An Impromptu Introduction

Welcome…grab your favorite beer, take a moment and allow me to introduce myself and this blog of mine called Prost Providence.

I’ll start off by prefacing that I’m not a professional blogger / writer, I’m no savvy home brewer (at least not yet), I don’t have my master cicerone certification, nor do I have an impressive craft beer collection aging in my basement…even though one day I would love to accomplish one or more of any of these things. But instead, here is who I am and what this blog is all about…

First and foremost I was born and raised here in Little Rhody. I live in Providence and work a solid 9 to 5 job, but where one of my true passion lies is being able to enjoy, experience and discuss craft beers, more specifically those brewed right here in the great state of Rhode Island. To me, Foolproof Brewery puts it best, “beer is not just an alcoholic beverage but an experience that should be thoroughly savored and enjoyed.” And honestly that is the basis about what this blog is all about. My objective is not only to talk about different local beers, but I also want to bring a personal perspective in regards to local brewers, breweries, brewpubs/ bars / pubs, places to purchase craft beers (and the minds behind them) and various different experiences and events related to the craft brew scene around here…and who knows, maybe even some other places throughout New England.

So that brings us the name of this blog, Prost Providence. When translated, Prost means to toast, say cheers or raise a glass (more specifically beer) to someone or something…and in the case of this blog I am raising a glass of beer and saying cheers and giving a toast not only to Providence, but the local beer scene here in Rhode Island as a whole. I want to bring a new perspective, a new voice, discussing and highlighting the great things going on in our state when it comes to local made beers and the experiences and people associated with them along the way.

Prost Providence!