Rhode Island’s Most Underrated Craft Brewery

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…according to Paste Magazine.

Paste Magazine recently published “The 50 Most Underrated Craft Breweries in the U.S.A.” where they went to every state to pick out each’s most underrated craft brewery. “Underrated” is naturally a subjective term, meaning that the beers aren’t getting the vocal love that “someone” thinks they deserve.

Who got picked as Rhode Island’s most underrated craft beer producer?


Rhode Island
Foolproof Brewing Co. – Pawtucket, RI

Proclamation Ale Co. is making huge waves in the Rhode Island/East Coast beer scene these days—the word is officially out on those guys and their great IPAs. There are, however, also some solid, laid-back IPAs rolling out of Foolproof in Pawtucket, and there have been since 2012. It’s a well-balanced lineup of ales here; one that includes a rustic, multigrain saison in La Ferme Urbaine and several variations (including peanut butter) on the popular Raincloud robust porter. But it’s still hops that are king when all is said and done, and there are some welcome twists here as well, including the raspberry-infused, summer-appropriate Queen of the Yahd. Foolproof’s beer can now be found throughout much of the northeast—with any hope, their approachable, friendly offerings will continue spreading down the coast. – Jim Vorel

FOOLPROOF_SaisonFoolproof’s La Ferme Urban got what feels like about 60 seconds of fame when they were Rhode Island’s #1 ranked beer on Beer Advocate…for that hot minute right before Grey Sail’s Captain’s Daughter (and…uh…18 other beers) came out. It’s still one of our favorite summer beers.

If you’re a bar manager wondering “What beer should we have on tap for the summer?”, there’s your easy answer.

If you’re in Newport and you have any more questions about Foolproof, head down to The Wharf Pub and ask for Sarah. She’s the cute one who always has a slightly annoyed look on her face (though that might be on us. Your experience may vary.).

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Craft Beer Correspondent

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