY GODMOTHER, SHOE TREE BREWING, CARSON CITY, NV
3 — CHERRY OBSCURA, CAPTAIN LAWRENCE BREWING, ELMSFORD, NY

SOUR & WILD ALE — AMERICAN STYLE WITHOUT FRUIT <6.5% ABV
1 — NOT SO WISE MEN, SONS OF LIBERTY, SOUTH KINGSTON, RI
2 — MELANGE, FRANKLIN’S BREWERY, HYATTSVILLE, MD
TIE FOR THIRD PLACE
3 — DANDA, POLYCULTURE BREWING, CROYDEN, NH
3 — GOLDEN SOUR, SONS OF LIBERTY, SOUTH KINGSTON, RI

SOUR & WILD ALE — AMERICAN STYLE WITHOUT FRUIT 6.5%+ ABV
1 — DARK & STORMY, SPRINGDALE BARREL ROOM, FRAMINGHAM, MA
2 — URBAN FUNK, TWO ROADS BREWING, STRATFORD, CT
3 — SAMUEL ADAMS KMF GRAND CRU, BOSTON BEER CO., BOSTON, MA

SOUR & WILD ALE — BERLINER WEISSE
1 — PEACH SOUR, FINESTKIND BREWING, HAMPTON, NH
2 — CHERRY BOMB, LITHERMANS LTD BREWING, CONCORD, NH
3 — WEISS TRASHBERRY, NEW ENGLAND BREWING, WOODBRIDGE, CT

SOUR & WILD ALE — FLANDERS RED-BROWN
1 — SAMUEL ADAMS STONY BROOK RED, BOSTON BEER CO., BOSTON, MA
2 — MERCATOR, URBAN CHESTNUT BREWING, ST. LOUIS, MO
3 — PHILSAMIC, TWO ROADS BREWING, STRATFORD, CT

SOUR & WILD ALE — FRUIT LAMBIC-LAMBIC
1 — COUNTRY FUNK, TWO ROADS BREWING, STRATFORD, CT
2 — BROOKLYN BEL AIR SOUR, BROOKLYN BREWERY, BROOKLYN, NY
3 — NO MEDAL AWARDED

BELGIAN & FRENCH ALE — BELGIAN WITBIER
1 — WHITE’S WIT, WOLF HOLLOW BREWING, GLENVILLE, NY
2 — FAIR MAIDEN, FOLEY BROTHERS BREWING, BRANDON, VT
3 — SECRET SHIEDS, JACK’S ABBY BREWING,

BELGIAN & FRENCH ALE — BIÈRE DE GARDE-SPECIALTY
1 — EVERYDAY I’M BRUSSELIN’, FRANKLIN’S BREWERY, HYATTSVILLE, MD
2 — SAISON DUPONT AVEC LES BONS VOEUX, BRASSERIE DUPONT, TOURPES, LEUZE-EN-HAINAUT, BELGIUM
3 —NO MEDAL AWARDED

BELGIAN & FRENCH ALE — SAISON
1 — GREY MATTER GRISETTE, ASPETUCK BREW LAB, FAIRFIELD, CT
2 — ST. FEUILLIEN SAISON, BRASSERIE ST. FEUILLIEN, LE ROEULX, BELGIUM
3 — TANGLE UP IN BRUGES, LITHERMANS LTD BREWING, CONCORD, NH

GLUTEN-FREE BEER
1 — SPARKLING GINGER & LEMON, WILLIE’S SUPERBREW, PAWTUCKET, RI
2 — NICOLE’S EXTRA GINGER BEER, HALYARD BREWING, S BURLINGTON, VT
3 — GLUTEN FREE PALE ALE, SIBLING REVELRY BREWING, WESTLAKE, OH

GLUTEN-REDUCED BEER
TIE FOR FIRST PLACE

1 — MOCHA PORTER, SHOE TREE BREWING, CARSON CITY, NV
1 — LIZARD BREATH IPA, FIREFLY HOLLOW BREWING, BRISTOL, CT
2 — MISSING ITEMS IPA, BURNING BARREL BREWING, RANCHO CORDOVA, CA
3 — ADDRESS UNKNOWN IPA, WILLIMANTIC BREWING, WILLIMANTIC, CT

FRUIT & SPICE ALE — PUMPKIN & SPICES
TIE FOR FIRST PLACE
1 — HARVEST PUMPKIN ALE, MADISON BREWING, BENNINGTON, VT
1 — SAMUEL ADAMS PUMPKIN ALE, BOSTON BEER CO., BOSTON, MA
2 — ROADSMARY’S OTHER BABY, TWO ROADS BREWING, STRATFORD, CT
3 — PUMPKIN PIE STOUT, FRANKLIN’S BREWERY, HYATTSVILLE, MD

FRUIT & SPICE ALE — FRUITS
TIE FOR FIRST PLACE
1 — SUMMER IN BRAZIL, BURNING BARREL BREWING, RANCHO CORDOVA, CA
1 — DEPEACH A LA MODE, LITHERMANS LTD BREWING, CONCORD, NH
2 — COOLER IN THE SHADE, FRANKLIN’S BREWERY, HYATTSVILLE, MD
3 — PLUM GOSE, TWO ROADS BREWING, STRATFORD, CT

FRUIT & SPICE ALE — NO FRUIT
1 — HI-BISCIS, BYE-BISCUS, FRANKLIN’S BREWERY, HYATTSVILLE, MD
2 — SAMUEL ADAMS COFFEE PALE ALE, BOSTON BEER CO., BOSTON, MA
3 — ROOT BEER STOUT, SHOE TREE BREWING, CARSON CITY, NV

FRUIT & SPICE ALE — KOMBUCHA – HIGH ABV
1 — BACKWOODS BLISS BOURBON AGED JUN KOMBUCHA, GOOD OMEN BREWING, COTTONWOOD, AZ
2 — STRAWBERRY BLOOD ORANGE JUN KOMBUCHA, GOOD OMEN BREWING, COTTONWOOD, AZ
3 — HOPPY BUZZ JUN KOMBUCHA, GOOD OMEN BREWING, COTTONWOOD, AZ

FRUIT & SPICE ALE — RADLER
1 — THAT’S MY JAM, OWL’S BREW, NEW YORK, NY
2 — THE BLONDIE, OWL’S BREW, NEW YORK, NY
3 — WICKED WATERMELON, OWL’S BREW, NEW YORK, NY

FRUIT & SPICE ALE — LAGER
1 — SPICY BOHEMIAN, THROWBACK BREWERY, NORTH HAMPTON, NH
2 — HOPONIUS ON FIRE, JACK’S ABBY BREWING, FRAMINGHAM, MA
3 — ABK ROSE, AKTIENBRAUEREI, KAUFBEUREN, BAVARIA, GERMANY

FRUIT & SPICE ALE — BELGIAN
1 — CHERRY QUAD, TWO ROADS BREWING, STRATFORD, CT
2 — BLACKBERRY TART, MADISON BREWERY, BENNINGTON, VT
3 — WHITE MAMBA, WACHUSETT BREWING, WESTMINSTER, MA

CIDER — COMMON
1 — MARTINELLI’S 1868 HARD CIDER, WATSONVILLE, CA
2 — MICHIGAN BRUT, VIRTUE CIDER, FENNVILLE, MI
3 — WICKED GREEN APPLE, D’S WICKED CIDER, KENNIWICKM WA

CIDER — ENGLISH STYLE
1 — UNDERSTOOD IN MOTION 03, ANGRY ORCHARD CIDER, WALDEN, NY
2 — DRY BITTERSWEET CIDER, 2 TOWNS CIDERHOUSE, CORVALIS, OR
3 — ACE JOKER CRAFT CIDER, CALIFORNIA CIDER CO., SEBASTOPOL, CA

CIDER — FRENCH STYLE
1 — SHIELD CIDER, CIDRERIE LA POMMERAIE, LA LACELLE, FRANCE
2 — FERME DE ROMILLY CIDRE DE NORMANDIE BRUT, ROMILLY CIDRE, ROMILLY, NORMANDIE, FRANCE
3 — FERME DE ROMILLY CIDRE DE NORMANDIE DOUX, ROMILLY CIDRE, ROMILLY, NORMANDIE, FRANCE

CIDER — SPANISH STYLE
1 — THE OLD FASHIONED, ANGRY ORCHARD CIDER, WALDEN, NY
2 — KNOTTY PEAR, ANGRY ORCHARD CIDER, WALDEN, NY
3 — MEDAL NOT AWARDED

CIDER — NEW ENGLAND STYLE
1 — STRAWMAN, ANGRY ORCHARD CIDER, WALDEN, NY
2 — THE BAD APPLE, 2 TOWNS CIDERHOUSE, CORVALIS, OR
3 — ICEMAN, ANGRY ORCHARD CIDER, WALDEN, NY

CIDER — FRUIT
1 — MICHIGAN CHERRY, VIRTUE CIDER, FENNVILLE, MI
2 — EASY PEASY, 2 TOWNS CIDERHOUSE, CORVALIS, OR
3 — APFELWEIN CHERRY, BEMBEL WITH CARE, BIRKENAU, GERMANY

CIDER — SPECIALTY
1 — LA CHOUETTE ROSE, CIDRERIE LA CHOUETTE, SAINT-PAIR-SUR-MER, FRANCE
2 — CIDER HOP, LOOKOUT BREWING, NATICK, MA
3 — MICHIGAN HONEY, VIRTUE CIDER, FENNVILLE, MI

MEAD — FRUIT
1 — APPLE NECTAR, REDSTONE MEADERY, BOULDER, CO
2 — SUMMER-RAZZ-LEMONAIDE, LIQUID ALCHEMY BEVERAGES, WILMINGTON, DE
3 — PASSION FRUIT NECTAR, REDSTONE MEADERY, BOULDER, CO

MEAD — SPICED
1 — BUCKLAND, GROENFELL MEADERY, COLCHESTER, VT
2 — VANILLA BEANS & CINNAMON STICK MOUNTAIN HONEY WINE, REDSTONE MEADERY, BOULDER, CO
3 — NO MEDAL AWARDED

MEAD — SPECIALTY
1 — OM NOM NOM, SAP HOUSE MEADERY, CENTER OSSIPEE, NH
2 — NORDIC FARMHOUSE, GROENFELL MEADERY, COLCHESTER, VT
3 — PIE, SAP HOUSE MEADERY, CENTER OSSIPEE, NH

SAKE
1 — SHIOKAWA COWBOY YAMAHAI, SHIOKAWA SHUZO, NIIGATA, JAPAN
2 — TENSEI ENDLESS SUMMER TOKUBETSU HONJOZO, KUMAZAWA SHUZO, KANAGAWA, JAPAN
3 — NO MEDAL AWARDED

Read all about it: Grey Sail turns seven and more!

In our column in the brandy-new Comic Con issue of Motif, we raise a glass to Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island, which is celebrating its seventh anniversary next weekend, and share some intel from Shaidzon, Ragged Island, Foolproof, and ‘Gansett.

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Beervana fest: the floor plan

Here’s our final pre-Beervana Fest share. On 9.28 we posted the beer list; we also ran a paean to the fest in Motif. Well, The Big Day is tomorrow [Friday 10.12] — and the event is Officially Sold-Out. We’ve been advising you to get a game plan. There are 65 tables hosting breweries and distributors pouring more than 275 beers. So work the list and compile your must-haves — but keep your ears perked for the “you gotta try this!” exultations of your fellow Beervanaites.

The true obsessives [you know who you are] have been waiting for the last piece of the Beervana puzzle: the floor plan. So here it is:

It’s Providence Craft Beer Week; and Apponaug Brewing is open!

We haven’t scared up much info re: what’s going on to celebrate Providence Craft Beer Week [truthbetold, it’s never caught on as a Big Beer Deal], but there are big doings at Julians [318 Broadway, Providence] and Pizza J [967 Westminster St, Providence] this week, courtesy of Beervana Fest co-head honcho Brian Shawn Oakley:

Each night will include a rep from the brewery and giveaways and whatnot. Beers on all night. Brewery peeps hanging 7-9.

And of course this year’s official Beervana Fest 2017 after-party will be at Pizza J 10 pm-?

Come hang out with the brewers and volunteers from this epic program and of course there will be beer! Here are the details:

@ JULIANS

MONDAY [10.8] — NEWPORT CRAFT
1639 Pale Ale — Pale ale brewed with pineapple [5.4% ABV]

Rhode Rage — Double Hazy IPA- 8.5% ABV]

Comfortably Unaware — New England IPA [6.7% ABV]

TUESDAY [10.9] — WORMTOWN BREWERY
Spies Like Us — Rich, roasted malts, gentle British hopping with earthy Fuggles hops help create just the right balance and character that this style is famed for [10.5% ABV]

Be Hoppiest — Be Hoppiest Triple IPA. [10.7% ABV]

Fresh Patch — Named Fresh Patch thanks to using 100 pounds of local pumpkins and blending it with Wormtown’s secret spice recipe to create this exceptional brew. This result is a medium-bodied ale with a fresh pumpkin pie aroma and complemented with flavors of pumpkin and spice in every sip. All treat, no trick! [4.5% ABV]

WEDNESDAY [10.10] — PROCLAMATION ALE COMPANY
Tendril IPA — West/east IPA notes of pine, grapefruit, citrus, floral hop profile. Soft mouthfeel, dry, and lowered bitterness for a super-drinkable IPA [7.5% ABV]

Stalk DIPA — This amped-up mother, of earth shredding greenery, is Proclamation’s full-scale hop assault [8.5% ABV]

Coffee Broze — Chocolatey oatmeal milk stout, this batch contains Barrington coffee [6.5% ABV]

THURSDAY — BUTTONWOODS BREWERY
TBD

@ PIZZA J

MONDAY [10.8] — OXBOW
Sasuga — A farmhouse ale fermented with rice and aged in stainless tanks with brettanomcyes. Hazy blonde in color. [5.5% ABV]

Moon Rocks — A farmhouse ale brewed with wheat and spelt grain. It is fermented and aged in stainless tanks with a house culture of yeast and bacteria. mixed culture. Hazy Blonde in color. [4.5% ABV]

TUESDAY [10.9] — FINBACK
Horizontal Lines — Pilsner DH with Amarillo, subtle orange notes [5.2% ABV]

Light Sensitive — DDH IPA with Mosaic/Belma hops [7.6% ABV]

XYZ — Baltic Porter with cacao/marshmallow [9.6% ABV]

WEDNESDAY [10.10] — DOGFISH HEAD WITH GEEKS WHO DRINK
KnottyBits — BEERVANA SUPER-EXCLUSIVE!!! We snuck this out of Delaware!! KnottyBits is wood-aged for a year with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis, then racked onto several hundred pounds of sweet and sour cherries, and locally-sourced rhubarb. [8.2% ABV]

Liquid Truth Serum — An unfiltered IPA that’s bursting with ALL the hops, Liquid Truth Serum is brewed using a unique process that incorporates four different states of hops: whole leaf, liquefied, pelletized and powdered. The result is a blissfully inefficient IPA full of citrusy and tropical notes, that’s truthfully hoppy without being deceptively bitter … honest. [7% ABV]

Bourbon Barrel Aged Palo Santo — DFH took their unfiltered, unfettered, unprecedented Palo Santo Marron aged in handmade wooden brewing vessels and aged it in it in not one, but two kinds of wood! First, it spends a month aging in the 10,000-gallon Palo Santo tanks made from South American “holy wood,” which provides layers of caramel and sandalwood. Then, it spends four more months in bourbon barrels for notes of oaky vanilla and coconut. [12-14% ABV]

THURSDAY [10.11] — ALLAGASH
Pastiche — Pastiche is a barrel-aged blend of four different ales aged in twice as many barrels. The beers in this blend use various local malts and were created specifically for Pastiche by our team of senior brewers. Barrels included in the aging process were: rye whiskey, vermouth, port, rum, bourbon, red wine, gin, and brandy. Style…good question! I’d say a barrel-aged ale? [8.5% ABV]

Brett IPA — Brett IPA plays off this piece of brewing lore by pairing Brettanomyces—a yeast that exhibits itself as ripe fruit rather than strong funk or sourness — with multiple varieties of fruit-forward hops.Aromas of citrus, pineapple, and passion fruit meld into tropical flavors that pair nicely with the beer’s lightly hopped body. Style is a Brett IPA haha [7% ABV]

Florette — Florette pours a light red color thanks to the hibiscus petals we add in the whirlpool. On top of color, the petals add a subtle undercurrent of tartness to balance the beer’s hop-derived citrus and tropical fruit notes. Local honey and Belgian-style yeast add the final layer of fruit-forward esters, making for an end result that’s both elegant and extremely drinkable. [6.8% ABV]

FRIDAY [10.12] — OFFICIAL BEERVANA AFTERPARTY
Hang with the team and brewers that bring you this exciting night! 10 pm-?

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Apponaug Brewing had its grand opening on Saturday [10.6], with eight beers on tap and a coupla offerings from local brewmaking pals. The hours posted on their website and Facebook have conflicting info, but they’ll be open Tuesday-Thursday from 4-10, with supersized weekend hours [closed Monday]. Cheers to the state’s freshest brew crew!

Read all about it: celebrating 10 years of Beervana

In our column in the brandy-new State of Beer issue of Motif, we celebrate 10 years of Beervana Fest, Rhode Island’s Unparalleled Beer Event®. It’s happening next Friday, October 12, from 6:30-10 pm at the opulent Rhodes-On-the-Pawtuxet. And tickets are still available; click here to get ’em.

And click here to read the HTML version of our latest valentine to Rhode Island’s Unparalleled Beer Event®; the Virtual Newspaper Experience hasn’t been added to the “Newest Issue” link @ the top of the page [as of 10.3 @ 9:49 am], but it will be there eventually . . . .