In the small state of Rhode Island, we are interested in casting the spotlight on the businesses who are true to their passion, their staff, and their history. At Loren Hope, we believe in celebrating American artistry, and most of all, celebrating the people behind it. We took a little trip over to Cranston, RI to Revival Brewery's headquarters to meet brewmaster Sean Larkin and the rest of the Revival team. We found a group of people dedicated to incorporating history and locality into some sweet, sweet nectar. Sean let us take a step out of the jewelry world and into the ever-growing world of craft beer, and while the two might seem different, they are undoubtedly linked by passion and the pursuit of perfection. We left happy, buzzed, and itching to go back. Read what Sean had to say on craft beer-making in an interview below:
LH: First off, we love your name. How did the name "Revival" come to be?
SL: Revival's name came about as more of a thought. I wanted to start brewing beer on my own and I wanted the name of the company to represent that investment in my career and not a geographical location.
SL: They are all different, some start with a style, some start with a name and then we create a beer to match that. In the end, it's hopefully about good story telling and great beer. We are lucky to have a great design partner in the way of AJ Paglia, http://www.snorgtees.
SL: Balance and drinkability are first. Extreme beers are nice too but if the consumer is not educated enough these beers can be out of balance and give them a style perception that may not be consistent. Everyone's tastes are different and its beer fun to see the consumer shift from IPA's to Sours. This has been extremely interesting.
SL: I was born here and I will most likely die here. I have traveled the world and there is no place more weird or special than RI, I love it and I try to tell stories that will make folks from other places fall in love with this beautiful misfit state.
SL: I love to see people across the globe enjoying our beer, I never planned to be a brewer it just happened. Now I enjoy creating beer and teaching other folks to enjoy beer, and teaching my staff how to make world class beers.