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Joppa Grande Ranked #3 of 67 of the Best Stouts Under 8% ABV

We just received word that Paste Magazine ranked our Joppa Grande Stout #3 in a blind tasting of 67 stouts under 8% ABV.

As the weather gets cold and the Holidays approach, a lot of craft beer drinkers enjoy a darker, richer, more complex brew.  Stouts are a natural fit.  We at Newburyport Brewing also appreciate a stout’s balanced, roasted malt character – a really well-crafted stout is about as pure as craft beer gets this time of year.

It’s an understatement to say that the stout category of beer – especially craft beer – has evolved quite a bit during the last ten years.  Yes, there have always been categories of stouts (Irish Dry, Foreign Export, Imperial), but this particular tasting focused on stouts with an ABV of 8 per cent or less.  These types of stouts typically offer brewers opportunities to experiment by brewing/flavoring with coffee, vanilla, cherries, and other adjuncts.

Our Joppa Grande Stout is a straight-up stout – no coffee, fruit flavorings, or chocolate.  Just roasted malt goodness.  Not that it’s bad to flavor a stout  – it’s not – we make a tasting room-only version of Joppa Grande Stout infused with espresso beans from our friends at Plum Island Coffee Roasters, cold-steeped here in the brewery.  Anyway, you can read the entire Paste Magazine article for yourself.  Be sure to try other beers on this list – there are some great non-Imperial stouts out there!

This is our favorite quote from the review: “Straight up: This is the only beer in the top 5 to not incorporate coffee in some way, so massive props to Newburyport for making the tasting’s best pure stout. This beer…is a hugely flavorful, assertive, roast-forward beer that is as vivacious as it is complex. Regardless, this is a seasonal release begging to be a year-round one.

Thanks, Paste Magazine!

Newburyport Brewing Begins Distributing in Vermont

Newburyport Brewing recently inked an agreement with Baker Distributing in Vermont to distribute Newburyport Brewing’s lineup of award-winning craft beers:  Green Head IPA, Plum Island Belgian White, Maritime Lager, Melt Away Session IPA,  and select 1635 Series limited release beers. Baker Distributing is a Vermont family owned and operated business founded in 1965. Baker Distributing… Continue Reading

Catch a “Jimi Hendrix Award” winner this Thursday!

Thursday night’s 5PM SESSIONS features David Bailin and one of this area’s fastest rising stars, Noé Socha, on guitar and harp. A graduate from Berklee College of Music on a full tuition scholarship, Noé received many awards including the ”Jimi Hendrix Award” for the college’s leading guitarist and the “Billboard Magazine Endowed Scholarship” presented to… Continue Reading

MMMmmmm…. DOOOOhhnutts…..

Join us November 27th from 12-2pm in our tasting room for a beer and donut pairing with Newburyport’s own The Angry Donut! Enjoy four specialty donuts paired with a flight of beers from NBPT Brewing! $15 gets you beer and donuts, cash and credit card accepted at event. Donuts and beer will be available for… Continue Reading

Newburyport Brewing’s 1st Annual HOPPY HALLOWEEN PARTY!

Looking for something cool to do this Saturday eve?  Trick-or-treating is about to take on a whole new meaning for adults.  Join us in our tasting room for our first annual HOPPY HALLOWEEN party – Saturday October 29, 2016 from 5-8pm. This event is free and is all ages, so bring the kiddos down for… Continue Reading

Meet the Artist at Newburyport Brewing

“Meet the Artist” night is this Thursday, October 27th. Don’t miss your chance to have a meet and greet with this month’s artist, Jeffery Erler! Enjoy live music, local art and fresh beer at the Newburyport Brewing Co. See you here in the Newburyport tasting room. YEAT! Artist Designer Jeffrey Erler is a multimedia artist… Continue Reading

Newburyport Brewing Announces Rhode Island Sister Brewery and Territory Expansion

Newburyport Brewing announced today its investment in the Isle Brewers Guild (IBG) located at 461 Main Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island. IBG’s $12 million, 130,000 square foot facility is a world-class craft brewery complete with a U.S.-made 100-barrel brewhouse, state-of- the-art packaging lines, tasting room, indoor and outdoor event space, classroom space, and company offices. IBG… Continue Reading

Hey IPA Drinkers! It’s IPA Day.

Again, we’re not really sure when or where these special beer days originated, but who’s to blame us for wanting to celebrate IPA Day?! We’ve actually been celebrating this day since 2013 and now that it’s a thing, be sure to come on down to the Newburyport tasting room to enjoy a fresh Green Head… Continue Reading

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