Nov 29, 2010

Narragansett Announce Winter Seasonal Porter

For Immediate Release

November 25, 2010; Providence, RI – The Famous Narragansett Beer announces the seasonal release of its winter craft brew, Narragansett Porter. Distributed throughout New England at leading package stores, bars and restaurants, Porter will be available on draught and, for the first time ever, in ‘Gansett’s signature 16oz. Tallboy cans.

Narragansett Porter is brewed under the supervision of award-winning Brewmaster Sean Larkin at Trinity Brew House in Providence, RI, Cottrell Brewery in Pawcatuck, CT, and High Falls Brewery in Rochester, NY with chinook hops for bitterness, simcoe hops for aroma, black malt, pale malt, chocolate malt, munich malt, crystal malt, roasted barley, and ale yeast. An American-style porter, this winter brew has a deliciously mild chocolate flavor with a hint of smokiness and hops to balance out the finish, making for a robust yet extremely approachable craft experience. Narragansett Porter is 7% Alcohol by Volume and 28 IBUs.

Narragansett Porter has been a part of the brand’s heritage for nearly a century, dating back to 1916 when it was first brewed. When Prohibition struck down breweries across America in the 1920s, the Narragansett Brewing Company was one of just six given a patent by the U.S. government to continue brewing beer for medicinal purposes, based largely on the belief that porter had healing properties. Narragansett Porter was prescribed by doctors and distributed throughout New England to patients suffering from a variety of ailments, particularly blood-related illnesses like anemia. After Prohibition was repealed in the early 1930s, Narragansett Porter became a favorite of New Englanders from Fall River, MA to Falmouth, ME, and was often referred to as “‘Gansett Dark.”

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