Beer Events in November

Beat the fall chill with a Beer Fest, a beer vs. wine dinner and some deep breaths followed by — you guessed it — more delicious beer.

11/5: Great International Beer Fest

If you had the chance to attend the largest beer fest in New England, would you take it? On Nov. 5, from 1–4:30 p.m. or 6:30–10 p.m., depending on which time you prefer, the Great International Fall Beer Festival is going on and you are invited. Tickets to this event are $52 at the door. Rhode Island Music Hall of Famers, Steve Smith and the Nakeds are playing live rhythm and blues music at both ticket time slots. Let’s talk beer: Your ticket includes unlimited sampling of more than 250 beers and the chance to talk to some of the brewers themselves. Additionally, food will be available for purchase. Sample beers from local breweries including: Narragansett, Foolproof and Newport Storm. However, beer from outside Rhode Island is available as well, think: Brooklyn Brewery, These Guys Brewing in Norwich, Conn., and Kona Brewing Co. in Hawaii. Check out the website for more details.

11/6: Bristol Burger Bash

Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope St., Bristol, is bringing you the three Bs, “burgers, bluegrass and beer,” at its first-ever Burger Bash from 1– 4 p.m. Try different mini burgers of all kinds: beef, chicken, turkey and even seafood. Pair your mini burgers with local beer and wine and listen to live bluegrass during your tastes. Joining you at this event are the participating restaurants: Chomp Kitchen and Drinks, Statesman Tavern, Roberto’s, Bristol Oyster Bar, Metacom Kitchen, Christian’s, Simone’s and DeWolf Tavern. To purchase the $35 ticket, click here or call 401-253-0390. Proceeds from the event support the restoration and preservation of the Linden Place Mansion.

11/12: Breathe and Brew

A good cause and beer: We’re in. From 11 a.m.–1 p.m. on Nov. 12, get some exercise, drink some beer and fundraise. For a $25 donation online to the American Lung Association of the Northeast ($33 at the door), you can get a one-hour yoga class instructed by Valerie Knopik, a beer tasting and appetizers to sample. The event is held at Brutopia Brewery, 505 Atwood Ave., Cranston, and put on to focus on taking breaths and thinking of those battling lung cancer. Click here to register for this event. Brutopia advises participants to dress comfy, bring your own mat and be ready to have a cooler afternoon than other people.

11/19: Guns and Beer VII

Varnum Memorial Armory holds its seventh annual beer tasting fundraiser, Guns and Beer. The Varnum Continentals stand to preserve history in Rhode Island and inspire patriotism in the community. It has two museums, the Varnum Memorial Armory and the Varnum House Museum. With the purchase of a $20 ticket online or $25 at the door, guests receive tastings from local breweries, snacks and museum tours. This event takes place from 7–9 p.m., at 6 Main St., East Greenwich. Taste beers from Revival Brewing Co., Providence Brewing Co., Newport Storm, Foolproof Brewing Co. and more. For tickets, click here.

11/8: Beer and Yoga Night

November seems to be the time when exercise is followed by beer sampling — and what is better than that? It seems as though nights out with friends are not limited to weekend dinner or drinks at the bar. This event, held on a Tuesday at Foolproof Brewing Co., 241 Grotto Ave., Pawtucket, comes just in time to help you make it through the rest of the work week. From 6–8 p.m., join your friends and friendly strangers for a relaxing hour of vinyasa yoga taught by Nanaquaket Yoga Studio followed by four-ounce beer samples from Foolproof Brewing Co. After the samples, you can purchase beer by the glass. The event is held at Foolproof and the tickets are $20 and may be purchased here.

11/16: Beer vs. Wine Dinner

Maybe you are strictly a wine drinker and your friend, family member or significant other is strictly a beer drinker. Well, now is your time to face off and see which beverage pairs best with each meal. From 7 to 10 p.m., TwoTen Oyster Bar and Grill brings you the ultimate battle of the beverages: the Beer vs. Wine Dinner. For $65, guests receive five courses and a glass of beer and wine with both meals to see which one really works. One of the five courses consists of: Boulevard Brewing's Bourbon Barrel Quad, a glass of Wente cabernet and short ribs with a smoked gouda mashed potato. Add four more courses to that and you have yourself quite the meal. TwoTen is located at 210 Salt Pond Rd., South Kingstown and tickets can be purchased here.