Grace Kelly

The Dish: Crack Open Farmer Willie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Two Brown University graduates and a goat farmer from the Cape worked together to produce a potent new brew taking the craft beer scene by storm.

What do you get when you put two Brown University students, a goat farmer and a bucket load of ginger together and let them stew? You get Farmer Willie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer. Farmer Willie’s tastes like a lighter, more refreshing version of the often eye-watering and throat-burning non-alcoholic ginger beer. Made with cold-pressed ginger juice, lemon juice and nutmeg, and…

Welcome to Rhode Island Monthly's Brew Brawl – Week 4

Vote for your favorite local brews in this friendly competition between some of the craft breweries that call our state home.

Week three of voting has come to a close and the final countdown is upon us! You voted and after passionate and friendly competition, two breweries remain…   Revival Crooked Current   We want to thank Bucket Brewery, Whaler’s, Foolproof, Newport Storm, Tilted Barn and Ravenous for participating! If you haven’t checked them out yet, we still encourage you to make…

Welcome to Rhode Island Monthly's Brew Brawl – Week 3

Vote for your favorite local brews in this friendly competition between some of the craft breweries that call our state home.

Week two of voting has come to a close and FOUR breweries will be moving on in our brawl. Drum roll please…   Ravenous Revival Tilted Barn Crooked Current   We want to thank Bucket Brewery, Whaler’s, Foolproof and Newport Storm for participating! If you haven’t checked them out yet, we still encourage you to make a trip and take…

Welcome to Rhode Island Monthly's Brew Brawl – Week 2

Vote for your favorite local brews in this friendly competition between some of the craft breweries that call our state home.

Week one of voting has come to a close and SIX breweries will be moving on in our brawl. Drum roll please… Ravenous Revival Foolproof Newport Storm Tilted Barn Crooked Current   We want to thank Bucket Brewery and Whaler’s for participating! If you haven’t checked them out yet, we still encourage you to make a trip and take a…

Welcome to Rhode Island Monthly's Brew Brawl

Vote for your favorite local brews in this friendly competition between some of the craft breweries that call our state home.

Summer is coming and with it the chance to dust off your coolers and pack them with beer — lotsa beer! To celebrate the season of brews and sunshine, we at Rhode Island Monthly are hosting our first ever Brew Brawl, a friendly competition between some of the brilliant craft breweries that call our state home.   Here’s how it…

RISD Apparel Students Present Their Work

Three students describe the inspiration behind their designs.

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Make the Magdalenae Room's Mint Julep for Derby Day

Here are five tips to celebrate the Kentucky Derby Saturday.

This Saturday, May 7, is the Kentucky Derby and we think Rhode Islanders have just as much right to celebrate as the ladies and gents attending in the flesh. And what better way to get festive than to have friends over, don hats and get smashed daintily sip mint juleps, the drink du jour on Derby Day at Churchill Downs?…

Escape Digital Distraction at Better Off

The Providence retreat encourages old-school creativity.

Better Off is a retreat where typewriters and Polaroid cameras are more than just relics. Visit the modern-rustic storefront on Broadway and you will first lock your cell phone in a vintage post-office box before grabbing a technology from the past to get your creative juices flowing. Devan Durante and Brandon Lane are the brains behind Better Off, with the…

Brown University Student Rapper Earns Recording Opportunity

Classically trained musician DAP – Dolapo Akinkugbe – recently worked with Mark Ronson and Ken Scott at Abbey Road Studios as part of Converse Rubber Tracks.

Go on Vice’s music website, Noisey, and search "DAP."  A video called "The Undergraduate" pops up. Click play and you will read, "In September 2015, US based classically trained musician DAP was given the opportunity to travel to London, England, and record at the iconic Abbey Road Studios as part of Converse Rubber Tracks. This is his story." Then there’s…

Local Rower Competing for Spot on Men's Olympic Team

Anders Weiss, from Barrington, and a member of the Narragansett Boat Club, explains the intense training and diet required to row competitively.

Anders Weiss checks off many aspects of what can be called the “rowing type.” He stands six-foot-four, has toned legs and arms with bulging veins, and if you Google his name, photos of him clad in spandex will pop up. You might even find a picture of his face in a painful grimace, lips curled over teeth and eyes hard…