Got Beer? New cans! New tap room!! New licenses!!!

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Revival Brewing Company’s first batch of 16-ounce cans shipped this week to stores in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Capital Region in New York. Be on the lookout for four-packs of Fanny Session IPA, You Thirsty? New England IPA, and Night Swim’ah Belgian Wit (the cans are stamped with the message, “Started from the Bottom”). And mark your calendar for the Donuts & Drafts bash on May 27 3-5pm in Revival’s tasting room, 505 Atwood Ave, Cranston. Matos Bakery in Pawtucket is pairing five beer-inspired donut flavors with five beers. Tickets can be purchased at facebook.com/events/785981021558941/

Bucket Brewery is currently serving its newest limited release, Fireside – a sweet brown ale brewed with molasses, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla. It will be followed in late May by Merci Buckets, a saison brewed with lavender, coriander, and linden flowers. Every week on Prototype Friday, the Bucketeers unveil a single keg of boundary-stretching brews: look for a Black Rye IPA, Oktoberfest (talk about seasonal creep!), Kvass, and more this month. Bucket has become quite the social hub: Thursdays 8pm are Movie Nights, check the web site and Facebook page for titles; a pub sing on the second and fourth Fridays of the month; Saturdays 12-8pm are BBQ Day; and brunch is served on Sundays 10am-2pm, with succulent fare prepared by Bucket’s neighbors at Pork and Starboard paired with beer cocktails like the Gose Mimosa (Gose & OJ) and the Jittery Goat (cold brew and Black Goat stout). They have a group run that meets up at the brewery on Sunday at 9:30am – and they pour a free post-run beer for anyone who shows up!

Proclamation Ale Company told us that they’re “just beginning construction in Warwick, looking at a late summer/early fall opening at the new spot. Business as usual doing weekend releases at the brewery in West Kingston.” People have been lining up for tallboys of Mouth Breather, Ethereous, and Broze. Keep up with the flood of liquid goodness at proclamationaleco.com.

Ragged Island Brewing Company has hit the ground running. Since they opened their doors on March 17 they’ve expanded their hours (adding Thirsty Thursday) and their operation. Matt Grey reports: “We have just increased capacity from our one-barrel brewery by adding a 3.5-barrel system. We will continue to use both systems, so we are roughly a 4.5-barrel brewery now. We also hired Rob DaRosa from Union Station to be our head brewer. All of this adds up to more beer!”

• The tap room at Isle Brewers Guild – aka the Guild – is now open, pouring brews from its partners – Narragansett, Newburyport, Devil’s Purse, and Farmer Willie’s Craft Ginger Beer – on Thursday 4-8pm, Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 12-9pm, and Sunday 12-6pm. Speaking of ‘Gansett, Chapter 6 of the Lovecraft Series is out now. The Temple is a “Madly Hopped Marzen” (7% ABV); the product info notes that “this dark amber brew has a rich malt profile accompanied with bright citrus from the hops.”

Providence Brewing Company and Buttonwoods Brewery crossed a major item off their to-do list: the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved their brewer’s licenses (aka “permission to operate”). So Efren and Morgan can officially shift into high gear at their HQs in North Providence and Cranston, respectively; fingers crossed for steady progress so they can get to ribbon-cutting and beer brewing – and serving – ASAP. Cheers!

For more beer news, check Lou’s blog, bottlescansclaphands.wordpress.com, or follow @BottlesCansRI on Twitter.

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