Newport Storm’s Spring Irish Red Ale has been welcomed back as the “Official Beer” of the 2017 Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.

2017 marks the 61st annual parade, and the sixth time that Newport Storm Brewery has been given the honor.

During the entire week leading up to the parade, Newport Storm hosts a pint night in a different restaurant every night. When you visit each pint night and order Newport Storm’s Spring Irish Red Ale, the commemorative parade day glass it’s served in is yours to keep, and $2 of the purchase will go right to the support the parade.

These pint night fundraisers have helped raise more than $10,000 for the Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, according to Newport Storm Brewery.
Schedule of Pint Nights

Sunday, March 5th from 5pm to 7pm: The Wharf Pub

Monday, March 6th from 6pm to 9pm: The Parlor Bar & Kitchen

Tuesday, March 7th from 6pm to 10pm: Midtown Oyster Bar

Wednesday, March 8th from 6pm to 11pm: O’brien’s Pub

Thursday, March 9th from 6pm to 10pm: The Fifth Element

Friday, March 10th from 6pm to 8pm: Buskers Irish Pub

For more information on Newport Storm, visit

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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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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