Newport Storm Brewery released foRIster, a barrel-aged double IPA, inspired and brewed for local Newport man and former Newport Storm employee, Bobby Forster.
Forster was diagnosed with ALS in December of 2014, and this beer represents a “celebration of his life” while raising awareness about ALS. In March, Newport Storm’s Brewmaster Derek Luke attended a fundraiser for Forster that inspired him to create a beer that “encapsulated [Forster] and his zest for life.” The IPA features cascade, citra and motueka hops, for a beer with flavors of orange, grapefruit and nectar fruits.
“From raw material selection, label design, to the final bottling day, Bobby’s imprint is pronounced on this brew,” said Luke.“So cheers to a barrel aged IPA, brewed solely to raise awareness for ALS and to celebrate this amazing man.” On July 17, Newport Storm Brewery, along with the Forster Family, hosted a launch party for foRIster beer. The event featured beer samples and light food. Part of the proceeds from all sales of foRIster beer will go toward funding ALS research and helping the Forster family.