Aquidneck Island has Coastal Extreme Brewing (Newport Storm Beer) in Newport, Coddington Brewing Co. in Middletown and will soon welcome a new brewery in Portsmouth.

Ragged Island Brewing Company has signed a lease, that begins on July 1st, at 200 High Point Ave unit B6 in Portsmouth.

Matthew Gray, Owner of Gray Matter Marketing, is a partner in new venture and John Almedia will use his experiences as a 30+ year home brewer to serve as the Brewmaster for Ragged Island Brewing Company.

“We have a long road ahead now that we have the space – Zoning, Buiding inspections, manufacturing license, state brewery license and fed brewery license, but its all underway, exciting stuff! We hope to open our doors officially this fall.” Matthew Gray shared with What’sUpNewp.


The website for the brewery,, currently encourages visitors to stay tuned for more information and to asks visitors to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

More information to come.

Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).