Our Beers

Annual Release Series

Big beers that follow no set style! Designed to age beautifully.

Annual Release '13

2013 10/30

This year our brewers added a "brewing twist"--by extracting coffee flavors from locally roasted Ocean Coffee Roasters’ Newport Blend to pair with the rich roasted backbone of this years Annual Limited Brew.  Pale and cara malts were carefully blended with German Chocolate Wheat, English Roasted and Chocolate malts to create a black-as-black base brew.  Just enough hops were added to balance out these sweet malts in a single kettle addition.  The real unique characteristics from this beer, however, occur in the aging process where the whole batch of fermented beer was conditioned and "dry-beaned" with locally roasted coffee beans and allowed to mature.  A warming vanilla spice also is apparent: we found that adding wood harvested from the inside of rum barrels naturally added a slight unique sweetness.  We suggest you to enjoy this beer, straight up, without the cream and sugar, at 50 degrees F.

BEER SPECS

MALTS: Canadian Pale Malt, English Chocolate Malt, English Roasted Malt, German Chocolate Wheat, English Cara Malt

HOPS:Warrior

OG      22.5 plato

FG       2.1 plato

SRM    157

IBU      51

ABV    12%

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Annual Release '12

2012 10/10

Brwed as an 'ode to the Mayan gods' the Annual Release '12 will hopefully prolong the end of the world, giving us plenty of time to enjoy it all! The ingredient list speaks towards native Mayan ingredients including Flaked Corn, Cocoa nibs, Blue Agave, and a special blend of Habanero and Chipolte peppers that will excite the taste buds! This bottle-conditioned beer was aged for close to 10 months and released just in time for fans to grab it up before December 21...

BEER SPECS

MALTS: Canadian Pale, English Chocolate, Flaked Corn, North American Crystal

HOPS: Warrior

TECH: OG: 24 plato - FG: 5.1 plato - SRM: 67 - IBUs 30 - ABV: 11.1%

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Annual Release '11: RI's Collaboration Beer

2011 11/11

To celebrate our first year in our new facility we invited each of our professional brewing peers in Rhode Island to join us for a collaboration brew. Together, the brewmasters from the Ocean State created a beer using hops and honey from Rhode Island, rum barrels from our distillery, and one brewpub’s Belgian yeast. They made it red in honor of the State’s unofficial mascot, the Rhode Island Red Rooster. Per usual, no style guidelines were used but you can rest assured that brewers Aaron, Adam, Dave, Derek, Marshall, Sean, and Tom saw to it that this beer is as good as Rhode Island is small. It took 7 brewers and almost an entire year to create this unique ¬¬beer. This beer truly “goes to eleven.”

BEER SPECS

MALT: Canadian Pale,  English and US Crystal, German Munich, UK Coffee 

HOPS: Aroma - tettenang, Flavor - Santium, Bittering - Magnum

OG 24.2 plato, FG 5.1 plato, SRM 17, IBUs 105, ABV 11.7

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Annual Release '10

2010 11/01

Our first Annual Limited Release beer of the new decade provides a bit of mischevious deception. This pitch black brew visually indicates a beer dominated by roasted and malty flavors. However, one sip will reveal that this beer is all about the Fuggle hop. A total of 74 IBUs of hops spice up the aroma and bitter this big ale. Although still quite balanced by the large amount of pale malt used to build the base for this beer, it is clear that this black liquid was built to feature the hops and not the malt. As with each of its predecessors, it has taken us extra time to make this brew, so be sure to savor each unique sip.  Our first Annual Limited Release beer of the new decade provides a bit of mischevious deception. This pitch black brew visually indicates a beer dominated by roasted and malty flavors. However, one sip will reveal that this beer is all about the Fuggle hop. A total of 74 IBUs of hops spice up the aroma and bitter this big ale. Although still quite balanced by the large amount of pale malt used to build the base for this beer, it is clear that this black liquid was built to feature the hops and not the malt. As with each of its predecessors, it has taken us extra time to make this brew, so be sure to savor each unique sip.  

BEER SPECS

MALTS: Canada Pale, German Munich, Carafa III

HOPS: German Magnum, Perle, English Fuggle

OG 1.112, FG 1.020, SRM 148, IBUs 74, ABV 12.1

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Annual Release '09

2009 11/11

We looked across the pond for some help with this one—and Belgium is where the landed.  Belgian ales are often unfiltered and wheat based.  We added a twist to that style by adding tons of hops without trying to turn it into a Belgian Imperial.  So armed with an imported yeast strain, Belgian aromatic malt and a thirst for adventure we fired up the brew kettle!

BEER SPECS

ABV 11.9%    IBU 39    SRM 16    FG 3.1    OG 22.5 plato
Hops: Dry hop cascade, Cascade, Centennial, German Magnum
Malts: Belgian Aromatic, Canadian Wheat, North American Pale

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Annual Release '08

2008 11/11

Sticking to our goal of making our Annual beers unique and not bound by any style – we brewed the ’08 to crave!  Real oats, molasses, vanilla and sugar were used in the brewing of this beer.  The malt bill also asked for some Belgian “special B’ malt to lend some raison background tart flavor.  Carbonated to perfection, this beer is meant to be savored before or after dessert pending on what your sweet tooth craves!

BEER SPECS

ABV 11.9%    IBU 34    SRM 48    FG 3.7    OG 26 plato
Hops: Perle, Northern Brewer, German Magnum
Malts: Roasted Barley,Cara Malt, Flaked Oats, North American Crystal, Belgian Special B, German Munich, North American Pale

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Annual Release '07

2007 11/11

Contrary to the ‘04’, we strived to brew the darkest concoction The Newport Storm Brewery has ever made.  To achieve this, we used 7 types of malts and 7 types of hops to really celebrate the year!  Dark as night, this brew has loads of complex coffee and toffee notes and pours with low carbonation to really emphasize the sweet malty flavors!  Excellent with rich chocolate desserts or by itself while sitting by a warming winter’s fire.

BEER SPECS

ABV 10.8%    IBU 68    FG 3.3    OG 24.1
Hops: Cascade, US Mount Hood, Yakima Golding, US Northern Brewer, German Perle, English Chinook, German Magnum
Malts: North American Flaked Barley, English Cara-malt, English Black, English Chocolate, English Roasted, German Munich, North American Pale

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Annual Release '06

2006 11/11

Again, uniqueness drives the creation of this annual release—inspiring a whisky theme!  Knowing we were going to age the brew in wet whisky barrels, we added peat and biscuit malts to really aim at emulating the Wild West into an huge East Coast strong Ale.  After almost a month in stainless steel tanks, this brew was racked into these wood barrels for six weeks!  The brewery had wonderful aromas during bottling day as the smells of scotch and oak filled the air!  

BEER SPECS

ABV 11.9%    IBU 27    SRM 32    FG 4.3  plato     OG 25.6 plato
MALT: Scottish Peat malt, Biscuit Malt, North American Pale

HOPS: East Kent Golding, Chinook

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Annual Release '05

2005 11/01

With the release of ’05, for the first tiem our brewery was able to boast that it created a fruit beer!  But this fruit beer would be different than all the rest with a sexy mix of chocolate and raspberry.  The flavor of the brew is very sweet from loads of malt, but faint hops are distinguishable on the tongue as well.  The backbone screams “dessert” though, with almost 40 pounds of East African Cocoa added to compliment natural raspberry flavors!

BEER SPECS

MALT: North American Pale, German Munich

HOPS: German Magnum, German Perle

OG    24.3 palto, FG    4.4  plato, SRM     38, IBU    26, ABV    11.7%

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Annual Release '04

2004 11/01

The previous four “extreme beer series” were all dark in color, and we wanted to try the opposite with this holiday brew.  Our goal: the lightest color, the highest ABV, and only the four noble hops used in it!  Of all our entries, this baby needed some aging to calm down the 14.1% ABV!  After the hand cork is popped, faint grassy aromas fill the nose from the late Saaz hop additions.  Let this bottle breathe after you open it, if you can find one!!!

BEER SPECS

MALTS: European Pilsner, German Vienna

HOPS: Spalt Spalter, Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Czech Saaz, Tettenang Tettenanger

OG 26.5, FG 0.5 plato, SRM 9, IBU 35, ABV 14

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Annual Release '03

2003 11/01

A one of a kind creation once again, the ’03 was chosen to be a huge, strong lager.  We searched the world’s major yeast suppliers and were able to find a strain capable of making a brew over 12% abv!  Its aroma tricks your nose into thinking it has been aged in wooden casks for a considerable time.  Its color is deeply inviting as well with Roasted and Munich malts used for the first time in our “extreme beer series”.  Best enjoyed warmly in a brandy snifter, this brew is a sipper for sure!

BEER SPECS

MALTS: European Pale, English Roasted Malts, German Munich, Dextrose, Enzyme
HOPS: German Magnum, Cascade
OG    27.4 plato, FG    3.4 plato, SRM    72, IBU    60, ABV    11.9%

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Annual Release '02

2002 11/01

Among the “internet rated beers” this was by far our highest mark!  We made this huge beer using only Marris Otter Pale malt.  Further, we tried to make this brew our hoppiest yet to date at 102 IBUs using loads of cascade and magnum hops.  It is extremely rare to find now—a true gem that should be savored only in company worthy of appreciating this fine example of a well-made, strong ale.

BEER SPECS

MALT: Marris Otter

HOPS: German Magnum, East Kent Golding, Cascade
OG 28.75,
FG 5.4, SRM 23, IBU 100, ABV 12%

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Annual Release '01

2001 11/01

Following on the coat-tails of the vastly popular ‘00’, we embarked on an even bigger quest with the ’01.  We made it darker with crystal malt. We made it toastier with even more munich malt, and we ravaged a few local specialty food stores and bought real Tahitian Vanilla Beans that we added to the brew!  Like its predecessor, this brew was aged for almost a year before being released, giving it natural carbonation, and begging to be laid down for at least three years!

BEER SPECS

MALTS: North American Pale, German Munich, North American Crystal, English Torrified Wheat, German Vienna
HOPS: German Magnum, German Tradition, East Kent Golding
OG    27.6 Plato, FG    4.6 Plato, SRM    60, IBU    28, ABV    12.5%

 

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Annual Release '00

2000 11/01

This was the second beer The Newport Storm Brewery released.  We wanted to begin a holiday tradition with different brews every year and no particular style ever chosen for them.  Brent said, “make it big, make it strong, and make it special”, and so began the yearly event everyone in the brewery gets a say in!  This first annual brew used Floor Malted Marris Otter Pale and Chocolate malts.  The brew is malty sweet and it is still aging fantastically!

BEER SPECS

MALTS: Marris Otter Pale, European Pilsner, Light Munich, Light Vienna, Torrified Wheat, English Chocolate Malt
HOPS: Magnum, East Kent Golidng
OG    28.4 plato, FG    5.5 plato, SRM     36, IBU     30, ABV    11.5%

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