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Newport Storm Introduces New Belgian Style Ale

By September 24, 2015Rhode Island, Top News, New Products
RIèzes, a copper-hued ale, offers a rich malt flavor and a mild oak scent.

RIa¦êzesFor the past five years, the Newport Storm Brewery has run a “full fledge barrel aging program” to create a “gamut of sour, hoppy and dark, stout-like beers.” This method extends to its latest creation, RIèzes [ree-ez], a classic Belgian-style ale using an ancient style yeast strain.  RIèzes, a copper-hued ale, offers a rich malt flavor and a mild oak scent. It was finish-aged in eight Thomas Tew Rum barrels for roughly three months. Munich malt, Belgian Special B and Belgian Candy Sugar bring forth aromas and tastes of raisin, brown sugar and caramel. Close to 150 cases of RIèzes were made and distribution began in August.

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