Visited on a Saturday early afternoon. Kind of hard to find as itís signage is small and itís tucked away from the road a bit. Once found, the parking situation is good. Plenty of spots. They make rum and beer here and you can do a flight of each if you like. The beer flight was $8 and it included 4 beers and a Newport Storm Snifter. Pretty good deal. The beers here were all decent and the service was friendly. With each sample (you got one at a time since you taste with your snifter) they give you a bit of a background and some of their own tasting notes for it. Other than the tasting area, there is a merchandise area as well. Normal merch, plus they have each of their current beers available for purchase either in packs or individually. That was a nice touch. I would definitely recommend stopping in here if you find yourself in Rhode Island.
4 samples and a glass for $7.50. Guided tours and self guided available to look from a deck above the brewing space. They also distill rum. Shirts, bottles of beer and rum, and other items are available for sale. Worth a stop. Pretty solid.
Nice taproom with 5 beers on tap. The sell samples where you get 4 samples and a glass for $7.49, but we asked nicelly and got all 5 for the same price. The room also includes a merchandise store where you can buy glassware, clothes and beers to go. Very friendly staff and good beers.
The acustic condition in this room is horrible, but with good beers, friendly service and guests it doesnít matter. We had the sampler tray, which included four beers, but they happily serves us all five that were on tap when we asked. Thereís also beers that can be bought to bring back home, and they serve local rum as well. T-shirts, glassware etc are also available.
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.
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.
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.