See You in 2022!

2021 Event Canceled

Rhode Island Brew Fest

Ninth Annual Event – See you in 2022!

While we’d all love a delicious craft beer right about now, the health of our customers and our beloved state are paramount and we will not be hosting an event this winter. We look forward to better days ahead, stay tuned for 2022 event information this coming summer.

Join us in January 2022 for this celebration of American craft brewers and sample from 50+ breweries and over 200 styles of beer. The event will have two sessions from 1:00 – 4:00 PM and 5:30 – 8:30 PM. All beverage samples are included in your ticket, as well as live music, access to food vendors and much more. Every attendee will receive a custom glass as they exit the festival.


We’re thrilled to be back at The WaterFire Arts Center in 2020! The impeccably renovated Arts Center has high ceilings and massive windows showcasing the rich history of this building’s industrial past while clean lines and contemporary finishes clearly define this space as a cutting-edge event venue.

Ticket Information

What Does My Ticket Include?

All General Admission tickets include entry to one of the 3-hour festival sessions with unlimited beer sampling and a branded pint glass. Designated Driver tickets include entry to the festival, non-alcoholic beverage(s), snacks and a branded pint glass.

The Rhode Island Fest is a private, ticketed, 21+ event. No one without a ticket or under the legal age will be admitted, including minors, children, infants and babies.

Ticket Fees General Admission Designated Driver
Thru December 31 SOLD OUT! SOLD OUT!
January 1 – January 25 SOLD OUT! SOLD OUT!

The Nitty Gritty Details

  • The Festival has two ticketed sessions.
    First Session: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Second Session: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • This is a 21+ event. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted. No exceptions.
  • ID’s are checked at the entrance.
  • Each ticket has a unique barcode that can only be used once.
  • Please print your tickets or have the barcode ready on your smartphones.
  • Check in will begin a 1/2 hour before the doors open.
  • Additional tickets will NOT be available for sale at the door.
  • We love dogs too, but sorry, NO DOGS allowed in the festival.
  • All attendees are handed a plastic sampling cup upon ENTERING the event.
  • All attendees will pick up a commemorative glass as they EXIT the event.
  • Event merchandise and shirts will be available for sale on site.

Live Music

The Rhode Island Brew Fest will feature live music by The Geo Trio Band throughout the afternoon.

“The Geo Trio… cooks up a blend of jazz, rock, blues, and country music sounds into a delicious gumbo for the ears.”


Parking is available directly onsite at the Arts Center and the surrounding lots on a first-come, first-served basis (map).



We ask that you please prepare accordingly and enjoy the Rhode Island Brew Fest safely by designating a driver, using ride shares or calling a taxi in advance.


Extreme Weather Policy

Our events are held rain, snow or shine. However, there is always the potential for extreme or severe weather conditions. Event organizers will do as much as we can to ensure the experience is as safe as possible. In the event of severe weather, the event may be delayed as race officials consult public safety officers. If there is more than a short delay, if conditions persist, or the forecast calls for extreme weather, race officials reserve the right to alter or cancel the event. We do not schedule “rain dates”. Any decision to cancel an event is done as an absolute last resort and is made collectively with local risk management, police, fire & rescue, and medical personnel as appropriate. In such situations, there will be NO REFUNDS as registrants accept any such risk of their entry free when purchasing tickets.

Please check the website, our Facebook page, and your email before the race for any changes or cancellations.


WaterFire Arts Center

The 2020 Rhode Island Brew Festival will be held in the beautifully renovated Main Hall at The WaterFire Arts Center at 475 Valley Street in Providence.


Russel Morins
Waterfire Arts Center
Rhode Island Brewers Guild

Attending Breweries

Additional Breweries announced weekly!

The Rhode Island Brew Fest provides unlimited sampling of all attending breweries. We are proud to purchase all beer directly from the breweries in order to support the craft brew industry. Cheers!

14th Star
21st Ammendment
Banded Brewing
Beer on Earth
Beer’d Brewing
Berkshire Brewing
Brooklyn Brewery
Castle Island
Common Roots
Connecticut Valley Brewing
Craft Brew Supplies
Crooked Current
Far from the Tree
Four Phantoms
Greater Good
Grey Sail
Hermit Thrush
High Spirits
Jack’s Abby
Johnson and Wales
Long Live
Lops Brewing
Lord Hobo
Newport Craft
Proclamation Ale
Providence Brewing
Queen City
Ragged Island Brewing
Revival Brewing
RI Brewing Society
Rising Tide
Six Point
Smug Brewing
Son’s Of Liberty
Soul Purpose
The Guild
Trinity Brewhouse
True North Ales
Twelve Guns
Union Station
Wash Ashore

2020 Lineup and Map

All information subject to minor changes. Please enjoy the Rhode Island Brew Fest responsibly. Cheers!

Attending Vendors

Full Vendor lineup updated weekly!
Artwork 4 Glassware
Bespoke Backon
Blount Fine Foods
Brew Bus
Club Waka
Edgewood Cheese
Girls Pint Out
Knead Donuts
Renewal by Andersen
Rugged Soul
Running for Rescues
Russel Morins
Swamp Yankee

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us below or on our Facebook Page with any additional questions about the Rhode Island Brew Fest!

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