Newport’s Biggest Craft Beer Weekend Is Coming Right Up!

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Get your tickets before they sell out.

Springtime is here. Birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming. For most people, this is generally nice. For Rhode Island’s craft beer lovers, it means that 2015’s 4th Annual Newport Craft Beer Festival is right around the corner!

The event kicks off on Friday, May 8th, with a small gathering(only 75 tickets offered, 15 left as this is written) at the Newport Storm Brewery and will focus on more limited edition beers unavailable to the peasants going to the regular beer fest sessions on Saturday.

Tickets to the VIB (Very Important Beers) session are $35 apiece and are available here.

Saturday’s main event consists of two 3-hour sessions. The first is from noon-3. The second is 4-7pm.

The breweries attending represent a whole lot of Rhode Island’s finest.Newport-Storm-Logo-Logo-Offset-Printing

  • Newport Storm
  • Revival Brewing
  • Foolproof Brewing
  • Ravenous Brewing
  • Bucket BrewingBucket-Logo-300x300
  • Trinity Brewhouse
  • Union Station Brewery
  • Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
  • Coddington Brewing
  • Tilted Barn Brewing
  • Whalers Brewing
  • Crooked Currant Brewing
  • Narragansett Brewing

In addition, there are plenty of the Northeast’s best breweries:Clown-Shoes-Brewing2-300x132

  • Jack’s Abbey Brewing
  • Clown Shoes Beer
  • Sixpoint Brewerysix-point-300x204
  • Heavy Seas Beer
  • Cape Ann Brewing
  • Otter Creek Brewing
  • Harpoon Brewery
  • Wachusett Brewing
  • Mayflower Brewing
  • Brooklyn Brewing
  • Woodstock Inn Brewery

Of course, the best of the big boys will also be present:stone-300x124

  • Stone Brewing
  • Lagunitas Brewing
  • Green Flash Brewing
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing
  • Finch’s Beer Company
  • 21st Amendment

The price per ticket is $45.

Tickets to Session 1 (12pm-3pm) are available here.

Tickets to Session 2 (4pm-7pm) are available here.

Stay tuned to the Blast for more info on these breweries, their beers and more fun to be had May 8th & 9th.

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Beer Correspondent

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