Smoke House Newport Storm

Executive Chef Kyle Stamps of Smoke House and President and Head Distiller Brent Ryan of Newport Storm Brewery are bringing back the annual downtown dinner series celebrating the close ties between friends, microbrews and three original once-a-year dinner menus.

Executive Chef Stamps has created three distinct beer dinners showcasing three unique courses, along with a welcome reception of passed appetizers and dessert to end the evening. Each course is expertly paired with beer selections by president and head distiller of Newport Storm Brewery, Brent Ryan.

The first dinner will take place on Wednesday, June 22, entitled Hail To The Pig, celebrating favorite varieties of pork bbq from top to bottom.

The second dinner, RI Dinner, hosted on Wednesday, August 3, presents a menu inspired by the abundant range of Rhode Island’s native cuisine sourced locally.

Finally, on Wednesday, September 21, an early Oktoberfest presents the festive flavors of Germany matched to a line up of specialty Rhode Island brews.

Each dinner is $49 per person and begins at 6pm. Seating is limited, to make a reservation call 401-848-9800. Secure seats up front to all three dinners and receive some sweet swag from Newport Storm.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and 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.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.