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Big beers for long nights

Plus, welcome three new brewers
The 'Gansett/Autocrat Coffee Stout returns!
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  October 01, 2014

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Our beers, ourselves

A mini-manifesto; plus, bring on the half-pint
“How Craft Alchemists Have Unleashed Beer’s Potential.”
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  September 10, 2014

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Blast from the past

Ballantine's back; plus, a slew of brew news
The return of "America's original IPA."
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  August 27, 2014

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The better beer boom

When are you opening a brewery?
The latest numbers from the Brewers Association were recently released, and the craft surge is still outta control.
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  August 23, 2014

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Hail to the hops

Beers to savor on IPA Day
Given that the many-splendored India Pale Ale is the most popular craft beer style, you could argue that every day is IPA Day.
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  August 06, 2014

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Want beer, will travel

Three road trips, four growlers
Windows down, music up, a chance to discover new brews, and — the best part — bring a growler or three home to savor said discoveries.
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  July 09, 2014



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What's in a name?

Bottles and Cans and Just Clap Your Hands
Rhode Island breweries have had a bit of trouble with their handles.
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  June 27, 2014

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Drink these brews

Local pros pick underappreciated beers
A selection of taken-for-granted/readily available/often veteran selections.
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  May 28, 2014

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Raise a glass (or three)

Bottles & Cans & Just Clap Your Hands
With the continuing growth of the better beer industry locally and nationwide, one can make a case that every week is American Craft Beer Week.
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  May 07, 2014

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Beer on the move

A new home for Nikki's; and the Rhode Island Beer Bus is revving up
Plus, Shiner Bock is coming to town
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  April 16, 2014

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Heady times for craft beer

Plus, 'Gansett's new mashup and a whole lotta new beers
The Brewers Association, which reps craft brewers, released its report for 2013, and the news is no surprise: better beer is still on the rise.
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  March 19, 2014



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Mo' better beer

So many brews, so little time . . .
The better beer scene keeps getting better and better .
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  February 12, 2014

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New year, new beer

Meet Proclamation Ale and more
The flow of ambitious Rhode Island brewers is continuing unabated in 2014.
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  January 15, 2014

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Fill your glass with cheer

Beer gifts, local liquids, and hoppy holiday bashes
For weeks we’ve been planning to do a detailed gift guide; we hit a few stores, made some notes, and then realized that you don’t need much hand-holding if you’re buying for the beer lover on your list.
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  December 11, 2013

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Meet the medalists

Local winners at the Great International Beer Fest
At the 17th annual competition, 575 entries in 48 categories were assessed by 98 judges.
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  November 13, 2013

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A shiny new Bucket

Plus, say hello to Slumbrew
Award-winning brews, new brews, and brew news for youse. . . .
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  November 06, 2013



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Beervana turns 5

 The best fest rolls out the barrel-aged beers, and much more
No hype, just fact: Beervana is the Main Event, the annual Big Night Out in our little corner of the craft beer world.
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  October 14, 2013

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Into the wild

Welcome, Stevie D's; new brews; and more
Let’s catch up on some beer news while we wait for the first Christmas ales to hit the shelves . . . .
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  September 25, 2013

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10 items or less

Counting calories, the Wall of Fall, and more
Octoberfest is here, and big boxes of beer
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  August 22, 2013

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A hoppy history lesson

Plus, craft sales keep booming
It all starts with Anchor Steam. The storied brew was saved from extinction when Fritz Maytag bought the brewery in 1965 — inauspiciously launching the craft beer industry and establishing its benchmarks: small, independent, and traditional.
By: LOU PAPINEAU  |  July 31, 2013
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