Today’s the last chance to vote in the Favorite Rhode Island Beer Bar Bracket; the polls will close tonight around 10 pm. Two of the “games” are tightly contested, so your pick could be a buzzer-beater. The Final Four will be announced on Thursday and run through Sunday [3.29]. The two finalists will face off from Monday [3.30] till Thursday [4.2]. Rhode Island’s Favorite Beer Bar will cut down the nets and raise a triumphant glass on Friday, April 3.
• A heads up from Dave at Proclamation Ale Co.: “Friday, March 27th 5-8 pm = bottle release night for Derivative! Come down to the brewery and grab some in bottles! (and just saying, this batch that got bottled is the best batch ever… )” If you can’t get to West Kingston, you’ll be able to snag bombers of the divine Galaxy-hopped pale ale at select beer stores in the next day or three.
• Are you a beer-loving aspiring filmmaker? Then you should enter a short [three-minute-or-less] cinematic masterpiece in the 8th Annual Off-Centered Film Fest, presented by Dogfish Head and the Alamo [TX] Drafthouse Cinema. The theme: “Yacht Rockin’.” Combine water and weirdness and whatever else you can conjure to bring the concept to entertaining life. The sponsors promise the winner “a boatload of goodies, not to mention glory.” Head to the website to see last year’s winners and glom the guidelines [films must be submitted by March 31].