Best Breweries to try in Newport, RI

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With spring on its way, we are ready to get out exploring in Newport, and with the warmer weather comes an urge to unwind with a cold beer. When it comes to the best breweries in Newport, RI, there is some serious fun that you won’t want to miss. 

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Rejects Beer Co

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At Rejects Beer Co, the chill and retro ambiance will draw you in, but the drinks will make you stay. From sours to stouts to double IPAs to seltzers, Rejects Beer Co has a variety down pat. With events like comedy shows, live music, and Oktoberfests, this garage-turned brewery serves up the fun on a daily basis. As it was only founded in 2020, it has a modern vibe with a casual old-timey aura that will make you feel right at home. I know what you’re thinking—yes, it is also dog friendly. Cheers to that! 

Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Company

With every beer and spirit being completely brewed, distilled, and bottled on-site, local is the name of the game at the Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Company. In addition to IPAs, ales (try the Gooseberry Gose!), pilsners, and stouts, they also produce gin, vodka, amaro, rum, moonshine, and whiskey. With so many options, we recommend partaking in a tasting to find your favorite. Before you go, check out their events calendar—it’s loaded with food truck visits, themed trivia nights, and even unique pairing events like girl scout cookies and beer. 

Taproot Brewing Company 

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The name says it all—the Taproot Brewing Company has a farm-to-table restaurant (share the local cheese bite board to get a feel for what Newport, RI really has to offer) with wine and beer flights to boot. Take a look at what’s on tap as it changes frequently, but is always delicious.  

Twelve Guns Brewing

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Proud of its history, the Twelve Guns Brewing name originates from the U.S.S. Providence, an early RI Naval vessel that featured twelve guns. Staying true to the fashion of naming micro-breweries after local landmarks, Twelve Guns Brewing is more about the fun as they highlight 8 rotating beers on tap in a wide array of styles. They also make their own seltzers in some pretty delicious flavors, one of which is blueberry pomegranate. They often have food trucks available for brewery goers, but when they don’t, you can bring your own spread and picnic for the day. 

Plan Your Stay at Hammetts Today!

Classic Hammetts Hotel makes it easy to plan a brewery-themed gathering in Newport, RI. With a variety of rooms and access to the private Quarter Deck, your group will have the opportunity to get some much-needed rest after your big day out exploring Newport’s favorite breweries. We can already hear the taproom calling!