Did you know Rhode Island was once the rum capital of the world? These days though, craft breweries have taken over! With over 25 registered breweries in the state, our guests love taking day trips on The Rhode Island Brew Trail. Here are a few highlights, but be sure to visit The Rhode Island Brewers Guild for a complete list and to get your RI Brewery Passport before you embark. Be sure to check out nearby spots such as Newport Craft Brewing & Distillery, Whalers and Sons of Liberty – they’ve all seen national acclaim!
Whalers Brewing Company
1174 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown, RI
This 100-barrel brewhouse is located in the historic Palisades Mill in South Kingstown. Visit their spacious, dog-friendly and kid-friendly taproom for an ever-changing variety of fresh brews.
Sons of Liberty
1425 Kingstown Rd, South Kingstown, 02879
As New England’s most awarded distillery, it’s easy to forget that Sons of Liberty also brews beer. One visit to their tasting room and you won’t forget again. Guests have the unique experience of tasting a beer alongside the whiskey it’s distilled into in their tasting room.
Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling
293 JT Connell Hwy, Newport, RI
The first production brewing company in Rhode Island, opening in 1999 as a brewery. The beer is brewed in a 40 barrel brewhouse, and 60 barrel fermenters, with over 100 styles of beer produced over the years. Tours are available – daily at 3 pm, or for groups of 10 or more, by appointment.
Tilted Barn Brewery
One Hemsley Place, Exeter, RI
RI’s first farm brewery, they’re located on a historic Christmas tree farm in which they grow many of the ingredients for their beers on site. The Barn houses a 7 barrel system, taproom, canning line and more.
Shaidzon Beer Company
141 Fairgrounds Road, West Kingston, RI
A young and energetic brewery with resourceful and inventive craftsmanship. Their 7 barrel brewhouse is located across from Kingston Train Station near URI. Open Thursday to Sunday, they serve pours, tastings and cans to bring home.
Taproot Brewing Co
909 East Main Road, Middletown, RI
In partnership with Newport Vineyards, Taproot Brewing company brews unfiltered hop-forward beers in a state-of-the-art 7 barrel brewhouse. Come for the beer and nosh on their farm-focused menus, artisanal cheeses, or house-made pretzels – for an afternoon overlooking the vines.
Linesider Brewing Co.
1485 South County Trail, East Greenwich, RI
Founded by former New England Patriot, Dan Koppen, this brewery features a large, comfortable tasting room and outdoor courtyard, and a variety of food trucks. Their focus is creating artisanal, hand-crafted beers brewed in small batches.
Ragged Island Brewing Company
200 Highpoint Avenue, Portsmouth, RI
Located on scenic Aquidneck Island they offer a dog and family friendly experience, including frequent ‘food truck’ nights. Growlers are available for take home brews as well as cans and bottles.
334 Knight Street, Warwick, RI
Located in the historic Pontiac Mill in Warwick RI, just a few miles south of Providence and close to the airport. This community-driven brewery crafts a variety of classic styles and uniquely flavored beers in their 10 barrel brewery.
Revival Brewing Company
505 Atwood Avenue, Cranston, RI
Founded in 2011, Revival is best known for making beers the way they should be made, bold, furious, and full of passion. Their Tasting Room is downstairs from the brewhouse and open to the public daily.
Long Live Beerworks
40R Sprague Street, Providence, RI, USA
A Providence-based brewery they’re focused on creating hop-forward craft beer and inventive casked ales. To keep things fresh and exciting, they offer a weekly rotating menu rather than sticking with flagship offerings.
Foolproof Brewing Company
241 Grotto Avenue, Pawtucket, RI
Brewing a 30-barrel direct fire system, they are creating unique and award-winning beers. At Foolproof’s taproom, you can buy 12-oz pours, mixed 4-oz samples, a variety of merchandise and take-home beer in cans, howlers and growlers.