…When All Your Carbs Come From Rhode Island

It’s time for change! Rather than sticking to the one-off format that has been the Brew Guide bread and butter, your new Guide is going to consist of new breweries, updates of past breweries, brews that you need to try, and craft beer places you need to visit. I may even throw in a couple upcoming events. Basically, it’ll be a one stop shop for every type of post I’ve done before!

Here’s the first edition, where a quest to find Rhode Islands best donut also meant a heavy dose of RI’s best breweries!

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Bissell Brothers Brewing Co. – Portland, ME

Last week I attended the Craft’d Company‘s Beers With the Brewer night held at Dorchester Brewing* on Wednesday, which was a really cool event. For the price of admission, you get a full pour of a beer of your choosing (although there is a featured beer), a snack (we got soft pretzels!) and got to hear from Todd Charbonneau, DB Co’s head brewer. Todd told us all about the beginning of the brewery and how he got started; he’s one of the handful of past Harpoon brewers in the area that are now doing off their own thing. Hearing from someone who was at the forefront of the craft beer wave is always super interesting!  It’s was a night full of great beer and fun talks among other avid craft beer fans. I highly recommend you check out one of their future events!

And now, I welcome you back to my popular series “How Have You Never Heard Of…?”, where we waited over an hour to bring you Bissell Brothers!

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Mayflower Brewing – Plymouth, MA

We’re back! A little vacation and I’m ready to give right into it. We even have a nice little back up of posting, so you’ll be getting a bunch of new posts coming up!

Quick note, I attended the Brew at the Zoo event at Roger Williams Park Zoo on Saturday and although it seemed to be quite oversold (far too long of lines at every table) it was an overall well done event with a lot of cool folks to chat with from a bunch of great breweries. I’d like for them to sell about 50-100 fewer tickets next go around though, so maybe I could spend some time checking out the animals instead of waiting for the next tasters.

Now let’s get down to business, let me tell you about Mayflower Brewing.

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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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Union Station Brewery – Providence, RI

So, did you watch the Oscars? I didn’t! I heard the movie about being in movies won a bunch. Hollywood sure loves to pat itself on the back, eh? Good thing they took that important best movie one away from them in the most awkward way possible and gave it to the movie with Cottonmouth in it! In case you’re not a Marvel dork like me, Mahershala Ali plays the villain “Cottonmouth” in Luke Cage and that’s all I knew him from. I know, I’m super cultured. Deadpool was my favorite movie last year and not a single award! Sure everyone thought La La Land and Moonlight were the bees knees, but I hear both were severely lacking in the all important “dick joke” category. But you know what they say, different strokes…

OK, enough of the amazing Oscar commentary and onto the beer!

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Cambridge Brewing Co. – Cambridge, MA

Sunday was really a day that ended up being a day where original brew plans failed. Luckily both times I was able to switch on the fly and everything worked out. The morning was spent dominating the ping-pong table at Revival, and at night I got to make a first time visit to Cambridge Brewing Company. Pro tip for all of you out there, don’t forget that if you have a Monday off, there are probably a lot of others that do too. And they are going to want to go out and drink as well. Maybe try to plan your night accordingly unlike certain beer bloggers.

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Revival Brewing Co. – Cranston, RI

This weekend I got a little redemption. After a weekend were I was promised brunch foods and soundly disappointed, there was an itch to scratch. So when I found out my originally planned destination wasn’t open on Sundays, the executive decision was made to head down to Brutopia, home of Revival Brewing Co. in Cranston. Having come to Revival in the past, I knew eating at the restaurant was a must and luckily for us, they serve brunch on Sundays! You really don’t know how much you want brunch nachos until you are told there are brunch nachos. No disappointment with the food this Sunday!

But this is a beer blog, so onto why you’re really here!

 

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