Review: Revival Double Black IPA

It’s not secret that we are longtime fans of Sean Larkin and the beers he produces. We had him write the intro to our book, because in our opinion, he’s one of the driving forces behind the RI craft beer scene. And he’s just awesome. He’s the type guy who brings kegs to a first birthday party. For real. From Trinity to Narragansett he’s won 14 awards at the Great International Beer Festival and a bronze at the GABF. This week I got to try the Double Black IPA, one of Revival’s offerings.

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159. Rhode Island Brew Fest

Rhode Island beer has definitely seen a swelling of the ranks this past year with the opening of Proclamation Ales and Whalers Brewing down in South County, Sean Larkin’s latest brewpub venture Brutopia, and Pawtucket’s newest brewery Crooked Current. This summer’s Rhode Island Brew Fest, put together by the folks at Gray Matter Marketing, has brought together each Rhode Island brewery and will be the first opportunity for a lot of people to sample some of these new offerings.

(Valley Breeze Photo by Bill Murphy)

(Valley Breeze Photo by Bill Murphy)

What: Rhode Island Brew Fest – Summer, 30+ breweries, live music, local food

When: Sunday, July 20, 2014. One Session from 4:30 – 7:30

Where: The Providence Rink at the Bank of America City Center

Tickets are $45 if purchased in advance, and will increase to $55 at the door. Check out for tickets and any additional information.

This festival is also being held in conjunction with Craft Brew Races, a 5k for runners and walkers being held at multiple cities throughout New England this summer. The Providence race will be held the morning of the beer fest, with race registration including entrance to the festival. Registration is still open so check out if you feel the desire to sweat out all the beer you’ll be imbibing later.

See you there!

143. January 15-22: A Week in Beer – Rhode Island

I don’t have a lot of familiarity with Rhode Island, and now I live here. I don’t even have a favorite bar yet. New breweries are starting to pop up even before I’ve sampled the old ones. It’s all happening so fast! I wanted to put together a weekly compendium of beer events going in in the Ocean State for a couple reasons. First, are there other beer bloggers in Rhode Island? E-mail me because I’d love to hear from you! RI beer info is a little scattered across the internet right now, so I thought this would help beer folks plan their drinking itinerary. Also, this is to help me figure out where to go, what to drink, how to actually live in this state as a craft beer consumer.

So here’s some events going on this week in Rhode Island. If you hear of anything else, feel free to reach out at Cheers.

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