(AKA Uncle RIPTA)
Bust out your green garb because this Friday is St. Patrick’s Day and you need go get your beer on at one of our local breweries. I reached out to all of Little Rhody’s craft breweries and compiled a list of who's brewing and who's doing what for one of our favorite drinking holidays. If your favorite spot is not listed, it doesn't mean they are not celebrating (not everyone got back to me before I wrote the list).
Without further ado….
The Bucket Brewery
100 Carver Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
St. Patrick’s Day Hours: 1-10
Join Bucket as they release their brand new "Kilkee" Dry Irish Stout! Pork and Starboard will be on hand serving up great food with some special St. Paddy's Day options! Although open at 1, food will not begin to be available until 6. Stop by their event page for additional details.
Coddington Brewing Co.
210 Coddington Hwy, Middletown, RI 02842
St. Patrick’s Day Hours: 11-11
The crew at Coddington have brewed up Some Irish Red Ale and some delicious Irish stout. Stop by all week as they will be serving some traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner along with their beer offerings.
Grey Sail Brewing
63 Canal St, Westerly, RI 02891
St. Patrick's Day Hours: 4-7
Although Grey Sail did not brew anything special for the holiday, they will be festively decorating and and serving their usual brews along with some green beer. Also, Joe the Pizza guy will be onsite tossing some dough and firing up some delicious Brick oven pizza.
241 Grotto Ave, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860
St. Patrick's Day Hours: 4-7
Foolproof has brewed up a special beer and soaked it in some Irish Whiskey. It will be available on cask for Friday and Saturday. In addition to the special cask beer, during brewery tours on Saturday, they will be holding a Most Festively Dressed contest. Get your green on and head down for some prizes!
Long Live Beerworks
425 W Fountain St #104, Providence, RI 02903
St. Patrick’s Day Hours: 4-10
Head down to Long Live as they will have a special Friday cask: Jailbreak, their coffee stout in cask with Jameson-soaked charred oak - plus a bit of vanilla bean, almond and cacao nibs.
Ravenous Brewing Company
840 Cumberland Hill Rd #10, Woonsocket, RI 02895
St. Patrick’s Day Hours: 11-7
Ravenous will have a complimentary corned beef sandwich station and will be pouring a Rhode Ireland Ale, which is a deep red, malty ale which will pair great with the traditional cuisine.
505 Atwood Ave, Cranston, RI 02920
St. Patrick’s Day Hours: 12-8
Sean Larkin and company has brewed up Larkin’s Ice Fight Irish Stout for St. Patrick’s Day. Available on tap and in bombers. Revival has not planned a St. Patricks day event, but I'm sure - per usual - that there will be some shenanigans.
Whalers Brewing Company
1174 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879
St. Patrick's Day Hours: 4-10
Although not serving the usual Irish beer, they will have Rise, their American Pale Ale -- East Coast IPA -- Hazelnut Stout -- The Abbey Dubbel, a Belgian Trappist style ale -- Pleiades, a blueberry Berliner Weisse style sour -- and very likely will have Wanderer on which is a really nice Double IPA clocking in a 8% ABV.
They also have a couple of fundraising events going on that day: The RI Pet Connection will be at Whalers raising funds with a raffle and bake sale. They'll also be looking to find forever homes for some of their adoptable dogs.
Additionally, Clann Lir Irish Dance Academy of Middletown will be here selling pizza slices and passing the hat as they give a pair of Irish Step Dance performances at 6pm and 7pm.
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