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Noreys Best Craft Beer Bar Rhode Island 2018

The readers of CraftBeer.com were surveyed for the best craft beer bars in the country. Norey’s was voted as Rhode Island’s Best Craft Beer Destination .

Close to 8,000 readers of CraftBeer.com responded their annual survey of the craft beer bars in America. When the dust settled Norey’s was voted Rhode Island‘s best craft beer bar! We are truly humbled by the love of our customers and the Rhode Island beer-drinking public as a whole. We will endeavor to continue bringing you the world-class beers that you love so much! Here’s what CraftBeer.com had to say…

It’s tough for Norey’s chef and owner, Tyler Cullen, to say what makes the 18-year-old beer bar stand out. “Just about a little of everything is unique: beer selection, our staff, the food is cooked right in front of you in open kitchen. I do my best to keep the menu fresh and am constantly bringing new items to patrons while always conscious of their favorite dishes to be sure many of them are consistently available.”

Whatever it is, Norey’s has garnered quite a following and is a destination to seek out when you’re visiting and/or Living in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island’s Best Craft Beer Bar

We’ll have to spend the rest of 2018 ensuring that we can impress everyone. This way anyone who comes through our doors will vote for us as best craft beer bar next year too! Come be part of that process.

Let’s start tonight! No time like the present. Cheers.

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Vote now to get Norey’s named Rhode Island’s great craft beer bar of 2018!

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Enjoy six OEC brews and five Zymatore concoctions on tap with Assistant Brewmaster Tony Pellino!

OEC Brewing Sour & Wild Beers

Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores = Order of the Eccentric Boilers

If you check out the OEC website, you realize that that these guys embrace being on the weirder end of the craft beer world. On June 30, Norey’s will welcome OEC’s Tony Pellino  as he takes over 11 of our taps with some of the world’s rarest and most unique beers. (more…)

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First, some musical accompaniment…

If we’re going to be discussing a bunch of beers with names like Noel, it’s important to get into the festive spirit. Through the web, we can’t provide an olfactory or gustation experience, but we can set the mood auditorily.

Winter Beer Season

As beer seasons go, winter beers (and most especially Christmas beers) have what’s probably the tightest window. Spring beers show up in February and stay on tap until May. Summer beers might appear in April and are available through August. Fall beers appear in August and remain popular through Thanksgiving. Winter beers are lucky if they’re on the shelves in November and are getting pushed out by February. Christmas beers have an even tougher go of it. You’ll get funny looks eating a candy cane in January…and the perception taints the beer world too.

Fortunately, with Norey’s Winter Beer Tap Takeover, we’re not expecting the nine beers we’re tapping December 9th to make it to the New Year.

RSVP on our Facebook Event.

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The Nine Beers We’re Tapping

TO ØL Barrel-Aged Snowball Saison

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Enough heavy dark obnoxious sweet super malty x-mas and winter beers. When you eat heavy duck with fat gravy, the last thing you want is another heavy sweet malt liqour!

NO! you want something that can help you sink the dinner, ease you stommach and cleance your throat. And that is exactly what Snowball Saison will do. It is a SUPER sparkling crisp and dry Saison that has been after fermented with milk acid bacterias and dry hopped over and over to give the beer a crisp and smooth tart finish (not to mention…. there is a lot of hops of course…)

Have a nice winter!

Style: Saison

ABV: 8.00%

De Dolle Stille Nacht

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Stille Nacht (Silent Night) is a prestige beer from De Dolle Brouwers, brewed for Christmas. It has a very potent beer (12% ABV). It has been boiling for many hours, brewed with pale malt with white candy sugar in the kettle. The Nugget hops gives an extra bitterness to balance the extreme sweetness due to the density. The taste triangle is completed with some acidity of the fermentation. It is a very interesting beer to age. We have samples of every bottling we have done so far and aging hasn’t decreased the quality of this beer. Keep some samples at 10°C and mark the year on the cap with an alcohol marker. Cheers!!

Mikkeller Hoppy Lovin’ Christmas

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A Christmas IPA brewed with ginger and pine needles.

Style: IPA

ABV: 7.80%

Delirium Noel

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Alcohol volume: 10% ABV
Colour and sight: chestnut amber. A fine, white, creamy and lacing foam.
Scent: A complex entity of caramel malt, fruit, spices and the sweetness of the alcohol.
Flavour: A strong presence of alcohol, very spicy, slightly bitter. The aftertaste is sweet, spicy and slightly bitter.

HaandBryggeriet Bestefar

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‘Bestefar’ is the Norwegian word for Grandfather. In this case, it refers to the Father of Father Christmas, or ‘Nissefar’ as he is known in Norway. Bestefar is the perfect companion for a cold winter night, spent contemplatively in front of a fire or for those fireside moments that are a bit more ‘festive’. It is complex, a little bit wild…and it might just be the best by far!

From the brewer:

“Belgian strong ale with the good old taste from when all the farms used to brew their own beer. A dark strong ale, well balanced and full of malty and fruity flavors. We make living beer, not pasteurized nor filtered.”

Style: Winter/Holiday Beer

ABV: 10.0%

The Bruery 7 Swans-A-Swimming

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7 Swans-A-Swimming is the 7th beer in our “12 Days of Christmas” series. For this verse of the story, we chose the path we don’t often take – we brewed to style. No bells, no whistles, just our best take on the Belgian Quadrupel style. Brewed with nothing but water, malt, yeast, hops and a bit of Belgian dark candi sugar, this beer may not be as out-of-the-box as some of our past winter brews, but it’s just as tasty. Rich and complex, this robust dark ale juggles notes of raisin bread, dried apricots, burnt caramel and roasted pecans. The sweet flavors provide a full body and the bright yeast wafts the sweet holiday notes out of the glass, into your life. 7 Swans-A-Swimming is a perfect holiday sipper. Delicious right now, but suitable for aging up to 5 years, upon the release of 12 Drummers Drumming.

Food Pairing

Christmas ham, green bean casserole, sweet potato pie, family and friends.

ABV: 11%
IBU: 35
SRM: 22
Release: 2014

Mikkeller Santa’s Little Helper

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A dark strong Belgian ale brewed with: water, malt (pale, special-B and chocolate), flaked wheat, dark candy syrup, hops (northern brewer, hallertauer and styrian goldings), spices (orange peel and coriander seed) and ale yeast. This year’s version of Santa’s Little Helper is a real winter warmer. It is inspired by the Belgian Christmas beers, known for their thick warming body, light spices and balanced hop profile. Orange peel and coriander seed gives, along with the extreme fermentation temperatures, a massive mix of fruity nuances, which makes SLH07 an orgy of aromas and flavours. Merry Christmas!!

Style: Gruit

ABV: 11.0%

 

Baladin Nöel du Baladinballadin-noel

Le Baladin Noel is brewed in the tradition of an ancient winter warmer. A strong complex beer that will keep you warm during the cold months of winter and accompany any festivities.

Le Baladin Noel’s is an ale with an incredible complexity of aromas: flowery of rose, hint of dried fruits, caramel tasting, banana, cherry, plum, toffee, cocoa, licorice and peppery notes. Excellent with black chocolate, a glass of Noel is perfect for a special night.

Scaldis Noël

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During the Holiday season, it is customary in Belgium to brew a bolder beer as a holiday gift to loyal patrons. At an impressive 12.5% ABV, one little Scaldis Noël bottle contains a great and impressive beer. It has a burnished ruby-copper color and a spicy aroma with notes of caramel and marzipan. With hints of anise, the beer has a long warming finish. Brewed in limited volumes, this Dubuisson offering has become a classic beer for the holidays and New Year’s celebrations.

We’re looking forward to tapping all these beers and seeing everyone December 9th!

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Friday, September 16, the following ciders will be available on tap at Norey’s.

Fall is in the air and here at Norey’s, that means it’s cider season! What better way to kick it off than with a cider tap takeover?

Starting at 4pm, there will be six ciders on tap from around the country and from around the world!

Here’s a sampling. (There’s a few details that aren’t readily available online, so we’re going to do some digging and update later).

de Christian Drouin (France)

L’Hiver (2015)

Poire “Pear Cidre”

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4% ABV

Citizen Cider (Vermont)

B-Cider

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6.9% ABV

From the blossom, to the bee, to the pollinated tree, B-Cider is a delicate blend of cider with honey that gives you an opportunity to drink the full circle of life on the orchard. The apple trees need the bees for pollination, the bees need the apple trees for sustenance, and we need both to make this floral and aromatic cider.

 

Stormalong (Massachusetts)

Rum-Barrel-Aged Grand Banks

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9.1% ABV

For the second offering in our Grand Banks series, we age a blend of ciders in recently emptied Bully Boy Distillers rum barrels for 10 months. The result is a rich combination of apple acidity, dark fruit, barrel, caramel, vanilla, with a pretty big kick of booziness in the rum forward finish.

Limited Release!

Domaine Dupont (France)

Cidre Bouche Fermier

5% ABV

 

Riestra

Sidra Natural

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Typical Asturian cider. Starting from autochthonous apples picked in selected apple orchards for their best agronomic conditions. We elaborate this natural cider using the traditional ways and methods.

    • Color: Ambar-like yellow.
    • Smell: Of mature apple, fresh and clean.
    • Flavor: Balanced, with body and tasty. Good composition of tannins that leave a nice sensation of dryness in mouth. Dry and refreshing. Behavior in pouring: Correct holding and perfect breaking. The presence of sediments in the bottom of the bottle may be normal for being elaborated without any kind of filtration process. It is recommended the turning upside down of the bottle and shake to break the possible sediments.
    • Temperature of serving: 14º C
    • Alcohol: 6,5%.

 

 

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Norey’s has had Sierra Nevada’s big Imperial IPA on tap all summer but now we’re offering it in a whole new way.

Hoptimum is one of the biggest IPAs on the market today. 100 IBUs. 10.4% ABV. Here’s how Sierra Nevada describes it:

A group of hop-heads and publicans challenged our Beer Camp brewers to push the extremes of whole-cone hop brewing. The result is this: a 100 IBU, whole-cone hurricane of flavor. Simply put —Hoptimum: the biggest whole-cone IPA we have ever produced. Aggressively hopped, dry-hopped, AND torpedoed with our exclusive new hop varieties for ultra-intense flavors and aromas.

Resinous “new-school” and exclusive hop varieties carry the bold and aromatic nose. The flavor follows the aroma with layers of aggressive hoppiness, featuring notes of grapefruit rind, rose, lilac, cedar, and tropical fruit—all culminating in a dry and lasting finish.

Hoptimum in the Cast Norey's NewportNorey’s regulars know Hoptimum pretty well. It’s our staple double IPA every summer. But now we have something different. Hoptimum on cask.

The cask brings this beer closer to its original form. It’s much less carbonated, so the flavor just flows out.

Like we said, this is the last of the Hoptimum for this year and this is probably the only cask of this beer in New England so you really won’t want to miss out.

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Norey’s LOVES sour beer. Rhode Island gets to pucker up for another Craft Beer Tap Takeover of Sour Beer at Norey’s in Newport!

Last year we held the Sour Beer Tap Takeover with TWENTY sours. Expect a similar number this year. We’re still in the process of finalizing this years beer list, but have no fear; if you’re a sour beer aficionado, you’re going to be very, very pleased. We doubt you’ll be able to find this much liquid wild yeast in New England, possibly the entire Northeast.

We’ve always got some on tap and PLENTY in bottles. But sometimes we like to go REALLY sour. How sour?

 

Last year we held the Sour Beer Tap Takeover with TWENTY sours. Expect a similar number this year. We’re still in the process of finalizing this years beer list, but have no fear; if you’re a sour beer aficionado, you’re going to be very, very pleased. We doubt you’ll be able to find this much liquid wild yeast in New England, possibly the entire Northeast.

Sign up for the event here.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks as finalize the beers and we’ll be able to announce them out to you! Come back to Norey’s Facebook Page and website to get the latest!

THE LINEUP!

  • Hanssens Lambic Experimental Cassis
  • Rodenbach Alexander
  • Aventinus Cuvee Barrique
  • Mikkeller SpontanLingonberry
  • Petrus Sour Quad
  • Petrus Aged Pale Ale
  • OEC III Dry Hopped With Mosaic
  • OEC Salsus Gose Style Ale
  • OEC Morpheus & Phantasus
  • Birrificio Del Ducato Oud Brunello
  • Goose Island Lolita
  • Goose Island Halia
  • Goose Island Madame Rose
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On Friday, July 15th, Norey’s is tapping six beers from Japan’s craft beer brewery, Hitachino Nest.

The 33rd Annual Black Ships Festival is taking place in Newport from July 14-17. Norey’s is celebrating with a tap takeover of Japanese craft beers from Hitachino Nest Beer.

Hitachino Nest was founded in 1823 as a sake brewery. Fast forward to 1994 and Japan reduced regulations regarding brewing beer, creating an opportunity which Hitachino seized upon. In 1996, they started producing Hitachino Nest Beer.

Today they produce thirteen regular beers which are available around the world.

The Newport Black Ships Festival is celebrating its 33rd year.

The Black Ships Festival commemorates the historic achievements of Commodore Matthew C. Perry, USN, of Newport, Rhode Island. The “Black Ships,” or “Kurofune,” refers to the Japanese term for foreign ships which, with one exception, were excluded from Japan for two hundred years until 1854. Commodore Perry negotiated the Treaty of Kanagawa in 1854, the first treaty between the United States and Japan, thus ending two centuries of Japanese isolationism. The Black Ships Festival celebrates the signing of the treaty, which brought the two countries together as trading partners.

The tap takeover will feature six craft beers from Hitachino Nest (which are still being finalized).

Please RSVP on Facebook!

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