Mash Madness 2022

After a COVID-canceled 2020, RIFT’s even-yeared March tradition is back! We’ve come a long way since our first Mash Madness event when we had 5 Rhode Island breweries to choose from and could only put together a slate of 13 contenders. This year we had no problem filling out another round with 32 beers from 31 different breweries!

The competition was fierce, and the final matchup was between a Berlinner Weiss from 12 Guns Brewing and an imperial stout from Origin Beer Project. Despite the massive size advantage (11.3% ABV vs. 6.5%!), Origin’s decadent Midnight Altar couldn’t prevail against the flavorful Peach Cobbler from 12 Guns.

We all felt like winners, though, with gratitude for reviving a RIFT tradition after a tough couple years and with amazement at the explosion of quality breweries in our little state. Already looking forward to 2024!