Narragansett Wants to Buy the Whole State a Beer

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Is there anything more quintessentially Rhode Island than a Narragansett beer on a summer night? Whether it’s a classic lager, or a Del’s shandy, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as a tall boy on a hot July evening. I can still remember the old jingle from the radio. Well, over the next few months, Narragansett means that jingle literally.

From February to October, Narragansett Beer is attempting to buy everyone in the state (age twenty-one and older) a beer with its “Buy RI” Tour. Moving alphabetically from town to town (don’t worry, we’re only at Coventry, there’s still quite a bit left to go), Narragansett is partnering with pubs, bars and taverns all across the state to make sure that every Rhode Islander over the legal drinking age has a beer.

“Every neighborhood bar or restaurant in our home state of Rhode Island is a center of community where people can learn from, support and share with each other, whether it’s a close loved one or your neighbor on the barstool next to you,” says Mark Hellendrung, president of Narragansett Beer in a statement. “Buy RI is really a way to express what our community means to all of us. We can’t think of a better way to thank our Rhody neighbors for what they bring to our state, and their dedicated support of Narragansett Beer, than to buy them a ‘Gansett. They’ve earned it.”

Attendees at each event will receive a ‘Gansett branded wooden nickel to trade in for a ‘Gansett beer at the bar. The first fifty people to arrive at each event will also receive a ‘Gansett pint glass to take home.

The next stop on the list is Cranston. On March 21, Narragansett will be at Miller’s Crossing at 43 Old Bald Hill Rd. in Cranston and on March 22, they’ll be at the Thirsty Beaver at 288 Atwood Ave. in Cranston. The fun takes place starting at 6 p.m. at both locations, so make sure you get there before all the ‘Gansett is gone!

“Buy RI” events including locations and timing will be released and regularly updated throughout the year on Narragansett’s
Neighborhood Watch” page. Here is a preliminary list.

Thursday, March 21
Cranston – Miller’s Crossing

Friday March 22
Cranston – Thirsty Beaver

Thursday March 28

Cumberland – J. Gray’s

Week of April 1
East Greenwich – The Trap

Thursday April 11
East Providence – Mulhearn’s

Thursday April 18
Exeter – Cornerstone Pub

Friday, April 26
Foster – Helen’s Place

Week of April 29
Glocester – TBD

Week of May 6
Hopkinton – Boneyard BBQ

Week of May 13
Jamestown – Narragansett Café

Week of May 13
Block Island – Yellow Kitten + Bar Crawl

Week of May 20
Johnston – TBD

Week of May 27
Lincoln – Harry’s Burgers

Week of June 3
Little Compton – TBD

Week of June 10
Middletown – Flo’s and Diego’s

Thursday, June 20
Narragansett – Twin Willows & Bon Vue

Week of June 24
Newport – Bar Crawl

Week of July 8
North Kingstown – Back 40

Week of July 15
North Providence – RI Billiards

Week of July 22
North Smithfield – Lindy’s

Week of July 29
Pawtucket – Murphy’s Law

Week of August 5
Portsmouth – TBD

Week of August 12
Providence – Hot Club

Week of August 19
Richmond – Wood River Inn

Week of August 26
Scituate – TBD

Week of September 2
Smithfield – Blackie’s Bull Dog Tavern

Week of September 9
South Kingstown – Ocean Mist

Week of September 16
Tiverton – TBD

Week of September 23
Warren – TBD

Week of September 30
Warwick – Dave’s

Week of October 6
West Greenwich – Dan’s Place

Week of October 13
West Warwick – TBD

Week of October 20
Westerly – Haversham’s

Week of October 27
Woonsocket – TBD


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