Read all about it: spooky brew news

In our column in the brandy-new Halloween Issue of Motif, we have beer news re: Buttonwoods, Revival, Ragged Island [cans!], Whalers [#PumpkinBeer], Newport Storm, Foolproof, and Proclamation.

Click here for the scoops and/or go to the homepage and click Newest Issue at the top of said page for the Virtual Newspaper Experience. Cheers!

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Beervana: the floor plan

Here’s our final pre-Beervana Fest share. On 10.6 we posted the beer list; we also ran a “Beervana A to Z” piece in Motif. Well, The Big Day [Friday 10.20] is almost here for the Officially Sold-Out bash. We’ve been advising you to get a game plan. There are 60 tables hosting breweries and distributors pouring more than 250 beers [ICYM our update in the Providence Craft Beer Week post: Proclamation Ale Co. will be at the fest; their pourings are TBA, and their table is not included on the map since they couldn’t confirm their attendance before the program-printing deadline]. There’s unlimited sampling, but you can likely “only” savor about one-eighth of the amazing array; this math “problem” is based on 32ish two-ounce pours, aka four pints [designated drivees may put more mileage on the beerometer]. So work the list and compile your must-haves — but keep an eye peeled and 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

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 and Pizza J 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!

PIZZA J
Tues Oct 17: Boulevard
Wed Oct 18: Wormtown
Thurs Oct 19: Dogfish Head
Friday Oct 20: Official Beervana After-Party

JULIANS
Tues Oct 17: Stone
Wed Oct 18: SingleCut
Thurs Oct 19: Finback

And two fest updates: Proclamation Ale Company will be in the haus [beers TBA], and we’ll post the Beervana floor plan ASAP, mayhaps later today….

Pints for PKD on Saturday [10.14]

Here’s some info on some big fun for a great cause:

The Rhode Island Brewing Society is hosting its first charity event to support the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation!

The event will take place this Saturday, October 14, from 12-5 pm at Green Acres [51 Farm St, North Smithfield]. Admission is a $10 donation at the door, which will give you a commemorative tasting glass. Your newly-owned tasting glass will allow you to receive pours of a variety of creative and tasty homebrewed beer.

The main event will be a “Brewathlon.” Participants will be put through an obstacle course full of brewing-related tasks to determine the “Best Brewer.”

Many great raffle prizes donated from our generous sponsors: Apponaug Brewing Co. • Black Pond Brews • Bog Iron Brewing • Bottles Fine Wine • Buttonwoods Brewery • Crave Mead • Crooked Current Brewery • The Dapper Barber Shop • GCB • Kretschmann Brewery & Beer Garden • Ravenous Brewing Company • Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co. • Tessier’s General Store • Union Station Brewery • Whalers Brewing Company • The Wickenden Pub

Come out! Have fun! Support a cause! Drink beer!

All proceeds will go to the PKD Foundation. Kid-friendly event. No pets allowed on event property.
Brewathlon participants will not be exempt from admission costs. *21+ TO DRINK ALCOHOL*

If you can’t attend but you still want to support, donate straight to the PKD Foundation at this link!

And for those wondering how a homebrew club came about developing a fundraiser in support of Polycystic Kidney Disease . . . meet Jameson!

Beervana Fest ’17: The beer list!

ABVOK, folks, here it is, the Beervana beer list! Take some time to soak in the massive array of fermented magnificence and get your game plan ready for Rhode Island’s Unparalleled Beer Event! [All beers and breweries subject to change.] The fest is on Friday, October 20 at Rhodes-On-the-Pawtuxet [6:30-10 pm]. You can read a lot more about it here in our epic “Beervana A To Z” piece. Do you have your tickets? No?!? Click here! And click fast ‘cuz tix are almost gone. OK, dive in… [And stay tuned: we’ll have the floor plan in a few days.]

14TH STAR BREWING COMPANY

B72 – Juicy double IPA brewed with galaxy, mosaic, and VT Ale Yeast. 8%ABV
Imperial Stout (2016) – Dark and delicious concoction brewed with 15 different malts. 8.2%ABV
Tribute – Double IPA brewed with Citra, Simcoe, and our house yeast. 8.1%ABV
Maple Breakfast Stout – Oatmeal stout brewed with Maple Syrup and Coffee. 6.5%ABV

21st AMENDMENT BREWERY

Tasty IPA – Limited release collaboration with Mike McDole of Homebrew Network. Citra, Mosaic and Ekuanot Lupulin Powder bittered with CTZ. 6.8%ABV and 70 IBUs
Monks Blood Cellar Release 2016 – A Ruby Abbey Ale brewed with Black Mission Figs, Cinnamon, Amarillo Hops, bittered with Magnum and Centennial and rested on Oak Spiral. 8.3% ABV and 34 IBUs
Lower de Boom Barleywine Cellar Release 2016 – Amarillo and Cascade form the Amber body, bittered with Warrior and Dry Hopped with Simcoe and more… 11.5% ABV and 92 IBUs

ALLAGASH BREWING COMPANY

Cuvee d’Industrial – comprised of a blend of 24 select barrels from our wild beer cellar. Our Brewmaster chose each barrel based on the specific characteristics it would bring to the blend. Barrel types used in this blend include: chestnut, port, rum, aquavit, American oak, Sauternes, and red wine. 8.6% ABV
Overwinter – Add a chewy stout brewed with figs to a couple New England Distilling rye whiskey barrels for the winter and you get this complex, silky treat. Overwinter exits the barrel with a warm aroma of cocoa, oak, and a hint of coffee. 8.2% ABV
Avancé – a strong, sour ale with aromas of strawberry preserves and toasted oak. It’s then fermented with four different yeast strains and aged in oak bourbon barrels for a year with Lactobacillus and Pediococcus. After transferring the beer to stainless we add one pound per gallon of fresh, locally picked strawberries and age it for another six months. 9.7% ABV
St Klippenstein – This full-bodied beer is brewed with chocolate malt, dark chocolate malt, roasted barley, and brown malt. To round out its robust flavor, St. Klippenstein is hopped with Chinook and Northern Brewer, fermented with a trappist-style yeast for a month, then aged three more in bourbon barrels. 11% ABV

BALLAST POINT BREWING COMPANY

Sea Monster Stout Aged in Willet Barrel – explores the darkest reaches of the traditional oatmeal stout. This bold, rich brew first lures you in with roasted coffee notes, then grabs hold with hints of bittersweet chocolate and currant -65 IBU Abv:10%
Indra Kunindra – A burst of Madras Curry, Cumin, Cayenne, Coconut, and Kaffir Lime Leaf.
Our India-style Export Stout is one of our most unique brews! -50 IBU Abv: 7%
Raspberry Sour Wench – a fruity Berliner Weisse-style beer bursting with Raspberry flavor and aroma. The fruit addition adds a beautiful violet hue, and the taste has an approachable soft tartness from kettle souring. This artful gypsy will surely lure you into the world of sour beers.- 10 IBU Abv: 7%
Fathom IPA – Our newest beer release Fathom IPA highlights our favorite characteristics of the west coast IPA style. This crisp and clean brew features a touch of malt on the surface with an ocean of zesty orange and piney hops ( Chinook, Amarillo & Citra) – 50 IBU’s Abv: 6.0%
Gin BA Barmy – our Honey Apricot ale made with malted 2-row barley, palisade hops, orange blossom honey, and apricots. This version has aged in Ballast Point Gin Barrels for 13 months. The resulting beer has wine like characteristics, good number of botanicals from the gin previously in the barrel and hints of lactones and vanillins from the oak. Most definitely one of the rare Gin Barrel Aged Beers out there Abv: 12.0%

BANDED HORN BREWING COMPANY

Veridian – IPA w/ Citra hops. Very drinkable. 6% ABV
Pepperell Pils – Light and extremely drinkable, the perfect session beer. Hops are sharp, noble, and spicy matched with a fresh, bready malt. 4.6% ABV
Daikaiju – Daikaiju DIPA is lavish with flavors of hop resin, evergreen, a tropical fruit medley. A strange beast with lingering notes of black pepper and mint. 8.7% ABV
Reclaimer II – Sour barrel aged brett brux stout with raspberries. Tart, puckery, dark fruit, roasted malt, dry finish.8.5% ABV

BEER’D BREWING COMPANY

Weight of Sound – (DIPA – 9.6%) Bone dry with a slight grainy sweetness. Floral aroma with a bushel of candied tropical fruit notes such as ripe mango and pink grapefruit.
​8 Days A Week w/ Blood Orange – (APA 6.7%) ​Single-hopped with Citra, this American Pale Ale has a burst of tropical fruit aromas and flavors, with a touch of citrus notes, and a finishing dash of graham cracker character.
Grove Stand – (DIPA 9.2%) ​Predominant character of pineapple with subtle notes of tangerine.
Dogs & Boats – (DIPA 9.1%) ​This big juicy Imperial IPA features Citra and Mosaic hops across a dried out malt backbone.​

BOULEVARD BREWING COMPANY

Tank 7 Farmhouse Saison – Beginning with a big surge of fruity aromatics and grapefruit-hoppy notes, the flavor of this complex, straw colored ale tapers off to a peppery, dry finish. Top selling saison in the United States ABV: 8.5%
Cabernet Cask Imperial Stout – This astonishingly complex Imperial Stout almost two years in oak barrels that first aged Groth Valley Cabernet Sauvignon before moving to Kentucky to finish Jefferson’s Reserve straight bourbon whiskey. Cabernet Cask Imperial Stout is resplendently decadent with notes of chocolate, espresso, fig, tobacco, leather, and oh my! ABV: 13.2%
Whiskey Barrel Stout – Over the top but surprisingly approachable, this twist on the class style starts with several types of malted barley, rye, oats and wheat. Robust flavor of vanilla, espresso, whiskey, chocolate and roasted grain are balanced by hints of date and plum with just enough hops to round it all out. Roughly one third of the final blend is freshly brewed beer; the rest is aged for about a year in both first and second use whiskey casks. ABV: 11.2%
Jam Band – Accompanying a simple malty ale, blueberry, raspberry and tart cherry play in a perfect harmony to create a slightly tart ale that sings with ripe fruit flavor. Aromas of dark berries, citrus and melon opens the show bridging to zippy fruit flavors that meld into an easy-drinking beer worthy of an encore. ABV: 7.2%

BREWMASTER JACK

Ambrewsia IPA – Our original American IPA. Brewed with five hop varieties from the Pacific Northwest and Australia. 7% ABV
Radical Shift – Our first sour release. We took a pilsner base and aged it in chardonnay barrels with blackberries, black cherries, and Mosaic hops. The result is tart, juicy, and lightly floral. 5% ABV

BROOKLYN BREWERY

Kiwi’s Playhouse – A kettle-sour aged in a mix of oak barrels with fresh kiwis creating a dry, tart, and very tropical Sour Ale. 7.5% ABV
Brooklyn Defender IPA – A heroically-hopped Golden IPA. Firm bitterness followed by notes of citrus and tropical fruit showcasing Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade and Centennial hops. 5.9% ABV
Chichicapa – Our award-winning Sorachi Ace Saison laid down in smoky Mezcal barrels from a small, traditional producer in Mexico. An amazing mix of smoke, belgian yeast character and the unique lemon zest character of Sorachi Ace Hops. You may not get a chance to try this Ghost Bottle again. 9.5% ABV
Brooklyn Black Ops Vintage 2013 – Rich, Roasty, Bold. One year of aging barely tames this intense bourbon-barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout. Flavors of roast, coffee, dark chocolate and bourbon whiskey perfect for cold nights ahead.​

B.UNITED INTERNATIONAL

Schneider & Sohn Aventinus – Germany – Oldest wheat doppelbock of Bavaria. 8.2% ABV
Vintage 2011 Schlenkerla Oak Smoke – Germany – From a six-generation smoke brewery – A traditional rauchbier make from smoking malts over oak. 8% ABV
Vintage 2015 BFM (Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes) Cuvée Du 7ème – Switzerland – Created for the 7th anniversary of BFM. 7% ABV
Vintage 2013 Cerveses De Dues Tocatta – Spain – Made with 50% pale ale barley malt and 50% whisky malt. A caramel color with wood and dry grapes on the nose with some herbal quality due to the hops used. Powerful, sweet and reminiscent of fine sherries. 11% ABV
Vintage 2013 Birrificio l’Olmaia PVK Aged in Wine Barrels – Italian ale aged in Red Wine Barrels. 4.5% ABV
Vintage 2013 Birrificio Montegioco Bran – Italy – Italian Strong Brown Ale brewed with 12 different malts. 8.5% ABV
Brasserie Vapeur En Folie – Belgium – Vapuer Folie (translated it’s “Steam Madness”) is a lager brewed with cumin, a moderate amount of hops and sweet orange peel.
Vintage 2006 Birrificio Italiano Scires – A fruit beer made with Italian cherries. 8% ABV
Special OEC bottles – TBD

BUTTONWOODS BREWERY

Coming Out Swinging – Galaxy dry hopped IPA 6.6% ABV
Transcendental Enlightment – Brett Beer – 100% brett fermented beer with rye, oats, wheat, and spelt 5.2% ABV
Dream of Flowers – Mixed Fermentation Sour – A young barrel aged sour that is the base for most of our sour program. Aged in a red zinfandel barrel formerly used at The Bronx Brewery with a wild Brett strain. 5.1% ABV

CAMBRIDGE BREWING COMPANY

Vive Bruxelles! – Our 28th Anniversary beer, brewed in collaboration with Yvan de Baets of Belgium’s Brasserie de la Senne. This Flemish-style sour red ale was barrel fermented with our house mixed culture for one year, then aged on black currants for an additional six months. Puckering with earthy and tart fruit. 6.8% ABV
Heather Ale – This year’s expression of our unhopped herbal beer features handpicked fresh heather flowers, sweet gale, yarrow, and lavender. Notes of wildflower honey lead to a spicy, herbal palate with notes of toasty malt. 5% ABV
The Brett Conspiracy – Mixed-Brett barrel fermentation for six months sur lie is followed by a dryhopping regimen with Galaxy and Centennial hops in stainless tanks, then six months of bottle conditioning. Fruit-forward hop and Brett character with a balanced funky finish. 6% ABV
Arquebus 2017 – Brewed with local honey and white wine grapes, and aged in Stag’s Leap Napa Valley chardonnay barrels. This barleywine expresses fresh, sweet dessert wine and honeycomb character, evolving into notes of sauternes and sherry. 12% ABV
Cor Cordium – Special Limited Release! – A collaboration with our friends at Jester King, this wild saison was co-fermented with mixed cultures from both breweries then aged upon foraged Cornelian fruit and heirloom cranberries. Incredibly dry with spicy tart red fruit. 5% ABV

CAPTAIN LAWRENCE BREWING COMPANY

Cuvee De Castleton – American Wild Ale/Sour Ale – Golden Ale aged in French Chardonnay Barrels with Muscat Grapes 9% ABV
Hops n Roses – American Wild Ale/Sour Ale – Golden Ale aged in Oak Barrels with Brettanomyces and, Rose Hips, Hibiscus, and Elderflowers 5.5% ABV
Leaking Staves – American Wild Ale/Sour Ale – Sour Ale aged in French Oak Foudres with New York grown Cabernet Grapes 7% ABV

CROOKED CURRENT BREWERY

Mexican Hot Chocolate – This beer is a milk stout brewed with cinnamon sticks, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla beans, roasted cacao, and a blend of chili peppers for a subtle spicy heat. ABV: 6.2%
White Stout – A golden colored ale brewed with coarse ground coffee, vanilla and cocoa. Dark roasted malts are withheld from the recipe in order to achieve this light colored beer with all the flavor characteristics of a stout. ABV: 5.7%
Beer #3: TBD

DECIDUOUS BREWING COMPANY

Stack – New England IPA 6% ABV
Research – Experimental Hoppy Ale series. This time, Research is a double dry-hopped NEIPA 6.6% ABV
Shine – Berliner Style Ale fermented with Blood Orange and Lychee 4.2% ABV

DOGFISH HEAD CRAFT BREWED ALES

Carobock – Bavarian-style Weizenbock. Ours was styled to be a play on a ‘chocolate covered banana,’ so we selected toasted carob pods to provide intense, earthy chocolate flavors and rounded out by aging on Madagascar vanilla beans. 8%ABV
Siracusa Nera – Stout. Combining a roasty Imperial Stout with a jammy Syrah wine, this beer is bold and complex. Notes of coffee, dark chocolate and anise from a blend of roasted malts meld with flavors of plums, cherries and stewed fruits from Syrah grape must in this jet black stout. 10%ABV
2016 World Wide Stout – Rare and often rumored about in the darkest corners of the beer community, World Wide Stout is dark, rich, roasty and complex, and lingers somewhere beyond the limits of the average beer. 17ish%ABV
2017 Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout – We’ve now taken this Dogfish Head classic and aged it on oak with real vanilla beans! With a little tender love and care we foster this beer from smooth, sweet wort into the big, bad blackend stout it always longed to be! 17ish%ABV

ELYSIAN BREWING COMPANY

Dark O The Moon – Pumpkin Stout dosed with pumpkin in the mash, kettle & fermentor. 7.5% ABV
Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale – A pumpkin ale with the attitude of a world-weary barista, Punkuccino packs a short shot of Stumptown coffee toddy in your pint with just a shake of cinnamon and nutmeg. 6% ABV
Hawaiian Sunburn – An Ale dosed with Pineapple & Habanero Peppers. 5.3% ABV
Dayglow IPA – A touch of wheat hazes the malt bill, softening this bright and crisp IPA. Dayglow is packed with juicy hops featuring pineapple and tropical fruit flavors and aromas.
Dripping with tropical, sunshiny Mosaic and twinkles with touches of Eldorado and Centennial. 7.4% ABV

EXHIBIT ‘A’ BREWING COMPANY

Goody Two Shoes Kölsch Style Ale – Our Kölsch style ale transports us back to experiencing the majesty, tradition and purity of Kölsch for the very first time. We went for a very traditional recreation with a little modern twist. 4.5% ABV
The Cat’s Meow IPA – Where are we today? A lush hop farm, the late summer’s warm moist air, and the full aroma of freshly picked hop cones on your hands. Take time to savor moments like this. Smell. Taste. Consider. Enjoy. Repeat. 6.5% ABV
Hair Raiser DIPA – This Double India Pale Ale is packed with a hair raising amount of Galaxy, Mosaic, Azacca and High Oil Cascade hops and features Maris Otter malts as the base. 8% ABV
Sunday Paper Imperial Stout with Coffee – This imperial stout is brewed with roasted malt from Valley Malt in Hadley, MA and fresh roasted coffee from Barrington Coffee Roasting Company. 9.9% ABV

FINBACK BREWERY

Currency – Rye IPA brewed in collaboration with Barrier Brewing
High Contrast – Imperial Porter with Coffee
Knoll – IPA with mosaic hops 5.5%ABV
Wale Farm – DIPA brewed in collaboration with Alefarm

FIRESTONE WALKER BREWING COMPANY

Mocha Merlin Oatmeal Stout – This beer is brewed with the Colombia La Granadilla blend from our friends and neighbors at HoneyCo Coffee Roasters. The Colombia La Granadilla coffee meshes perfectly with the chocolaty character from the cocoa nibs, providing an oatmeal stout experience like no other. A touch of lactose “milk sugar” provides suggestion of rounded sweetness on the finish 5.5%ABV
Stickee Monkee Central Coast Quad – This barrel-aged Quad evolves and shows a different face each year; a result of time spent aging in the barrel. Turbinado brown sugar from Mexico adds wonderful molasses flavors that are reminiscent of Belgian candi sugar. It has a full body and lush texture with barrel expression all over; toasted oak, coconut, leather and rich cigar tobacco. 12.5%ABV
Parabola Imperial Stout – Parabola is a beer of darkness and immensity, a barrel-­aged beast that is routinely ranked as one of the top beers in the world. This Russian imperial oatmeal stout is aged for a full year in Heaven Hill barrels, developing flavors of rich, chewy roasted malts, charred oak and bourbony vanilla. Parabola bares its teeth with its impenetrable black hue and soaring alcohol, yet its bite remains refined with a silky, balanced finish. 14.5%ABV

FOOLPROOF BREWING COMPANY

Pirate’s Dream – Revery Russian Imperial Stout aged in a Thomas Tew Rum barrel for over a year. abv: 11%
Black Jack IPA – Did you know hops have a cousin? This dank IPA is dry-hopped with aromatic terpenes. abv: 6.5%
East End Porter – Raincloud Robust Porter aged in a Four Roses Bourbon barrel. Keep an eye out for this beauty on tap at The East End in Providence. abv: 7%
Federal Hill Ale – A collaboration between Foolproof and renowned Chef Walter Potenza, this pale ale is brewed with blood orange, saffron, and dry-hopped with Citra and Mosaic. Now available in cans! abv: 5%

FOX FARM BREWERY

Burst – American IPA hopped intently to deliver bright, tropical flavors – pineapple, mango, tangerine. 7%
Witch Meadow – Imperial Stout, not yet released 10%
Gather – A fresh, unfiltered, carefully-hopped German Pils. Something to gather around when the work is done. 5.5%
A farmhouse beer – TBD

FOUNDERS BREWING COMPANY

Backwoods Bastard 2016 Release – An Ale Aged in Oak Bourbon Barrels – Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts, a bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark fruit. It’s a kick back sipper made to excite the palate – 11.2 % ABV
DKML – Imperial Malt Liquor aged in Bourbon Barrels – Here you have what could be the first malt liquor worthy of a glass. Typically a slighted style, we thought we would class it up with a stay in the wood and a healthy dose of dry-hopping. A huge hit of corn gives this one a smooth sweetness and the high ABV gives you a reason to share – 14.2 % ABV
Doom – Imperial IPA Aged in Bourbon Barrels – A collision of worlds, the intense hop character of our Imperial IPA mingles with the warm vanilla and oak notes imparted from the time spent in our favorite bourbon barrels. Like all good things, Doom comes to those who wait – 12.4% ABV
Kentucky Breakfast Stout 2017 Release (KBS) – What we’ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in Oak Bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight – 11.8% ABV
Mosaic Promise – A single-hop ale – Mosaic Promise showcases two unique ingredients: Mosaic Hops and Golden Promise malt. The versatility of the hops pleasing aroma and flavor characteristics with the traditional barley’s depth of flavor comprise this clean, rich, golden beer. We can brew complex beers with the best of them, but we recognize that there is also beauty in simplicity – 5.5% ABV

GOOD MEASURE BREWING COMPANY

Early Riser – American Cream Ale 4.8% ABV
As the Crow Flies – Harvest Grissette brewed with Local Spelt, Wheat and Fresh Hops 4.0% ABV

GOOSE ISLAND BREWERY

Bourbon County Stout 2014 – Brewed in honor of the 1000th batch at our original Clybourn brewpub. A liquid as dark and dense as a black hole with thick foam the color of a bourbon barrel. The nose is an intense mix of charred oak, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and smoke. 13.8% abv
Juliet 2016 – Inspired by sour beers from the Cantillion Brewery in Belgium, Juliet is a tart, jammy, complex ale fermented in wine barrels with fifty pounds of fresh locally sourced blackberries, with notes of wood, tannin, and spice. 6.8% abv
Madame Rose 2015 – An homage to the traditional ‘Oude Bruin’ beers of Belgium, Madame Rose is a Belgian Style Brown Ale aged for two years in wine barrels with wild yeast and locally sourced tart Michigan cherries. Pouring a deep crimson mahogany, Madame Rose is sour but accessible with layers of malty sweetness, sour cherry, spice, and wood. 6.7% abv
Brasserie Blanc – is a barrel-aged golden ale that we have aged in Muscat barrels for up to 14 months with grape juice. Brasserie Blanc pours a delicate golden color with a bright fruit and wood aroma that has tropical notes and slight hint of Brettanomyces. The flavor is bright and complex with tropical, citrus, and slight grape notes. 8.3% abv

GREY SAIL BREWING OF RHODE ISLAND

Bring Back the Peach – Blonde Ale aged on bugs and peaches for a significant amount of time that I have since lost track of. Craft Beer Week exclusive. ABV unknown.
Save the Citra-Tas – Limited release Wheat Ale brewed with Citra, grapefruit and Hibiscus. Proceeds of sales benefit Breast Cancer Awareness. ABV 3.7%
Captain’s Daughter – Double IPA brewed with Citra and Mosaic. ABV 8.5%
BA Wild Ale with Cherries – Belgian Pale Ale barrel-aged with Brett and and Cherries. ABV unknown.

HANGING HILLS BREWING COMPANY

Hartbeat DIPA – Citra & Mosaic make hop babies in your mouth 8.4%
Pumpkin the Bear Smoked Pumpkin Doppelbock – No spices, just pure smoked sweetness 8.3%
Oh, New England! NEIPA – Haze craze for daze. 6.5%

HARPOON BREWERY

Sean’s Double Dare – Experimental DIPA – A hop lover’s delight! Hop additions of Galaxy, Citra, and Mandarina in the whirlpool, and dry hopped with El Dorado, Galaxy and Citra. 8.4% ABV
Barrel-Aged Barleywine – 2 yr aged. – This barleywine spent 6 months in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels, and then we aged the beer for almost another 2 years to make sure it’s as smooth as it is delicious. With notes of oak and vanilla – this beer is sure to warm you up.
12% ABV
100 barrel series #62 – Nana’s Nightcap – An imperial porter inspired by Oatmeal Cookies. Brewed with vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 9.0% ABV

HEAVY SEAS BREWING COMPANY

Winter Storm Imperial ESB on Cask – Malty with big hop presence, 7.5% ABV
The Greater Pumpkin – Imperial Pumpkin Ale aged in bourbon barrels, 10% ABV
Blackbeard’s Breakfast – Coffee Porter aged in bourbon barrels, 10% ABV
Tropicannon Citrus IPA – Blood Orange, Mango, Grapefruit, 7.25% ABV

HIDDEN COVE BREWING COMPANY

Jali – a Belgian Golden Ale with Brett, Lacto and Agave nectar, aged for 10 months in Tequila barrels and finished with apricots and charred jalapeños.
Bouillon – a blueberry sour with brett and lacto, aged for 10 months in red wine barrels.
Fragola – Ale aged in Valpolicella Barrels, finished with local Strawberries. 6%
Trinal – Belgian Style Tripel fermented with red wine yeast, aged in a blend of bourbon and pinot noir barrels dosed with brettanomyces for 9 months. 9%

JACK’S ABBY BREWING

Triple Dry-Hopped Hoponius Union – Our flagship hoppy lager finished with a triple dry hopping for beautiful aromatics 6.5%
Post Shift Pilser – German tradition meets new age hops in this crisp clean and hoppy pilsner 4.7%
Kiwi Rising – Get ready to get bitter with this massive double IPL using all new Zealand sourced hops 8.5%
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Framinghammer – Our signature Baltic Porter aged in Bourbon barrels for a rich silky smooth and strong finish 10%

KENT FALLS BREWING COMPANY

Kiwi Melon Gose – Lacto fermented gose finished with brettanomyces and conditioned on watermelon and kiwi puree. Wildly bright sweetness from the fruit followed by a dry tart finish. 4.6%
Bewilderment – Imperial Brett IPA, our highest alcohol brett beer. A more acertive version of our Brett IPA, Waymaker. 8%
Shoots IPA – IPA with Bitter Gold, Michigan Copper hops. Malt: Pils, Pale, Spelt and Red Wheat malt from Valley Malt.

LONG LIVE BEERWORKS

Time Bomb IPA – 7.5%
Vanilla Wallaby – 7% – A stout brewed in collaboration with PVDonuts featuring vanilla and graham cracker.
Digderidoo – 7.4% – A Stout aged on oak, bourbon, vanilla, and almonds. Served on cask.

LONG TRAIL BREWING COMPANY

Golden Sour – ale fermented with two strains of Brettananomyces 7.1%
Over The Handlebars – Double IPA dry hopped with Simcoe and Cascade lupulin powder 7.7%
Young American – Malt Liquor 8.9%

LORD HOBO BREWING COMPANY

Hobo Life – Hobo Life Session IPA is heavily dry-hopped with Citra and brewed with 20% flaked oat. Refreshing and bright with notes of lemon-lime and grapefruit zest to entertain the palate. ABV: 4.5%
Glorious – This beautifully smooth New England-Style Pale Ale pours a hazy, straw color. A double-dose of sought-after Galaxy hops delivers a silky peach-grape aroma, tropical fruit flavors, and an elegant mouthfeel. ABV: 6.5%
Consolation Prize – A full-bodied Double IPA that glows a magnificent hazy or ange. He avily dry-hopped with Jarrylo, Azacca & Mosaic resulting in big notes of pineapple, mango, honeydew and subtle sweetness. ABV: 9.5%

LOST NATION BREWING

Mosaic IPA – single hop IPA. 5.5% abv
Gose – Wheat beer brewed with sea salt and coriander. Slightly tart, very refreshing. 4.5% abv

NEW BELGIUM BREWING COMPANY

Clutch – Born from a common interest in thrashing, New Belgium’s wood cellar team and Maryland-based band Clutch, collaborated to make this darker-than-black, genre-bending Lips of Faith release. Clutch storms the senses with deep cocoa and fruity funkiness from a blend of sour Oscar pulled from French oak foeders to complement the heavy stout base.” 8.5%, 15 IBUs
Belgian Reserve Sour Saison – A traditional foeder-aged sour ale artfully blended with a rustic, champagne-like Farmhouse Ale. 7%, 18 IBUs
Transatlantique Kriek – Transatlantique Kriek begins with a sour cherry lambic made by Oud Beersel, a 130-year-old Belgian lambic brewery. It is then shipped across the Atlantic and blended with a portion of New Belgium’s own sour Felix, which creates an intense cherry nose and a tart, sweet flash across the palate.7%
NBB Love Blackberry Oscar – “This deep ruby sour mélange of cherry and green apple aromas. Fruited whiskey barrels previously held Leopold Brothers Rye Whiskey matured with real Colorado Blackberries. The fruited whiskey barrels deliver slight char, vanilla and blackberry notes for a beer 14 months in the making. 8.8%

NEW ENGLAND BREWING COMPANY

Zapata Bot – G Bot DIPA aged in Anejo Tequilla Barrels abv: 9%
Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA – Single Hop Citra IPA creating a tropical and citrus flavor profile abv: 6.2%
Coffee Breath – Imperial Oatmeal Milk Stout brewed with locally roasted coffee. abv: 8.4%
Chocolate & Vanilla Ghost Pigeon Porter – An American style porter brewed with 7 different malts with Cocao Nibs and Vanilla Beans abv: 5.8%

NEWPORT STORM BREWING COMPANY

Annual Release ’16 – One of Derek’s favorite ingredients, chocolate, comes back again and is joined this time with milk sugar and vanilla. Chocolate malt helps build the base for this beer and then cacao nibs from Ghana finish off the chocolatey flavor. Don’t decide between your chocolate and beer, have them both today! ABV: 11%
Annual Release ’17 – This German inspired brew is finally ready after a long, cold fermentation. For this year’s release we’ve enlisted the help of two German hops, Saphir and Tettnang. Left behind by our Bavarian lager yeast strain was a malty and hop spicy brew. ABV: 11%
Rhode Trip – Your mouth waters from aromas of pineapple and tropical fruit, while the addition of oats gives this beer a soft mouth-feel. Each time they brew this beer, they will choose a new hop to feature. ABV: 6.3%
aRIstotle – This beer is filled with sweet and spicy characteristics from Saison yeast. Tannins and oak are apparent in this beer after laying in American white oak barrels for six months. It is a complex and unique brew. ABV: 9%

OMMEGANG BREWERY

Pale Sour Ale – A mixed culture fermentation sour beer that drinks like a fine white wine. Pale Sour pours a bright golden hue with a brilliant white head. The flavor is an elegant interplay of sweet and sour that is beautifully clean and balanced. The mouthfeel is soft with a delicate body and a clean finish.
ABV: 6.9%
Three Philosophers – A masterful blend of a strong, malty quadruple ale and authentic Belgian Kriek from Brouwerji Liefmans. It’s the only beer of its kind in the world and the high ABV and complexity of this beer make it a good candidate for ageing gracefully. Three Philosophers is a dark, mysterious cherry-chestnut color with a smooth, tan head. Opaque but not cloudy. Flavors and aromas of roasted malt, dark fruit, vanilla, sweet and sour cherries, coffee, currants, brandied raisins and chocolate. Notable sweetness and low bitterness with well-developed malts. ABV: 9.7%
Ginnepin Saison – Saison brewed with gin botanicals. This farmhouse ale is brewed with pilsner, pale malt and flaked corn. Spiced with juniper berries, lemon zest, lime zest, coriander, orange peel, grains of paradise and ginger. Pours a pale yellowish orange with a stark white head—slightly darker than Hennepin thanks to the juniper. Aromas of clove, bananas, hay and a light earthy sweetness. A pleasantly light mouthfeel belies the moderate ABV and resolves to a dry finish with a slight lingering bitterness. ABV: 7.7%
Duvel Single – A benchmark Belgian Blonde Ale; dry and crisp with a mild yeasty citrus note.
More hops on the palate than in the nose. The beer is carefully balanced so that hops play off equally with malt and citrus. Intentionally not heavy or complex, a well-balanced sessionable ale. ABV: 6.8%

OSKAR BLUES BREWERY

Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY – Aged through four seasons and from a blend of the top Bourbons around, this Ten FIDY has morphed into a monster of cranked up flavor. Espresso, burnt sugar, rich chocolate, caramel notes are now driving alongside the vanilla, oak, bourbon from the barrel that have been smoothed out during maturation. 12.9% ABV
Hotbox Coffee Porter – This porter is based on malt flavors of roasted nuts, crème brulee, cocoa, and caramel, extracted from English and German roasted and caramel malts. Hotbox Roasters then crashes the party and infuses potent, cold-extracted coffee from beans sourced from Brazil and Mexico that deals out flavors and aromas of dark plums, chocolate, and hints of blueberry. 6.4% ABV
Death by Coconut – Intense pure liquid cacao flavors swirl with popping coconut aromas, all supported by a semi-sweet porter made from loads of our dark chocolate and extra dark caramel malt. So good you might pass away. 6.5% ABV

OTTER CREEK BREWING COMPANY

Neon Flow IPA – brewed with passionfruit, 6%
Return to Sender – (brewed with Castle Island) 6.6% Wet Hop Harvest Ale, Sacche Trois yeast, hops from Addison county hop farm

OXBOW BREWING COMPANY

Farmhouse Pale Ale – American hops meet saison yeast in this dry, signature ale. 6%
Luppolo – Italian-style pils 5%
Sasuga – Rice saison fermented with brettanomyces 5.5%

PRAIRIE ARTISAN ALES

Vous Français – Brett. Saison ABV: 4.0%
Apricot Funk – Sour ale w/ apricot ABV: 6.3%
Paradise – Imperial stout w/ toasted coconut and vanilla ABV: 13.0%
Birthday Bomb – Coffee Imperial Stout ABV: 13.0%

QUEEN CITY BREWERY

Gregarious – Made from only fine Scottish malt, English hops, our distinctive ale yeast and fresh Vermont water, our Strong Scotch Ale is meant to be savored. Kettle caramelization of the wort and cool fermentation produce a smooth, full-bodied strong ale. 7.5%
Yorkshire Porter – This classic English dark ale is rich, full-bodied, and well-balanced with an understated hop bitterness and a malt profile accentuating the chocolate and coffee-like character. 5%
South End Lager – Our neighborhood lager is a “helles,” the classic beer of Munich. Made with German malt and hops, South End Lager is a delicate malt-accentuated blond lager, with a refreshing crispness and a pleasing noble hop finish. 5.4%

RAGGED ISLAND BREWING COMPANY

Surfer’s End New England IPA – Vic Secret and Denali hops combine to offer a bitter, hazy, and IPA with notes of citrus. 6% ABV
TwoTree Double IPA – This piney west coast inspired IPA has notes of pine and a resin finish. 8% ABV
Cask – TBD

RAVENOUS BREWING COMPANY

Black Harvest – 6.5 ABV. A sweet potoato stout brewed for the love of fall.
Coffee Milk Stout – 5.5 Abv. A brewery staple. Brewed with dark and roasted malts, infused with New Harvest Coffee.
Domum Corvino – An American Wild Ale aged in oak with blackberries and wildberries for over a year. 6.3 Abv

REVIVAL BREWING COMPANY

The What If Series…
Bourbon Barrel Aged with Cocoa & Chili – with White Electric Imperial Stout 9%
Peaches, Plums & Mangoes – with You Thirsty? New England IPA 6.5%
Rum-Soaked Hazelnuts & Raisin with Vanilla – with Mercy Brown Imperial Brown Ale
Husk Cherry, Lemmon Mint, Roasted Pumpkin – with Wild Bushido. An American Wild Ale brewed with a mixture of saki yeast, lager yeast & brettanomyces. 9%

SHELTON BROTHERS IMPORTERS

Pasteur Street Brewing Co.: Passion Fruit Wheat – Vietnamese wheat ale brewed w/ whole, fresh passion fruit ABV: 4.0%
Mikkeller: Beer Geek Maple Vanilla Shake – Imperial Oatmeal Stout w/ coffee, maple, and vanilla ABV: 13.0%
De la Senne: Bruxellensis – Belgian “Wild” Ale fermented with 100% Brett. B. ABV: 6.5%
Cantillon: Gueuze – Gueuze ABV: 5.0%
De Ranke: Kriek de Ranke – Lambic blend w/ sour cherries ABV: 5.0%
Weissenohe: Mönchskeller – Unfiltered, unpasteurized Kellerbier ABV: 5.2%
Carakale/Arizona Wilderness: Dead Sea-rious – Jordanian Gose w/ Dead Sea Salt and Fresh Grapefruit ABV: 5.0%
Nøgne Ø: Dark Horizon (5th Edition) – Imperial Stout ABV: 16.0%

SIERRA NEVADA BREWING COMPANY

Trip in the Woods – Barrel Aged Cocoa Narwhal with Coconut – Barrel aged imperial stout with Cocoa and Coconut 11.8%
Trip in the Woods – Rye Barrel-Aged Dunkelweizen – does this really need an explanation 10.10%
Trip in the Woods – Barrel Aged Narwhal w/ Currants 9.8%
Trip in the Woods – Chateau Otra Vez – Ale brewed with Cactus & Grapefruit. Aged in Chardonnay Barrels 4.8%

SINGLECUT BEERSMITHS

18-Watt Session IPA – The redefinition of the session IPA. Orange zest, pine resin and tropical lupulin beauty that easily rivals much bigger IPAs, with a substantially full, soft malt body that compliments but doesn’t interfere with the hop attack. One of our proudest accomplishments. 5%
Heavy Boots of Lead Imperial Stout – Our biggest beer to date, created in the great magnetic field. Super complex richness of mega-chocolate, roast, vanilla and coffee in an astonishingly smooth monster of a brew. 11.2%
The Punk with the Stutter DDH IIPA – Who doesn’t like double dry-hopping? Especially when you’re using a newfangled hop variety known for a pure and easy combination of tropics and dank? It’s 5:15 somewhere. 7.3%
Softly Spoken Magic Spells IIPA – Far away across the field there is a golden IIPA with a tropical / bright citrus / mild pine and smooth / soft lightly sweet malt that will take you home home again. 8.6%

SONS OF LIBERTY BEER AND SPIRITS

Nitro Uprising Stout Ale – Uprising stout is the base beer for Sons of Liberty’s Uprising American Single Malt Whiskey. 10% abv
Pedro Ximénez Barrel Aged Uprising Stout Ale – Sons of Liberty’s Uprising stout aged in a Pedro Ximénez sherry barrel for 8 months. This same barrel previously aged Sons of Liberty’s Uprising American Single Malt Whiskey which was distilled from the same mash as this beer – dehusked chocolate malt, biscuit malt, pale malt, crystal malt and roasted barley. 10%
Barrel-Aged Battle Cry Belgian Tripel Ale – Sons of Liberty’s Belgian Tripel Ale aged in ex-Battle Cry American Single Malt Whiskey barrels which was distilled from the same mash as this beer – rye malt, honey malt and pale malt with a Belgian Trappist Style yeast strain.10%
Chris Coolship Series – Wild Fermented Belgian Ale Barrel Aged with Peaches – Wild fermented (coolship) Battle Cry Belgian Tripel Ale (rye malt, honey malt, pale malt) aged 16 months in a white wine barrel; the last 4 months with the addition of peaches. Then blended 50/50 with a wheat beer that had a secondary fermentation with Brett and aged for 12 months in a white wine barrel. 5%

STONE BREWING COMPANY

Xocoveza Extra Anejo – Mocha Stout Aged in Bordeaux/Tequila Barrels ABV: 11.3%
Bitter Chocolate Oakmeal Bourbon Barrel Stout – Stone 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels ABV: 11.4%
Barrel-Aged Imperial Saison w/Peach ABV  10.3% We took an Imperial Saison, added 17% peach juice, 3 strains of Brettanomyces yeast, souring organism Lactobacillus brevis, and put all of that into wine barrels for about nine months.
Stone Winter Harvest – Belgian-Style Golden Ale aged in White Wine Barrels w/Merlot Grapes
ABV: 11.3%.

TRANSMITTER BREWING

OH1 Hoppy Pilsner – A hoppy germanic style pilsner made with our friends at Other Half. Minerally water makes for a solid bitterness and wonderful floral dry hop expression from the addition of Motueka, Saphir, Mandarina Barvaria, and Saaz. 4.9 % ABV
W6 Apricot Gose – Hot side soured with two strains of lactobacillus and a single strain of pediococcus. Deep round mouth feel from the judicious use of salt. Fuzzy apricot nose gives way to a super juicy stone fruit finish. Dry and fruity AF. 6.3% ABV
H2 Chardonnay Harvest Saison – FACTS: Inoculated with a mixed culture of Saccromyces, brettanomyces, lactobacillus and pediococcus. Fermented in red wine barrels for 8 months. About 2 lbs per gallon of Chardonnay grapes were added and refermented for another few months. NARRATIVE: Beautiful funky oak expression within a dry saison beer. Tart without being over the top, grape without being wine. This is the AWA you’ve been looking for. 7.1% ABV

TRINITY BREWHOUSE

Bourbon Cherry Darkness – Russian Imperial stout brewed with brown sugar and barrel aged in bourbon barrels stuffed with black cherries.12% ABV
Belgian Strawberry – Belgian Strong beer brewed with over 300 lbs of strawberries and dry hopped with lemon balm, pineapple sage and chocolate mint . This is the last of 2017 batch! 13%abv
Batch 2220 IPA – This is part of our IPA Batch Series, this batch was brewed with Nelson hops, and a variety of lupilin powder. 5.5%
Cask – TBD

TWO ROADS BREWING COMPANY

Plum Gose – classic gose sour and salty interplay with the unmistakable flavor of tart Italian plums. Pinkish in color and decidedly refreshing. Soured in a former dairy tanker adjacent to the brewery. 4.5 % abv
Roadsmary’s Other Baby Rum Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale – the director’s cut to Roadsmary’s Baby. It’s a single barrel batch of Roadsmary’s Baby that is unblended and aged longer for bigger rum, vanilla and oak notes. 9.2% abv
Roadsmary’s Stepchild Rum Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Lambic-Style Ale – a lambic style version of Roadsmary’s Baby aged in rum barrels from the Caribbean. The only keg coming to RI. 9.3% abv
Miles 2 Go Unfiltered Pale Lager – The RI debut of a new unfiltered pale lager, featuring decoction method mashing, 100% German malt and hops, and unfiltered for a softer body. This keller-style lager is brewed traditionally and fermented cold and slow. 6.2%abv

VICTORY BREWING COMPANY

Home Grown New American Lager – Dry-hopped, unfiltered lager brewed with 6 varietals of whole flower American hops that bring a juicy, bright hop aroma to a sessionable lager with low bitterness. Event exclusive – first keg tapped in New England. 4.8% ABV
D’Town IPA #2 – Brewed with Lemondrop, Mandarina & Citra hops. Bright, hop-forward orange and lemon aroma, with subtle fresh berries and pine. Event exclusive – only keg in New England. 6.4% ABV
White Monkey – Aged for three months in white wine barrels, our beloved Golden Monkey matures in an even more decadent direction. Distinct notes of vanilla and woody tannins from American oak blend beautifully with the fruit and spice character of this Belgian-style tripel. 9.5% ABV
Java Cask (2016 Vintage) – Limited Bourbon barrel-aged imperial coffee stout brewed with One Village coffee and evoking bittersweet flavors of espresso, smoke and vanilla. 14.3% ABV

VON TRAPP BREWING COMPANY

Dunkel Lager; Cask – Creamy, toffee aromas balance the bitterness of Munich malts in this roasted brown lager. ABV: 5.7%
Hoppy Marzen – Amber lager is dry-hopped with copious amounts of Hull Melon Hops. Mandarina Bavaria hops notes of melon and citrus give this Marzen a beautiful aroma while not being overly bitter ABV: 6.4%
Pilsner – A Bohemian Pilsner with harmonious blend of Perle and Saaz Hops. Very light to taste. Pours golden. 5.4%

WHALERS BREWING COMPANY

White IPA – An unfiltered wheat based IPA fermented with a Belgian yeast, brewed with Amarillo and Citra hops along with coriander, producing an easy drinking ale with citrus and spice overtones. 5.5% ABV
Oracle – An aroma of sweet bourbon precedes this exceptionally smooth barrel aged Belgian Tripel that has hints of black cherry and brown sugar. 12% ABV
Prometheus – A barrel-aged imperial stout that has rich notes of chocolate and vanilla, paired with a silky smooth mouthfeel. 12% ABV
Wanderer – A caramel colored double IPA, layered with bold aromas of citrus and mango. The complex blend of hops add hefty tones of tangerine to the surprisingly smooth finish. 8% abv

WORMTOWN BREWERY

Pro-Pro Porter – Collaboration with Medusa Brewing Company that is a Robust Porter brewed with bourbon barrel stave smoked barley for rich notes of dark chocolate and subtle smoke. *7.8% ABV 55 IBUs
Be Hoppiest – Triple IPA, brewed with North American Pilsner, German Pilsner, and Hadley, MA Pilsner Malts. Hopped with El Dorado, Equinox, Azaca and Warrior hops to pack a giant, citrus, sticky, punch of bitter hop flavor! Flavors of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit emanate from the nose, giving way to a massive palate that is surprisingly smooth. *10.7%, 120+IBUs
Quad – Warming! Haha sorry we just created this so I don’t have tasting notes on it yet but it has traditional tasting notes of a Belgian Quad. I can get more info over to you as soon as I have it. 10%
Mangonada Tropical IPL – Tropical India Pale Lager brewed in collaboration with Cerveza Loba from Guadalajara, Mexico. We brewed and dry hopped it with Four Star Farm Magnum, Calypso, and Eukanot which are known for their tropical flavors and aromas. At the end of fermentation we added mango puree and lagered it on Mexican habaneros and habanero concentrate. Cerveza Loba cooked down the habaneros until ash was formed. This process infuses flavor without the heat you would get from fresh habaneros. 6.5% 65 IBUs

Read all about it: Beervana A to Z!

In our column in the brandy-new Beer Issue of Motif, we have an alphabetical ode to the it’s-almost-sold-out-buy-tickets-NOW Beervana Fest. [And keep an eye peeled for the full beer list, which we hope to post in the next day or three.]

Click here for the A-to-Z fun and/or go the website and click Newest Issue at the top of the homepage for the Virtual Newspaper Experience. Cheers!

Proclamation Ale Company bids farewell to West Kingston

When we made our first visit to Proclamation Ale Company in January 2014, the brewery was bereft of beer. Well, there was a bit of zzzlumber to be sampled, but brewmaster Dave Witham was preparing to launch his 3.5-barrel system and . [Click here to read that story — which also cites fellow “new kids on the tap” Whalers and Brutopia — and click fast, because Providence Phoenix links are mostly gone from the WWW.] Dave told us about his then-new endeavor: “I [don’t] want to make middle of the road beers that one would sit and idly drink. I want to make beers that grab one’s attention with more extreme flavor profiles and complexity, all while maintaining some sense of balance.” Mission accomplished! [Bonus content: here’s a link to our “Get to know your brewer” Q&A with Dave, from 8.5.15.]

You all know the leaps the Proc crew has made in the ensuing three-and-three-quarter years, including significant expansion at their West Kingston HQ [more tanks and barrels, a canning line], mega-lines for their special releases, glowing press notices from national outlets, an inclusion on the prestigious Zwanze Day beer list, an appearance by Mr. Witham on the cover of Beer Advocate — and the imminent opening of a giant new beer-making/taprooming home off Jefferson Blvd in Warwick.

So, this weekend is the last week at 141 Fairgrounds Rd, and the Procsters are going out with a Big Bash on October 6 and 7. On 9.14, they said on Fbook, “On October 7th, 2017, we will take this battered sign down and begin the migration north to our new home in Warwick, RI. While our stay in West Kingston has been far from perfect, it’s the place that we laid our roots, embraced our identity, refined our craft and built relationships with the people who supported us and made us what we are today. Soooo…Thank you!!! (While we maintain our sarcastic saltiness on the outside, our loving creamy center is truly grateful to you all.)” [They’re “hoping to start doing retail-only mid-October and grand opening around November 1” at the new digs.] The details of the Big Bash — including a double can release — are here.

But you’ll still have a reason to head to 141 Fairgrounds Rd.: Josh Letourneau, who has mastered the brewing at Grey Sail the last few years, will be launching his new endeavor, Shaidzon Beer Company, at the haus that Proc built. We hope to have details from Josh soon, but the mail moves slowly these days… [Bonus content: here’s Josh’s “Get to know your brewer” Q&A from 6.10.15.]

Cheers to mo’ better beer! What a difference three-and-three-quarter years makes!!!!