The Ocean State is undoubtedly small and more often than not its claim to fame are the stunning beaches and scrumptious seafood. But we all know that’s not all that Little Rhody has to offer. During the past decade, the local brewery scene has really amped up proving that the smallest state is big on flavors. Wind your way along the Rhode Island Brewery Trail to sample beer from eleven local spots that are really making a name for themselves.
Select a designated driver and then get ready to hit the road. The Rhode Island Brewery Trail takes you from Westerly to Providence to try the local beer that's becoming so popular. Click
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1. Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
You might recognize the building as being the former home of The Westerly Macaroni Factory, but now a different kind of grain is processed here. Grey Sail Brewing opened in 2011 and owner's, Alan and Jennifer, have been following their passion to bring top-notch local beers to the table. Visit the brewery at 63 Canal St., Westerly, RI 02891.
2. Whalers Brewing Company
Josh and Wes founded Whalers Brewing Company in 2011 and have brought their varying tastes together to produce award-winning brews. Enjoy a weekly rotating selection at this spot named "Best No-Frills Brewery" by Yankee Magazine and also ranked the 11th fastest growing US brewery in 2017 by the Brewers Association. Find this hidden gem at 1174 Kingstown Rd., South Kingstown, RI 02879.
3. Sons of Liberty Spirits Company
Sons of Liberty Spirits Company is doing something altogether different with beer. These entrepreneurs are crafting the first seasonal line of whiskeys from flavorful beers. Sound genius? It is and it's also delicious! Stop by Sons of Liberty to check out their whiskey revolution at 1425 Kingstown Rd., South Kingstown, RI 02879.
4. Tilted Barn Brewery
The first farm brewery in Rhode Island is located in a historic barn on a working hops farm. Tilted Barn Brewery offers tours of the farm as well as some of the best beer in the state. Visit this Ocean State treasure at One Hemsley Pl., Exeter, RI 02822.
5. Proclamation Ale Company
There is no shortage of selection at Proclamation Ale Company. This beast of a brewery has a fun tasting room complete with a retro video arcade. Find Proclamation Ale Company at 298 Kilvert St., Warwick, RI 02886.
6. Revival Brewing Company
Visit the tasting room at Revival Brewing Company for many unique offerings. Enjoy the clubhouse feel along with some arcade games and classic skee ball. You'll love the vibe and the beer at this joint. Visit Revival Brewing Company at 505 Atwood Ave., Cranston, RI 02920.
7. Ravenous Brewing Company
This small brewery in the northern part of the state is a family owned business that focuses on high quality. Enjoy quality brews in an intimate and friendly setting at Ravenous Brewing Company. Find them at 840 Cumberland Hill Rd. #10, Woonsocket, RI 02895.
8. Foolproof Brewing Company
Foolproof Brewing Company takes a unique approach to crafting their beverages creating "experienced based" beers. The brewers think about life experiences and what taste would perfectly accompany that event. The results are incredible beers to be savored. Check out this one-of-a-kind brewery at 241 Grotto Ave. #1, Pawtucket, RI 02860.
9. Crooked Current Brewery
Longtime Rhode Islanders, Nichole and Jason, have created the smallest state's smallest brewery. Crooked Current Brewery is a casual spot with wicked tasty brews. Find it at 560 Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02860.
10. Union Station Brewery
This gem in Providence is a former train station turned brewery. Enjoy craft beers and tasty bar food at this lively spot. Visit Union Station Brewery at 36 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI 02903.
11. Trinity Brewhouse
Opened in 1995 as one of the first New England brewpub restaurants, this spot offers award-winning beers beside yummy pub food. Beer and pizza are taken to a whole new level at Trinity Brewhouse. Grab a brew and a bite at 186 Fountain St., Providence, RI 02903.
Have you ever visited any of these spots? Or have you taken the entire Rhode Island Brewery Trail? If wine is more your thing, embark on this
delicious road trip through the southern part of the state.