Newport Storm

Red Dawn hits shelves this week and marks the 10th beer to be released by the Newport Storm Brewery this year! A robust Russian Imperial Stout,​​ Red Dawn is also the latest installment to Storm’s 4-pack collection.

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, brewers at Storm note this seasonal change by transitioning from​ the​ crisp, citrus beers of summer, to flavorful bold brews that are a fall harvest all their own. Traditionally, Russian Imperial Stouts are known for their malt complexities that can take on​ ​slight burnt tones reminiscent of black coffee.

With ​​Red Dawn, brewers wanted to​going to the extreme with the roast profile ​and added ample amounts of Canada Pale and Castle Special B Malt. Flaked barley and oats were also added to tame the full-bodied flavors for a smooth finish. Reminiscent of a brisk fall night, this brew pours with a deep tan head and velvety chestnut body. Cozy up this fall, not at the campfire, but with this brews warming embrace of roasted nuts, dark chocolate and plum. At a hefty 9% ABV, Brew Master Derek notes, “this beer comes in a 4 pack for a reason, so be sure to sip and savor it’s choco-nutty goodness!”.

Distribution is set to begin soon, watch Newport Storm’s Facebook Page for announcements on when this freshly bottled beer will be at a retailer near you.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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