Yes, We Have Fat Tire

New Belgium has arrived in Rhode Island and Newport…and Bridge Liquors.

“Yes, we have Fat Tire.” That’s an answer that we at Bridge Liquors have been wanting to give for almost a decade. Customers would come in and look at our craft beer selection and then ask if we had any Fat Tire.

“Do you have any…what’s it called…my friend told me to try it. Fat…”
“Fat Tire?”
“Yeah! Do you have any?”
“No, they don’t distribute to Rhode Island.”
“Can you special order it?”
“No, they don’t distribute to Rhode Island.”
“Can *I* special order it?”
“Well, you can do whatever you want, but it’s none of our business…”

This conversation was repeated at least once a month for the last seven years…right up until this past Monday.

Revival Brewing Is Back At Bridge Liquors

A selection of Sean Larkin’s Revival Brewing’s craft beers are now available in Newport, RI.

Craft brewing in Rhode Island is a young industry, so Revival Brewing’s founding in 2011 makes it one of the state’s most mature breweries. As has often been the case with small Rhode Island breweries, availability in Newport can be a challenge, but we’ve just secured a nice big drop and are happy to have a big variety of Sean Larkin’s beers on sale at Bridge Liquors.

Here are the beers that have just arrived and are available as of this posting.

Boulevard Brewing has arrived!

More craft beer hits the shelves in Newport.

It’s always exciting when a new brewery gets distributed in Rhode Island, but Boulevard Brewing is one of the big breweries whose absence was noticeable, especially for beer drinkers who’d spent any time elsewhere in the country.

For those of you who have never heard of Boulevard, it’s part of Duvel Moortgat USA. Duvel, as some of you might remember, is one of Belgium’s most famous breweries. They’ve expanded stateside with Ommegang in New York and they purchased Boulevard in 2013. While Ommegang maintains a Belgian-style identity, Boulevard does everything.