© Newport Craft Brewing and Distilling Co.
Newport Craft Brewing and Distilling Co. was founded in 1999 by a group of college friends, the first modern production brewery in the state. Since then, the brewery has produced more than 100 craft brews, including its Flagship Hurricane Amber Ale and seasonal favorites such as its 1639 Pineapple Pale Ale, Comfortably Unaware New England-style IPA, and Storm Blueberry Kolsch. Since 2006, the brewery has also distilled its own craft spirits, making it the state’s first distillery in over a century, with single-barrel rums, moonshines, gins, whiskeys and amaros available for purchase. Flight tastings of beers and spirits are available at the company’s tap room, which also offers daily guided brewery tours, a visitor center, and a gift shop. Private tours for groups of 10 or more are available with advance reservation. Since 2013, the brewery has hosted the Newport Craft Beer Festival in April, which offers VIP pours, beer and cheese pairings, and food vendors.
293 JT Connell Hwy, Newport, RI 02840, Phone: 401-849-5232
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