The Guild – Pawtucket, RI

Quick reminder, there’s only a short time left to buy your Brew Guide “I Drink New England” T with free priority shipping! Go here and enter the promo code IDRINKNE before Friday at midnight and you’re golden. Show your love for New England beer and support your favorite wandering lush in the process!

And now, a triumphant return to Rhode Island this week with Pawtucket’s The Guild, where triumphant returns are the name of the game.

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Magic Hat Brewing Co. – S. Burlington, VT

With all the excitement about the “I Drink New England” Shirts being released yesterday and my first try at beer journalism (please check it out and let me know what you think), I forgot to talk about the We’re Funk’d festival on What’s Goin’ Down!

Night Shift and Springdale put together an awesome first year event with a lot of really fantastic sour and wild beers. The German BSV Center in Walpole was a nice venue with the perfect set up for such and event. Next year should be a must attend for anyone that enjoys a bit of Sour Patch tongue. Only critique, hopefully next year they can get a few more food options and a bunch more porta-potties.

Time to put a wrap on Vermont for the time being, with a stop into an old favorite of mine, Magic Hat Brewing Co.

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But They Were So Young! Ranking the “We Asked 14 Brewers: What Beer Trend Needs To Die” List

There’s an article going around the internet titled “WE ASKED 14 BREWERS: WHAT BEER TREND NEEDS TO DIE” that is a pretty interesting read as a craft beer lover. There is a lot of range in the topics, running from dumb gripes to real constructive thoughts. So let’s take a look at these “issues”, in rank form, from least to most useful!

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Prohibition Pig Brewery – Waterbury, VT 

Happy Monday folks, we’ve got a whole bunch of awesome coming to you this week! We put a wrap on Vermont for a while with 2 more breweries, take a quick stop into NH (hopefully, I need to make sure proper photography was taken), and launch “What’s Goin’ Down This Week” in email form on Wednesday! (Sign Up Here!) Get in now on that now, got big news for the launch.

So much excitement, I know!

Let’s start it all off strong with Prohibition Pig!

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Citizen Cider – Burlington, VT

There’s a weekly write-up I do, perhaps you’ve read, called “What’s Going Down This Week“. It has news, events, beer releases, food trucks, and what’s in Brew Guide’s future! I recommend you check it out if you haven’t, it’s updated every Wednesday and gives you fun shit to do and a way to stalk me..if you’re so inclined.

And finally we get another long-awaited cider entry! Let’s get to the core of Citizen Cider! (I’ll see myself out…)

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Foam Brewers – Burlington, VT

After having a late breakfast in Burlington last week, we spent some time exploring the waterfront. I’d like to say it was for exercise, but it was mostly because it was still 20-ish minutes before Foam Brewing was going to be open. While there we took a peek at the A_Dog Skatepark, which was hosting a kids skate camp. I bring this up because I heard a statement from a 10-13 year old kid at this park that surprised me, (I assume in reference to a new board) “I found it for cheaper online, but you got to support the local store.” Burlington is for sure a strange city, but there is definitely some things they do right up there.

Beer is definitely another one of those things and Foam Brewers is a big part of that.

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Castle Island Brewing – Norwood, MA

This weekend I was quite busy doing fitness with the NE Spahten Ninjas at Ragnar Trail until Saturday, then sleeping/recovering most of Sunday. I didn’t spend my weekend in a taproom like I usually tend to (Although I did plenty of drinking, which you would have seen on my Instagram). I did notice that the new taproom at Castle Island had opened though, and luckily they’re open on Mondays and I’m on vacation this week. Let’s dig in.

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