Thursday, October 4, 2012
Russian Imperial Stout is the latest in Storm’s Cyclone Series
We've all heard of Peter the Great, Ivan the Terrible, and Catherine the Great, but now there's new Russian royalty to remember: Vlad the Cyclone! Newport Storm has, once again, hit the mark with a great beer with its latest, Cyclone Vlad. Vlad, the 22nd in the Cyclone series, is supreme ruler as a Russian Imperial Stout style beer - a dark brew that was originally brewed and specially exported to the court of Catherine II of Russia! The brewers at Storm tried their hand at this difficult style and succeeded with royal honors. Vlad shows his imperial strength with a hefty 9% ABV but rewards the drinker with delectable dark roasted coffee and chocolate flavors provided by dark specialty grains. These grains include a new-to-Storm ingredient…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Newport Storm will brew the new India Point Ale as its third year-round beer.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Newport Storm is releasing its third year-round beer, the India Point Ale, an IPA (India Pale Ale) style brew. The namesake not only fits perfectly with its style, but accurately reflects Newport Storm’s status as “Rhode Island’s Microbrewery,” whose reach will extend well past Aquidneck Island, to Providence and beyond. This is the first year-round beer from Newport Storm in six years. Newport Storm named this new year-round brew after the notable park in Providence as a way to expand its presence to other parts of the Ocean State. Located in the capital city, India Point Park is a focal point around which Rhode Islanders from all over the state gather for everything from fireworks to concerts to exercise to pure RI history. Storm’s …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Coastal Extreme Brewery will donate kegs of the limited-edition Irish red-style beer.
Kegs of limited-edition Spring Ale will be donated the to the Newport 2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, the Providence Journal reports. Newport’s Coastal Extreme will donate the Irish red-style beer, which “will help fund the parade and the hospitality infrastructure surrounding it.” According to Newport Storm’s website, the Spring Ale will be available through March 30. Read the full story here.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
We've heard of honey in tea and on toast, but honey in beer? It's not as uncommon as you might think.
He might already be a plumber, farmer, beekeeper and EMT, but Jeff Mello can now add a new job title to his resume: beer maker. That's right. The owner and sole operator ofAquidneck Honey was a main contributor to what is being called "Rhode Island's first collaboration beer." This Veterans Day, Nov. 11, local brewers across the state will celebrate the release of the "11" beer at the Newport Storm brewery in Newport. The "hyperlocal" collaboration beer was created by six Rhode Island brewers, using Rhode Island only products, with the help of one local beekeeper. It's this "local only product" that made the project so attractive for "The Bee Man" Mello. "It's so important to keep the bees alive. That's crucial. I used to say 'No Bees…
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Setting competition aside, Rhode Island's local beer makers look to local products, employees for signature, collaborative brew.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
On Feb. 5, 2011, history was made — Rhode Island beer history that is. On that day, Rhode Island beer makers set aside competition and differences, and gathered together for the first time at the Newport Storm Brewery to make what is being hailed by its creators as "Rhode Island's first collaboration beer." “Since we come from the smallest state, the Rhode Island brewers often don't get enough exposure for the great beers they're making," said Derek Luke, brewmaster at Newport Storm. "For the '11, we wanted to make an awesome beer together… "Collaboration beers are a great chance for brewers to exchange knowledge, pool strengths and come up with a beer that's greater than the sum of its parts.” The result was a signature, made-only-in-…
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Surfers battled the heat and each other at the First Annual Eastern Surfing Association Summer Surfing Championships "Battle of the Brews" last Friday at Narragansett Town Beach.
The Atlantic Ocean was the only respite from the scorching heat wave this past weekend. It was also the battleground for the 1st Annual Battle of the Brews, an Eastern Surfing Association rated contest sponsored by Narragansett Beer, Newport Storm, Anarchy Eyewear and WBRU. The competitors traded waves in two to three-foot surf, and they made the best of the conditions, glad to be cooling off in the water. Spectators were entertained by the headstands and long noserides in the longboard division, the highlight of the contest. After the regular heats were finished, the surfers divided into four teams for the longboard team division. The teams represented Narragansett Beer, Newport Storm, Narragansett Surf and Skate, and Anarchy. Results …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Fans of Newport Storm beer and Thomas Tew Rum get an inside look at the new facility.
It was a sold-out event at the grand opening at Coastal Extreme Brewing Co. Friday night. The team behind Newport Storm Beer and Thomas Tew Rum were happy they were finally able to open their doors and invite their fans for an inside look at their new building. While the new facility, located at 293 J.T. Connell Highway in Newport, has been open since January 2010, president Brent Ryan and head brewer Derek Luke said they wanted to finish the visitor’s center and rum library, in addition to several other small projects before holding the celebration. Coastal Extreme Brewing Co. was formerly located on Oliphant Lane in Middletown for ten years. Those who followthe Newport Storm team may remember the long lines to get into the Friday night …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
A crowd gathered at Mudville Pub to watch Newport's own rum featured on the popular Discovery Channel show.
Mudville Pub was filled to the brim on Tuesday night. Locals gathered to watch Newport’s own Coastal Extreme Brewing Co. and Newport Distillery Co., makers of Newport Storm and Thomas Tew Rum, be featured on Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe. The show, which was filmed more than ten hours of footage back in August, took viewers step by step through the “dirty job” of turning bitter black strap molasses into Thomas Tew Rum. The distillery creates their rum in small batches to replicate the rum that was produced in Newport many years ago. Rum was once a big business in Newport, with 22 distilleries in the city at one time, but according to the folks at Thomas Tew, there hasn’t been one in the city in over 135 years. While the pub…