Sarah Fimple is the Beverage Manager at The Wharf Pub on Bowen’s Wharf in Newport, RI.

Fimp’s Fave Five is back, Fimp’s Fave Five is here to tip you off on five new and/or great craft beers that are worth picking up at the liquor store, searching for or stopping into The Wharf Pub and giving a try over the next week! 

  1. Coronado Berry The Hatchet (Coronado, CA) ABV: 4.6% IBU: 14 – Wheat Ale infused with Blackberries, Raspberries and Boysenberries. Slight tart finish. *This beer is only available at the Wharf Pub.
  2. Whalers Wanderer (Wakefield, RI) ABV: 8.0% IBU: 85 – Dry-hopped Double IPA brewed with Chinook and Simcoe Hops with a malty, resin, and piney finish. *This beer was specifically brewed for the Wharf Pub.
  3. Buzzards Bay Lizzie’s Famous “81 Whacks” (Westport, MA) ABV: 6.4% IBU: 45 – India Red ale that is brewed once a year at Buzzards Bay. Has notes of toffee, citrus and caramel with a malt back bone. *Available on our Inside Beer List.
  4. Peak Pomegranate Wheat Ale (Portland, ME) ABV: 5.9% IBU: 6 – Wheat ale brewed with local organic wheat and coriander. Features hints of pomegranate and acai. *Available on the Porch
  5. Ballast Point Mango Even Keel ABV: 3.8% IBU: 40 Catch this super crushable Session IPA on our Porch all summer (with the exception of Pineapple from time to time) brewed with mango flavors.

Other Happenings At The Wharf Pub

Our new flight this week at The Wharf Pub is “Summer Lovin” Flight it features Boulevard The Calling IPA, Revival What Cheer Pilsner and Stony Creek Ripe and Cranky.
Join us on our Porch next Wednesday and Thursday for two major beer events!

  1. June 15th from 6-9 pm Come kick off the Summer with Victory Brewing Co for our Summer of Love Pint Night! Spin the wheel and win special prizes from Victory and the Wharf Pub!
  2. June 16th from 6-8 pm Meet Russ on our Porch for a chance to win tickets to the Dead & Co Show on Fenway Park! One of four prizes will be to win concert tickets with the Brewer from Otter Creek.


Friday: Live music at 8pm. No cover.
Saturday: Live music at 8pm. No cover.
Sunday: Live music at 2pm. No cover.
Tuesday: Open Mic Night at 8pm-Sing a song and get a complimentary burger or sandwich
Thursday: Bingo at 8pm. Bingo cards cost just $1 and you can win prizes such as gift certificates for dinner at The Wharf Pub

The Wharf Pub is located at 37 Bowen’s Wharf and online at

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