Go get beer [4.14-17]; get your tix NOW for the Newport Craft Beer Fest; and the Beer Summit

We have a growler-less-than-half-full post this week [we gotta up our squeaky wheeling game], but here’s what we do know re: what’s pouring this weekend:

 At Proclamation Ale Company [Thursday 3:30-7 pm, Friday 5-9, Saturday 12-7, Sunday 12-5]: The Stalk [double IPA made with Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops, 8.6% ABV]; Derivative: Citra and Mosaic [pale ale, 6%]; Process/Progress #3 [IPA with 40% rye in the malt base, 6.5%]; and Burgess [“ESB brewed with English malts/hops/yeast,” 5%].

Tilted Barn will be closed on Saturday; in case you missed their announcement, they’ll be open every other week through June 4.

At Grey Sail [Thursday + Friday 4-7 pm, Saturday + Sunday 1-5]: Hazy Day [Belgian wit], Flagship [cream ale], Flying Jenny [extra pale ale], Leaning Chimney [smoked porter], Black Mast [American stout], Pour Judgement [IPA], Great Ketch [IPL], and Captain’s Daughter [imperial IPA].

At Whaler’s [Thursday and Friday  4-8 pm, Saturday 1-7, Sunday 1-5]: Spiced Blueberry Berlinner Weisse, Ginger Wheat, East Coast IPA, RYE pale ALE, Lazarette Double Citra IPA [from the Stone & Steel Series], Hazelnut Stout, White IPA, the Rise [American pale ale]. And: “We also have some big surprises that are going to be debuting this weekend.”

At Long Live Beerworks [Wednesday-Friday  4-9 pm, Saturday 1-8]: Something Fancy [IPA, 7.5%, tastings only], Shop Truck DIPA [Armando calls it “grapefruit candy,” 9%], and Bricks and Mortar [oatmeal brown ale, 5.25%], plus a cask of I Know a Girl [IPA with thyme and lemon zest]. On Saturday from 1-5, the Gastros food truck will be serving its savory sausagey creations, paired with a new cask: Canyonero [Heck Hound cask-conditioned with dry and smoked chili peppers].

At Newport Storm [Thursday-Saturday 12-6 pm, Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, 12-5]: the seasonal Pilsner, Summer Hefeweizen, Hurricane Amber Ale, India Point Ale, Spring Irish Red Ale — and an Experimental Hop Test Batch [limited supply].

Seek and find for theeself re: Bucket, Crooked Current, Foolproof, Ravenous, and Revival.

     

There are a handful of tickets available for the Newport Craft Beer Festival; go here for details and the link to the ticket page.

RedLogoBut there’s another big brew fest in Boston this weekend: the Beer Summit will be at the Park Plaza Castle [130 Columbus Ave, a few blocks from the Common] on Friday [4.15, 6-9:30 pm] and Saturday [4.16, 12:30-4 and 5:30-9 pm]. The fest will host 50 brewers pouring more than 200 beers; click here to scan the list. Tix are $60.

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It’s National Beer Day! And Session Beer Day!! Plus: the Go Get Beer report [4.7-10], with a bottle release at Proclamation!!!

5_Prohibition_Disposal(9)_0It’s National Beer Day [aka every day]. Why? Let’s turn the wayback machine to 1933, in the waning days of Prohibition. On March 22, FDR signed the Cullen-Harrison Act, which legalized the sale, purchase — and drinking — of beer [with an ABV cap of 4%]. The law went info effect on April 7. On the 6th — New Beer’s Eve — thousands of suds-craving folks waited outside bars and breweries for the stroke of midnight; in the next 24 hours, 1.5 million barrels of the first-legal-beer-in-13-years were consumed. So raise a glass and toast the sweet nectar of freedom!

sbp we supportThe folks at the Session Beer Project have declared it Session Beer Day. They don’t mention National Beer Day in their manifesto — “insist on 4.5% or less” — and one wonders why they didn’t choose another date for their “holiday.” Spread the cheers!

By the way, it’s also National No Housework Day and National Coffee Cake Day. Beer pairs very well with those celebrations.

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OK, here’s what you can get 72 ounces of this weekend:

plasma Proclamation Ale Company has another big bottle release on Friday, with big special hours: 5-9 pm [no tastings until 6 or so after the initial sales rush]. Proc fans will be lining up for Plasmatic: “Blonde Sour fermented in oak for 14 months and refermented with blood orange. Available in 375ml bottles, limit 2 per person per day. Small run. Only 35 cases available first release.” The rest of the lineup for growlers/tastings [Thursday 3:30-7 pm, Saturday 12-7, Sunday 12-5] : Process/Progress #3 [6.5% ABV IPA with Mosaic and a “sooooper secret hop” and fermented with a “soooooper secret yeast,” and rye in the malt base; but “don’t worry, it tastes like everything else we make”]. Plus: The Stalk [double IPA made with Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops, 8.6%ABV]; Derivative: Mosaic [pale ale, 6%; they may have Derivative: Citra on “mid-weekend”]; and Burgess [“ESB brewed with English malts/hops/yeast,” 5%].

 An update from Matt and Kara at Tilted Barn: “As most of you know by now, we’ve been doing our best to keep up with demand but it’s been difficult at times lately. Our new, bigger brewhouse is ordered and being built as we speak but we’re still a few weeks out until it gets here and we’ll need a couple of weeks after that to get it online, scale up recipes, etc. In the meantime we’ve been trying to figure out a way to stay consistent and not have to do the last minute ‘Hey, we’re closed this week!’ post. So after much debate and many beers we’ve decided that we’re going to be open every other Saturday from now through the end of May. Sorry to our regulars that come every week but this way we’ll have some consistency to our schedule until we ramp up production. Starting some time in June, we’ll be back to our regular every Saturday hours plus we’ll be adding a couple of weekday afternoons/nights. Bear with us, we’re almost there. Promise. That being said, here is our upcoming schedule for tastings and growlers at the Barn: April 9, April 23, May 7, May 21, and June 4. As we get closer to the new system being online we’ll keep you guys updated. Thanks for understanding.” On Saturday from 1-4 pm, line up for Pour Sap Maple Brown, Farm Girl IPA, and Libby [blonde ale with Cashmere hops].

Tonight [4.7, 5:30-8:30 pm] is the night of the launch party at Whaler’s Brewing for the Stone & Steel Series. The Wakefield crew is concocting one-off brews; the first batch includes Prometheus, a stout aged in bourbon barrels; Pleiades, a Berliner Weisse-style ale fermented with blueberries; and Lazarette, a double IPA. Tix [$30] will be available at the door; the presale-tix-with-reserve-bottle are sold out, but they say, “[We] should hopefully have some available to buy tonight.”

At Grey Sail [Thursday + Friday 4-7 pm, Saturday + Sunday 1-5]: Hazy Day [Belgian wit], Flagship [cream ale], Flying Jenny [extra pale ale], Leaning Chimney [smoked porter], Black Mast [American stout], Pour Judgement [IPA], Great Ketch [IPL], and Captain’s Daughter [imperial IPA].

At Long Live Beerworks [Wednesday-Friday  4-9 pm, Saturday 1-8]: Shop Truck DIPA [Armando calls it “grapefruit candy,” 9% ABV], Bricks and Mortar [oatmeal brown ale, 5.25%], Lil’ Sippy [dry-hopped session pale ale, 5%] and Black Cat [dry-hopped pale ale, 6.5%].

At Newport Storm [Thursday-Saturday 12-6 pm, Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, 12-5]: the seasonal Pilsner [which is available in the Twelve Sheets To the Wind Variety Pack], plus Hurricane Amber Ale, India Point Ale, Spring Irish Red Ale — and an Experimental Hop Test Batch [limited supply].

Seek and find for theeself re: Bucket, Crooked Current, Foolproof, Ravenous, and Revival.

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Tug-of-war over better beer laws; Whaler’s debuts the Stone & Steel Series; and the Go Get Beer report, with new brews (and sausage) at Long Live, 4.1 fun at Foolproof

Before we get to the regularly scheduled growlin’ ’n’ tastin’ roundup, we need to share the latest chapter in the push for better beer laws. When there’s a push for change, the change-ees push back. [As we noted in “Growlers and beyond: raising the beer bar in Rhode Island,” “We’re hoping that the old saw about a rising tide lifting all boats can be embraced by the lobbyists and that the potential for increased sales at local breweries isn’t seen as a threat to sales at liquor stores.” Some retailers don‘t want to ride the rising tide.] Read this letter which was sent to the state’s breweries:

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And now dig into the spirited and enlightening response by Proclamation Ale Company’s prez/brewmaster Dave Witham, titled “Idle Threats of Dark Age Babies.”

This dustup was inspired by the bills that have recently been introduced at the State House; here’s our update from 3.28, “Better beer bills in the pipeline at the State House.” As we noted in that post, if you’re on the side of change [and since you’re reading this blog we’re guessing you are], contact your legislators and encourage them to support said bills, H 7705 and S 2382.

OK, here’s what you can get 72 ounces of this weekend:

At Proclamation Ale Company [Thursday 3:30-7 pm, Friday 3:30-8, Saturday 12-7, Sunday 12-5], where there’s such to be an even higher level of the usual lively conversation: Process/Progress #3 [6.5% ABV IPA with Mosaic and a “sooooper secret hop” and fermented with a “soooooper secret yeast,” and rye in the malt base; but “don’t worry, it tastes like everything else we make”]. Plus: a “super-fresh, juicetacular batch” of The Stalk [double IPA made with Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops, 8.6%ABV], also in 22-ounce bombers; Derivative: Galaxy [bombers available] and Mosaic [pale ale, 6%]; and Burgess [“ESB brewed with English malts/hops/yeast,” 5%].

At Grey Sail [Thursday + Friday 4-7 pm, Saturday + Sunday 1-5]: Flagship [cream ale], Flying Jenny [extra pale ale], Leaning Chimney [smoked porter], Black Mast [American stout], Pour Judgement [IPA], Mary Ann’s Ginger Spice Ale, Great Ketch [IPL], and Captain’s Daughter [imperial IPA] — and a special firkin or pin.

At Foolproof [Friday 5-7 pm, Saturday 1-5]: Queen of the Yahd [raspberry IPA, 5.2% ABV], plus Shuckolate, Revery, Peanut Butter Raincloud, Backyahd, Barstool, La Ferme Urbaine, Raincloud, and King of the Yahd — and a special cask of Queen of the Yahd made with extra raspberry and Citra hops, plus a pin of Raincloud with cara cara orange and mint — “if the firkin kicks.” And it just might kick since Foolproof will celebrate its “favorite holiday” at the April Fool’s Night bash from 5-8 pm; tix include a tulip glass, three beer samples [including two exclusive bottle offerings: LFU Blanche, a farmhouse ale aged in chardonnay bottles, and LFU Rouge, aged in a pinot noir barrel], food samples from Delsie Catering and a take-home beer voucher. Hit their Facebook page for all the details. Get your tickets ASAP, they’re going fast!!

Tilted Barn will be closed this week. Matt and Kara say: “There’s no easy way around it…we literally can’t keep up with you guys.” Click here for their complete Spring 2016 update [spoiler alert: new barrelhouse on the way; more beer on the way; more days/hours on the way].

At Long Live Beerworks [Wednesday-Friday  4-9 pm, Saturday 1-8]: a new brew[s]: Bricks and Mortar [oatmeal brown ale] and “maybe” Shop Truck DIPA [Armando calls it “grapefruit candy”], plus Lil’ Sippy [dry-hopped session pale ale] and Black Cat [dry-hopped pale ale]. Plus on Firkin Friday [4.1]: Bricklayer’s Tan [toasted coconut brown ale; the name refers to brewmaster DeDona’s previous occupation]. Also on Friday: it’s Beer + Sausage Night, with delicacies [hand-crafted sausage and hot dogs] from the Gastros 401 food truck. Yum!

At Newport Storm [Thursday-Saturday 12-6 pm, Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, 12-5]: the seasonal Pilsner [which will be available in the Twelve Sheets To the Wind Variety Pack], plus Hurricane Amber Ale, India Point Ale, and Spring Irish Red Ale..

At Bucket Brewery [Friday 1-7:30 pm, Saturday 11 am-5 pm]: the new Prudence & Patience Rosehip Gose, plus Black Goat o’ the Woods [spiced milk stout], 33rd Inning Red Rye Lager, Park Look Porter, Pawtucket Pail Ale, and Park Loop Vanilla. And Bucket is still raising funds for Save The Bay: donate $1 [or more] and get a free pint!

At Crooked Current [Thursday 5-7 pm, Friday 5-8, Saturday 1-5]: Irish Red Ale, Hawaiian Robust Porter, and Oatmeal Raisin Stout.

Hit their website to get details on Whaler’s fare, but plan ahead for the launch party for their Stone & Steel Series. The Wakefield crew is concocting one-off brews; the first batch includes Prometheus, a stout aged in bourbon barrels; Pleiades, a Berliner Weisse-style ale fermented with blueberries; and Lazarette, a double IPA. The bombers will only be for sale at the brewery; the big bash is on Thursday, April 7 from 5:30-8:30 pm; tix are $30; get ’em here. In other Whaler’s news, they’ll be releasing a new pale ale, the Rise, made with Chinook, Cascade, and Citra, in the spring. Those bottles will be available at a store near you.

At Ravenous: Bienvenue Red Ale, Sarah Session IPA, Chocolate Milk Stout, and Coffee Milk Stout.

Seek and find for theeself re: Revival.

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Go get beer [3.24-3.27]: super-fresh Stalk at Proclamation, Firkin Friday, and more

We’re making up for last week’s skeletal report with an almost-all-taps-on-deck roundup:

At Proclamation Ale Company [Thursday 3:30-7 pm, Friday 3:30-8, Saturday 12-7, Sunday 12-5] for growlers and tastings: A “super-fresh, juicetacular batch” of The Stalk [double IPA made with Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops, 8.6%ABV], also in 22-ounce bombers. Plus: Derivative: Galaxy [also in “super-fresh packaged 3/23” bombers] and Mosaic [pale ale, 6%]; Burgess [“ESB brewed with English malts/hops/yeast,” 5%], and Broze [oatmeal milk stout, 5.6%].

At Newport Storm [Thursday-Saturday 12-6 pm, Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, 12-5]: the debut of Pilsner [which will be available in the Twelve Sheets To the Wind Variety Pack], plus Hurricane Amber Ale, India Point Ale, Spring Irish Red Ale, and Annual Release ’15 [“while it lasts”]. And there’s a new Storm brew: Unknown Variable. Quoth the notes: “[UV is] our brewery’s first venture in working with experimental hops! Experimental #7 and #33 aren’t your regular run-of-the-mill hops. These new varieties were specially crafted by growers and we were lucky enough to have the chance to work with them! As far as flavor profile is concerned, the malts in this golden hued brew take a back seat as you dive face-first into a beervana bliss of peaches and plum. At 8% ABV this double IPA is dangerously light and crisp.” The four-packs were bottled on 3.17 and are available at your fave beer emporium.

At Grey Sail [Thursday + Friday 4-7 pm, Saturday 1-5; closed on Sunday this week cuzza Easter]: Flagship [cream ale], Flying Jenny [extra pale ale], Leaning Chimney [smoked porter], Black Mast [American stout], Pour Judgement [IPA], Mary Ann’s Ginger Spice Ale [limited supply left], Great Ketch [IPL], and Captain’s Daughter [imperial IPA]. Plus: a cask of Black Mast with vanilla bean, cardamon, and Ceylon cinnamon will be tapped today [3.24] — Firkin Thursday!

At Foolproof [Friday 5-7 pm, Saturday 1-5]: Queen of the Yahd [raspberry IPA, 5.2% ABV; four-packs of 16-ounce cans are in stores now], plus Shuckolate, Revery, Peanut Butter Raincloud, Backyahd, Barstool, La Ferme Urbaine, Raincloud, and King of the Yahd — and a special cask of Backyahd made with kiwi and dry-hopped with Southern Cross and Azacca. And the WBRU Crew will be broadcasting live on Saturday.

At Tilted Barn [Saturday 1-4 pm]: a new DIPA, The Other One [made with Citra and Mosaic, 7.9%], plus Early Riser IPA, First Harvest [pale ale], and Libby [blonde ale with Cashmere].

At Long Live Beerworks [Wednesday-Friday  4-9 pm, Saturday 1-8]: ’Nuff Said IPA, Lil’ Sippy [dry-hopped session ale], and Black Cat [pale ale]. Plus on Firkin Friday [3.25]: The Night Man [American brown ale cask-conditioned with toasted almonds and cacao nibs].

At Bucket Brewery [Friday 1-7:30 pm, Saturday 11 am-5 pm]: the new Prudence & Patience Rosehip Gose, plus Black Goat o’ the Woods [spiced milk stout], 33rd Inning Red Rye Lager, Pawtucket Pail Ale, and Park Loop Porter — plus “our sixth tap will have one of the following at any given time: It Came To Me In A Dreamsicle [orange Creamsicle ale], Park Loop Porter: Vanilla!, and Hard Root Beer.” And Bucket is still raising funds for Save The Bay: donate $1 [or more, hint-hint] and get a free pint!

At Whaler’s [Thursday + Friday 4-8 pm, Saturday 1-7, Sunday 1-5]: East Coast IPA, Oak Porter, Golden Ale, Megazord [dry-hopped brown ale], and Hazelnut Stout.

[Updated on 3.25 @ 9:31 AM] At Crooked Current: “The chocolate tap takeover returns. If you missed the chocolate cherry, chocolate orange, & chocolate habanero stouts!”

At Ravenous [Saturday 1-4 pm]: Bienvenu [Frenzh Quarter Red], Sarah Session IPA, Chocolate Milk Stout, and Coffee Milk Stout.

Seek and find for theeself re: Revival.

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Go get beer [3.10-3.13]: bottle release at Proclamation, two brews with tea, bundles of joy, and more

Thirsty? Hit the road, enjoy the early spring weather, and slake that thirst!

 In the Revival tasting room at Brutopia, you can enjoy tastings of Sour Munk, Up Ships Kriek, Fanny, Rocky Point Red, Have No Mercy Porter, Juliett Imperial Stout, and Bourbon-Aged Barley Wine. On cask for Firkin Friday: an IPL made with green tea, orange, and dragon fruit, and a Dark Sour with cherries formally know as Matt the Radar TEQ. Sean Larkin tells us: “Disney had sent a cease and desist letter, so in the interest on not getting sued we will think about changing the name. Probably not.” Bombers [22-0z.] of Rocky Point, What Cheer, Fanny, Conga, Juliett, and Bourbon-Aged Barley Wine are also available to-go. And Brutopia has its 14 beers [available for growlers].

 Proclamation Ale Company has another big bottle release on Friday, with big special hours: 5-9 pm. Proc fans will be lining up for Polychrome: “Blended blonde/amber/dark sours fermented in red wine and whisky barrels.  Moderate acidity, cherry, vanilla,  fruit and oak notes.  8% ABV.”  There are 650 375ml bottles available, with a limit of three-per-person-per-day. The rest of the lineup for growlers/tastings [Thursday 3:30-7 pm, Saturday 12-7, Sunday 12-5] : Process/Progress 2 [“Batch 2 of our ‘mess around’ IPA series. QUAD (yes, I said quad) dry hopped with a blend of Centennial/Equinox/Bitter Gold hops and about 30% oats in the grist. Giant, hoppy, grassy, citrus, berries, floral.  6.7% ABV”]; Burgess [“Straight up 5% ESB brewed with English malts/hops/yeast. Named after a mofo that looks like Jake Gyllenhaal and made Dave drink too much”; growlers only]; The Stalk [double IPA made with Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops], Derivative: Galaxy [pale ale, 6%], and Broze [oatmeal milk stout; on nitro].

 At Bucket Brewery [Friday 1-7:30 pm, Saturday 11 am-5 pm]: the new Prudence & Patience Rosehip Gose, plus BOG Cranberry Orange Saison, Black Goat o’ the Woods [spiced milk stout], 33rd Inning Pawtucket Pail Ale, and Park Loop Porter. And Bucket is raising funds for Save The Bay: donate $1 [or more, hint-hint] and get a free pint.

 At Grey Sail [Thursday + Friday 4-7 pm, Saturday + Sunday 1-5]: Black Mast American Stout, Flagship Cream Ale, Flying Jenny Extra Pale Ale, Leaning Chimney Smoked Porter, Mary Ann’s Ginger Spice Ale, Pour Judgement IPA, Great Ketch IPL, and Captain’s Daughter [imperial IPA].

 At Foolproof [Friday 5-7 pm, Saturday 1-5]: Queen of the Yahd, a new raspberry IPA [5.2% ABV; four-packs of 16-ounce cans are due soon], plus Shuckolate, Revery, Peanut Butter Raincloud, Backyahd, Barstool, La Ferme Urbaine, Raincloud, and King of the Yahd — and a special cask of Queen of the Yahd made with rooibos tea.

 Tilted Barn is “closed this week for our expansion…no, not that one. Kara is due on Friday so we’ll be closed Saturday. Reopening next week.” Congrats to the Richardsons on their new addition!

 Here’s more bundle o’ joy news: Dorian at Ravenous asks, “What do you do when your beautiful IPA-loving wife has to stop drinking for nine months while she carries your child? You make an IPA just for her.” Head to Woonsocket on Saturday from 1-4 pm for tastings and growlers of SARAH Session IPA, Blackstone Pale Ale, Chocolate Milk Stout, and Coffee Milk Stout.

 At Newport Storm [Thursday-Saturday 12-6 pm, Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, 12-5]: Hurricane Amber Ale, India Point Ale, Rhode Island Blueberry, and Spring Irish Red Ale. And yep, the Storm HQ will be open while the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is bringin’ the green through the City By the Sea.

 At Long Live Beerworks [Wednesday-Friday  4-9 pm, Saturday 1-8]: ’Nuff Said IPA, Milk Milk Stout, and Lil’ Sippy [dry-hopped session ale]. Plus on Firkin Friday [3.11]: Ol’ Rusty [double IPA — 9% ABV — with grapefruit zest].

 Seek and find for theeself re: Crooked Current and Whaler’s.

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Go get beer [3.3-3.6], featuring two new brews at Proclamation; plus, the Malted Barley Providence’s opening date!

The view from the front window [photo by Elizabeth Koller, from The Malted Barley Providence Facebook page]
It’s been a loooong time coming since we broke the news on July 22, but everyone’s patience has finally been rewarded: The Malted Barley Providence [334 Westminster St] will celebrate its Grand Opening on Thursday, March 10. Congrats to Ron, Colin, Stephanie, and their hard-working [and patient] crews. Cheers!

Our weekly what’s-on-tap glass is half-full — half of our correspondents are on a brewers’ cruise this week — but here’s what we know [and we’ve provided the usual links to the sources’ sites so you can glean your own intel re: the high seas revelers].

At Proclamation Ale Company [Thursday 3:30-7 pm, Friday 3:30-8, Saturday 12-7, Sunday 12-5] for tastings and growlers: Two beers will debut at the West Kingston HQ! New Beer #1: Process/Progress 2. Dave sez: “Batch 2 of our ‘mess around’ IPA series. QUAD (yes, I said quad) dry hopped with a blend of Centennial/Equinox/Bitter Gold hops and about 30% oats in the grist. Giant, hoppy, grassy, citrus, berries, floral.  6.7% abv.” New Beer #2: Burgess. Dave sez: “Straight up 5% ESB brewed with English malts/hops/yeast. Named after a mofo that looks like Jake Gyllenhaal and made Dave drink too much.” Also: The Stalk [double IPA made with Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops], Derivative: Galaxy, Derivative: Mosaic — and Broze [oatmeal milk stout; on nitro for tastings only].

At Bucket Brewery [Friday 1-7:30 pm, Saturday 11 am-5 pm]: the debut of Prudence & Patience Rosehip Gose, plus Black Goat o’ the Woods [spiced milk stout], 33rd Inning Red Rye Lager, Pawtucket Pail Ale, Park Loop Porter, and Fireside Harvest Ale [“last keg!”], [plus some tests and one-offs].

At Foolproof [Friday 5-7 pm, Saturday 1-5]: Queen of the Yahd, a new raspberry IPA [5.2% ABV; four-packs of 16-ounce cans will ship in a month or so], plus Shuckolate, Revery, Peanut Butter Raincloud, Backyahd, Barstool, La Ferme Urbaine, Raincloud, and King of the Yahd — and a special cask of Queen of the Yahd made with peaches. [And ICYMI, we posted some Foolproof news on 3.1]

At Long Live Beerworks [Wednesday-Friday  4-9 pm, Saturday 1-8]: ’Nuff Said IPA, Milk Milk Stout, and Heck Hound [smoky red ale]. Plus on Firkin Friday [3.4], Gato Pina [Black Cat made with pineapple].

At Ravenous [Saturday 1-4 pm]: Dolly Cole [black IPA], Blackstone Pale Ale, Chocolate Milk Stout, and Coffee Milk Stout.

Seek and find for theeself re: Grey Sail, Tilted Barn, Crooked Current, Newport Storm, and Whaler’s.

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Go get beer [2.25.-28]!: Foolproof coronates the Queen of the Yahd, Long Live welcomes Cousin Vinnie, and Crooked Current goes tropical

Wondering what’s on tap this weekend? Wonder no longer! You’re welcome!!

At Foolproof [Friday 5-7 pm, Saturday 1-5]: check out their expanded tasting room, featuring the debut of Queen of the Yahd, a new raspberry IPA [5.2% ABV; four-packs of 16-ounce cans will ship in a month or so], plus Shuckolate, Revery, Peanut Butter Raincloud, Backyahd, Barstool, La Ferme Urbaine, Raincloud, and King of the Yahd — and a special cask of Backyahd brewed with Mosaic and Citra hops — and Fruity Pebbles [we’re hoping Raincloud with Count Chocula is up next].

At Bucket Brewery [Friday 1-7:30 pm, Saturday 11 am-5 pm]: Black Goat o’ the Woods [spiced milk stout], 33rd Inning Red Rye Lager, Pawtucket Pail Ale, Park Loop Porter, and Fireside Harvest Ale, and BOG Cranberry Orange Saison [plus some tests and prototypes and IPA left from last weekend’s IPA Day]. And on February [2.27], Bucket will host Roadhouse: The Musical [based on the beloved 1989 Patrick Swayze film]. Doors at 8, show at 9, tix are $20 [includes four drink tix and a souvenir pint glass].

At Proclamation Ale Company [Thursday 3:30-7 pm, Friday 3:30-8, Saturday 12-7, Sunday 12-5] for tastings and growlers: The Stalk [double IPA made with Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops], Derivative: Galaxy, Derivative: Mosaic — and a new batch of Broze [oatmeal milk stout].

At Long Live Beerworks [Wednesday-Friday  4-9 pm, Saturday 1-8]: ’Nuff Said IPA  and ’Nuff Said 2 [with a different hop profile], Milk Milk Stout, and Heck Hound [smoky red ale]. Plus on Firkin Friday [2.26], Cousin Vinnie [Black Cat pale ale dry-hopped with Vinnie Special hops; tastings only].

At Tilted Barn [Saturday 1-4 pm]: growlers/tastings of Libby, their new American Blonde Ale [with Citra], the Chosen One [double IPA], Second Harvest [pale ale], and Winter Sol [a winter ale “somewhere between a brown ale and a porter”].

At Crooked Current [Thursday 5-7 pm, Friday 5-8, Saturday 1-5]: The CC folks are “going tropical” with a “cameo appearance” from their New Zealand IPA, the Hawaiian Robust Porter, and a pineapple-infused Hawaiian Robust Porter. When the latter kicks, “which we anticipate will be early as we did not make much, the remaining Russian Imperial Stout will be on deck ready to bat.”

At Newport Storm [Thursday-Saturday 12-6 pm, Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, 12-5]: Spring Irish Red Ale, Hurricane Amber Ale, India Point Ale, and Rhode Island Blueberry, plus Annual Release [samples only].

At Ravenous [Saturday 1-4 pm]: Blackstone Pale Ale, Bienvenu French Quarter Red, Chocolate Milk Stout, and Coffee Milk Stout.

Seek and find for theeself re: Grey Sail and Whaler’s.

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