Varnum Annual Beer Tasting Fundraiser Slated for Saturday, November 17 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, at the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum
ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE CLOSED!
Please buy your tickets at the door.
This popular beer tasting fundraiser, now in its 9th year, features RI breweries, museum tours, raffles, food, and amazing historical exhibits in our premier military museum. You won’t want to miss this year’s Annual Beer Tasting Fundraiser at the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum. We’ve got a stellar line-up of craft beers and breweries, many from right here from Rhode Island and each with a special twist. For details, contact John Anderson (Email || 401-527-6440). Mark your calendar: Saturday, November 18 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
|BEER ON EARTH is on a never-ending mission to produce the highest quality ales and lagers available in New England while providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere to consume these beers at the tap room of our brewery in North Kingstown, RI. Working with local artist, Paul Endres Jr., BOE plans to deliver a unique visual aesthetic that will perfectly combine our love for beer, art, and life.||-- TBA|
|CLOWN SHOES: Something’s happening, and it involves clown shoes and beer. Clown Shoes? Very long story, but to condense it a group of us submitted the name to the Beer Advocate contest that resulted in The Wrath of Pecant. Our submission didn’t crack the top 5. This burned me up inside. While driving one day the epiphany came: I could make my own Clown Shoes beer. In no way did I expect to create a brand, figuring it would be one batch of beer for fun and then done. But folks are digging the brews and a group of us are having a great time. Clown Shoes has come to mean a lot to me on a lot of levels. Clowns are questionable but the shoes make me laugh. They remind me about humility and to find humor in life. Our mission now is to produce beer without pretension while being free and a little crazy.||-- Octoberfest
|COLLECTIVE ARTS: We are a grassroots beer company fusing the craft of brewing with the inspired talents of emerging artists & musicians. Our brewery is dedicated to promoting artists and raising creative consciousness through the sociability of craft beer.||-- Prophets & Nomads Gose|
|DOGFISH HEAD: Ever since the summer of 1995, we have been brewing, cooking, selling and talking everything beer. It's our pastime, our passion, our life. 23 years later, we’re just as dedicated to bringing off-centered goodness to off-centered people through our beer, scratch-made spirits, great food, our very own Inn and our events around the country.||-- TBA|
|FARNHAM ALE & LAGER: Farnham Ale & Lager opened it's doors in 2015 with the mission of making craft beer accessible to all. Our brewery, located in South Burlington, VT, offers a combination of year-round and seasonal brews, pub food, entertainment, and a spacious taproom.||Coffee Porter|
|FOOLPROOF BREWING: At Foolproof, we think about beer a bit differently. To us, beer is not just an alcoholic beverage but an experience that should be thoroughly savored and enjoyed. That’s why when we brew each beer, we think about specific life experiences and what style of beer would be absolutely perfect for that particular occasion. That’s how we came up with the concept of “experience-based brewing.” Each of our beers serves as a tribute to a sacred beer drinking experience—whether you’re watching a baseball game, relaxing at home on a rainy day, or just catching up with friends at the local pub, Foolproof’s goal is to create a unique and fulfilling beer experience for you. Cheers!||-- TBA|
|GREENWICH COVE MEADERY: Robert Allen Greene III Grew up along Greenwich Cove in East Greenwich Rhode Island. Inspired by the rich historic heritage of his own family and his home town, he imagined starting a business that would be able to combine the rich culture of historic New England with his own Northern European heritage. His background in culinary arts, a love of history and an appreciation for fine wines and spirits, as well as a strong sweet tooth, made starting a Meadery seem like a perfect fit.||-- TBA|
|GREY SAIL BREWING: Brewing great beer is our passion and we want to share that passion with you! Visit our brewery in Westerly, Rhode Island to see where it all began and to sample our fine brews.||-- TBA|
|HARPOON BREWERY: Harpoon was started in 1986 by Dan Kenary, Rich Doyle, and George Ligeti. They were three friends who loved beer and loved drinking beer together but found the beer choices at the time to be limited. Traveling through Europe and experiencing the rich traditions of European brewing and beer drinking enhanced their love of beer and opened their eyes to the rich beer culture they wanted back home. They decided to build a brewery so that they could brew the beers that they wanted to drink, and invite their friends to the brewery to drink it with them.||-- TBA|
|HEAVY SEAS BEER: Our quest for great beer can lead anywhere, from corner pubs to faraway breweries. For Heavy Seas founder, Hugh Sisson, beer altered the trajectory of his life. In 1980, intending to become a stage actor and director, Hugh's plan was to move to NYC after completing his course work for a masters degree in theater. Hugh's father, Albert, a Baltimore area businessman, persuaded him instead to come "help" at a newly opened family business, a tavern called Sisson's. When Hugh showed up to start what he assumed would be a short-term position, his father tossed him the keys to the pub, said "OK, don't f*** up!" and walked out the door.||-- TBA|
|KENTUCKY ALE: In the heart of Lexington, Kentucky, is Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., a unique stop on the world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experience and one of only a handful of joint brewing and distilling operations in the world.||-- TBA|
|LONG TRAIL BREWING: The first batch of Long Trail Ale® rolled off the line in 1989. Back then the brewery—known as the Mountain Brewers—was a modest brew house tucked into the basement of the Old Woolen Mill in Bridgewater Corners, with the goal to brew an affordable, American-made alternative to the pricey German and English exports that filled the shelves.||-- TBA|
|MASON'S BREWING COMPANY: To those beer lovers: we believe that we have created an exceptional beer line packed full of world tradition and culture just for you. We are so excited to share our love of craft beer with the greater Bangor community and we hope to facilitate a new beer destination that is on the historical banks of the Penobscot River.||-- Hipster Apocalypse|
|NEW BELGIUM BREWING: New Belgium Brewing Company is a 100% employee-owned craft brewery located in Fort Collins, Colorado and the maker of Fat Tire Belgian Style Ale. It was opened in 1991 by Jeff Lebesch and Kim Jordan. In 2016, it produced 957,968 barrels of its various labels.||-- TBA|
|NEWPORT STORM BEER: Newport Craft Brewing Co. has been brewing a large selection of beers since 1999. We distribute to RI, Eastern PA and Southern MA.||-- TBA|
|OTTER CREEK BREWING: Vermont's Otter Creek Brewing Company has been hitting, hopping and dosing brews with creativity since acid-wash jeans were hip. Following the addition of a state-of-the-art brew house and more canning capacity, the OCB Crew is continuing down the path of innovation, throwing a bit of kind into the kettle whenever possible. OCB's hop-soaked ales and lagers are available throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions.||-- TBA|
|PROVIDENCE BREWING COMPANY: Located just below the tuxedo shop, our brewery warehouse, our tasting room and outside deck are open to the public 3 days a week with food trucks or local restaurants offering a selection of food Thursday – Saturday. Come join us for one of Providence Brewing specialty drafts or signature core beers. We’re located in North Providence, Rhode Island, in the heart of the ever growing beer scene.||-- TBA|
|RELIC BREWING: Small batch craft beer from Plainville, CT.||-- Mosiac Pale Ale
-- Leaf Storm
|REVIVAL BREWING: Revival is committed to creating wonderful, distinctive craft beers that appeal to everyone, from beer aficionados to those just beginning to experience the world of craft brews, and serving our local community is central to how we operate. We partner with local businesses to develop distinct local flavors — like our White Electric Coffee Stout — and we brew all of our beer in Cranston, RI, or Cottrell Brewing Company in Pawcatuck, CT.||-- TBA|
|SAVORY GRAPE: The Savory Grape is one of the premier craft beer and wine shops in Rhode Island. Shop our online store to order wine, gift baskets, and more!||-- TBA|
|SHAIDZON BEER COMPANY: A young and energetic brewery in Rhode Island with resourceful and inventive craftsmanship brewing delicious beer.||-- TBA|
|SMIRNOFF SELTZER: Smirnoff is the most recent brand to jump on this beverage trend, with its Spiked Sparkling Seltzer becoming available across the US in late October. The new drink comes in three flavors — cranberry lime, watermelon, and orange mango — and contains 4.5% alcohol, about the same as light beer.|
|STONE BREWING: Stone Brewing has come a long way since opening in 1996. We have grown from a small microbrewery with just two founders into one of the largest craft breweries in the United States, employing more than 1,100 amazing men and women. From the beginning, our goal has been to brew outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, and the art of brewing.||-- TBA|
|THORPE'S LIQUORS: Full-service liquor, wine, and craft beer store in East Greenwich, RI.||Downeast Cider, Grey Sail SOS, Founder's Porter, Blue Point Toasted Lager|
|WHALER'S BREWING COMPANY: Founded in 2011, Whalers Brewing Company is a project by Josh Dunlap and Wes Staschke. We brew beer we like to drink, and we only drink good beer.||-- TBA|
PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED AT THE DOOR!
Tickets are $25 per person in advance; $35 at the door (space permitting). PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED! One low price covers it all … artisan beers, food, museum tours. For details, contact John Anderson (Email || 401-527-6440).