United States > Rhode Island > Newport
50belair (145) Florida | July 16, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Industrial spot on the outskirts of Newport. Small tasting room with 5 beers on tap. A bit simplistic but still charming.
larryLSB (41) La Selva Beach, California | October 22, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped by on a recent tour of the NE while in the Newport area. Did the beer tasting, where they give you four tastes of their beer for about 7 bucks, include a nice stemmed tulip glass. Tasting room was crowded, and it was close to the end of the day. They could have used one more hand in serving, as people were waiting and waiting...but overall worth the stop if you are in the area. Most of the pours were from bottles, only one on draft. Pours were very generous. They are in an industrial area of Newport, and the sign out front is easy to miss.
JaBier (87) Capital City, Ohio | July 14, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in for the 3 p.m. tour on 7/3/13. Nice informative tour that was more centered around the history of Newport Storm and Thomas Tew vs. the brewing/distilling process, which isnít necessarily a bad thing. Hot as hell in the brew house, but it was a brew day. Sample pours were generous, with the Irish Spring Ale and Blueberry Ale as the standouts. Merch for sale, but no beer due to state law. Worth the visit.
shrubber85 (232) Greenville, Indiana | May 25, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Small tasting room in brewery. Not a lot of room but friendly staff. Definitely need to stop by if in the area.
Drake (476) Free Union, Virginia | September 8, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Big production brewery/distillery with a shiny tasting room. The tasting is 4 beers for 7.49, but you keep the nice glass and the pours are on the large side. There is a rum tasting option also. Swag to go, but no beer to go due to local ordinances. There is an observation deck over the brewery. Plenty of parking and the guy working was pretty nice. Decent place to visit.
Travlr (1505) Washington, Washington DC | August 27, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
A working brewery with a small stand up bar tucked into the front room. Four beers on offer - and rum. The place is small, so the self-guided walk-around is plenty. Staff is friendly. $7 for four beers and a glass, not a bad deal!
miqal (10) , | February 20, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Stopped in for a tour and see the new brewery. Staff was friendly and pleasant. the beers that I sampled where very good. Including their Cyclone series. They also distill Rum (Thomas Tew) which was very good. Nice to see Rhode Island making Rum and Beer. This is a fun tour to do if your in Newport.
beerbill (103) Laurel, New York | October 17, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I stopped in with my wife during a recent trip to Newport and had a wonderful time at the brewery. We spent most of the time talking beer with our guide/bartender who served us four different beers from their lineup, including their latest Storm series release "Ryan." The tasting glasses are tulips, which you get to keep when the tasting is over. I love the rum tasting glasses they have, and my wife bought me two that she is putting away for Christmas. If you are looking for locally made craft beer, your two options are this place and Coddington, which is just down the road.
auerbrau (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | August 10, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited the brewery a few weekends ago with family for a tour, sampled the unique rums, as Iíve had what they were offering. The tasting room and shop is very nice, with great swag and very friendly staff. The tour is quick and self-guided most of the time (there are scheduled lead tours - call ahead). They offer a very nice branded tulip glass that comes with the tasting. The only thing that was a little off-putting for me was the general cleanliness of the brewery, rather surprisingly dirty. Iím also surprised that no beer has made it into used Rum barrels (with time, maybe, with time). Nothing you can get here (beer-wise) that you wonít be able to get in one of the beer local liquor stores.
Cryotek (16) Pawtucket, Rhode Island | January 26, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A great local microbrew company and RIís only one! After standing in line for about 20 mintues, someone comes around and counts heads untill they are full, the rest have to go home because they only let about 35 into the tour, and 35 in to the tasting. Very friendly hosts, for $5 you get a pint glass, filled with beer, and a tour of where they make their beer. After the tour, you go into the tasting room, where hopefully those people with the 3 plastic cups of free beer have already left, then you can get 3 more styles of beer free to fill up your pint glass. The place is a garage store house, basicly they rent out 2 garages. The place is tight, but makes for a great place to meet and talk to people since your smushed together. Tons and tons of college kids.
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