News Bites: The Industrious Spirit Company Releases Patina / First Annual Taste of Thayer / G Pub Reopening in Providence

by David Dadekian
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The Industrious Spirit Company Releases Third Retail Product, Patina

Patina by The Industrious Spirit Company

Just a year and a half after opening their doors, well really a window, during a pandemic The Industrious Spirit Company is adding a third mainstay product, Patina – a bourbon barrel aged gin. Joining their Structural Vodka and Ornamental Gin this product will be available at Rhode Island restaurants and liquor stores beginning tomorrow. ISCO will also feature a special handmade Patina themed bag giveaway to the first ten people to purchase a full-size bottle online to pick up at the distillery that night.

“Patina—our bourbon barrel aged gin—perfectly embodies our commitment to superior flavor as well as to reuse and revitalization. In the same spirit with which we create our products out of a reimagined former steel yard in the heart of Providence’s Industrial Valley, we reuse the charred oak barrels initially used to age our Blue Velvet Bourbon to turn our Ornamental Gin into something entirely unique and delicious,” said Manya K. Rubinstein, CEO of The Industrious Spirits Company.

Starting with organic corn from a regional farm, they do multiple runs through the copper Vendome still to create the neutral spirit, which is slowly proofed down and then followed by the more delicate process of steeping it in botanicals in various ways to create the flavor profile. Once that is achieved, they begin the charred oak barrel process once used to create their Blue Velvet Bourbon. The process takes time. Whenever aging a spirit you can expect it’s depth and beauty of flavor to take time.

A bridge between their clear and aged spirits, Patina is a great option for gin fans who want to try something new and also for those that prefer brown liquors like bourbons to clear spirits. The experience of drinking Patina is entirely different than imbibing ISCO’s regular Ornamental Gin—the oak imparts flavors of sweet vanilla and caramel to the floral, herbal gin, creating complex layers that float in your mouth. Fabulous sipped by itself on the rocks, or in a cocktail such as a Bee’s Knees or a twist on an Old Fashioned.  

Patina by The Industrious Spirit Company

Announcing First Annual “Taste of Thayer”

Twenty-nine (29)Thayer Street Businesses to participate in the first annual “Taste of Thayer” on November 3rd sponsored by the Thayer Street District Management Authority

TheThayer Street District Management Authority (TSDMA) is thrilled to announce the twenty-nine Thayer Street District businesses (23 food and 6 retail venues) have signed on to participate in the first annual “Taste of Thayer” to take place on November 3, 2021, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. sponsored by theTSDMA. 

The current list of venues includes: Aroma Joes, Andreas, Ayame Hibachi Express, Baja’s TexMax, Baja’s Taqueria, Beatnic, Ben and Jerry’s, Blue State Coffee, Chinatown, Den Den Korean Fried Chicken, East Side Pockets, Flatbread Co., Heng Thai and Rotisserie, Insomnia Cookies, Kabob and Curry, La Crepiere, Metro Mart Deli, Mike’s Calzones, Pokeworks, Shake Shack, Shaking Crab, Ten One Tea House, Tribos Peri Peri, Berk’s Shoes and Clothing, Brown Bookstore, Kind Connection, Pleasant Surprise, Rev’d Indoor Cycling, Spectrum-India. Live Music at Blue State Coffee and Pokeworks. 

How it works: Each attendee will receive an admission button, a map of participating locations, and two drink tickets, which may be used at participating food venues for soft drinks, beer, wine, or well drinks. They will receive a complimentary, sample-size tasting of a signature menu item at each of the twenty-three (23) participating food venues and special offers or shopping discounts at the six (6) participating retail stores. The button (ticket) and package will be available for pickup at our will-call location (Outside the Brown Bookstore) on November 3, 2021, from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. Tickets are $30/each and can be purchased at: 

The Thayer Street Business Interactive Map at shows the locations of each participating venue under the “Taste of Thayer location” category. 

Attendees will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite venue and crown theKing/Queen of the Street, which will receive a $1,000 prize.A $300 prize will also be awarded to the Most Creative venue. The awards will be announced Thursday, November 4, 2021.

G Pub Makes Its Epic Return To Downtown Providence

 The Doors are Re-Opening at Rhode Island’s Favorite Gastro Pub on October 29th

After temporarily closing its doors in March of 2020, G Pub is ecstatic to re-open to the public on Friday, October 29th. G Pub Providence has something for everyone to enjoy and is ready to welcome back those seeking a destination for fun, fellowship, and gastro-inspired fare and drink in a casual yet stylish atmosphere.

G Pub was developed by leading hospitality management and development company G Hospitality which owns and operates several restaurants and venues throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. These venues include the Rooftop at the Providence G, Sarto, and the Ballroom at the Providence G in Rhode Island and the newly opened G Pub Plymouth and Garde East in Massachusetts.

Located at 61 Orange Street in the heart of downtown, G Pub Providence has been the go-to spot for the best food, drink, entertainment, and game day fun in the city since 2014. During the unexpected closure and under the leadership of newly appointed COO, Karsten Hart, the G Pub team utilized this time to refine and refresh food and beverage offerings, focusing on a broader variety of gastro-style dishes like shareable Italian Nachos, Korean Sticky Ribs and Lobster Mac & Cheese. Guests can also sink their teeth into other new mouth-watering selections like the G Pub Smokehouse Burger, Short Rib Grilled Cheese, Bahn Mi and Wild Mushroom Fettuccine. G Pub Providence will continue to offer an exceptional range of craft beers, with an emphasis on local breweries. A list of carefully crafted cocktails like the High Limb 75 made with gin, lemon, simple syrup, High Limb “Core” cider and the Salted Caramel Martini made with caramel vodka, espresso, Irish cream and a salted pretzel rim can also be found on the menu.

G Pub Providence boasts an expansive bar where guests can catch all the game day action on more than 17+ TVs. For those looking for a spot to comfortably drink, dine and enjoy each other’s company, G Pub offers several comfortable tables and banquettes creating the ultimate setting for any occasion. Guests can also enjoy variety of games throughout the space including, billiards, air hockey, video games, board games, foosball, and shuffleboard, making it a great sporting event destination during the week or weekends. The venues diverse range of experiences paired with distinctive late-night programming invites guests to stick around for afterhours food, drink, and entertainment Thursday-Saturday.

G Pub’s talented team is equipped to plan the perfect event, for game day watch parties to corporate events, birthday gatherings, and more.

G Pub is located at 61 Orange Street, Providence, RI 02903 and will open with hours of operation on Wednesday & Thursday from 4-11PM, Friday & Saturday from 4PM-12AM, and Sunday from 4-11PM. For more information, visit or follow @provgpub on Instagram for updates. G Pub is hiring. For more information or to apply today, visit

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