Meanwhile, Mark has been all over the state looking for a facility to reestablish Narragansett as a Rhode Island brewery (Narry Light and Lager is made in New York and Pennsylvania; the crafts are produced at the aforementioned Cottrell). Sites in Pawtucket, Providence (the Capital Records and C.J. Fox buildings), Warren (the American Tourister factory), and Newport are under consideration. Hellendrung would like to cut the ribbon in December — the brewery's 122nd birthday.

You can hoist a Cream Ale at the launch party at McKinley's Congress Tavern (60 Orange Street, Providence) on March 1 from 8 to 10 pm with brewmaster Sean Larkin, the 'Gansett Girls, and the mascots Clammy and Tallboy, who will proffer some promo gear and award a special prize pack in the Cream moustache competition.


Newport Storm is a proud sponsor of its hometown's St. Patrick's Day Parade and is helping to fund the procession with its Spring Ale — an Irish-Style Red. The sessionable brew (5% ABV) is a tasty concoction, with roasted malt dominating the flavor and a nicely-balanced hops presence. Kegs, custom pint glasses, and T-shirts will be donated to the parade committee, and the brewery will host Pint Nights the week before the Green Day to raise even more money. Last year they contributed about $2000 and are hoping to double that total. Check for updates on events and look for six-packs statewide.

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