There’s road trip and then there’s Rhode Trip, the small crew at Newport Storm are participating in both “trips” on Friday, June 23rd and they are hoping that you, their fans, customers and friends, will join them in Rhode Island for a Rhode Trip during their road trip.

Rhode Trip, the latest brew from the Newport brewer, is a hazy unfiltered yellow-orange New England IPA that is bursting with juicy hop flavors that are complimented with aromas of pineapple and tropical fruit. The oats used give this beer a soft mouthfeel. Each time we brew this beer we choose a new

“Each time we brew this beer we will choose a new hop to feature.  For our inaugural brew we have featured Galaxy hops,” Derek Luke, Head Brewer of Newport Storm, told me on Thursday at the brewery.

At 6.3% ABV, this refreshing, summertime IPA will soon be available in 4 packs of 16-ounce cans that your favorite liquor store, bar and restaurant. “If our beers aren’t at your favorite liquor store or bar, ask for it,” Luke said.

I took a road trip to Newport Storm Brewery on Thursday to chat with Luke about Rhode Trip and all that’s happening and new at the brewery;


The Newport Storm Crew have a big Rhode Trip kickoff planned for Friday, June 23rd, join them at one of the following tasting events in Rhode Island;

  • Wines & More, Cranston, RI from 2-4 PM
  • Bellevue Wine & Spirits, Newport, RI from 3-5 PM
  • Charlestown Wine & Spirits, Charlestown, RI from 3-5 PM
  • Grapes & Gourmet, Jamestown, RI from 3-5 PM
  • Washington Hill Liquors, Lincoln RI from 3-5 PM
  • B&C Liquors, Smithfield, RI from 3-5 PM
  • I.M. Gan Discount Liquors, Warwick, RI from 3-5 PM
  • Tiverton Liquor Store, Tiverton, RI from 3-5 PM
  • Crestwood Liquors, Coventry RI from 4-6 PM
  • Patriots Wine & Spirits, Warren RI from 4-6 PM
  • Kingstown Liquor Mart, North Kingstown, RI from 4-6 PM
  • Wakefield Liquors, Wakefield RI from 4-6 PM
  • Liquid Assets Fine Wine & Spirits, Cranston, RI from 4-7 PM
  • Town Wine & Spirits, Rumford, RI from 5-7 PM
  • Doherty’s Ale House, Warwick, RI at 7pm
  • Shannon View Inn, Warwick, RI at 8pm

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).