Lou Papineau

Got Beer? Reaching Beervana: There’s no suffering, but there’s plenty of desire

This is our ninth Beervana Fest preview (we hadn’t earned our Official Beer Writing Credentials when the first coupla fests took place). Waaaaay back in 2011, the 401 beer scene was taking baby steps toward the splendiferous bounty of riches we enjoy in 2019. At the turn of this decade, Beervana and the Great International […]

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Got Beer? What’s Brewing? Swim into an ocean of beer news

Another “Got Beer?!” column, and another new brewery has joined the 401 craft crew! The General’s Crossing Brewhouse, at 34 Narragansett Ave in the heart of Jamestown, opened on August 23 – it’s the 28th brewery in the Ocean State. And yep, that’s the same address as Conanicut Brewing, the home-brewing/wine-making supply shop run by […]

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Got Beer? Don’t Lose Your Head: Hit up these events sure to keep your pint glass full

Here’s a roundup of news for the last-two-official-weeks-o’-summer and the roundup of big beer doings a-happening when the temp starts dropping: Buttonwoods Brewery will present its first annual Oktoberfest on September 22 (the big doings in Munich runs from the 21st through October 6). Brewmaster Morgan Snyder made a traditional-style märzen called (wait for it…) […]

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Got Beer? Suds Tsunami: Are we approaching peak beer?

Last week, the Brewers Association (BA), the trade organization that represents small and independent American craft brewers, posted its national midyear stats for 2019. Production volume increased 4%, which has been the pace for the past few years. Bart Watson, the BA’s chief economist, noted that “the majority of growth continues to come from microbreweries, […]

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Got Beer? Liberation Libations: 13 Colonies Brewers Festival raises a glass and new breweries belly up

We’ve collected a wide range of beer news for youse … here it be: It’s been an issue or three since we’ve told you about another brewery joining the Rhody ranks. So let’s end that drought with the newest kid on the 401 beer block: Bravo Brewing Company. Chris Mishoe will be setting up shop […]

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Got Beer? All the Beer That’s Fit to Drink: Beer events are springing up like dandelions

As we noted a coupla issue ago, the folks at Narragansett Beer are looking into launching a multi-purpose attraction – a brewpub/taproom with other beery elements – in the building (owned by Brown University) next to the Hilton Garden Inn near India Point Park in Providence. A hearing for a special use permit was held on May […]

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