The season of mouth-watering food and drink events in Newport is underway.

The season of mouth-watering food and drink events in Newport is underway. While the beauty of over 850,000 daffodils blooming for Spring may occupy center stage, do not overlook the 7th Annual Newport Craft Beer Festival scheduled for Friday, April 27 through Saturday, April 28.  Supporting the Rhode Island Brewers Guild, the Festival will feature crafted brews from “some of the nation’s top brewers” as well as brews from local favorites like Newport Storm Brewery and Pour Judgement.

The Friday evening VIB Session (Very Important Beers event) is already sold out! That evening’s sampling and tasting will offer beers from festival brewers not available on Saturday. Saturday’s sessions (2) will have more than enough to sample and enjoy. Session 1 runs from 12:00 – 3:00p.m. and Session 2 from 4:00 – 7:00p.m. They will take place under a sprawling tent on the lawn of the Great Friend’s Meeting House (on Farewell Street).Taste testing guests will have the opportunity to sample craft breweries from all over the country along with local favorites of course. Each brewery will have well informed staff that can provide the knowledge of the makeup of specific beers.

Adding to local flavoring will be samplings from some of Newport’s best restaurants and their best plates. Local (New England, Rhode Island, Newport) brews and flavors will be experienced with live music at all the sessions. Admission includes unlimited beer samples. This is a21+ event. While in Newport stay at the Ivy Lodge. Visit us at ​​ivylodge.com

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