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The Malted Monthly
May 2019

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The Malted Barley: Juno Beach!!!
The Malted Barley is so excited that we will be opening up a brand new location later this year in sunny Juno Beach, Florida! Juno Beach is just north of Jupiter, which is about an hours drive north of Ft. Lauderdale. Soon you will be able to enjoy your favorite pretzels during some fun in the sun!  
PVD Fest
 

The Malted Barley is going to set the WORLD RECORD for
COMPETITIVE PRETZEL EATING!

Everyone is familiar with the Nathan's Hotdog Eating Challenge that takes place every July 4th, but did anyone stop to ask about the world record for eating the most pretzels? Well we did, and there is no record...YET!  That is why on Saturday, June 8th during PVD Fest we will be hosting the first EVER competitive eating challenge for pretzels and set a world record! Stay tuned for details!!
Featured Food:
Smokehouse BBQ Chicken Sandwich

 
This month we are welcoming the spring with our Smokehouse BBQ Chicken Sandwich.  We cook a BBQ sauce-marinated chicken patty, melt some gouda cheese, and top it with lettuce, onion, and tomato.  Oh...all in between a pretzel bun coated in an adobo/garlic top.  Spring is getting warmer and so are we!

Suggested Beer Pairings:
21st Amendment: El Sully
Harpoon: Boston Irish Stout
Employee of the Month:
Courtney
 
Nickname: CE
Position: Server
Hire Date: October 2018
Favorite Beer Style(s): I like everything but porters are my favorite 
Favorite Beer/Beer Brand: Stony Creek Stony Joe
Favorite Pretzel/Dip Combo: Salted pretzel with chocolate chip cookie dough 
Favorite Pretzel Sandwich: Roast Beef 
Favorite Part of your job: I love seeing my coworkers every shift
Hobbies: Woodworking, pottery
Interesting fact that very few people know about you: I rode my bike cross country once
Westerly Calendar
 
5/6/19 - the Malted Barley Westerly 8th Year Anniversary Party - 5-8 PM
  • DJ Alex Walker Providing Some Smooth Beats From 5-8 PM
  • Come Join Us for a Little Bit of Customer Appreciation
  • Giveaways as well as Free Beer, Pretzel, & Wine tastings From 6-8 PM
  • Thank You All For Your Support throughout the Years! We couldn’t do it without you!
5/9/19 - Literary Salon - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Honoring Mothers with readings about our loving mothers.
5/10/19 - Music: DJ Frank Lo - 9:30 PM - 12:30 PM
5/11/19 - Music: DJ Seaneo - 9:30 PM - 12:30 PM
5/12/19 - Music: Mother's Day Music Matinee Show: Marc Douglas Berardo & David Olney - Purchase tickets on home page of themaltedbarleyri.net
5/13/19 - American Craft Beer Week: Sierra Nevada Pint Night 7-9 PM
5/14/19 - American Craft Beer Week: Castle Island Pint Night 7-9 PM
5/15/19 - American Craft Beer Week: Shaidzon Beer Co. Pint Night 7-9 PM
5/16/19 - American Craft Beer Week: Wicked Weed Brewing Pint Night 7-9 PM
5/17/19 - American Craft Beer Week: Harpoon Brewery Pint Night 7-9 PM
5/17/19 - Music: DJ Dondada 9:30 PM - 12:30 PM
5/18/19 - Music: DJ Siskavitch 9:30 PM - 12:30 PM
5/25/19 - Music: J Krack & Cairo 9:30 PM - 12:30 PM
5/26/19 - Music: DJ Dondada 9:30 PM - 12:30 PM
5/30/19 - Pint Night: Back Country Hunters & Anglers Free Pint of Beer'd Brewing w/ Purchase of Membership 7 - 9 PM
5/30/19 - Music: Big Lux (Kevin J Lowther) 7-9 PM - Hip Hop Violinist. Story teller. High Energy Show. Summertime Fun!
Brewery of the Month:
Baxter Brewing Company

This month, our featured brewery is Wicked Weed Company!  We would like to thank National Sales Manager Evan Crutchfield for taking the time to talk to us about Wicked Weed and their award winning beers!

When did you open: December 2012

Where are you located: Asheville, NC

Where do you distribute: We are currently in 14 States- mostly in the East Coast

What is the history of the brewery?: Walt and Luke Dickinson, two brothers, were very much into homebrewing.  Luke moved to Delaware to work at Dogfish Head where he was a tour guide and helped with other things at the Brewery, while Walt was living in Asheville.  At some point, they both decided they wanted to open a brewery together.  They found a spot next to a famous music venue in downtown Asheville called The Orange Peel and worked on figuring out a way to open it.  They were having trouble coming up with a name and were originally thinking of calling it “Sky City Brewing Company”,  but nobody liked the name that much.  Then after doing some research and reading some books, they discovered some interesting beer history that struck a chord.  It turns out that King Henry VIII didn’t like hops and thought they had no place in beer.  He called it a “Pernicious and wicked weed” which is where the name “Wicked Weed” came from.  We liked the idea that “Wicked Weed” gave us a sort of rebellious aura.

Talk About the Growth of Wicked Weed:  We opened the brewpub in December 2012 with 30 beers on tap including a sour beer!  That said, we fermented the sour beers at a different brewery facility because Luke didn’t want the sour beers brewed near his clean beers. Since opening up, the brewpub has been one of the biggest tourist destinations in the city.   In 2008 there were maybe 8 breweries in the city.  Then around 2012, we opened, Sierra Nevada set up shop as well as Oskar Blues, and the beer renaissance in Asheville really kicked off.  A lot of breweries started opening after that.  Around 2014, we opened the Funkatorium where we were able to both ferment and age our sour beers.  We opened it in an area called “The South Slope” which is currently home to 7 breweries.  The Funkatorium is now a thriving taproom with 22 taps, at least 16 of which are sours.  We became one of the first and only breweries in the country at the time to have a dedicated sour beer tasting room.  Long story made short: In 4 years, we managed to open up 4 facilities.  We grew extremely fast!

Do you have a philosophy behind the beers you brew?: We like to be experimental.  In 6 years, we have brewed over 600 different beers (that’s 100 beers a year, or 2-3 new beers a week).  We like to experiment with every beer style under the sun to see what people like.  We like to think our biggest claim to fame was our 2014 Great American Beer Festival gold medal for our beer “Serenity”.  It’s a Brett Farmhouse beer.  We use our house Brettanomyces strain and aged it on wood for 4-6 months.  That year we beat out Russian River and Crooked Stave which earned us a lot of attention.  Then in 2015, we won a Silver Medal in the IPA category with “Pernicious IPA”.  Our medals have given us the reputation for being both an IPA and sour brewery, but again, we like to experiment with all styles!

What are your core beers?:  Pernicious IPA is our staple- it’s 30-40% of what we brew. But we change our “core lineup” regularly- which is how you stay relevant in the brewing world today.  We are always trying to keep innovating.  Burst is our new #2 beer- a session kettle sour which has a revolving door of featured fruits- the current one is Passion fruit and Lychee.  Lieutenant Dank session East Coast IPA is our #3.  The rest sort of varies.

What can we expect from Wicked Weed in the future? (expansions, new beer styles, events, etc.): Since our partnership with AB InBev in 2017, we have been allowed to expand into more markets and we even opened up a brand new restaurant, Cultura- a sort of casual fine dining restaurant that focuses on farm to table, good wine and cocktails, and Wicked Weed beers.  We are also planning a new facility, called “Wicked Weed West,” in Asheville, so we can continue to connect with our local community in Asheville.
To stay up-to-date on our latest beer offerings, follow us on Untappd!
Written and edited by: Richard Spoehr
Our mailing address is:
334 Westminster St.
Providence, RI 02903

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