The 23rd Great International Fall Beer Festival (Attention Winners!)

On Saturday, November 5, 2016 the Rhode Island Convention Center became the Mecca for Beer Lovers all over New England. With 2 great shows that started at 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM and again at 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM will offer the same beer show experiences. Your ticket will allowed you unlimited sampling of over 250 brews, conversations with brewers in a casual setting, food were sold separately.

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WHEAT - 1A - AMERICAN
1: Session Wheat - Full Sail Brewing, Hood River, OR
2: Hefeweizen - Widmer Bros. Brewing, Portland, OR
3: Leisure Time - Jack’s Abby Brewing, Framingham, MA
WHEAT - 1B - GERMAN
1: Geyser Gose - Two Roads Brewing, Stratford, CT
2: Hefeweizen - Kansas City Bier Co., Kansas City, MO
3: Schnickelfritz - Urban Chestnut Brewing, St. Louis, MO
WHEAT - 1C-D - WEIZENBOCK/DUNKELWEIZEN
1: Weizenbock - Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, MA
2: Schleuter Dinkel Weizen - Brewport, Bridgeport, CT
3: The Witching Hour - Relic Brewing, Plainville, CT
LIGHT ALE - 2A/E - CANADIAN/OTHER
1: Nerd Alert - Monday Night Brewing, Atlanta, GA
2: 7 Hills - Wormtown Brewing, Worcester, MA
3: Cream Ale - DuVig Brewing, Branford, CT
LIGHT ALE - 2B - CREAM ALE
1: Flagship - Grey Sail Brewing of RI, Westerly, RI
2: Lawn Beer - Moustache Brewing, Riverhead, NY
3: New Hampshire Ale - 603 Brewery, Londonderry, NH
LIGHT ALE - 2C - GOLDEN
1: Big Wave - Kansas City Bier Co., Kansas City, MO
2: Blonde Cougar - Wormtown Brewing, Worcester, MA
3: Blonde Ale - Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, MA
LIGHT ALE - 2D - KÖLSCH
1: Kölsch - Trinity Brewhouse, Providence, RI
2: Goody Two Shoes - Exhibit “A” Brewing, Framingham, MA
3: Golden Messenger Kölsch - Hog River Brewing, Hartford, CT
BRITISH/IRISH ALE - 3A/C - ENGLISH BITTER/IRISH RED
1: Samuel Adams Irish Red - Boston Beer Co., Boston, MA
2: Omagh - The Tap, Haverhill, MA
3: None awarded
BRITISH/IRISH ALE - 3B - ENGLISH ESB
1: Wanderust - Moustache Brewing, Riverhead, NY
2: Bard’s Bitter - Trinity Brewhouse, Providence, RI
3: ESB - Northampton Brewing, Northampton, MA
BRITISH/IRISH ALE - 3D - SCOTTISH
1: Fat Scotsman - Adirondack Brewing, Lake George, NY
2: Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale - Pike Brewing, Seattle, WA
3: Sett 7 - Portico Brewing, Cambridge, MA
AMERICAN PALE ALE - 4A
1: Hop, Hop & Away - Aeronaut Brewing, Somerville, MA
2: Red, White & NoLi - NoLi Brewhouse, Spokane, WA
3: Rye Pale Ale - Guinness Brewing, Dublin, Ireland
AMERICAN AMBER ALE - 5A
1: Amber Ale - Full Sail Brewing, Hood River, OR
2: Red Eye Rye - Flying Dreams Brewing, Worcester, MA
3: American Ale - Thimble Island Brewing, Branford, CT
BLACK IPA - 6A
1: Shortest Day CDA - Full Sail Brewing, Hood River, OR
2: Lydia’s Black Heart - Aeronaut Brewing, Somerville, MA
3: Black Maria - Heretic Brewing, Fairfield, CA
IPA - 6B
1: Greyhound IPA - Northampton Brewing, Northampton, MA
2: Step Fight - Monday Night Brewing, Atlanta, GA
3: IPA - Great North Aleworks, Manchester, NH
BROWN/COPPER ALE - 7A - AMERICAN BROWN
1: Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales & Spirits, Newport, OR
2: Autumn Brown - Elm City Brewing, Keene, NH
3: Pulpit Supply Brown Ale - Wolf Hollow Brewing, Schenectady, NY
BROWN/COPPER ALE - 7B
1: Nut Brown Ale - Wachusett Brewing, Westminster, MA
2: Shay’s Best Bitter - Northampton Brewing, Northampton, MA
3: None awarded
BROWN/COPPER ALE - 7C/D - NORTHERN/SOUTHERN BROWN
1: Berrat Brothers Brown - Brewport, Bridgeport, CT
2: Blizzard of ’78 - Wormtown Brewing, Worcester, MA
3: Milk & Honey - Moustache Brewing, Riverhead, NY
BROWN/COPPER ALE - E - GERMAN ALT
1: Harvest Ale - Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, MA
2: Autumn Winds - Grey Sail Brewing of RI, Westerly, RI
3: Munich Alt - Willimantic Brewing, Willimantic, CT
PORTER - 8A - BROWN
1: Pope Smoked Porter - Hog River Brewing, Hartford, CT
2: Peanut Butter Raincloud Porter - Foolproof Brewing, Pawtucket, RI
3: Porter - Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis, MA
PORTER - 8B - ROBUST
1: Firelands Smoked Cherry Porter - Outer Light Brewing, Groton, CT
2: Porter - Port Jeff Brewing, Port Jefferson, NY
3: Steel Bridge Porter - Widmer Bros. Brewing, Portland, OR
STOUT - 9
1: Oatmeal Stout - Elm City Brewing, Keene, NH
2: Whole Hog Espresso Stout - Stevens Point Brewery, Stevens Point, WI
3: Samuel Adams Cream Stout - Boston Beer Co., Boston, MA
LAGER - 10A - BOHEMIAN PILSNER
1: Smiley Blue Pils - Stevens Point Brewery, Stevens Point, WI
2: Maize á Faire - The Tap, Haverhill, MA
3: Pilsner - Paradox Brewery, Schroon Lake, NY
LAGER - 10B - CONTINENTAL PILSNER
1: Stammtisch - Urban Chestnut Brewing, St. Louis, MO
2: PDX Pils - Widmer Bros. Brewing, Portland, OR
3: Pils - Northampton Brewing, Northampton, MA
LAGER - 10C/D - DORTMUNDER/HELLES
1: House Lager - Jack’s Abby Brewing, Framingham, MA
2: Longboard Island Lager - Kona Brewing, Kailua-Kona, HI
3: Helles - Blue Point Brewing, Patchogue, NY
LAGER - 10E - PREMIUM LAGER
1: Session Premium Lager - Full Sail Brewing, Hood River, OR
2: Reserve Beer - Sapporo Brewery, Tokyo, Japan
3: Lager - Thimble Island Brewing, Branford, CT
AMBER/DARK LAGER - 11A - AMBER
1: Saranac Adirondack Lager - FX Matt Brewing, Utica, NY
2: Trailblazer - Stone Corral Brewery, Richmond, VT
3: Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing, Patchogue, NY
AMBER/DARK LAGER - 11B/C/F - BOCK/DUNKEL/OTHER
1: Zoigl - Blue Point Brewing, Patchogue, NY
2: Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales & Spirits, Newport, OR
3: Dunkel - Kansas City Bier Co., Kansas City, MO
AMBER/DARK LAGER - 11D - SCHWARZBIER
1: Premium Black - Sapporo Brewery, Tokyo, Japan
2: Smoke & Dagger - Jack’s Abby Brewing, Framingham, MA
3: Conundrum - Northampton Brewing, Northampton, MA
AMBER/DARK LAGER - 11E - VIENNA
1: Schultzie’s Vienna Lager - Stark Brewing, Manchester, NH
2: Festbier - Kansas City Bier Co., Kansas City, MO
3: Vienna Lager - Kretschmann Brewing, Webster, MA
OKTOBERFEST - 12
1: Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Co., Boston, MA
2: Oktoberfest - Franklin’s Brewery, Hyattsville, MD
3: Oktoberfest - Von Trapp Brewing, Stowe, VT
STRONG - 13A - BALTIC PORTER
1: Bourbon Barrel Aged Framinghamer - Jack’s Abby Brewing, Framingham, MA
2: Baltic Porter - Elm City Brewing, Keene, NH
3: Five Beans - Sixpoint Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
STRONG - 13B - BARLEYWINE
1: Jack the Giant Killer - Franklin’s Brewery, Hyattsville, MD
2: 1635 Series American Barleywine - Newburyport Brewing, Newburyport, MA
3: Old Howling Bastard - Blue Point Brewing, Patchogue, NY
STRONG - 13C - BELGIAN DARK STRONG
1: Big Belgian Draft - Stone Corral Brewery, Richmond, VT
2: Stout - Spencer Trappist Brewery, Spencer, MA
3: Tennessee Prinse - Brewmaster Jack, Northampton, MA
STRONG - 13D - BELGIAN DUBBEL/TRIPEL
1: Barrel Aged Belgian Tripel - Paradox Brewery, Schroon Lake, NY
2: Monk’s Uncle Belgian Tripel - Pike Brewing, Seattle, WA
3: For Whom the Belge Tolls - Franklin’s Brewery, Hyattsville, MD
STRONG - 13E - BELGIAN GOLDEN STRONG
1: Special Golden Ale - Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers, Pompano Beach, FL
2: Divine Sublimation Belgian Golden Strong - Aspetuck Brew Lab, Bridgeport, CT
3: None awarded
STRONG - 13F - DOUBLEBOCK
1: Weathertop Doppelbock - Martha’s Exchange, Nashua, NH
2: Samuel Adams Double Bock - Boston Beer Co., Boston, MA
3: Doppelbock - Blue Point Brewing, Patchogue, New York
STRONG - 13H - IMPERIAL IPA
1: Demo Tape 7 - Exhibit “A” Brewing, Framingham, MA
2: Hopzilla - Stark Brewing, Manchester, NH
3: Solar Plexis - The Tap, Haverhill, MA
STRONG - 13J - OLD ALE
1: Love of the Damned - Adroit Theory Brewing, Purcellville, VA
2: Old News - Brewport, Bridgeport, CT
3: Barrel Aged Strong Ale - Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery, Edgartown, MA
STRONG - 13K - RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT
1: The Black Pearl - Martha’s Exchange, Nashua, NH
2: Revery Russian Imperial Stout - Foolproof Brewing, Pawtucket, RI
3: Joshua Norton - The Tap, Haverhill, MA
STRONG - 13L - SCOTCH ALE
1: Scotch Ale - Blue Point Brewing, Patchogue, NY
2: Bo’s Scotch Ale - Stark Brewing, Manchester, NH
3: Highland Hugh - Franklin’s Brewery, Hyattsville, MD
STRONG - 13M - OTHER
1: Vanilla Norton - The Tap, Haverhill, MA
2: Panic Attack Café Cubano - Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers, Pompano Beach, FL
3: Samuel Adams Utopias 2015 - Boston Beer Co., Boston, MA
SOUR/WILD BEERS - 14A - AMERICAN
1: Hudson Valley Harvest Apricot Sour - Captain Lawrence Brewing, Elmsford, NY
2: Brett Pale Ale - Paradox Brewery, Schroon Lake, NY
3: Ridiculous - Franklin’s Brewery, Hyattsville, MD
SOUR/WILD BEERS - 14B - BERLINER WEISSE
1: Farmer’s Daughter - Stone Cow Brewery, Barre, VT
2: Tartuffe - Heretic Brewing, Fairfield, CA
3: Breakfast in Berlin - John Harvard’s Brew House, Framingham, MA
SOUR/WILD BEERS - 14C - FLANDERS RED BROWN
1: Philasmic - Two Roads Brewing, Stratford, CT
2: None awarded
3: None awarded
SOUR/WILD BEERS - 14D - FRUIT LAMBIC
1: Kriek - Two Roads Brewing, Stratford, CT
2: Hexotic - Two Roads Brewing, Stratford, CT
3: Samuel Adams Kriek - Boston Beer Co., Boston, MA
BELGIAN/FRENCH - 15A - WITBIER
1: Fu Manchu - Monday Night Brewing, Atlanta, GA
2: Dry Wit - Blue Point Brewing, Patchogue, NY
3: Celis White - Celis Brewery, Austin TX
BELGIAN/FRENCH - 15B/C/E/F - BELGIAN PALE ALE/BIÈRE DE GARDE/BELGIAN BLONDE/ BELGIAN SPECIALTY
1: Holiday Ale - Two Roads Brewing, Stratford, CT
2: Fuzzy Logic - Portico Brewing, Cambridge, MA
3: Apple Brown Betty - Martha’s Exchange, Nashua, NH
BELGIAN/FRENCH - 15G - SAISON
1: Worker’s Comp - Two Roads Brewing, Stratford, CT
2: La Ferme Urbaine Farmhouse Ale - Foolproof Brewing, Pawtucket, RI
3: Prophecy - Saltbox Kitchen Brewery, Concord, MA
GLUTEN FREE - 16A
1: Blueberry Brewed Tonic - Blue Point Brewing, Patchogue, NY
2: None awarded
3: None awarded
GLUTEN REDUCED - 16B
1: Omission Pale Ale - Omission Beer, Portsmouth, NH
2: Omission Lager - Omission Beer, Portsmouth, NH
3: Omission IPA - Omission Beer, Portsmouth, NH
FRUIT/SPICE BEERS - 17A - ALE
1: Pumpkinwizen - Martha’s Exchange, Nashua, NH
2: Passionfruit Gose - Two Roads Brewing, Stratford, CT
3: Red Drank - Franklin’s Brewery, Hyattsville, MD
FRUIT/SPICE BEERS - 17B - BELGIAN
1: Bergamonster - Two Roads Brewing, Stratford, CT
2: Belgo Sutra - Magic Hat Brewing, South Burlington, VT
3: Pumpkin Pie Bock - Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery, Edgartown, MA
FRUIT/SPICE BEERS - 17C - LAGER
1: Samuel Adams Porch Rocker - Boston Beer Co., Boston, MA
2: Cucumber Jalapeño Kölsch - Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery, Edgartown, MA
3: Mexican Lager - Blue Point Brewing, Patchogue, NY
CIDER - 18A - COMMON
1: Semi-Dry Cider - McIntosh Cellars, South Haven, MI 
2: Premium Dry Cider - Bold Rock Hard Cider, Nellysford, VA
3: India Pressed Cider - Bold Rock Hard Cider, Nellysford, VA
CIDER - 18B - ENGLISH
1: Strongbow Gold Cider - H. P. Bulmer, Hereford, England
2: None awarded
3: None awarded
CIDER - 18C - FRENCH
1: Celt Cider - Groupe Eclor, Rennes, France
2: Virtue Percheron - Virtue Cider, Fennville, MI
3: Pearfect Peary - Portland Cider Co., Clackamas, OR
CIDER - 18F - FRUIT
1: Strawberry Magic – Ciderboys Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI
2: Blackberry Wild - Ciderboys Hard Cider, Stevens Point, WI
3: Pure Cider Purée - Possman Cider, Kelterei Possmann, Frankfurt, Germany
CIDER - 18G - SPECIALTY
1: Oaked - White Winter Winery, Iron River, WI
2: Pumpkin Patch - Lookout Farm Hard Cider, Natick, MA
3: Spur & Vine - Square Mile Cider, Portland, OR
   

Beer Festival Music Entertainment

Steve Smith and The Nakeds

Steve Smith and The Nakeds

Over the course of 40 years, Steve Smith has earned a reputation as a great band leader, and one of the most energetic and entertaining singers in the business. In 2013, Steve Smith (along with all 67 other official members of Naked Truth and The Nakeds) was inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame. On the eve of his induction, he was asked by his biographer how long he planned to continue performing. His answer was short and sweet - right to the point; he replied, "Until the phone stops ringing."

Beer Festival Guidelines

  • Must have Driver’s License or Other Government Issued form of I.D. that verifies legal drinking age of 21.
  • No strollers and no one under the age of 21 (including infants) will be allowed. There are no exceptions.
  • Beware of "driving while intoxicated laws" and plan accordingly. Providence Police will be on site. Please drink responsibly.
  • Promotional photos and video will be taken at the event and you grant permission for your likeness to be used.
  • We reserve the right in our discretion, to remove any individuals for including but not limited to intoxication, fighting and rudeness. You will be escorted out of the event and not allowed back in!
  • We reserve the right to check all bags.
  • Absolutely NO outside beverages allowed.
  • NO BACKPACKS ALLOWED!
  • No Dogs allowed. ONLY Service dogs allowed.
  • No outside glassware allowed. All beer must be sampled from tasting plastic cup provided.

Beer Festival Ticket Store

The Beer Festival Ticket Store is now closed. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com now and up to Friday, November 4th for $49 plus fees or you can purchase your tickets the day of show at the RI Convention Center. Tickets go on sale at the RI Convention Center at 11 am on Saturday November 5th. Price per ticket per session day of show will be $52 plus fees.

Beer Festival Admission Ticket

Designated Driver Tickets Available! Please call 401-272-0980 for more information.

Ticket orders placed through October 25 will be mailed. Orders placed from October 26 to November 1 will be at WILL CALL.

Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brews, LIVE MUSIC, and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. Food is available for an additional charge.

Ticket purchase is for either the afternoon or evening session only, not both. A ticket to one Event does not admit you to the other Event. Tickets are non-refundable and not transferable.

Please drink responsibly. Please check out the Beer Festival Guidelines section for limitations and requirements.

2016 Fall Beer Festival Breweries

Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling
Bad Martha Carft Beer
Brooklyn Brewery
The Bucket Brewery
Cape Cod Beer
Cisco Brewers
Downeast Cider House
Farmer Willie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer
Flying Dreams Brewing Company
Foolproof Brewing Company
Grey Sail Brewing of RI
DIAGEO-Guinness USA
Guy And Lady Barrel
Harpoon Brewery
Heineken USA
Kona Brewery
Lookout Farm Hard Cider
Lord Hobo Brewing Company
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Mike's Hard Lemonade
Napa Smith Brewery
Narragansett Brewing Company
Nauti Seltzer
New Belgium Brewing Company
Newbury Port Brewing Company
Newport Jerky Company
Newport Storm Brewery
North American Breweries
Outer Light Brewing Company
Radeberger Gruppe USA
Revival Brewing Company
Samuel Adams
Shebeen Brewing Company
The Gambrinus Company - Shiner
The Tap Brewing Company
These Guys Brewing Company
Thimble Island Brewing Company
Trinity Brewhouse
Two Roads Brewing
Union Station Brewery
Von Trapp Brewing Copmany
Wachusett Brewing Company
Whalers Brewing Company
Woodchuck Hard Cider
Yuengling Brewery

2016 Fall Beer Festival Vendors

Fizzics Beer System
Geeks Who Drink
On The Avenue Marketing
One More!
Renewal By Andersen
SolarCity Solar Energy Efficiency
Yankee Brew News

Heart of Downtown Providence!

The Rhode Island Convention Center is located at One Sabin Street in Downtown Providence, Rhode Island. From the North or South, take I-95 to Exit 22. Follow directional signs to the Convention Center Garage (indoors, best parking option) and take the pedestrian walkway connector to the show.

Public Transportation

Take Amtrak for a fast commute. Call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit www.amtrak.com for rate information. From Massachusetts, take the MBTA Commuter Rail; Providence station is an eight-minute walk from the Convention Center. Call 617-222-3200 or visit www.mbta.com for Providence Line schedule and rates.

In Rhode Island, park free at Park & Ride Locations, then take RIPTA bus service into Kennedy Plaza (a five minute walk from the Convention Center). Call 401-781-9400 for maps and information or visit www.ripta.com.

Beer Festival Contacts

General Show Information

401-351-2632 Main Line

Vendor, Brewer, Sponsor Info

401-272-0980 Office
401-223-0160 Fax

General Inquiries, Questions, etc.

mryan(at)beerfestamerica.com

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