Octoberfest on Tap in Newport
Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean Newport and its famous waterfront are closed for the season.
Beginning Saturday and continuing through the Columbus Day weekend, the City by the Sea is hosting the 18th Annual International Oktoberfest, a three-day beer bash and ale extravaganza that also serves as a celebration of German — and in particular Bavarian — culture.
Toast the Season with Narragansett Fest
New in the beer fridge and on tap is a seasonal brew from Narragansett Beer.
Narragansett Fest is an Oktoberfest sold in six-packs of 16-ounce cans and on draft. It’s the first canned craft beer from the company since it was revived five years ago.
I ride my bicycle down Tulane Avenue fairly frequently and it always fills my heart with sorrow when I pass the abandoned Dixie Brewery. If the view from the front isn't painful enough, I often take Banks Street because it has less traffic and the view the back is even more forlorn. According to Wikipedia, the damage was done after the levees broke in 2005 and the brewery was flooded and then looted of equipment and scrap metal. I haven't looked into the history that deeply but I believe the scrap metal theory more than the equipment one. I can't see a pawn shop fencing industrial-grade brewing vats.
Where Bartenders Get their Fill: Tales of the Cocktail
By Emma Krasov
It took me quite a while to figure out what actually happened to me at Tales of the Cocktail. Why do I still wake up thinking, where is my breakfast cocktail, and how could I live without it prior to attending the 8th annual festival of bartenders, liquor producers and distributors in New Orleans in July. It all started with a Toast to Tales pronounced by Ann Tuennerman, Founder, and Paul Tuennerman, CBO, a.k.a. Mrs. & Mr. Cocktail, on the steps of Hotel Monteleone in the heart of the French Quarter.
Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry Screens Tonight
Tattoo Icon Gets Immortalized in Erich Weiss Documentary
Their modern-day popularity notwithstanding, there’s still something rebellious about tattoos — their permanence, as well as the intimidating nature of the people who have made it their life’s work to ink folks for a living. Of the latter, “Sailor Jerry” — the subject of director Erich Weiss’ documentary Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry — was, simply put, the best.