We are excited to announce the release of Rhode Sodah. The launch of this brew marks the first addition to our year round line up in four years and it’s the first time a Storm brew has been packaged in a 16oz can! This golden colored ale is bursting with juicy hop flavor and a touch of bitterness. El dorado, Citra and Equinox hops give off flavors and aromas of orange, tangerine and mango. Canada Pale and honey malt offer a crisp, clean finish.
Watch out! The SheRIff of Rock RIdge, is here and trust us when we say this latest barrel aged brew is nothing to scoff at. A recipe of chocolate wheat, North American oats, pale malt and wheat malts was chosen for the base beer and put into 8 Thomas Tew Rum barrels. Brewing with high proportions of intense darker malts brought forth aroma and tastes similar to that of a rich coffee roast and baker’s chocolate. With The SheRIff, our brewers wanted to dabble into natural spiciness adding in German chocolate rye, a malt never before used in the brew house, and an aggressive Belgian yeast strain. After 5 months in the heavily charred wooden barrels, big flavors of caramel, toffee, oak and aged rum gently seeped into the brew, creating complex layered flavors ready to be consumed! A brew with dark malts and a Belgian background? We have a feeling the residents of Rock Ridge would approve and we hope you do too!
As far as consumption goes, suggested retail purchase would be two bottles. The first should be enjoyed with friends out by the campfire on a cool summer night, because who are we kidding you’ll want to try this the moment you get your hands on it. For bottle number two, we encourage you to stash it away and even challenge you to see how long you can age it because this pitch black brew is only going to get better with time.
This collaboration beer, a first from our Barrelatory, was inspired by,and brewed for Newporter Bobby Forster. A former crew member with Newport Storm, Bobby was diagnosed with A.L.S. in December of 2014.
Canada pale malt and malted wheat give foRIster a golden hue and 3 months of barrel aging leaves a slight oak finish on the palate. Cascade, Citra (Bobby’s favorite) and Motueka hops were added to this brew after aging to preserve the juicy hop flavors of orange, grapefruit and nectar fruits.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer goes to funding A.L.S research and supporting Bobby’s journey. To find out more about Bobby, or to donate, CLICK HERE
“This beer represents a celebration of Bobby’s life and a chance to raise A.L.S. awareness in his local community and beyond.” -Brewmaster & friend Derek Luke