Nick Garrison founded Foolproof Brewing Company in 2012. Partnering with the company’s original brewmaster, Damase Olsson, the Pawtucket-based brewery started brewing in December 2012. Now in the company’s fourth year and amid its third expansion, Foolproof has quickly grown to become the largest brewery in the state of Rhode Island. The brewery continues to grow under Nick’s leadership with brewing operations now led by head brewer, Steve Sharp. Foolproof’s beers are currently distributed in all six New England states as well as in Houston, Texas. The company brews five year-round beers as well as six specialty beers, with more in planning for 2017 and beyond.
Some of Foolproof's signature beers:
Backyahd IPA – The ultimate suburban brew, Backyahd is an aggressively hopped American IPA with a tantalizing hop aroma. The beer’s bitterness pairs perfectly with spicy foods coming straight off the grill. Enjoy it with friends, family, or whomever you choose. After all, it’s your Backyahd.
Raincloud Robust Porter – Raincloud is the perfect “stay at home” brew. Dark, smooth, mysterious—this rich and flavorful porter is brewed with chocolate and crystal malts and a subtle blend of European hops. Raincloud is the ideal accompaniment for a lazy day of movie watching or reading.
La Ferme Urbaine (LFU) Farmhouse Ale – La Ferme Urbaine (LFU) is our unique take on a farmhouse ale. Influenced by the Belgian saison style, LFU features a complex blend of German hops, pilsener and pale malts, wheat, rye, oats, and spelt. The beer pours a hazy straw color and delivers a spicy, dry finish. So raise a glass and enjoy!
Federal Hill Ale – A collaboration with famous Federal Hill chef Walter Potenza, this unique pale ale is brewed with blood oranges and saffron, two of Potenza’s favorite cooking ingredients. The beer is dry hopped with Mosaic and Citra, creating complementary citrus and tropical fruit flavors and aromas.
Peanut Butter Raincloud Porter – Sometimes the rain can drive you nuts, so you might as well have some in your beer. With that, we are proud to introduce Peanut Butter Raincloud, a unique and flavorful adaptation of our popular Raincloud robust porter. Raise a glass to the miracle that is peanut butter porter.
Foolproof Brewing Company is open: Monday-Friday (take home beer only) – 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Fridays (tastings) – 4:00-7:00 pm; Saturdays (tastings and tours) – 1:00-6:00 pm; Sundays (tastings) – 1:00-6:00 pm
La Ferme Urbaine (LFU) Farmhouse Ale: 2014 – Silver, Great International Beer Festival, 2015-2016 – Men's Journal Top 101 Beers in America, 2016 – Silver, Great International Beer Festival, 2016 – Bronze, Can-Can Awards.
Revery Russian Imperial Stout: 2013 – Silver, Great International Beer Festival, 2016 – Silver, Great International Beer Festival
Raincloud Robust Porter: 2013 – Silver, Great International Beer Festival, 2015 – Silver, Great International Beer Festival
Peanut Butter Raincloud Porter: 2016 – Silver, Great International Beer Festival
Barstool Golden Ale: 2013 – Gold, Great International Beer Festival.
Special Events: Shuckolate Soiree (Valentine's Day weekend), April Fool's Night (April 1st), Augtoberfest (first Saturday in August), Haunted Brewery Ball (Halloween), Barrel Reserve Night (December), Beer Mile (various)
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