Craft Brew Races, a 5k road race followed by a craft beer festival, will take place at Fort Adams State Park in Newport on Saturday, July 18. The beer fest will feature more than 35 craft breweries, with at least 12 participating breweries from Rhode Island.
The event was previously held in Providence in 2014 and attracted more than 1,600 participants.
The event marks a sort of homecoming for the national race series. The Craft Brew Race series is owned and executed by Gray Matter Marketing, a Newport, R.I.-based marketing and events agency.
“We’re thrilled to be hosting a Craft Brew Race in Newport,” says Matthew Gray, President of Gray Matter Marketing, the event organizer. “This is an event that we’ve taken throughout New England and to other states throughout the country, and people always have an amazing experience.”
“It’s going to be a pretty special day in Newport,” Gray said.
Local food vendors including Mission, Brick Alley Pub, Pour Judgment and Norey’s will bolster the day, alongside live music from Kid Mountain. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Rhode Island Brewer’s Guild.
The Craft Brew Race’s stop in Newport is the fourth event in a year-long series that visits cities across New England and beyond throughout 2015. The series is sponsored by Samuel Adams, The Traveler Beer Co., Polar Seltzer, and Skechers Performance. Each Craft Brew Race makes a donation to a local non-profit organization.
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