Narragansett Beer Releases Imperial Black Steam Lager

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Today, the Famous Narragansett Beer announces the release of its all-new Imperial Black Steam, a unique 100 percent American-style lager, as the third installment of the brewer’s Private Stock series of limited-edition craft offerings. The new small-batch brew is a California Common, or Steam Beer, an underdeveloped style that originated in mid-19th century California.

Brewed under the supervision of award-winning Brewmaster Sean Larkin, Narragansett’s Imperial Black Steam delivers a chocolaty raisin and plum flavor balanced with subtle hints of black currant and spice from the Northern Brewers hops. The unfiltered American heritage-style beer was brewed with Choice malts and San Francisco lager yeast at a warmer temperature than most traditional lagers — the process that gives Common beers their signature flavor and assertive hop bitterness.

Imperial Black Steam is the third offering in Narragansett’s Private Stock series, a beer style selected to explore the creative boundaries of the limited-edition craft series while also celebrating the brand’s 123 years of lager heritage. The Imperial Black Steam label is designed with elements of nostalgia depicting a classic turn of the century steamship.

Narragansett Imperial Black Steam, priced at $5.99, is available in 22-ounce bomber bottles throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and select Northern New England markets. The beer is nine percent Alcohol By Volume and 30 IBUs (International Bitterness Units).

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Narragansett BeerÔǪBrewed since 1890. ‘Gansett is a straightforward, quality beer that has been a New England tradition for generations, producing a classic family of award-winning American lagers & ales. Today, ‘Gansett is produced at top-rated breweries in Providence, R.I., Rochester, N.Y., and Buzzard’s Bay, Mass. and is one of America’s top 50 regional brewers and the fastest-growing in the Northeast. Narragansett is available for purchase in local restaurants, bars, and liquor stores throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, North Carolina, Florida, Wisconsin and Nashville, Tenn.

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