Get your woof on at Pints for Paws this Sunday

On Sunday [6. 25], the Providence Animal Rescue League will host the 8th Annual Pints for Paws at its HQ on Elbow St in the Jewelry District from 2 to 6 pm. The event features a ticketed beer tasting [$25, 2-4 pm] with more than a dozen breweries [including Foolproof, Narragansett, Smuttynose, Whaler’s, Grey Sail, and Lagunitas] running concurrently with a block party with food trucks, music, a Revival Brewing-powered beer bar and many pet-related activities [microchipping, a cooling doggie pool]. The PARL folks note that “every penny of the ticket price goes directly to support our programs that help animals in need.” Get your woof on [and get more details] at parl.org.

Newport Storm launches Rhode Trip on Friday

This just in from the beermakers in the City By the Sea:

This June we’re beginning a Rhode Trip. This hazy unfiltered yellow-orange IPA is bursting with juicy hop flavors! Your mouth waters from aromas of pineapple and tropical fruit.  Oats give this beer a soft mouthfeel. Each time we brew this beer we choose a new hop to feature.  For our inaugural brew we have featured Galaxy hops.

This perfect summer beer is arriving just in time to take along to all the great summer events we have going on in Rhode Island. At 6.3% ABV, this refreshing, summertime IPA is available in 4 packs of 16-ounce cans ($12).  Newport Storm Beer is available all over Rhode Island; if you don’t see it in your liquor store request an order today!

Join the Newport Storm Crew for Rhode Trip’s kickoff tasting events at:

Wines & More, Cranston, from 2-4 pm

Bellevue Wine & Spirits, Newport, from 3-5 pm

Charlestown Wine & Spirits, Charlestown, from 3-5 pm

Grapes & Gourmet, Jamestown, from 3-5 pm

Washington Hill Liquors, Lincoln,  from 3-5 pm

B&C Liquors, Smithfield, from 3-5 pm

I.M. Gan Discount Liquors, Warwick, from 3-5 pm

Tiverton Liquor Store, Tiverton, from 3-5 pm

Crestwood Liquors, Coventry, from 4-6 pm

Patriots Wine & Spirits, Warren, from 4-6 pm

Kingstown Liquor Mart, North Kingstown, from 4-6 pm

Wakefield Liquors, Wakefield RI from 4-6 pm

Liquid Assets Fine Wine & Spirits, Cranston, from 4-7 pm

Town Wine & Spirits, Rumford, RI from 5-7 pm

Doherty’s Ale House, Warwick, RI at 7 pm

Shannon View Inn, Warwick, RI at 8 pm

Grey Sail garners RI’s Top Beer and Top Brewery honors in the 2017 Zymurgy Best Beers By State poll

Huzzah to Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island, which garnered accolades in the 2017 Zymurgy / American Homebrewers Association tally of the Best Beers in America. Grey Sail was cited as the state’s Top Brewery, and Captain’s Daughter was chosen as Top Beer. Click here for the entire list

…and click here to glom the results the Top-Ranked Beers, Top Breweries, Top Imports, and Best Portfolio.

Cheers to Grey Sail!

Read all about it! Breweries celebrate the anniversary of the Better Beer Laws

In our column in the brandy-new/out-today [6.15] edition of Motif — the Food Issue — we celebrate the first anniversary of the passage of the Better Beer Laws. We asked #401 brewery folk to tell us how the ch-ch-ch-ch-changes have impacted their establishments — and six of them shared their insights and success stories!

Click here for the html version and/or click here and flip to page 7 for the Virtual Newspaper Experience. Cheers!

Read all about it! A suds-filled summer!!

In our column in the brandy-new issue of Motif — the Summer Guide — we bring you alla the info on the hop fun in the summertime that’s on tap over the next three months.

Click here for the html version and/or click here and flip to page 9 for the Virtual Newspaper Experience. And you oughta flip through all 72 pages of the summerstravaganza — there’s a whole lot going on! Cheers!

Get ready for American Craft Beer Week [5.15-21]

The time, it flies! American Craft Beer Week kicks off on Monday [5.15] and runs through May 21. It’s the twelfth annual event presented by the Brewers Association, the alliance of small, independent, and traditional beer makers, marketers, distributors, and biz peeps. This year’s theme is “Beer It Forward” [the hashtag: #beeritforward, obvi]. The ACBW mission statement: “Beer It Forward promotes doing good, simply, honestly in the same way many craft brewers exemplify this ideal every single day. They believe in the values of community and giving back. How can you brighten the lives of others through craft beer?” This infographic supplies some answers:

The folks at CraftBeer.com, the Brewers Association’s website, enthused: “Never, in the history of these United States, has there ever been a better time to enjoy beer. This seems like a bold statement, but it is true. Small and independent craft brewers have ensured that Americans have access to the most expansive variety of beers on the planet. They changed the nation’s beer reputation from the perennial butt of jokes into the envy of every other beer-loving nation in the world. These small businesses have worked tirelessly to not only bring a product to market but to intertwine themselves in the communities that they craft their beers. The United States’ over 5,300 small, independent craft brewers have shown us how a simple beverage and pure intentions can shift an entire culture…There truly is no more social of a beverage than beer. It is because of this that craft beer is the perfect way to spread positivity in celebration of American Craft Beer Week (ACBW). Beer has a simple ability to unite and get people talking. Not only will you feel good when you #beeritforward, but the person on the receiving end will appreciate it and in turn want to share that feeling with someone else. As beer fans, we do this all the time when we share a few beers with pals or offer a suggestion or beer knowledge.”

There will be a slew of beer happenings statewide. Here’s what we know so far [we’ll post updates if/when they arrive; all times/info subject to change.]

Monday [5.15]

Grey Sail Night at 84 Tavern On Canal [5-8 pm]
Revival Tap Takeover at the Knickerbocker Cafe [6-9 pm]
Two Roads 20-Tap Takeover at Flatbread Company [6-10 pm]

Tuesday [5.16]

Wormtown Trivia Night at Ogie’s Trailer Park [8-10 pm]
Uinta Tap Takeover at the Avery [6-8 pm]

Wednesday [5.17]

Revival Beer Dinner at the Charlestown Rathskellar [6 pm]
McLaughlin & Moran Multi-Tap Takeover and free pinball night at Fête [7-9 pm]

Thursday [5.18]

Revival Tap Takeover with Brewmaster Sean Larkin at 84 Tavern On Canal [7-9 pm]
Grey Sail Tap Takeover at the Malted Barley [Westerly, 7-9 pm]
Abita Night at KJ’s [Middletown, 7-9 pm]

Friday [5.19]

Weyerbacher Pint Night at the Malted Barley [Providence, 6-9 pm]
Uinta Tap Takeover at the Malted Barley [Westerly, 7-9 pm]
Abita Pint Night at Cleats Sports Club [Westerly, 8-10 pm]