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Beer Lover's Guide: RI Beer

Sixteen spots to grab a pint, from newly minted breweries to timeworn brew pubs.

Brutopia Brewery Beer is to barbecue what wine is to cheese. And at Brutopia, bite into dry-rubbed, fall-off-the-bone ribs and pulled pork while sipping brewed-on-site suds from Revival, and Brutopia exclusives. The atmosphere is prime for watching sports — pick a sport, any sport — and shooting pool with friends. Check out the beer tanks visible from the dining room…

National Wear Red Day

Go red for a good cause.

It's time to see red. In celebration of National Wear Red Day, thousands across the state will deck out in their best red outfits and buildings and landmarks in Rhode Island will be illuminated red.This 'red-out' is sponsored by the American Heart Association to promote its Go Red For Women campaign, which centers on raising awareness about heart disease and stroke in women. …

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Feb. 2–8

Attend an inventive play, hear from the most decorated mono-skier in history, see the latest boat trends and more.

Providence Boat Show  In the Ocean State, it’s basically a requirement to go to the Boat Show at least once. The sleek lines of the hulls and keels are right there for you to touch. It conjures up the image of packing everything on the boat, undocking and heading out into the great blue. It’s in the blood here. This year,…

Falcons versus Patriots: The Wager Continues

This time it's Atlanta Magazine in the ring and the bets are even sweeter.

Things are good here at Rhode Island Monthly. We have a bottle of Wigle Whiskey in the office (yep, that’s how we roll) and some pierogies on their way; the Pats victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers never tasted so sweet.  But our hunger has not been completely satiated. The Pats are taking on the Atlanta Falcons and, again, I find myself…

Local Soaps and Scrubs

Save face with lavender, goat's milk and coffee-scented products.

  Wooden comb, $21.50; wooden brush, $50, both at Zenabelle, Bristol. Curious Nature gift set, $28, Evolve Apothecary, Providence. Blue and pink marbled soap, $6, both by Stella Marie, Rhody Craft, Providence. Blue and pink marbled soap, $8, Shore Soap Co., Newport. Coffee and sugar scrub with enamel cup, $16, Rhode Island Soapworks, risoapworks.com. Eye mask, $18, Kreatelier, Providence. Nourishing…

Take A Weekend Trip to Cato Corner Cheese Farm

Buy some cheese, grab some wine and enjoy a day out and about in nearby Connecticut.

As a kid, "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" was one of my favorite books. With drab, collage-like illustrations and irreverent twists on classic tales like the Gingerbread man and Little Red Riding Hood, it was a welcome change from the candy-coated renditions. Plus, I found the stinky cheese man super intriguing. Could cheese really smell so…

National Grid – Energy Efficiency

When Energy Upgrades Are Made, Opportunity Comes Knocking

When Energy Upgrades Are Made, Opportunity Comes Knocking Sponsored Content Investing in energy efficiency is wise financially—Rhode Island businesses can save up to 30% on utility costs. Business owners may be surprised to learn that making smarter energy choices for their business could raise employee productivity, resulting in even greater bottom-line success. 10% improvement in productivity Looking to turn productivity…

Five Can't-Miss Events of the Week: Jan. 26–Feb. 1

Satiate your need for speed, learn about Rhode Island's Shellfish Heritage and more.

Art to Table Gala  The Hera Gallery, one of the longest running art cooperatives in the United States, is holding a gala at the Barn on Matunuck Beach Road to bring community members together to celebrate the arts. It will be a night of locally sourced cocktails, dinner and desserts, all set to the backdrop of live music. The proceeds of the event…