Revelry Brewing first made a local splash with its Funkmaster Brett and the Furious Hops, the kind of challenging IPA that helps separate longtime craft beer fans from the new crop of converts responsible for microbrews outselling Budweiser in 2013.
The Brett is named for its component Brettanomyces, a wild yeast that beer makers fought off aggressively until the early part of this decade, when sourness, earthiness, unpredictability and funk suddenly became marketable. Around the same time, Ryan Coker took up home brewing as a hobby.
Now Revelry's head brewer, Coker has created a range of wittily named beers, including Welcome, This is a Farmhouse; Gullah Cream Ale; Pass the Lemongrass; and Ned (a Flanders-style ale, as followers of The Simpsons probably guessed.)
Coker, Jay Daratony and Sean Fleming late last year started serving their beers in a warehouse near the end of Meeting Street. The tasting room now hosts a series of weekly events, including yoga at 3 p.m. Wednesdays, $8 flights on Thursdays and live music on weekends. Food trucks regularly park at Revelry, but the brewery makes its own waffle sandwiches.
Located at 10 Conroy St., Revelry is open 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, noon-midnight Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 870-0010 or visit revelrybrewingco.com.