Monday, May 14
Doherty’s East Avenue Irish Pub [342 East Ave., Pawtucket, 401.725.9520]: Founders Pint Night [8-10 pm]
Brown Grad Center Bar [90 Thayer St., Providence, 401.421.0270]: Meet the Brewer Night with Sean Larkin from Revival Brewing Co. [9-11 pm]
Wednesday, May 16
E&O Cafe [289 Knight St., Providence, 401.272.5430]: Red Hook Promotional Night [7-9 pm]
Mews Tavern [456 Main St., Wakefield, 401.783.9370]: Stoudts Brewing Co. Pint Night [8-10 pm]
Pour Judgement [32 Broadway, Newport, 401.619.2115]: Founders Tap Takeover
Harry’s Burger Bar [121 North Main St., Providence, 401.272.8676]: Mayflower Cask Night [8-10 pm]
84 High Street [84 High St., Westerly, 401.596.7871]: Grey Sail Tap Takeover [6-8 pm]
Thursday, May 17
Brown Grad Center Bar [90 Thayer St., Providence, 401.421.0270]: Sebago Promotional Night [9-11 pm]
Wickenden Pub [320 Wickenden St., Providence, 401.861.2555]: Abita Beer Night
Track 84 [84 Kilvert St., Warwick, 401.739.8484]: Mayflower Cask Night [7-9 pm]
The Malted Barley [42 High St., Westerly, 401.315.2184]: Grey Sail Pint Night [7-9 pm]
Friday, May 18
84 High Street [84 High St., Westerly, 401.596.7871]: Peak Brewing Company Tap Takeover [6-8 pm]
Dave’s Bar & Grill [2339 Post Rd., Warwick, 401.739.7444]: Heavy Seas Promotion [4-7 pm]


A great way to celebrate ACBW at home is to explore beers made with rye. The zesty, peppery taste of the hearty grain combines wonderfully with the citrus notes of the hops, lending a distinctive flavor to the usual IPA mix. With the arrival of Harpoon's Rich & Dan's Rye IPA, there are enough options to mix a six. The Boston brewery's take, which debuted as part of their experimental 100 Barrel Series last year, is a moderate, well-balanced treat and a very welcome addition to their year-round lineup. Other delicious ryeness which we've praised before: Sixpoint's Righteous Ale (6.3% ABV), Founders' Red's Rye PA (6.6%), and Bear Republic's Hop Rod Rye (8%). And definitely indulge in Shmaltz's Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. — dedicated to Lenny Bruce and the first of their "Tribute to Jewish Stars." The very forceful double IPA (10%) is brewed with "an obscene amount of hops" and will overwhelm you with its heady blend. For the sixth entry, you could grab a bomber of Blue Point's RastafaRye Ale (7.5%); get a going-going-gone six-pack of Sierra Nevada's seasonal Ruthless Rye (6.6%; let's hope that one goes year-round); or look for the any-day-now arrival of Wookey Jack (8.5%), a sure-to-be-special (and limited edition) black rye IPA from the award-winning wizards at Firestone Walker.

< prev  1  |  2  | 
Related: Irish ayes, Mix-the-ultimate-six, Ho-ho-hops!, More more >
  Topics: Liquid , craft beer, Rye, American Craft Beer Week
| More

Most Popular
Share this entry with Delicious

 See all articles by: LOU PAPINEAU