After decades of growth, craft beer in Rhode Island has reached a fever pitch event the wildest dreams of local beer enthusiasts couldn’t conjure. Whereas once we could count on one hand the number of breweries, including brewpubs, in our state, now it’s getting difficult to attempt to keep up with the new brewery openings.
So in light of the ever-growing and constantly expanding nature of the scene, this list may not be complete, but it is every RI brewery that I was able to find (find a few of these spots on our center spread).
84 Aleworks Brewing & Tavern, 15 Canal St, Westerly
Apponaug Brewing Company, 334 Knight St, Warwick
Beer on Earth, 425 West Fountain St, PVD
Buttonwoods Brewery, 530 Wellington Ave, Cranston
Coddington Brewing Co., 210 Coddington Highway, Middletown
Community Bruin Co., 74 Nooseneck Hill Rd, West Greenwich
Crooked Current Brewery, 560 Mineral Spring Ave, Pawtucket
Foolproof Brewing Company, 241 Grotto Ave, Pawtucket
Grey Sail Brewing, 63 Canal St, Westerly
Isle Brewer’s Guild/Narragansett, 461 Main St, Pawtucket
Linesider Brewing Company, 1485 South County Trail, East Greenwich
Long Live Beerworks, 425 West Fountain St, PVD
Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling, 293 JT Connell Rd, Newport
Proclamation Ale Company, 298 Kilvert St, Warwick
Providence Brewing Company, 1920 Mineral Spring Ave, North Providence
Ragged Island Brewing Company, 200 High Point Ave, Portsmouth
Ravenous Brewing Company, 840 Cumberland Hill Rd, Woonsocket
Revival Brewing Company, 505 Atwood Ave, Cranston
Shaidzon Beer Company, 141 Fairgrounds Rd, West Kingston
Smug Brewing, 100 Carver St, Pawtucket
Sons of Liberty Beer and Spirits Company, 1425 Kingstown Rd, South Kingston
Taproot Brewing Company, 909 East Main Rd, Middletown
Tilted Barn Brewery, 1 Helmsley Pl, Exeter
Trinity Brewhouse, 186 Fountain St, PVD
Union Station Brewery, 36 Exchange Terr, PVD
Whalers Brewing Company, 1174 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield
This abbreviated list doesn’t even count the breweries currently in development, nor does it scratch the surface of the depth and breadth of brewing talent represented by all these wonderful institutions. There isn’t space or time enough to list all of the beers available by these wonderful alchemists, but my experience with the local brews emerging today is that every one of them is worth trying. If you find you’re unable to visit each one in person, our local liquor stores will certainly have at least some of them in stock.
If you make it your goal, as I have made it mine, to try every one, then I wish you luck and please be responsible out there while you embark on your delicious, hoppy, bubbly journey. Make your beer tour of little Rhody a good one.