(Newport, RI) – Coastal Extreme Brewing, makers of 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 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, which makes it even more special. This time around, Luke and his crew of brewers used five 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.