PORTSMOUTH, RI – Aquidneck’s Island’s newest craft brewery will be available for the first time on July 14th at bars in restaurants in Newport, Tiverton, Bristol and Warren.

“We are excited to see so many of our favorite bars and restaurants carrying Ragged Island for the first time.  We hope they can share the story of what we are doing here in Portsmouth,” Matthew Gray a partner of Ragged Island Brewing Co. told What’sUpNewp.

Gray and five other co-owners of Ragged Island Brewing Co., a microbrewery that specializes in IPAs, opened earlier this year in 200 High Point Avenue in Portsmouth.

Ragged Island Brewing’s Hydrofoil IPA and/or TwoTree IPA will be available for the first time on draught at the following locations on Friday, July 14th;

Newport- Salvation Cafe, Malt on Broadway, The Wharf Pub, Brick Alley Pub, Tavern on Broadway & Pour Judgement

Tiverton – Lil’ Bear

Bristol  – Statesman Tavern

Warren – Chomp and Square Peg

In celebration of the beer being available to consume at bars and restaurants for the first time, the Ragged Island team will be making periodic stops in the Newport locations on Friday.

Ragged Island Brewing Company does open their Taproom weekly for tours, this week The Taproom is open on Friday from 4-8 pm and on Saturday from 1-6 pm.

For more information on Ragged Island Brewing Company, visit www.raggedislandbrewing.com.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
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