Brent Ryan

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Gateway to beer heaven

The craft beer biz is booming . The evidence is everywhere: on tap, as more bars and restaurants diversify their offerings; at the stores, where shelves are crammed with a dizzying array of product; and on the ledger sheets.
Local pros share their first loves and choose their ‘forever’ brew
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  January 27, 2012

Beer by the sea

Ever since Narragansett closed its Cranston brewery 30 years ago, Rhode Island's brewing history has been sporadic at best. Contract brewers Hope Brewing and the Great Providence Brewing Company never successfully built a brewery, while Emerald Isle Bre
Sipping at Newport Storm
By JOSH SMITH  |  February 18, 2011