Just got back from Philly and my level of disapointment in the RI beer scene has reached a new level. I know it's not fair to compare a place like RI, specificaly Providence, to places like Philly, Brooklyn, Portland, Sand Fran or other places my friends and I have been to; However, it's not totally apples to oranges. RI and again, specifically Providence, is a major New England location with plenty of people that are into good beer. So what gives, why are we so far behind everyone else and what can we do to change it? Tap lists at restaurants (not beer bars, just restaurants) in Philly were just as good as the tap lists at some of our best beer bars. I went to a Mexican joint called Jose Pistola's and I would rank their offerings this past weekend with what I can get at Track 84, our premiere beer bar! My wife and I swung by Mills Tavern in Providence for a drink the other night. Mills Tavern is acclaimed as one of the better restaurants in the state. The most craft offering they had was Allagash White, served in a pilsner glass with an orange slice. Jesus tap dancing Christ. RI needs to step it up. And don't get me started on our breweries.... Truthfully, this is all in good fun. I am not really pissed off, just bringing up something that I think is interesting. This whole thread reeks of first world problems and a sense of entitlement. I do appreciate everything craft contributos are doing in RI. At the end of the day, RI has come a long way with beer. Additionally, it continues to make strides. Sometimes I just wish it would make these strides faster.... So what can we do BA's? What can we do to better the craft scene in Rhody (besides supporting the businesses that are trying to push the scene along)?