Booze

Oktoberfest At Narragansett Brewery

Oktoberfest proper at Narragansett Brewery doesn’t begin until Friday, but we have to mention the free, kick-off party on Thursday ‘Dance Your Hasselhoff.’ We’ll have prizes for the best costumes of the night like taproom gift cards and Knight Rider DVD sets, so come dressed to the nines! I’m either going as Princess Therese von …

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Oktoberfest At GACS

(9.25) Unpack your umlauts, it’s time for singing and dancing and beer outside in a biergarten or indoors in a bierhalle. Tickets are still available for this weekend’s Oktoberfest at the German American Cultural Society of RI just over the line in Pawtucket. Go here for the lineup of beers that will be on tap, …

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Gansett Brewery History On PBS

(5.25) In what Rhode Island PBS is calling a ‘lager than life’ film event, the newest Rhode Island PBS original documentary recounts the history of one of Rhode Island’s most famous icons: “Hi-Neighbor! The Story of the Narragansett Brewing Company” debuts at 8pm on Wednesday, May 25, on-air and online. I just watched the trailer …

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Watch Rhody Beer Documentary Now

“The Craft: Rhode Island,” a behind-the-scenes look into Rhode Island’s booming craft beer industry, had its nationwide release today. This 2019 RI International Film Festival Grand Prize Winner can now be watched on demand on cable systems including Cox, Verizon and Xfinity. Directed by David L. Ricci of media and marketing firm, Eleven Design, the …

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401 Day Virtual Happy Hour — New Gansett Brewery

BYOB of course. Of the many, very worthy, 401 promotions, this one caught our eye. Tune in this afternoon at 5pm when Narragansett Beer owner, Mark Hellendrung, gives a virtual tour of the upcoming brewery at 271 Tockwotton Street, live-streamed at Facebook. From the people at Gansett: Mark will be live to show viewers a …

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Drink & Ink At AS220

(7.18) This event always sells out so you may want to get your ticket. Beat the heat with fun hands-on projects in silkscreen, photo-etching, offset printing, cyanotype, and letterpress printing with Artist in Residence, Madison Emond. This event is held at AS220 Industries on Washington Street. (Facebook event page.) Let the members at the Community …

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Rhodium Gin & Vodka — New Distillery Opens This Weekend

The former textile mill on the Blackstone River in Pawtucket was a blur of activity yesterday as Cathy Plourde and Kara Larson, partners in business and life, prepared for the soft opening of their new venture Rhode Island Spirits this weekend. Cathy was working like a woman possessed at the bottling machine — seen here …

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Riffraff — Booze And Books

Always an unbeatable combination. And now with the news that packaging from our online shopping is overwhelming the recycling centers, we encourage our readers to get out of the house and support the brick-and-mortar bookstores in their neighborhood. The latest entry on the local scene is Riffraff on Valley Street in Olneyville where you can …

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Fest At The Guild In Pawtucket

(9.16) The Guild kicks off Oktoberfest today with a celebration of Narragansett’s new Marzen Lager. And it’s free. (Facebook event.) Join us on September 16th from 2-8 to celebrate the start of Oktoberfest! Traditional German Style Food served by Plouf Plouf Live Music and of course… all the beer you can handle! Dress in lederhosen …

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AS220 Foo Fest

(8.12) Start planning — the AS220 Foo Fest runs all day Saturday from 1pm to 1am. Empire Street will be closed off between Washington and Westminster Streets for twelve hours of music, art, performance, kid and family-friendly activities, hands-on interactive art experiences from local artists, makers, DIY technology, and food and drink. Kids 10 and …

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