Meetings are held every 2nd Thursday of the month at Buttonwoods Brewery (530 Wellington Ave, Cranston, RI 02910). The meetings start at 7pm and are open to new members.

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Homebrewing 101 @ Adams Public Library
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Interested in learning how to brew your first batch of beer?
Have you brewed in the past and have questions about the process?
Join members of the Rhode Island Brewing Society to discuss beginner homebrewing technique.   You will leave with information about where to purchase the essential tools and the ingredients, as well as a printed recipe and instructions.
This is a free program!
RIBS Meeting @ Buttonwoods Brewery
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Newport Craft Brew Races @ Fort Adams State Park
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


So what exactly is it?

It’s really quite simple — The Craft Brew Race is a timed 5k open to beer lovers of all speeds, combined with a beer festival highlighting the local craft brewing scene. The 3-hour post-race celebration features sampling of more than 30 breweries, including homebrew samples poured by members of the Rhode Island Brewing Society, live music, and food trucks.

Beer festival only tickets are also available for those not wishing to participate in the 5k

What do I do

Step 1. Run, or walk a relaxed, but timed midday 5k open to runners and walkers on scenic courses. Costumes encouraged!

Step 2. Relax and hydrate at the 3-hour post-race craft brew festival featuring free sampling of over 30 local breweries.

What do I get?

All 5k participants and festival-goers receive a pint glass and entry to the festival — including beer sampling, live music, vendors and food trucks selling onsite. All Designated Drivers ticket holders receive a different bracelet at registration. They are welcome to enjoy the festival and designated snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

This is a 21+ event.

RIBS Meeting @ Buttonwoods Brewery
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New England Homebrewers Jamboree @ Tamworth Camping Area
Sep 8 – Sep 10 all-day