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Six-packs for the hardpack

Five canned local craft brews to throw in the cooler for your next ski trip.

By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  November 09, 2012

Follow the Trail

A new bar, new breweries, new bottles and boxes and beers. Let's go.
One beer story leads to another
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  September 21, 2012

’Gansett hits the charts! Plus, the Newport Fest and Let’s Pour

Last week, the Brewers Association, the group that keeps track of production stats for US beer makers, released its list of the top 50 brewing companies (the top five: Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, Pabst, Yuengling, and Boston Beer Co., aka Sam Adams).
Bottles and cans and just clap your hands
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  April 27, 2012

Beer ’round here: Grey Sail, ’Gansett, and Newport Storm

When the building at 63 Canal Street in Westerly opened in the 1930s, it housed the Westerly Macaroni Manufacturing Co. It also served as a post office.
Bottles and cans and just clap your hands
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  February 24, 2012

Bottles and Cans and Just Clap Your Hands: ’Gansett’s Battle Roy-ale

DEMOCRACY! Narragansett Beer's craft brews — Fest, Porter, Bock, and Summer Ale — are all seasonal delights (especially the Bock; let's skip fall and winter and get right to spring; no, let's not, then we'd miss the Porter, the delicious winter warmer
Plus, Pearl Jam and the Great Intl. Beer Fest
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  October 28, 2011

Talking beer with brewmaster Sean Larkin

Hey, summer's almost gone! We caught up with Larkin to fill us in on his latest endeavors.
Meeting Revival
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  August 19, 2011


Bring on the Bock (and more)

For New Englanders, the four seasons are an inescapable reality. The good news is that each season brings its own beer with it. Light, sessionable brews for summer, Oktoberfest beers in the fall, winter warmers, and in the spring . . . . Wait, what exac
Springing forward
By JOSH SMITH  |  March 04, 2011
Decipher This Rebus Puzzle And Win Free Beer For A Year

Decipher This Rebus Puzzle And Win Free Beer For A Year

Sorry - better luck next time. But for the record it says, FREE BEER FOR A YEAR, ya friggin' bonehead. The good news, though, is...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 04, 2009


It's not even 6 pm and the parking lot is packed.
Iberia via Narragansett
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 02, 2009
Thanks Narragansett!

Thanks Narragansett!

By Charlie  |  June 16, 2009

Wiley's Night Shift at Phil's

It's one thing when you live in an urban area, and you follow a favorite chef when he or she moves from place to place. But down in the boonies of South County, a lot of restaurant news is word of mouth.
Culinary creativity, two nights a week
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 01, 2009