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Press Release: Newport Storm honors Rhode Islanders with its brand new India Point Ale
Posted Thursday, August 30th, 2012 by Tip Top

Newport Storm IPANewport, RI (Aug 2012) - You’ve all been waiting for it and thirteen years of brewing excellence has provided! Newport Storm is releasing its third year-round beer, the India Point Ale, an IPA (India Pale Ale) style brew whose namesake not only fits perfectly with its style but accurately reflects Newport Storm’s status as “Rhode Island’s Microbrewery,” whose reach will extend, even more so now, well past Aquidneck Island, to Providence and beyond! This is the first year-round beer from Storm in six years!

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 desire in naming its new beer after this landmark is to pay homage to all the Rhode Islanders in and around the Providence area. 

Not only does the name, but the beer itself honors those loyal to the Ocean State. With some local ingredients and help from a local hop farm, this is truly a Rhode Island beer. As Brew Master Derek Luke says, “Because a well made, well balanced IPA is a work of art, we took our time with this one and added our own local spin onto it.” With that said, we should point out that Storm’s new IPA is different than its previous Summer IPA, but that makes it even more special! This time around, Luke and his crew of brewers used 5 different hops, including RI Chinook, grown at the Ocean State Hop Farm and the legendary Moteuka hop, from his wife’s native country of New Zealand, “satiating the near and far desire!” Luke says the India Point Ale is “A fantastic IPA 100% produced locally with local hops, yet worldly in its own right!

The India Point Ale will be bottled on August 28 and ready to be shipped to fans by September 1! Storm will officially launch its India Point Ale at select India Point area locations, shortly after! Visit the Newport Storm and Facebook page for dates, places and all the details! Cheers!

Coastal Extreme Brewing Company is Rhode Island’s Microbrewery, brewing Newport Storm beers since 1999. In spring of 2010 they built a new facility within the Newport city limits on JT Connell Rd. Their Visitors Center is open for tours and tastings from 12pm-5pm on Weekdays and Weekends (except Tuesdays). Newport Storm beers continue to be distributed throughout RI, MA and CT, with their beer lines including the flagship Newport Storm-Hurricane Amber Ale, Newport Storm-Rhode Island Blueberry, the Cyclone Series of limited release beers, the Storm of the Season beers, and the Annual Release Series of bottle-conditioned beers. Their Summer Storm of the Season is available in kegs, cases, twelve-packs and six packs. Hurricane Amber Ale Cans are available in twelve packs in the summer months.

In 2006 they began the Newport Distilling Company, becoming the first distillers in Rhode Island in 135 years. Newport Distilling Company focuses on one signature spirit, Thomas Tew Single Barrel Rum, named after the famous Newport pirate. Thomas Tew Rum is an authentic aged pot still rum of the type that would have been made in Newport’s colonial rum heyday. Thomas Tew Rum is currently available for sale only in Rhode Island.

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