At first sip, Revival Brewing Co.’s Pinky Swear is a very cute beer. The name is cute, and so is the pink hue. The can is also pink, and the cover art shows two flamingoes, their necks cutely intertwined. When you order Pinky Swear from its home tap, in Cranston, you can expect the bartender to pour it into a cute tulip glass. Even the alcohol content is endearing, at 3.7 percent.
But don’t underestimate Pinky Swear, because Revival just took home a silver medal for Best Sour Ale and Best Fruit Beer at the World Beer Championships, hosted by Tastings.com. A bushel of blueberries and raspberries may seem harmless, but Revival has fermented them into a formidable Berliner Weisse.
“I couldn’t be prouder of my team,” said Sean Larkin, Revival’s owner and celebrated local brewmaster. “It’s great to see our hard work and dedication be rewarded like this.”
The World Beer award is hardly his first formal accolade. Larkin has served as a brewer for nearly two decades, creating beers for Providence brewpub Trinity and also for Narragansett Brewing Company, and his work has garnered 14 awards from the Great International Beer Festival. Revival alone serves a wide range of beers, from its Aloha Amigose Pineapple Gose to its Doug & Scarpetti Vanilla Porter, and three of these won Beer Festival Awards.
Revival’s brightly colored cans are available across the state, but fans are welcome to celebrate on their home turf at the Revival tasting room, located in the basement of Brutopia in Cranston. Should be a good time – we pinky swear. 505 Atwood Avenue, Cranston.