Moniker Brewery, Rhode Island’s newest brewery (though there are always a few on the way) is now open in Providence with a Grand Opening happening on Saturday, December 26th. Currently offering curbside pickup for three beers, as well as some merchandise. When Moniker is open for beers in their tapoom and beer garden, another nearby business, Bucktown, will be providing food service.
Eat Drink RI emailed with Bryan Benedict, Moniker’s owner and co-founder, who had previously worked at Beer’d Brewing in Stonington, Connecticut and Horizon Beverage in Rhode Island. Benedict described himself and teammates Jeff Goodno and Ben Estes as “lager lovers, so we will always have some sessionable, crisp lagers available. That’s not to say we are going to shy away from hops.” Goodno, Director of Operations at Moniker, most recently helped build Taproot Brewing Company at Newport Vineyards and was previously at Victory Brewing Company, SoMe Brewing Company and Tributary Brewing Company. Estes is the Head Brewer at Moniker and was previously at Proclamation Ale Company and The Guild in Pawtucket.
Moniker’s first beers, which are available now for curbside pick up, are:
- G-dangit – a Citra and Mosaic IPA
- Debut Single – a light, sessionable cream ale
- Modern Chemistry – an American Pale Ale
When I asked Benedict about the name Moniker, he replied, “The name came about through the realization that what we were building here was not unique. There are over 10,000 breweries around the country. No amount of branding or stories would change the fact we are 1 in 10,000. We wanted to focus on the core attributes that make craft beer so appealing. It shouldn’t matter what the name on the building or can is. It’s about the beer, the experience and those who share both with you. So our focus is dedicated to providing the best beer and taproom experience and building a community here in Providence.”
Moniker is located at 432 West Fountain Street, across from the complex housing Y Noodle & Bar, Fearless Fish Market, The Slow Rhode and fellow brewery Beer On Earth, and down the street from Bayberry Beer Hall. Their site is at monikerbrewery.com and you can follow them on Instagram and Facebook for updates.