It is hard to imagine the anticipation of driving three and a half hours to New Hampshire, unless you are a home brewer on your way to the Home Brewers Jamboree. Those who are not familiar with the Home Brewers Jamboree, it is an event that has been put on every year for the past… Read More »
When soon to be President and Brewmaster of Proclamation Ale Company, Dave Witham, first introduced himself to us and told us about his plans for a nanobrewery in West Kingston, RI we were excited. With several barrels on the way, we were looking forward to some barrel aged beer and before we knew it the… Read More »
While it does not feel like Spring has sprung in Rhode Island these days, that did not stop our brewers from brewing up some Belgian Ales (BJCP Category 16) for the Spring Competition. Belgians are an acquired taste for some, but can be loved by all. This competition opened a new door for RIBS as… Read More »
This past weekend was the Ocean State Home Brew Competition organized by Johnson and Wales’ brewing club, JBrew. After months of kicking around ideas and honing their recipes a few brave RIBS members tossed their beers in the ring of fire knowing that not all would win. It was a weekend filled with good hombrew,… Read More »
One of our own is crossing the pond to attend brewing school at the University of Sunderland. We all wish him the best of luck with his studies and can’t wait to see what he brings back for the group!
Class is in session! Join the Rhode Island Brewing Society at the Warwick Public Library for a 1 hour Home Brewing 101 Class followed by a Q&A session. The event will be Wednesday March 5th 7pm-8:30pm. Sign up for the 21+ event at the here.
We are going to be postponing this week’s meeting due to weather. We have been getting reports of snow, freezing rain, slush and gloom of night (in some areas). In lieu of such perils we are going to postpone the meeting till next week February 20th. Drive safe everyone!
It is a new year for RIBS and with that we have decided to step up the competitions a bit. RIBS members now will be following the Beer Judging Certification Program (BJCP) guidelines for their beers. The move to a more rigid system helps hone the skill of the brewer and gives valuable feedback even… Read More »
It has been another fun year and RIBS has had a blast; we look forward to another year of adventures in brewing! We ended the year on a high note with the return of Dog Fish Head to RI. RIBS members were able to have a rare opportunity to meet with Sam Calagione at the… Read More »
80 years ago today the US Government repealed the 18th amendment. Before Prohibition small local breweries were a way of life. Most towns and cites had their own breweries and you could get a fill by bringing a bucket down to them. Unfortunately, the 13 years that Prohibition was in effect decimated these local breweries… Read More »