Rhode Island Breweries & Distilleries
Rhode Island was once the rum capital of the world, home to more than 20 distilleries in Newport alone. Today’s distillers and brewers are young, ambitious and really know their craft—artisans and entrepreneurs who are combining the latest technology with time-tested techniques. The result has won companies such as Newport Storm and Sons of Liberty national acclaim.
Check out the release of The Craft, a behind-the-scenes look into Rhode Island’s booming craft beer industry on July 2, 2020. Directed by Dave Ricci and Grand Prize winner at the 2019 Rhode Island International Film Festival, The Craft delves into the personal histories and career paths of a number of our state’s most well-known brewers, the history of Rhode Island’s oldest and still-beloved “craft” brand, Narragansett Beer, the industry’s growing impact on our state’s economy and recent legislative changes that have supported this growth, and, of course, the ins and outs of the brewing process itself.