1. BUCKET BREWERY
2. CODDINGTON BREWPUB
3. CROOKED CURRENT
4. FOOLPROOF BREWING COMPANY
5. GREY SAIL BREWING OF RHODE ISLAND
6. Narragansett Brewing / Isle Brewers Guild
461 Main Street, Pawtucket
7. NEWPORT STORM BREWERY
8. PROCLAMATION ALE COMPANY
9. RAVENOUS BREWING COMPANY
10. REVIVAL BREWING COMPANY
11. SONS OF LIBERTY SPIRITS COMPANY
12. TILTED BARN BREWERY
13. TRINITY BREWHOUSE
14. UNION STATION BREWERY
15. WHALER’S BREWING COMPANY
16. LONG LIVE BEERWORKS
17. RAGGED ISLAND BREWING CO.
18. BUTTONWOODS BREWERY
19. GREENVALE VINEYARDS
20. CAROLYN’S SAKONNET VINEYARD
21. NEWPORT VINEYARDS
22. Greenwich Cove Meadery
RI Beer Passport / Trail
The Rhode Island brewing scene is growing faster than ever. This year has seen the development of a beer trail and Passport distilled by the RI Brewers Guild. The Guild will reward those stalwart souls who complete the entire trail with a special, limited-edition beer.
The Brewers Guild had consumers vote on the style of brew for this special prize last fall at the Ocean State Beer Festival. That festival was hosted by Foolproof and the attendees selected a Belgian Strong Ale as the Passport reward. The recipe was designed by collaboration among several brewers in the state and is being bottled at Ravenous in Cumberland.
The Passport idea came about because most RI brewery visitors, especially on the weekend, seem to be coming from out of state, according to Jennifer Brinton, co-owner of the Grey Sail Brewery and spokesperson for the RI Brewers Guild.
“We always get the question: What’s next?”
The Passport map includes breweries and brewpubs alike, making it easier for brewers to show tourists and locals where to look to continue exploring the beverage arts in the Ocean State.
With recent changes in the laws surrounding how much alcohol breweries can sell directly, the stars and politicians are aligning to help transform RI into a destination for the appreciation of small brews. “For the first time, the Rhode Island state pavilion at the Big E is going have a bar,” Brinton said.
In what is turning into a statewide push, the Rhode Island Commerce Corp worked to have beer involved as a state exhibit, Brinton explained. New legislation is setting funding aside to help new and existing breweries grow and expand their brands to help drive tourism in the state.
Greenwich Cove Meadery greenwichcovemeadery.com
The Greenwich Cove Meadery in Coventry is a family operation that uses New England honey to make a unique and ancient concoction that is like a kind of wine. The meadery employs traditional practices like planting insectaries to attract bees, and using top-bar hives to keep the bees happy and healthy.
The end result is a beautiful golden liquid bursting with sweet flavor
that has been known through history as the nectar of the gods.
The meadery boasts a range of flavors from different recipes,
some on the sweeter side, others that are downright spicy,
pleasing a wide variety of palettes.
Southern New England
Appellation / Wine Trail
The Southern New England Appellation also presents a
Coastal Wine Trail, which guides visitors to 14 wineries
around New England, including three near Newport.
If you spend a few days hitting at least 6 of the wineries
on this Passport, you’re entered to win prizes like cruises
and romantic B & B stays. You can also take the guide
through the three participating wineries in the Newport area, sampling what our local grapes can do!
Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Rd, (Rte. 138) Middletown newportvineyards.com
Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd, Portsmouth
Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard,162 West Main Rd,
Little Compton sakonnetwine.com