Narragansett Beer has announced the release of White Ship White IPA, the fourth chapter, and fifth installment, in the brewery’s Lovecraft Series, which honors the famous horror writer and lifelong Providence, Rhode Island resident, H.P. Lovecraft.
Each beer in the series is based on a different Lovecraft tale, in both beer style and can design. This latest release is a tribute to The White Ship, the story of a lighthouse keeper’s adventure aboard a mysterious ship where his curiosity and greed win out over his better judgment, the company says.
“The White Ship is one of my personal favorite Lovecraft stories. It’s the perfect combination of obscurity, curiosity, and a desire to search out the unknown,” said Narragansett President Mark Hellendrung in a press release. “For us, we have wanted to explore a White IPA for a while. It’s a style that lends itself to blurring guidelines and pushing creative boundaries, much like H.P. Lovecraft himself.”
The White Ship White IPA label, designed by local Rhode Island artist Pete McPhee from Swamp Yankee, features an image of the story’s grey lighthouse as the north point of a compass rose and represents the narrator’s trip to the other world and back, the company says.
White Ship is 6.8% ABV with 50 IBUs. It combines the crisp, structured IPA base with a creamy Belgian yeast profile, the company says. It’s brewed with four types of American and Belgiam malts, and contains El Dorado and Mandarina Bavarian hops to give it the tangerine flavor typically associated with white ales.
Narragansett’s White Ship White IPA is available now in six packs of 16-ounce tallboy cans, priced between $11.99 – $12.9 SRP per six pack.
White Ship will be distributed throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, Portland, Ore., and Greenville and Columbia, South Carolina.
The timing and availability will vary per market.