Beer Advent Calendar 2013
From Newport Rhode Island’s Newport Storm Beers (A brand under the Rhode Island’s Microbrewery label which is actually brewed at Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.) comes their “Rhode Island Blueberry Beer” a Kolsh style beer. Blueberries used in this beer are from Rhode Island. The beer pours a golden colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of huge blueberries that you can smell from a distance and maybe a hint of apples. The flavour is of blueberries, malts, and a very minor hops bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 4.6% with an IBU of 11. This is a pretty decent ale although I am not really big on this type of flavoured fruit ale.
Commercial Description: Our “other” year round brew is a Kolsh style beer made with real Rhode Island Blueberries. Fermented at colder temperatures, but using our American Ale yeast strain eliminates conflicting fruity esters other fruit beers might posses. We feel that the addition of juice from real, hand pressed Rhode Island Blueberries shouldn’t have to compete with the natural fruit background of the yeast. Pale Malt makes up the base of the grist bill, but this brew also calls for a large amount of malted wheat, an ingredient that lends a soft mouthfeel to the beer. Further there is enough caramalt to ensure a sweetness everyone will enjoy. Hops are chosen to compliment and balance the brew as it is bittered with a small amount of Magnum and flavored with English Pilgrim to lightly accent this truly unique ale.