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The Providence Craft beer Week 2012 lineup

All locations are in Providence unless otherwise noted.
A bounty of brews
By PROVIDENCE CRAFT BEER WEEK  |  October 12, 2012

Exalted beer bliss: Treat yourself to Beervana; plus, Providence Craft Beer Week

Beervana is a truly special beer fest.
Bottles and cans and just clap your hands
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  October 12, 2012

On the Cheap: Penguin Pizza

Let us warn you ahead of time: the ceiling fans at Mission Hill's best craft beer bar (cleverly masquerading as a pizza joint), Penguin Pizza, do not double as air conditioning.
The best craft beer in town
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  August 31, 2012

Hey! An excuse to drink! Raise a toast to American Craft Beer Week

Since 2006, the Brewers Association, the alliance of US beer makers, marketers, distributors, and other biz folks, has held American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) in May (pre-'06 July was American Beer Month).
Bottles and cans and just clap your hands
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  May 11, 2012
2012 Boston Beer Summit

Photos: Boston Beer Summit 2012

Boston Beer Summit attendees had only two days to sample from the annual craft beer showcase, held at the Park Plaza Castle on April 13 & 14, 2012.       
Boston Beer Summit | Park Plaza Castle | April 13 & 14, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  April 27, 2012

Photos: Beer Summit Winter Jubilee

The Beer Summit Winter Jubilee landed at The Park Plaza Castle on Saturday, January 21, 2012.
Park Plaza Castle | Saturday, January 21, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  January 27, 2012


Pretty Things turns 21, in Dog Years

There's something so very Somerville about Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project.
Old enough to drink
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  December 02, 2011
Jack D'or & Pretty Things Co. Turn Three

Jack D'or & Pretty Things Co. Turn Three

 There's something so very Somerville about the quintessential big-things-come-in-small-packages Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project. It's infectiously fun and quirky, unpretentious, and like Boston's northern...
By Cassandra Landry  |  November 23, 2011

A talk with Greg Koch; plus, the perfect beer for Thanksgiving

Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, the founders of the revered Stone Brewing Co., both cite Anchor Steam as their gateway beer to the wonderful world of craft.
Bottles and cans and just clap your hands
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  November 11, 2011

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

Celebrate local craft breweries during Maine Beer Week

You might want to tell your boss now that you'll probably have some foggy mornings in mid-November, but only because you're supporting local business.
Party like a brewer
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  October 14, 2011


Review: Five Horses Tavern

I don't get Five Horses Tavern's name, but I get the concept.
Familiar favorites with a craft-beer chaser
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 07, 2011

Review: Porter Cafe

You know, I can do this gastropub thing.
Some clever gastropub grub, with a focus on beer
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  September 30, 2011

Redd's in Rozzie

As Redd's in Rozzie puts it, "modern and traditional American cooking with attention to using local ingredients and making it as funking good as we can."
Locally sourced goodness, with a touch of the South
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  September 09, 2011

A five-pack of beer notes

As mentioned a few weeks ago, the great products from Bear Republic Brewing Co. have arrived in the Ocean State.
Bear market
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  September 02, 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


We've got beer

Even by Massachusetts political standards, Brewgate was a weird episode.  
What Brewgate tells us about political attitudes. Plus, Wisconsin is a warm-up for 2012.
By EDITORIAL  |  August 12, 2011

Suds worth the splurge

While it will cost you, these four splurge beers are worth every penny.
By JOSH SMITH  |  April 29, 2011


Beer is the world's most popular alcoholic drink. Living during this current renaissance of craft beer has allowed a wide spectrum of styles and flavors to become available, making the beverage even more accessible than ever.
We wish you a beery Christmas
By JOSH SMITH  |  December 17, 2010

Time for thanks

The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock nearly 400 years ago, shortly after running out of beer. Certainly beer was consumed the following year at the first Thanksgiving. So surely beer belongs at your own table this Thanksgiving!
Giving beer a place at the table
By JOSH SMITH  |  November 19, 2010

Have beer, will travel

Culture and experience have taught us that beer in a can is of lesser quality. But with several craft brewers' recent foray into the world of canning, it may be time to put this crude stereotype to bed.
Craft beer in a cooler? Can do!
By JOSH SMITH  |  June 04, 2010


Irish ayes

Beer comes in a rainbow of different colors, but green is not one of them. Unless it's St. Patrick's Day, of course.
Don’t go green on St. Patrick’s Day
By JOSH SMITH  |  March 12, 2010


My entry into the world of craft beer came thanks to complete strangers.
72 ounces of beer bliss
By JOSH SMITH  |  February 26, 2010