That guy who makes the beer.
Armando DeDona is a hardcore hop enthusiast and a craftsman at heart. Whether he’s building a bar or crafting a recipe, he’s always working with his hands.
Armando’s passion for brewing began over 16 years ago when he received a brew kit as a gift. And, his love for craft beer started a good deal earlier than that. A natural problem-solver and creator, Armando honed his brewing skills over the many years as a home brewer. To get legit, Armando studied commercial beer-making and traditional cask-conditioning in the U.K., and continues to stay in-tune with the latest in the scene.
QUICK FACTs about Armando
Guiding Principal: I’d rather make something than buy something
Friends say: I’m totally serious about not being serious
Favorite hop: Centennial – it’s the workhorse for the IPA
Favorite beer-pairing: Burger and an IPA
Unsung beer style you’d like to see thrive in the U.S.: I’d like to see more bars carrying cask-conditioned ales
Kirk or Picard: Picard
WORDS FROM THE COMMUNITY
Craft Beer Nation
“Long Live Beerworks | Pints and Quarts”
Rhode Island Monthly
“Long Live Beerworks Celebrates One Year”
Lou Papineau from Bottles & Cans & Just Clap Your Hands
“Get to Know Your Brewer: A New Series”
Patty J & Explore Your Backyard visit Opening Day
“New & Exciting In RI: Long Live Beerworks in Providence”
We started on a 7BBL system with three 10BBL fermenters, and one 15 BBL fermenter. We have upgraded to a 15BBL system, with seven 30BBL fermenters, and a growing barrel room. We keep our scale on the smaller side so we can focus on taproom experiences (versus wholesale), and ensuring only the freshest beer on tap.