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Pints for PKD Update #2

By | November 3, 2017

Pints for PKD was a true success exceeding all that we had envisioned. The event
was the first charity event the club put on and also the first of its soon to be “Brew
and Hope” charity program. This new program will be a series of charity events that
we put on routinely for different organizations that our members hold dear to their
hearts. We are doing this because we realize that beer has the power to accomplish
incredible things.
The atmosphere was lively with the beer being sampled, the great food being eaten,
and the Mash Holes keeping it turned up how we like it. So good we decided not to
hold the Brewathlon in fear the vibes would be interrupted. We also had an
awesome and expansive line of donated raffle prizes from 22 beer centric
businesses throughout Rhode Island. The top prizes of the day were a large gift
certificate from Long Live Beerworks, a 50 lbs bag of malt from Apponaug Brewing,
and a brew day at Buttonwoods Brewery. All to drool over and drooled over they
were.
We had set our ambitions high for this event with a goal of raising $1k. By the end
we had found ourselves at a $3,300 donation to forward over to the Polycystic
Kidney Disease Foundation. Completely blowing it all out of the water. This is all
thanks to our supporters, you beer and charity lovers.
Thank you again to all for some much love being shown. Cheers!!

Learn to Homebrew Day 2017

By | October 18, 2017

Learn to Homebrew Day
Saturday November 4th, 2017
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tessier’s Hardware & Homebrew
837 Central Ave
Pawtucket, RI 02861


Join the Rhode Island Brewing Society (RIBS) and Tessier’s Hardware & Homebrew on Saturday, November 4th from 8AM to 2PM for the AHA’s 19th Annual Learn to Homebrew Day!

Learn to Homebrew Day (LTHD) was established by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 1999 to encourage homebrewers to introduce their non-brewer friends and family to the most rewarding hobby, obsession and lifestyle since the beginning of time!

Featuring:

  • Live demonstration of the beginning stages of the brewing process.
  • Knowledgeable homebrewers to talk to and learn from.
  • Samples of hand crafted homebrewed beer.
  • Hot dogs and snacks!
  • Homebrewing and wine making supplies on sale!!!
  • Raffle for a Home Brewing Starter Set ($69.99 value)

Pints for PKD

By | September 11, 2017


The Rhode Island Brewing Society is hosting its first charity event to support the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation!

Admission is a $10 suggested donation at the door, which will give you a commemorative tasting glass and raffle ticket. A variety of creative and tasty home brewed beer will be available for pours (detailed list to come).

The main event will feature a “Brewathlon.” Participants will be put through an obstacle course full of brewing related tasks to determine the “Best Brewer.” If you are interested, please check our Facebook page or shoot us an email.

Come out! Have fun! Support a cause! Drink beer!

All proceeds will go to the PKD Foundation
Kid friendly event.
Sadly no pets allowed on event property.
Brewathlon participants will not be exempt from admission costs.
***21+ TO DRINK ALCOHOL***

 

Pints for Paws 2017

By | June 21, 2017

Pints for Paws
Sunday June 25th, 2017
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
34 Elbow St
Providence, RI 02903


Beer lovers and dog lovers, unite! The Providence Animal Rescue League’s annual fundraising event is returning in 2017 for its 8th year in a row. Join us at 34 Elbow St in Providence this Sunday to help raise funds for the Providence Animal Rescue League by drinking beer, eating food , and listening to live music!

Many members of the Rhode Island Brewing Society are animal lovers who have had their lives improved with the love of a rescued dog, cat, or other small critter from the Providence Animal Rescue League and are excited to have the opportunity to give back by doing what they do best, brewing beer! While you’re enjoying a lineup of our pet themed beers, your furry friends can enjoy a variety of dog treats made from different batches of spent grain. Spent grain dog treats are made by RIBS members using the grain left over from the brewing process; it’s a great way to reduce waste and dogs LOVE them!

The Pints for Paws Beer Tasting is $25 and entitles you to samples of beer from us as well as breweries from around Rhode Island. Every penny of the ticket price goes directly to support programs to help animals in need. Additionally, for the first time ever Pints for Paws is having a Block Party that’s free to attend and provides access to beer, food trucks, live music, raffles, pet supplies, microchipping, a games area, and doggie pools for cooling off if it gets too hot for your puppers!

Rhode Island Maker Faire 2017

By | May 31, 2017

Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire Logo

Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire
Saturday June 3rd, 2017
2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
93 Washington St
Providence, RI 02903



Join us in downtown Providence this Saturday (June 3rd, 2017) from 2PM to 8PM for the Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire’s 9th year in the Ocean State and its first time as part of PVDFest. The event is FREE and open to the public. All are welcome, from experienced homebrewers to the merely brew-curious, to join us as we share in our passion for brewing alongside other Makers in Rhode Island’s Creative Capital!

Stop by our booth throughout the day for brewing demonstrations and advice for getting started in the wonderful world of homebrewing!

Maker Faires are gatherings of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faires are a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects. Some have called it the “Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth.”

PVDFest is Providence’s signature art festival. During the four-day event, artists and performers from around the globe and just around the corner will descend upon Providence for a multicultural and multidimensional celebration of artistic expression. Last year over 75,000 people attended the festivities and this year is shaping up to be even bigger with new attractions and creative minds leading the festivities.

Big Brew for National Homebrew Day 2017

By | April 6, 2017

Big Brew - May 6, 2017

Join RIBS as we celebrate National Homebrew Day!

AHA Big Brew with RIBS
Saturday May 6, 2017
10:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Green Acres Farm
51 Farm Street
North Smithfield, RI 02896


We will be hosting our first Big Brew at Green Acres Farm in North Smithfield on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The kegs will be tapped at 10:30 AM and the closing ceremony will begin at 6:00 PM. Throughout the day there will be various brewing demonstrations and other fun events. Check back often as our event schedule is subject to change.

Opening Ceremony 10:30 AM
Extract brew demo 1:00 PM
Racking/Bottling demo 3:00 PM
Closing Ceremony 6:00 PM

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