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Newport Storm and Local Coffee House Collaborate on New Stout

Newport Storm and Empire Tea & Coffee of Newport collaborated on a new brew offering, High Test Coffee Stout. The base of the beer is a combination of Black Patent malt, chocolate wheat and roasted barley for its “sweet and toasted flavors.” Magnum and Equinox hops are added to create a smooth and sweet finish. Cosecha coffee from Huehuetenango, Guatemala is then added in the aging process, where the whole batch is fermented and allowed to mature with “dry-beaned” coffee beans. Newport Storm reviewed four different types of coffee before choosing Cosecha. High Test Coffee Stout is 8% ABV and is available in 4-packs for a limited time. “CJ Barone, owner of Empire Tea & Coffee, has always supported Rhode Island craft breweries, and Newport Storm especially, with the Newport Craft Beer Festival,” said Derek Luke, Brewmaster, Newport Storm. “It was a no-brainer to collaborate with his local roaster, Kat, who is so passionate about helping us select the right coffee for our beer.” Hig

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