brewing http://ripr.org en Beer, Wine Bills Backed By Farm Breweries And Wineries, But Not Liquor Industry http://ripr.org/post/beer-wine-bills-backed-farm-breweries-and-wineries-not-liquor-industry <p>Right now, in Rhode Island you pretty much have to go to a liquor store to stock up on beer for a dinner party. A few bills under consideration in the General Assembly aim to change that. If passed, the bills would give farmers, who grow crops for beer production, special licenses&nbsp;to sell their craft beers at their farms and at farmer’s markets. These bills are pitting local farmers against the local liquor industry. Rhode Island Public Radio brings you two perspectives on the issue: one from a farmer, and one from a liquor store owner.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Ambar Espinoza 31731 at http://ripr.org Beer, Wine Bills Backed By Farm Breweries And Wineries, But Not Liquor Industry Group Will Promote the Tasty Side of RI’s Economy at Waterfire http://ripr.org/post/group-will-promote-tasty-side-ri-s-economy-waterfire <p>There will be a tent set up at Saturday’s Waterfire to educate residents about Rhode Island’s growing food sector. The tent will offer samples from a wide variety of locally made foods and beverages. By luring people through their taste buds, project coordinator Melissa Withers said they can then show the public the diversity of expertise in the state’s food economy.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:00:02 +0000 Catherine Welch 21995 at http://ripr.org Group Will Promote the Tasty Side of RI’s Economy at Waterfire