The Faces of Brewing and Distilling in Rhode Island Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling

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Brendan O'Donnell, originally from the bustling corridors of Wall Street, transitioned his expertise to the world of hospitality in 2015, joining Station & Bowery Hospitality group as a partner and head of operations. His visionary leadership propelled SoHo's 310 Bowery Bar to be counted among New York City's premier establishments.

Newport Craft Aims to be ‘Craft Beer and Craft Spirits Disneyland’ for the Community

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The last time Brewbound spoke to Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co., the Rhode-Island based craft brewery had just purchased a 6-acre plot of land from the city, its first step in a major expansion and renovation plan.

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Summer 2023 Editors' Choice

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Herewith a selection from Whisky Advocate's editors of recent releases that we've deemed the most impressive, based on score, price, and availability. This round of Editors' Choice selections include a blended malt scotch, a single malt scotch, an Irish single pot still, two American single malts and more. Check out the Buying Guide for a complete list of whiskies reviewed in the Summer 2023 issue.

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Whiskeys of New England

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As autumn's cooler temperatures drift over New England, travel to the region heats up. Vacationers may have flocked to New England's beaches and coastal destinations during the summer, but in fall they focus farther inland, where the vibrant display of autumn foliage blankets much of the region.

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Newport Craft's expansion is a game changer in the city's North End

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Newport Craft unveils a major expansion, Pride Month beer events, and more news from the state's craft beer and distilling scene.

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Newport Craft opens doors to new tasting room just in time for Memorial Day

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Stop by on Saturday, May 27 to experience the new outdoor area, sample their craft selection and preview other renovation updates to the "brewstillery".

— Kaitlyn Murray

Newport Craft CEO discusses expansion plan in Rhode Island

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Newport Craft Brewery and Distillery in Rhode Island announced the purchase of a 6-acre plot of land from the city of Newport earlier this month, as part of a $10 million expansion project.

— Zoe Licata

Try these 20 Rhode Island beers in taprooms across the state

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IPAs rule at many of Rhode Island's craft breweries. The hops are the top sellers. But there's plenty of room for malty and dessert beers, and sours, too. Here are the beers you need to try before the year ends, because they are the favorites at these 20 tasting rooms and brew pubs.

— Gail Ciampa

Thomas Tew Rum becomes official partner of Boston Calling music festival

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Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co. of Newport, Rhode Island, announced a partnership between its Thomas Tew Rum line and the Boston Calling Music Festival.

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Newport-based Thomas Tew to be the official rum of the New York Mets

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Rhode Island's Thomas Tew Rum is now the official rum of the New York Mets. And you thought 2020 couldn't get any more bizarre.

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Wicked Dolphin wins Best Craft Rum Distillery award

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Sugarcane plantations in the Caribbean began distilling rum during the 17th century from molasses, an inexpensive byproduct of the sugar refining process. The spirit came to the U.S. in 1664 with the opening of the first rum distillery on Staten Island and continued to grow in popularity through the Revolutionary War. Rum has come a long way since those early days, and distilleries across the nation are experimenting with how to craft the finest variations.


Another View of Newport: Newport Craft expands with a focus on production, community, hospitality, and innovation By Helena Touhey

It’s no secret a transformation has been underway at Newport Craft.

This spring, after a four-and-a-half-year multiphase project, the renovated brewery and distillery — “brewstillery” — in the city’s North End will publicly re-open its doors to the thirsty, the curious, and the celebratory. Visitors will find an expanded footprint both inside and out, one that is more innovative and efficient as well as able to host gatherings and events.

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