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 togoing 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.