Newport Storm’s Spring Irish Red Ale has been welcomed back as the “Official Beer” of the 2018 Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.

2018 marks the 62nd annual parade, and the seventh time that Newport Storm Brewery has been given the honor.  The 62nd Annual Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held, rain, snow, or shine, on Saturday, March 17th, 2017.  The parade will begin promptly at 11:00 am from Newport City Hall and will proceed to Carroll Avenue at Saint Augustin’s Church in the heart of the Fifth Ward.  The parade this year is estimated to last 2 hours and will include Pipe Bands, Marching Bands, Fife & Drum Corps, Clown Units, reenactment units, and a host of local, state, and regional organizations including police and fire units, social/fraternal organizations, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Schools, and non-profits.

During the entire week leading up to the parade, Newport Storm hosts a pint night in a different restaurant every night. Proceeds from these events help support the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.

“Join us for one of our most popular events of the season – Pint Night – and enjoy a Great Beer for a Great Cause!  When you buy a Newport Storm Spring Irish Red Ale for an additional $2 you get an Official St. Patrick’s Day pint glass to keep! Don’t drink?  Pint glasses sold empty for $5.00!  Last year we sold out of Pint Glasses!  Don’t lose out on owning your official Parade collectible this year, ” Theresa Malafronte, PR Coordinator of Newport Storm, shared with What’sUpNewp. 

During the entire week leading up to the parade, Newport Storm hosts a pint night in a different restaurant every night.

Newport Storm Pint Night (Al dates/Times/Location TBD)

  • Saturday, March 10th – Caleb & Broad – 2 pm to 6 pm
  • Sunday, March 11th – The Wharf Pub  – 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Monday, March 12th – The Cafe at Parlor – 8 pm to 10 pm
  • Tuesday, March 13th – Midtown Oyster Bar – 9 pm to 11 pm
  • Wednesday, March 14th – O’brien’s Pub – 8 pm to 10 pm
  • Thursday, March 15th – The Fifth Element – 9 pm to 11 pm
  • Friday, March 16th – Buskers – 7 pm to 9 pm
  • Saturday – March 17th – Newport Storm will host a Parade After Party at Plumby’s at Brick Alley Pub – 1 pm to 4 pm

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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).