Head on Over to the Biggest New England Party of its Kind, the 14th Annual Newport Storm Luau to Benefit Fort Adams, August 18 In Newport Rhode Island

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The 14th Annual Newport Storm Luau to benefit the Fort Adams Trust is Saturday August 18 at Fort Adams State Park, in Newport, RI. The biggest event of its kind in the region, the Storm-sponsored Luau is jammed-packed with live entertainment, Polynesian fare, and of course, Newport Storm beer and Thomas Tew Single Barrel Rum cocktails! The event starts at 4:30pm and wraps up at 10pm.

You can’t have a luau without the roasted pig!

The crew at Coastal Extreme Brewing Company is gearing up for its 14th Annual Luau to Benefit the Fort Adams Trust on Saturday August 18 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI. The biggest event of its kind in the region, the Storm-sponsored Luau is jammed-packed with live entertainment, Polynesian fare and, of course, Newport Storm beer and Thomas Tew Single Barrel Rum cocktails!

The event starts at 4:30pm and wraps up at 10pm. Last year a record 2,000 Newport Storm lovers and Fort fans helped raise over $25,000 for the Trust! Newport Storm and returning media sponsor, The Providence Phoenix, plan to once again show their support for Fort Adams by matching those impressive numbers.

“I really enjoy working with Coastal Extreme Brewing Company not only because of the great products they produce, but because they have a genuine concern for the community,” says Director of Special Events for the Fort Adams Trust, Laurie Labrecque. “The Luau has been one of the Trust’s largest fundraising events, and their efforts go a long way towards helping us acheive our goals of preservation and education.”

While rocking out for a great cause to local bands Twin Fish, Jason Colonies Band and headliner Roots Reaction, luau lovers can hit up the beach volleyball court with the Newport Volley Ball Club, take up a round of bocce or grab guided tours of historic Fort Adams. Hula dancers and the Fire Gypsy will dazzle guests late into the evening. And, says Labrecque, "You can’t have a luau without the roasted pig!"

Between dancing and games, guests can grab a bite from local food vendors. This year's event features Doherty’s East Avenue Café and La Strada Café & Pizzeria. "Last, but certainly not least, are 3 types of Newport Storm beer. You can also enjoy Thomas Tew Rum drinks including Mai Tai's and the Newport Stormy, made with Barritts Ginger Beer. We’ve got a great afternoon and evening for you!"

The Newport Storm Luau has two new partners this year. Alex & Ani, one of Rhode Island's fastest growing companies and a leading manufacturer of jewelry. Guy and Lady Barrel will be offering Thomas Tew rum infused cigars.

Tickets are $10 in advance at NewportStorm.com/GearStore, at the Brewery, and at Fort Adams. Tickets are $15 at the door. This is a 21+ event, with valid ID. And rain or shine- the Luau will go on!

About the Fort Adams Trust

Fort Adams Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Fort Adams, one of America’s oldest and largest forts. Over the past several years significant structural and cosmetic repairs to the Fort have been completed and the Trust continues to educate people about history, architecture, and engineering. The Trust is also in the process of introducing new adventure based learning and recreational activities.

About Newport Storm and Coastal Extreme Brewing Company

Coastal Extreme Brewing Company is Rhode Island’s Microbrewery, brewing Newport Storm beers since 1999. In spring of 2010, Coastal Extreme built a new facility in Newport on JT Connell Rd. The Visitors Center is open for tours and tastings from 12pm-5pm on Weekdays and Weekends (except Tuesdays).

Newport Storm beers are distributed throughout RI, MA and CT. Beers include the flagship Newport Storm-Hurricane Amber Ale, Newport Storm-Rhode Island Blueberry, the Cyclone Series of limited release beers, the Storm of the Season beers, and the Annual Release Series of bottle-conditioned beers. Their Summer Storm of the Season is available in kegs, cases, twelve-packs and six packs. Hurricane Amber Ale Cans are available in twelve packs in the summer months.

Coastal Extreme also brews Thomas Tew rums.

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