Hey folks, I'm Dan Sullivan. Many of you may already know me as Sully, and of my passion for local music by my website SullysCafe.com. I'm here at 990WBOB to share another of my passions with you, local beer. In recent years the explosion of the craft beer industry has been fantastic for Rhode Island. So many breweries have opened their doors and started sharing their libations with the masses. Lucky for us we live in the best, yet smallest state in the union, and can easily visit these beer based businesses on a whim. So without further adieu I present to you my inaugural beer blog for WBOB, Five Summer Sippers for 2017:
Bucket Brewery's Prudence and Patience Gose
100 Carver Ave, Pawtucket, RI
Gose (pronounced Go-Za) is a traditional German style brew seeing a recent revitalization in the American craft beer industry. Prudence and Patience is a prime example of this style with its slight saltiness and at 4.5%, relatively low ABV. The use of rose hips in the brewing process helps to curb some of the edge normally associated with this German beer's bite. I've gotten this delight usually in build your own six packs direct from the brewery, but with Bucket's new partnership with a distributor to be named later, expect to see it making its rounds to your local watering hole soon.
Gray Sail Brewing's Captain's Daughter
63 Canal St, Westerly, RI
Captain's Daughter is touted as a Double IPA, and it certainly packs the wallop you would expect. Sold in four packs of standard cans, this delicious example of of the style comes in at 8.5% ABV, the highest in this list. Its a pale pour with little head but what it lacks in visual appeal it makes up for in hoppiness. One of my favorite beers when I can snag some at the local store, but rare enough that it frequently sells out. If you see some, grab it while you can because its sure not to last on the shelf for long....and if you find it on tap somewhere, please let me know!
Revival Brewing Company's Night Swimm'ah
505 Atwood Ave, Cranston, RI 02920
Touted as a Belgian style wheat ale, Night Swimm'ah pours a surprising golden amber. I was expecting a lighter hue like most wheat ales. The one I'm enjoying came from a 12oz bottle from a six pack but I've recently spotted these in the wild in 16oz tall boy cans. Either way a tasty beverage for your dinner or bbq needs. It's only 4.7% ABV so a few will give you a buzz and not knock you on your butt, like some of the other boozier offerings from Revival. The Swim'ah is frequently found on tap as well so if you don't see it available just ask your bartender, you may be pleasantly surprised!
Foolproof Brewery's Queen of the Yahd
241 Grotto Ave #1, Pawtucket, RI
This raspberry IPA was refreshingly crisp and slightly tart. It pours a pale golden, with a slight pink tinge for great visual appeal in your glass. Usually you can find this brew in 4 packs of tall boys, and comes in at 6% alcohol a bit low for an IPA but totally crush-able. I have seen this beer in the 'wild' before on taps at local bars and restaurants so keep your eyes peeled!
Long Live Beerwork's Attitude
425 West Fountain St, Providence, RI
Attitude pours an opaque light golden with a little bit a head, and tastes like a dream. I've only found this bright and light IPA only the brewery itself, I take home a growler anytime they've got this one on tap! Recently they released this 6% sipper in 4 pack can limited runs. Keep an eye pealed on their Instagram to know when more offerings will come in 16oz tallboys.
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