ANNOUNCING- The 4th Annual Newport Craft Beer Festival!

Saturday – 2 Sessions!
Friday Evening:  VIB Event! (details below)
Tickets on sale now – check back for updates and brewery listings!

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Festival details!

Brought to you by:

Pour Judgement Bar & Grill and Newport Storm Brewery!

To benefit the
Rhode Island Brewers Guild & Newport Historical Society






This festival celebrates Newport’s rich brewing history (dating back before the American Revolution!).  Brewers will travel from as far as California, and as close as Newport’s North End!   Guests will be given the opportunity to try small samples of a spectrum of craft brews and converse with the folks who made them.  Local bands and restaurants
will join us all! (Food available for purchase!)

 VIB Event (Very Important Beers!):  Join us for a special Friday evening event to taste some VIBs that you won’t see on Saturday, while chatting and sampling with some of the people who make the very beer you’ll be sipping on, in a small setting at Newport Storm Brewery. Limited tickets available, so jump on this 1st time event and a sweet raffle prize of some of the fancy shmancy beers you’ll try!

Crowds at the 2012 inaugural event!

Ticket information.  The Newport Craft Beer Festival will be a 21+ event.


29 thoughts on “ANNOUNCING- The 4th Annual Newport Craft Beer Festival!

  1. Hi Laura,

    The Newport Craft Beer Festival at Great Friends Meeting House on April 28 2012. Is there a recommended location to park for this event?


  2. Event looks super fun! What a great alternative to Oktoberfest. Sounds like a true learning experience filled with quality beer and most importantly, supporting small business- which gives lower Broadway all it’s character. Sad to miss it!

    • Hi Michele,

      All Festival tickets are $45 dollars. It is conveniently located in Newport, within walking distance to hundreds of attractions. If you are a non drinker but are travelling with someone attending the festival, there are mansions, walking tours, trolley trips, day sails, and beaches all within walking distance! We planned the festival downtown deliberately so that there is something for everyone in a family just a stones throw away. I hope that helps!

      Newport Craft Beer Festival

  3. Will you be posting an official beer list before this Saturday? Also, will there be a “beer program” listing all the beers with their respective breweries for the event?

    • We haven’t asked the brewers for a list in advance to give them flexibility to bring their freshest stuff. There is a program at the event, but it does not list specific beers.

    • The event is completely sold out and no tickets will be available at the door. It is our first year and so we wanted to keep it small. Next year we hope for a bigger event. Cheers!
      Newport Craft Beer Festival

  4. What exactly does this beer festival entitle? Is it like a beer tasting event? And will food be provided as well as entertainment?

    • Samples from all 30 breweries are included in the ticket price, as well as a Festival souvenir tasting glass!

    • Hi Dylan- You can visit the Tickets tab at the top of the page ( to select your session (it will lead you to the Newport Storm Brewery online store) or purchase them in person at Newport Storm at 293 JT Connell Rd. in Newport, RI! See you at the Festival- Cheers!

  5. Are there any options for non-drinkers or designated drivers to get in at a discount?
    I would love to bring my wife, but she is pregnant.

    • We’re sorry but we don’t offer any discounts on tickets, as the event is a fundraiser. Each guests does get to keep their event tasting glass, there’s live music and food from local restaurants. Hope (both of!) you can still join us!! Cheers!

  6. We will be visiting Newport for the weekend and would love to attend, but we are traveling with our baby. Will we be ok bringing him along?

    • Yes- just bring your printed receipt and we’ll cross reference your information with our lists & copies of receipts.

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