Providence, R.I. – Two Rhode Island treasures have teamed up to release a new limited edition seasonal treat, Allie’s Double Chocolate Porter. A malty blend of Narragansett’s classic Porter combined with rich cocoa flavoring inspired by Allie’s famous old fashioned double chocolate donuts, this new beer offers an unmistakably delicious taste of the Ocean State.
Narragansett Allie’s Double Chocolate Porter marks the third installment in ‘Gansett’s “Hi Neighbor Mash-Up” series, which partners iconic Rhode Island institutions with Narragansett to create unique seasonal beers celebrating the region. When Frederick Alvin “Allie” Briggs opened Allie’s Donuts in the summer of ’68, he shared Narragansett’s philosophy of neighborliness, quality and determination – traits that the Briggs family still upholds today in their friendly hometown shop open 7 days a week. At Allie’s, a donut is more than just a donut, it’s a way of bringing joy to Rhode Islanders through every delectable bite.
“Whether it’s a lazy Saturday morning tradition, a tasty birthday celebration, or just a pick-me-up on a bad day, Allie’s old fashioned donuts have filled a special place in Rhode Islanders’ hearts for nearly 50 years,” said Mark Hellendrung, president of Narragansett Beer. “We wanted to combine every local’s favorite pastry with our classic Porter to give people an authentic taste of two Ocean State staples. No matter the occasion, we hope Narragansett Allie’s Double Chocolate Porter evokes that same blissful feeling you get when biting into a freshly baked Allie’s donut.”
This mash-up is brewed with chocolate malt, dark crystal malt and cocoa nibs to achieve the double-chocolate flavor and is finished with a subtle hint of vanilla. Allie’s Double Chocolate Porter will be available through the winter and comes in six packs of 16-ounce tallboy cans priced between $8.49 – $9.49 SRP per six pack. The beer is 5.5 percent Alcohol By Volume and 15 IBUs (International Bitterness Units). Allie’s Double Chocolate Porter will be distributed throughout New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Portland, Ore., Nashville and Chattanooga, Tenn. The timing and availability will vary per market.
To celebrate the launch of this newest Rhode Island mash-up, Narragansett will host a release party at Oak Hill Tavern in North Kingstown, RI from 6pm – 9pm on October 1, 2015. Located right down the road from Allie’s Donuts, the event will feature a first taste of this chocolatey-brew, complete with games, prizes and of course, plenty of Allie’s Donuts on hand.
For additional information about Narragansett Allie’s Double Chocolate Porter or to find a retailer near you, visit www.narragansettbeer.com.
ABOUT NARRAGANSETT BEER
Narragansett Beer…Brewed 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 Rochester, N.Y., and Westport, 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, Pennsylvania, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, and Nashville and Chattanooga, Tenn.
Thirsty for more? Visit: www.narragansettbeer.com or follow Narragansett on Facebook (/NarragansettBeer), Twitter (@GansettBeer) and Instagram (@GansettBeer).
ABOUT ALLIE’S DONUTS
Since June of 1968, Allie’s Donuts has been serving Rhode Island hand-cut donuts and freshly brewed coffee from their lone establishment on Quaker Lane in North Kingstown. Allie’s long-standing tradition has been built from the determination and attention to detail that Allie Briggs worked hard to establish over the years, with help from his wife Lou and the entire family. Starting in the early hours to cut thousands of donuts each day, the Allie’s family always strives to provide the best for their community. For more information on our shop, follow @AlliesDonuts on Twitter and Instagram, and find us on Facebook.