BY Beth Comery
Following last weekend’s craft brew expo, ProJo staff reporter Zachary Malinowski wrote up the state’s burgeoning craft beer industry “Brewing up local in R.I.” One Pawtucket brewer has taken the name Bucket Brewery; located in the Lorraine Mills, their tap handles feature a small tin pail. Their Rhode Scholar is a “lighter-bodied easy drinking beer which can be enjoyed while mowing the lawn, just chatting with friends or when impressing your Alma Mater.”
Foolproof with its Backyahd IPA is located on Grotto Avenue in Pawtucket. Backyahd is “an aggressively hopped American IPA with a tantalizing hop aroma. The beer’s bitterness pairs perfectly with spicy foods coming straight off the grill.”
And of course Trinity Brewhouse has been up and running in town for a few years now. The article suggests checking out Julian’s, the Congress Tavern, the What Cheer Tavern, and the famous Doherty’s Irish Pub on East Avenue for their extensive craft beer menus: on tap and in the bottle.
And what of Narragansett Beer, currently brewed out of state?
Narragansett officials have toured sites in Providence, Pawtucket and Warren looking for a place where they can produce at least 10,000 barrels for draft and canned sales. James Crooks, vice president of sales and marketing , said Narragansett hopes to establish a brewery in Rhode Island within two years.
(Gansett may be the new darling of the Brooklyn hipster scene, but we probably shouldn’t notice or make a big deal of it. Nobody say anything, just be cool.)