Rhode Island is a haven for hipsters—so you’ll always have endless breweries to explore around the state. Head out to a tiny microbrewery or grab a lager courtesy of one of the largest breweries in Southern New England at Narragansett. By the end of a tour at one of these Ocean State brewers, your belly will be happily full of great beers!
Narragansett beer has been producing quality ales in Rhode Island since 1890, when they first opened for business in Cranston. The company has shifted hands plenty of times, at one point moving its productions to Fort Wayne, Indiana. But a team of Ocean State investors brought the brand back to its home turf in 2006, and they’ve been turning out their light beers and lagers ever since.
Tilted Barn isn’t just the name assigned to a hip barn location—it’s truly located out in the middle of rural Rhode Island… in a barn. Spending a day on a tour here is like hanging out in a friend’s front lawn. Looking for something light and refreshing on a warm day? Try the Early Riser IPA, with hints of pine and a full-bodied taste.
The Bucket Brewery has recently expanded but retains the quality of a small brewery. Hip, minimalist and industrial, you’ll love heaving out for a tour on Saturday afternoon, which offers a souvenir glass and some hefty tasting samples. Give their Park Loop Porter or maple stout a try. This summer, their Prudence and Patience brew offers a slight citrus flavor with a bit of sea salt flavor, too!
Foolproof caters to Providence and Pawtucket’s hip, young 20-something local crowd, but those from across New England will love the comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy ample parking space and an incredible selection of beers on tap that are canned and bottled Their light brews are enough to give even dark beer lovers a run for their money!
With a cozy exposed brick interior and rugged wood countertops, you’ll feel right at home in this brewery’s recently renovated space. Grab a growler of Progress No. 5, a great dry-hop drink. Beer lovers will appreciate the knowledgeable staff and that great taste of fresh beer.
Another fantastic Pawtucket brewery—the state’s smallest and the only one headed by a female brew master—Crooked Current is a local favorite. The brewery boasts a creative selection of seasonal selections, such as the Oatmeal Raisin Stout and a delicious pumpkin maple brew. Make sure to arrive early—this small place fills up with a buzz early on!
Head on a tour of this little brewery to sample some of the most unique flavors you’ve ever tried. Newport visitors love the blueberry beer, which offers a subtle yet palatable flavor. Not only does Storm Brewery boast great beer—they also bottle an impressive rum that you should be sure to try!
Step into Revival Brewing Company through the basement of neighboring brewery Brutopia. The tasting room is playful and full of seating options, board games, and even pinball. That whimsical atmosphere is reflected in the types of beers they brew, such as the White Electric Coffee Stout, which is brewed with grounds from the popular Providence coffee hub itself.
With tastings costing only $10 for six beer samples, you can’t go wrong with the Whalers Brewing Company. The brewery offers a spacious tasting room with large booths and a pool table for breaks between beers. Regulars love the East Coast IPA and some of the more sour beers, which taste great whether in the summer or winter!
Grey Sail combines the best of the Ocean State’s beach culture with laid back brewery vibes. Hang outside with corn hole and bocce hall. Bring in your own food or order from a local restaurant nearby. Try the Captain’s Daughter for an IPA you won’t forget.