New from Newport Storm Brewery of Rhode Island: aRIstotle, a barrel aged farmhouse ale.
Tannins and oak are apparent in this beer after laying in American White Oak barrels for six months, the company reports. In farmhouse ales, yeast is the main contributor to the flavor complexities. The brewers discovered a yeast strain that creates spice, pepper and clove flavors while adding sweet aromas of stone fruit.
Golding and Tettanang hops give this brew spice notes, earthy hints and make this beer savory, the company says, while Canada pale malt and malted wheat lend its golden color and a touch of sweetness.
The new beer was conceived by Newport Storm’s visitors center manager, Brian Toms. Toms took inspiration from Greek philosopher and father of zoological studies, Aristotle, the company reports.
Newport Storm tapped the brewery’s mural painter, Mia Loia, to draw the artwork for this crew-inspired beer. Building on Toms’ theme, she created a label that “speaks to the bright and playful ways of the old world origin of beer,” the company says.
aRIstotle is 9% ABV, 20 IBUs, and 40 plato SRM.
The suggested retail price is $9 per 750-ml. bottle.