Proclamation Ale Company celebrates 10th anniversary with a week of events


When it comes to craft beer in Rhode Island, the industry was a bit different a decade ago than it currently is today. Many local breweries were still trying to find their footing while experimenting with various tastes and styles. A few of them were in different locations than where they currently are, but they’re still making an impact on this very unique culture within The Ocean State. This can be said for Warwick’s Proclamation Ale Company, who will be ringing in 10 years of existence from February 20-25. Each day of the celebration will bring something different to the brewery’s establishment on 298 Kilvert Street with the constant theme being Proclamation’s rejoicing of reaching double digits in years as a business.

For Owner & Creative Director Lori Witham, it’s a time of reflection along with it being a celebration. Her husband Dave, who sadly passed away on Christmas Day back in 2020, started Proclamation with an idea in 2014 and since his passing she and the rest of the folks involved with the brewery have carried on his legacy and vision in numerous ways.

“Life can be so crazy and because you’re always so deep into the weeds of running a business, you can forget to step back and look at what you’ve accomplished,” she says. “10 years? I truly cannot believe it. I walk into the taproom each day and think back to the day that Dave told me he wanted to start a brewery. I was pregnant and neither of us had any business knowledge, but he had a passion that was hard to deny, so we took the leap and somehow it worked. He made beer and people showed up to drink it, and 10 years later, people are still showing up!”

“We’ve been thrown every challenge imaginable over the years, but I’m so proud to be carrying on Dave’s legacy and vision each and every day,” Witham adds. “A small business making it to 10 is no small feat and that deserves an epic celebration! Our anniversary celebration will take a look back through the years, but will also highlight the love we have for the brewing industry as a whole. We’ll be releasing to collaborative beers, adding a special round of trivia to see how much people know about Proclamation, celebrating beers from some of our favorite breweries, and throwing a party where we ask folks to break out all of your oldest Proclamation merch while we introduce our new Plinko host, Vinny Goldman.”

On February 20 & 21, Proclamation will be open from 3-8pm with plenty of activities to partake in along with indulging in delicious brews, which include playing arcade and board games. On the 22, McCaughey Standard Trivia will be putting on their weekly trivia night, but this time there’s going to be a twist with folks getting to test their knowledge about the brewery. For the 23, a bunch of other great breweries are going to be taking over the taps with Saugy’s and Cultro serving up delicious food. The official 10 year anniversary party is going to be happening on the 24 with all sorts of fun taking place with the 25 closing it all out with a classic Sunday afternoon of relaxing and imbibing. As you can tell, there’s going to be an abundance of opportunities to head down to Proclamation and ring in a decade of business for the fantastic establishment.

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