We arrived at the Newport Storm Brewery. We actually attempted to walk there, but grabbing a ride there since it’s located off the highway is highly recommended. We looked forward to trying some local beers. They also offered a rum tasting. Sure!
They offered 6 different beers that day. You’re allowed up to four tastings.
Tell the friendly bartender which beer you want to try and they’ll check it off your beer tasting card. They did not mark mine at all and I was able to try all of them! They weren’t very strict about it.
The tour was short, sweet, and straight forward. It was back to the tasting bar for those rums! Thomas Tew Rum is also produced here by the Newport Distilling Company.
There were 3 tasting. You get to taste their signature rum, as long as two other rum tastings only available at the distillery.
The first tasting was the white rum right off the still. It was super strong! There wasn’t much taste, just that raw grain alcohol taste. We were good after a couple sips. Whew!
The second tasting was the unproofed rum right out of the barrel. A bit more aromatic but still had a very strong taste. It was 108 proof. Yikes.
The third and final tasting was the fully finished product, their signature single barrel rum. Now that was pretty good!
We enjoyed the tastings and tour at the Newport Storm Brewery. The Irish Red turned out to be our favorite beer of the day. The rum tasting was good, but different. I only recommend it if you’re a big fan of rum. It was around 4:30pm and we headed back to the hotel to see if our room was ready.
Newport Storm Brewery
293 JT Connell Hwy
Newport, RI 02840