The craft beer craze is no stranger to Newport. In fact, Newport has a pretty rich brewing history, which dates back to the period before the American Revolution. When you visit Newport, you’ll find a variety of places in which you can enjoy a finely-crafted pint of local or international beer. One of the best ways to sample the art of craft brewing is to visit the upcoming Craft Beer Festival in Newport this April. Nobody makes a daytrip to Newport to enjoy the Craft Beer Festival, so while you are making your plans for this event, book your stay at Newport’s top rated Bed and Breakfast, located just steps away from the scenic Cliff Walk, and an easy walk to the festival.
Newport’s Craft Beer Festival
This year, over 35 brewers from across the country, as well as members of our own Rhode Island Craft Brewer’s Guild, will be on hand to share their finest craft beers with you. Brewers from California to right here in Newport, will be offering samples of their brews to guests, and will share their knowledge of and enthusiasm for the traditional art of brewing. Guests to the Craft Beer Festival will enjoy live music, and delicious food from popular local restaurants will be available as well. There is a special opening event for the festival on Friday, April 28 at the Newport Storm Brewery, at which some Very Important Beers (VIB’s) will be served. Limited tickets are available for this event, which will feature craft beer generally not available during the Saturday event. On Saturday, April 29, there will be 7 great hours of beer-themed fun on the Lawn of the Great Friends Meeting House. Among others, several of Rhode Island’s best breweries will be represented at this year’s celebration:
- Newport Storm Brewery, a local mainstay of the Rhode Island craft beer market. They produce more than 60 distinctive brews.
- Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island, a family-owned craft brewery from Westerly.
- Foolproof Brewing from Pawtucket. According to the company, each of their delicious brews are made in tribute to the sacred experience of beer drinking.
- Narragansett Brewing Company from Providence, who have been independently brewing their lagers and beers since 1890.
- Whalers Brewing Company, a microbrewery from Wakefield.
- Coddington Brewing Company, known for the all-natural, hand-crafted craft beer.
- Trinity Brewhouse, also from Providence.
- Crooked Current Brewery, which holds the distinction of being the smallest brewery in the state of Rhode Island.
- Revival Brewing Company features a variety of unique and innovative beers.
If you can’t make it for the Craft Beer Festival this year, don’t fret. There are still plenty of great places to go around Newport to enjoy a cold pint. In fact, What’s Up Newp has a great section dedicated to craft brews in Newport. They’ve compiled an excellent list of the 10 best places to grab a beer in the area. Check with Bill at Cliffside as well, he is an aficionado of the craft brew, and can help guide you to the best spots for a pint (or a flight). When you’re ready to relax, head back to the comfortable accommodations at the Cliffside Inn, Newport’s top rated Bed and Breakfast.
Now is a great time to plan your spring adventures; Book your room at our Newport Inn today!